NYPD Blue

Season 9 Episode 12

Oh, Mama

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 19, 2002 on ABC
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Sipowicz and Clark Jr. begin an investigating the death of high school student. McDowell and Ortiz start investigating the death of a 3 year old girl who was shot while sleeping in her crib. Medavoy and Jones interview a girl about death of the student and she mentions a boy nicknamed "Swirly" that had a fight with the victim. McDowell and Ortiz report back to Rodriquez that an engagement party was going on underneath the little girl's window. Rodriquez also asks Ortiz about what her husband may be calling about. She tells him that they are getting a divorce. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. interview "Swirly" and he confesses to the crime. They go to "Swirly"'s home and meet his naked eccentric mother. McDowell and Ortiz question the new fiancée about his engagement party and who might have fired a gun last night. He denies that any shots were fired. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. return and are doubtful that "Swirly" committed the crime. Andy asks John for a quick haircut. Haywood and Jones talk about the baby, but Haywood seems distant, she tells him that she is just tired, which the doctor says is normal. John tells Andy about his upcoming trip to Africa with Ray Maxwell, the guy whose bulldog puppies were stolen. Since he is going to be gone for three weeks, John won't be able to watch Theo, but since things seems be to going well with Det. McDowell, he doesn't think it should be a problem. Andy asks him what he means by that. Someone trying to sell the high school victim's videogames is brought in for questioning. He points to a guy named Nick as the perpetrator and knows where the murder weapon is. Nick is picked up by Sipowicz and Clark Jr. Their questioning of him leads nowhere. McDowell and Ortiz question a cab driver who refuses to assist the police, because of an incident with a rookie police officer ten years earlier that was ruled to be the officer's fault and cost the driver his license(s). He didn't even get an apology. On behalf of the NYPD, McDowell and Ortiz apologize. It seems to be enough for him as he tells them about the two men he saw fighting and the shot he heard fired. The interview with Nick continues, but is going nowhere until his dad arrives and helps the detectives to get a confession. "Swirly" is told he is free to go, but Sipowicz asks him is he is alright with going home to his mother. McDowell and Ortiz question one of the men who they know was involved in the argument. He admits to firing the gun overhead to scare the guy who was keeping him boxed in his parking space. He is devastated to learn where the bullet went. Sipowicz asks Jones what's up between him and Medavoy and then he asks McDowell if she would like to join him and Theo for a movie. "Swirly"'s mom comes to pick him up, but Sipowicz and Clark Jr. find her kissing her son in a provocative way. They work to get her some much needed help, but Clark Jr. wonders what they may have done to the boy. After dinner and a movie, Andy and Connie share more than a quick peck on the cheek goodbye (stay tuned). Meanwhile, Clark Jr. seeks out his father if anything just to thank him for being there for him while growing up.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

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+ ]

Josh Zuckerman

Josh Zuckerman

James "Swirly" Kilik

Guest Star

Taylor Handley

Taylor Handley

Nick Bowen

Guest Star

Mark Rolston

Mark Rolston

Carl Bowen

Guest Star

Bill Clark (V)

Bill Clark (V)

 

Recurring Role

Joe Spano

Joe Spano

Det. John Clark Sr.

Recurring Role

Austin Majors

Austin Majors

Theo Sipowicz

Recurring Role

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