NYPD Blue

Season 9 Episode 8

Puppy Love

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Dec 18, 2001 on ABC
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Gibson stops by to say his goodbyes as he goes out on medical leave to fight his cancer. He offers Sipowicz the opportunity to take a security job for a rich widow two nights a week. Det. Ortiz reports for duty and joins the other detectives on a dump job homicide. Ortiz and McDowell show a picture of the victim to a man who reported his nephew missing. He IDs his nephew, Oscar Molina, but tells them that INS had reportedly picked his nephew up two days earlier. His calls to the INS didn't get results, that why he reported him missing. Jones and Medavoy respond to Ray Maxwell's report of stolen puppies, purebred English bulldogs. Medavoy sees a future business opportunity in dog breeding when he finds out the puppies are worth $3000 a piece. An area pet store owner, Lois Dunbar, is considered as a suspect, when one of the Maxwell's articles cost her some business. INS arrives at the precinct and mentions a couple of their agents that they've had complaints on. The agents are brought in and cite being elsewhere, although they can't easily prove it. Lois Dunbar is questioned about the missing puppies and Medavoy wants to know about the breeding business. A pet store calls in with a report that someone is looking to offload some bulldog puppies. At lunch Sipowicz goes to meet the widow and gets approval from her to show up at 6:00 pm that evening for the security job Gibson put him onto. The INS agents' story seems to be checking out. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. go to interview a security guard, whose fingerprints were found on the victim's car, who may know something. When they arrive, the guard attempts to run away. Medavoy and Jones are on surveillance at the pet store and Medavoy keeps pursing the dog breeding business. The security guard thought that Sipowicz and Clark Jr. were INS, which was why he ran. When asked about the victim, he tells them that the victim was child molester. The guy with the puppies tells the detectives about the horror of having the puppies (even if only for a few hours, causing Medavoy to rethink his plan) and the name of the man who put him onto the puppies, Ray Maxwell's partner, Carter Lynch. Ortiz and McDowell interview the victim's aunt and she confesses that the Oscar Molina was flirting with her. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. go back at the security guard with that information and get an admission that the Molina's uncle hired him to get rid of his nephew. Carter Lynch confesses and Ray Maxwell offers an amiable settlement where charges won't be pressed. John Irvin is allowed to deliver the news to Ray and winds up with a date. With Andy's agreement, John arranges for Connie to watch Theo while he goes to see "The Producers" in Nathan Lane's seats. Oscar Molina's uncle lawyers up but the case is resolved. Sipowicz reports for duty and finds out what Gibson was really up to, playing nursemaid and companion to that rich widow. For him it is a short-lived job. When he returns home, Connie tells Andy she would be glad to baby-sit for Theo anytime.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+ ]

Brian McNamara

Brian McNamara

Ray Maxwell

Guest Star

Elmarie Wendel

Elmarie Wendel

Susan Hornby

Guest Star

John Vickery

John Vickery

Cory Beacham

Guest Star

Bill Clark (V)

Bill Clark (V)

 

Recurring Role

John F. O'Donohue

John F. O'Donohue

Det. Eddie Gibson

Recurring Role

Austin Majors

Austin Majors

Theo Sipowicz

Recurring Role

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