NYPD Blue

Season 10 Episode 4

Meat Me in the Park

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 15, 2002 on ABC
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Sipowicz and Clark Jr. arrive on the scene at a park, where a 5-year-old girl has gone missing, when her father thought that the girl was being watched while he went to the bathroom. Back at the squad, the detectives are gathering the facts they know about the girl, when her mother, who's just come back from out of town, arrives wondering what they are doing to find her daughter. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview the nanny, whom the father thought was watching his daughter when he stepped away. She mentions a street artist in the park that the kids are fond of; Sipowicz and Clark Jr. go to the park to interview him. The other detectives respond to the scene of a homicide, where the pregnant victim was dragged behind the car she was pushed out of off. The victim is revealed to be the former girlfriend of a NBA prospect. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview the artist, who tells them that the missing girl's father has even left the girl in his care in the past. Back at the squad they decide they are going to look into the father, after they talk with the missing girl's friend. McDowell gets a call from a uniform officer, regarding her sister's involvement in domestic dispute. McDowell goes to the scene, where her sister has locked herself in the bathroom. When she gets her to open the door, she has her brother-in-law arrested. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview the little girl, who tells them about an ice cream truck. Jones and Medavoy interview the NBA prospect about his ex-girlfriend; he denies any knowledge of her death. Ortiz finds out that the NBA prospect's cell phone made calls to his manager, before and after his ex-girlfriend's murder. McDowell returns with her sister and then tries to get her sister to see what the reality of the situation with her husband. Jones and Medavoy interview the NBA prospect's "manager." While interviewing an ice cream vendor at the park, Clark Jr. spots some suspicious activity around the men's bathroom. They uncover a hangout for homosexual activity, which they suspect the missing girl's father may have been participating in. Back at the squad, Sipowicz and Clark Jr. wait for the father to arrive, while Jones and Medavoy find out that another of the manager's prospect's car was used in the homicide. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. confront the missing girl's father about his activities in the bathroom and how it impeded their investigation when Ortiz tells them that they have a line of an ice cream vendor with a prior history of molestation. Jones and Medavoy interview the driver of the car in her homicide, and he tells them what the manager did to the girl. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. manage to get useful information out the ice cream vendor driver which leads to the recovery of the girl and the arrest of man keeping her captive. Jones and Medavoy go back at the manager, who claims that the NBA prospect made him do it. At the hospital, the little girl's mother accuse the detectives of wasting time talking to her husband about their finances, when Sipowicz tells her what her husband was doing when his daughter was kidnapped. The father comes to the squad and complains about Sipowicz, calling him a "homophobe." John Irvin comes to Sipowicz's defense, telling the father he "should count his blessings and leave it at that." Jones and Medavoy reinterview the NBA prospect, who claims that the he didn't tell them to "take care of her," he said "take care of it." He wanted the girl to get an abortion; they need to confirm that with his boy Anthony who was there when he made the call. Sipowicz goes down to the cell, where he has a "conversation" with McDowell's brother-in-law, warning him that he is going into the system and when he gets out Sipowicz is sending him out of town, or into the hospital. At Connie's apartment, she and her sister talk. Connie tells her about Andy and Michelle realizes that they probably don't know each other like they should, which they agree to work on. At the Sipowicz home, Andy and Theo play together.moreless

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    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+ ]

    Nicholas Lea

    Nicholas Lea

    Frank Colohan

    Guest Star

    Michael Countryman

    Michael Countryman

    Steven Barry

    Guest Star

    Alison Martin

    Alison Martin

    Tess Barry

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    Bill Clark (V)

    Bill Clark (V)

     

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    Austin Majors

    Austin Majors

    Theo Sipowicz

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    Ralph Garman

    Ralph Garman

    Officer Gruden

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