NYPD Blue

Season 9 Episode 13

Safari, So Good

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 26, 2002 on ABC
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The detectives begin investigating the death of a doctor and at the crime scene Sipowicz tries to avoid having any discussion with McDowell about the kiss from the previous night. Back at the squad, John Irvin introduces the temporary who will be filling in for him during his African safari. The temp PAA is a struggling screenwriter which piques Medavoy's interest. When another case comes up, Sipowicz declines any immediate assistance from McDowell and Ortiz who are going to help out with both investigations. At the crime scene of the second case, Sipowicz and Clark Jr. run into a well meaning rookie cop, who may have made their case harder to solve. One of the deceased doctor's colleagues comes in for some questioning and mentions his colleagues' free charity work. The deceased doctor had a prescription for a patient named Angela Stokes in his pocket; not recognizing that name his colleague suspects that Angela was a patient of the doctor's charity work. The doctor's colleague asks to be kept up to date on the progress of the case. Medavoy talks to the temp PAA about screenwriting and the stories that Medavoy has to tell. When second case's victim is identified with a name of Tureek, it turns out to be one of two men that Sipowicz had collared for a robbery/homicide 20 years earlier; only back then Tureek's name was Marvin. Angela Stokes is brought in and McDowell and Ortiz question her, she seems surprised at the news when she hears that her doctor is dead. Sipowicz and Clark Jr. meet with their victim's parole officer who tells them about all the great things for the community Tureek has done since serving his time for the crime that Sipowicz arrested him for 20 years ago. They also find out that Tureek had become reacquainted with his partner, Eric Green, from the robbery/homicide. They bring Eric Green in for questioning and he points to a kid who was recently fired. The temp PAA asks Medavoy if he has any ideas. A tip comes in about someone selling pharmaceuticals that match a description given by several witnesses. Medavoy and Jones go to sit on the clinic and wait for their suspect to show up. Rodriguez lets the temp PAA know what the rules are in his squad. Ortiz's pager keeps going off; her soon-to-be ex-husband is harassing her. The temp PAA's attitude is driving John Irvin crazy. The recently fired man is brought for questioning, which leads nowhere. Meanwhile, Jones and Medavoy grab up their suspect. The junkie is brought up to the squad. Haywood meets with Jones in the hallway and she tells him that she is going to be taking some time off. She reveals to him that she had miscarried yesterday. Jones is discouraged that she never contacted him. Rather than take some time to take it all in, Jones goes into an interview with Medavoy and their suspect; although Jones isn't really getting into the interview. Their suspect gives them the name of a junkie/prostitute named Baby Doll. John Irvin asks Sipowicz for some advice about the temp PAA he doesn't like, his pending vacation that requires flight and his relationship with Ray Maxwell. Sipowicz tells him to just go on his vacation and enjoy himself. The detectives raid the apartment where expect to find Baby Doll. Baby Doll is brought in for question and cites the doctor's perversions (never specified) as her reason for committing his murder. She also mentions the deal that the doctor had with Angela Stokes and the prescription forms. Angela would get half of the prescribed dose. Marvin's burnt out car is found and Eric Green fits the description of the person leaving the scene as the fire started. Green won't talk with Sipowicz in the room and Clark Jr. says something that causes their questioning to stop. Sipowicz gives Clark Jr. grief for blowing the interview for him. Now Clark Jr. is going to have to go back in the room and hope he gets lucky. With Sipowicz out of the room, Eric Green opens up and expresses his anger at Marvin for taking 15 years out of his life. McDowell and Ortiz bring Angela Stokes up to speed on her position in the death of her doctor. John Irvin leaves for his vacation. Sipowicz tells the temp PAA how things are going to be run in the office starting tomorrow. The doctor comes back to find out the progress on the case and is a first annoyed at not being kept up to speed, only to be glad of it when he infers that his colleague wasn't the man he though he was. Clark Jr. apologizes to Sipowicz for blowing his interview. Medavoy apologizes to Jones for his behavior of the past couple of weeks and gets an invitation to watch the Knick game. A drunken Don Harrison stops by the bar where Ortiz, Rodriguez and Clark Jr. are having a drink and he makes a scene. He tells her that they have now become enemies. Sipowicz and McDowell have the discussion that he'd been avoiding all day. He's worried about their age difference and she mentions that she's never going to be able to have a child of her own. He realizes that the relationship is more about her spending time with Theo.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+ ]

    Dan Bucatinsky

    Dan Bucatinsky

    David "Dave" Moore

    Guest Star

    Robert Wisdom

    Robert Wisdom

    Eric Green

    Guest Star

    Austin Tichenor

    Austin Tichenor

    Dr. Raymond Chambers

    Guest Star

    Bill Clark

    Bill Clark

     

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    Stan Cahill

    Stan Cahill

    ADA Don Harrison

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    Ray LaTulipe

    Ray LaTulipe

    Josh Astrachan

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