NYPD Blue

Season 9 Episode 19

Low Blow

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 30, 2002 on ABC
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Since the Captain has found out about the grudge match, the fight between Laughlin and Clark Jr. is off the card for tonight's fight. McDowell wants to discuss flights to Orlando with Sipowicz, but he doesn't want the whole world (at least the squad) to know about their trip together with Theo. He'll talk to her later; meanwhile Clark Jr. catches a rape case, so they are off to the hospital to begin their investigation. One of the cops at the hospital makes a clucking noise as Clark Jr. is walking away. Back at the squad, Clark Jr. puts a call in that he wants to talk with Laughlin. McDowell decides that she needs to talk to Sipowicz now about her perception of his embarrassment at being on a vacation with her. She tells him she's not going to go. Clark Jr. and Sipowicz interview a registered sex-offender who lived in the area of the rape their investigating. Jones and Medavoy start investigating the shooting of a man who has an ID that indicates he is a doctor; but later it is discovered that if he was a doctor, it wasn't in New York. Back at the squad a clucking sound is heard coming from the stairwell. McDowell and Ortiz woman who knew the "doctor," who it turns out with a partner is selling Man-Gro a penis enlargement form of snake oil. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview a man, a firefighter, who was at one time accused of raping his estranged wife. He was brought in because the DNA sample of estranged wife's rape kit, matched the DNA in their victim's rape kit. He denies any knowledge of this morning's rape and also mentions that he hadn't had sex with his estranged wife for at least six months before her he'd allegedly raped her. Jones and Medavoy interview the partner of their victim the "doctor". The "doctor" they find out used to practice in Nicaragua. Medavoy pockets a free sample of the snake oil. A chicken is found in the coffee room; causing Clark Jr. to go downstairs and pull Laughlin aside and tell him "anytime, anywhere." Sipowicz and Clark Jr. re-interview their firefighter suspect who still denies committing the rape. Jones and Medavoy interview a transvestite who had some disfiguring surgery performed by their victim, the "doctor." Laughlin and Clark Jr. are brought into see the Captain and they seem to cover for each other enough that the Captain is going to allow them to fight. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview the firefighter's estranged wife. They tell her about the fact that his DNA will be retested once he goes to trial, so she'd better come clean now. She does and gives them the name of the guy she was seeing at the time, but it might be too late as Clark Jr. and Sipowicz are called downstairs. The firefighter injured himself in one of the cells. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. go to collar the firefighter's estranged wife's ex-lover and bring him in; meanwhile Jones and Medavoy re-interview their transvestite. The transvestite confesses to the killing the doctor for his botched attempt at performing a sex-change operation. Clark Jr. and Sipowicz take their suspect into the cell where the firefighter was held and with the help of the blood on the floor, they get him to give it up. Sipowicz goes to the hospital to give the firefighter the news. Now it's fight time: Laughlin vs. Clark Jr. Ortiz bets $50 that Clark Jr. will take him in the second; and for her honor, he does just that, despite Laughlin's cheap shot at the groin. Later that night, Rita stops by to see John and thank him again for standing up for her. One thing leads to another and they start making out. Remembering the groin injury, Rita promises to be gentle.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Dennis Franz

    Dennis Franz

    Det. (later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz

    Gordon Clapp

    Gordon Clapp

    Det. Greg Medavoy [ season 2+, recurring season 1 ]

    Bill Brochtrup

    Bill Brochtrup

    PAA John Irvin [ episode 123+, recurring seasons 2 – 6 ]

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Det. John Clark Jr. [ season 9+ ]

    Charlotte Ross

    Charlotte Ross

    Det. Connie McDowell [ episodes 166-233, recurring from 163 ]

    Jacqueline Obradors

    Jacqueline Obradors

    Det. Rita Ortiz [ episode 182+ ]

    Neil Flynn

    Neil Flynn

    Kevin Healey

    Guest Star

    Jeremy Ratchford

    Jeremy Ratchford

    Darryl Marquette

    Guest Star

    Gabrielle Carteris

    Gabrielle Carteris

    Lisa Griffin

    Guest Star

    Bill Clark (V)

    Bill Clark (V)

     

    Recurring Role

    Anthony Mangano

    Anthony Mangano

    Ed Laughlin

    Recurring Role

    Jack McGee

    Jack McGee

    Desk Sgt. Mahoney

    Recurring Role

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      • In something I've never seen before on television, there was a 30 second commercial for the NYPD, which I assume was a national spot, because I saw it here in the Chicago area. The spot featured images of the city from 9/11 and other times. For more information you can call 1 (212) RECRUIT or visit their website at http://www.nyc.gov/nypd/.

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