NYPD Blue

Season 9 Episode 20

Oedipus Wrecked

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 07, 2002 on ABC
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It's the morning after and John and Rita scramble to get ready to leave for work as their pagers go off. Rita must have been gentle, because John isn't showing any signs of suffering from a groin injury. They both join the other detectives at the scene of a double homicide, with an additional victim at the hospital. Medavoy announces that his daughter is going to be getting married, he's going to meet the future bride and groom for dinner tomorrow evening. McDowell and Ortiz respond to a call about a middle-aged woman who's discovered carrying narcotics. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview a suspect who was in one of the victim's appointment books. He comes on strong, until he hears about the murder. Ortiz and McDowell interview their middle-aged drug courier, but she denies knowledge about where the drugs came from. Then she has a realization and confesses to being the courier; but her story doesn't sit right with them but they give up pursuing it further. Katie Medavoy stops by the precinct to see her father to tell him that her mother has planned to not come to the wedding, as long as her father is going to be there. He tells her to have the wedding without him. She's appreciative, but he seems disheartened. McDowell finds out about their middle-aged suspect's son and they go to talk with her. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. start interviewing another one of their victim's customers who seems to be reasonable guy, but a background check reveals an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a five-year-old arson charge. McDowell and Ortiz talk to their suspect about her son and while she initially tries to cover for him, she eventually gives him up. Sipowicz goes back to talk to their suspect about his outstanding warrant. He claims identity theft, until Sipowicz wants his fingerprints. The guy gets hold of a gun and begins holding Sipowicz hostage in the interview room. The detectives try to figure out what to do and how it happened. Medavoy, who hasn't been thinking right since his daughter stopped by, thinks that he may have missed finding the gun Andy's captor has in his possession. Rodriguez tells them to keep working their cases as there isn't anything they can do here. In the interview room, Sipowicz tries to keep his captor talking. McDowell and Ortiz interview their suspect's son but he denies any knowledge of his mother and the narcotics that were in her possession. In the observation area, the tactical unit sets up with plans to take Sipowicz's captor out. Sipowicz tries to keep him talking. Out on the street, Clark Jr. and Jones grab up a suspect for the now triple homicide, the surviving victim didn't make it. The tactical officer tells Rodriguez what is going to go down. Sipowicz keeps him captor talking, about the decriminalization of marijuana. Sipowicz offers his captor a joint. The tactical officer gives Rodriguez 15 minutes to end this situation. McDowell and Ortiz put the middle-aged woman's son in the holding cell with his mother, asking them to both to decide who's going to jail. The son eventually breaks down and gives it up. Clark Jr. and Jones get their suspect to tell them what went down with the homicides after they threaten to bring him to be identified by the "surviving" victim. After having a few puffs on his joint, Sipowicz's captor is convinced to begin writing down his story after Sipowicz promises to help him get the word out. Sipowicz then gets hold of the captor's gun and then goes to retrieve his own gun as the tactical squad swarms in. The hostage crisis is over. McDowell offers to get Theo home. Medavoy's daughter stops back at the precinct to tell him that she wants him to be at the wedding, despite her mother. When Sipowicz finally makes it home, he asks McDowell to stay a while longer; she tells him that she will stay as long as he needs.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+ ]

    Daniel Roebuck

    Daniel Roebuck

    Dave Burgess

    Guest Star

    Mary Joy

    Mary Joy

    Ronda Clifton

    Guest Star

    Marc Worden

    Marc Worden

    Eric Clifton

    Guest Star

    Bill Clark

    Bill Clark

     

    Recurring Role

    Austin Majors

    Austin Majors

    Theo Sipowicz

    Recurring Role

    Henry Murph

    Henry Murph

    N.D. Det. "Hank" Harold (uncredited)

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