NYPD Blue

Season 11 Episode 13

Take My Wife, Please

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 09, 2004 on ABC
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A jogger who was gunned down in a park manages to contact his wife via his cell phone before he passes. His wife (now at the scene) tells Ortiz about her husband's partner and their business dealings and a British tourist with a camera makes the start of the investigation interesting for Sipowicz and Clark. Meanwhile at another crime scene, Jones and Medavoy are investigating a body found in the trunk of a stolen car. The DOA is the owner of the comedy club. It's Rodriguez's last day and John Irvin passes around a card for everyone to sign for the going away party that will be held later that evening. Sipowicz and Clark interview the dead jogger's business partner. He tells them about the affair his partner was having with another man's wife and gives them her name, Janet. At the "Laff Pit" Jones and Medavoy interview the comedy club owner's wife, Lois Rubicoff. She tells them about some minor problems that her husband was having with some of the talent. Boxes for Rodriguez's replacement arrive, only they still don't know who the owner is. Jones finds that one of the comedians Lonnie Cutler has a story that differs from that of the club owner's wife, something they'll want to check out. Medavoy wants to see him, just because he's "the funniest comic he's ever seen." The woman that the jogger was having arrives at the Squad, it turns out that she is a uniformed officer. Sipowicz tells Janet Grafton what's going on with the death of the jogger, a man she was having an affair with. She tells them about the strange relationship she has with her jealous husband, who is another officer from the 25th precinct. They press her and but decide that they need to talk with her husband and she's worried about his reaction when he finds out about her affair. Medavoy and Jones interview Lonnie Cutler, whom they know had more than a small beef with the club owner. The only thing he gives them is a couple of jokes and an alibi to be checked out. Sipowicz and Clark talk with Off. Scott Grafton who gives them a little trouble when he realizes are probing him for information. Back at the squad, more boxes arrive as the detectives run their cases by Rodriguez. Then the owner of the boxes arrives; it's Eddie Gibson, who is now a sergeant and their new commanding officer. Sipowicz is convinced that today is April 1st. Scott Grafton's alibi doesn't check out, Sipowicz and Clark want to give him a chance to explain himself before they have to bring the case to IAB. Medavoy and Jones reinterview the club owner's wife after they discover she was responsible for purchasing the materials used to dispose of her husband's body. She tells them that Lonnie Cutler killed him after he flipped when her husband had fired him. She tells them about Cutler's bloody shirt and that he forced her to help him dispose of the body. Sipowicz and Clark talk again with Scott Grafton, who now knows what's going on and he tells them he was following his wife this morning. He further adds that he's glad that the guy who was having an affair with his wife is dead. Outside of the interview room Clark suggests to Sipowicz that Grafton "is a risk" and that perhaps the "Early Intervention" group should be called before Grafton totally loses it over his rocky marriage. Clark feels it needs to be done and it's the kind of help that he should have gotten for his father. A woman comes into the squad with her son. Her says her son found a gun in the park early this morning and the boy tells them about a man he saw throw something in the bushes. When pressed by the detectives and his mother, the boy tells them he can probably identify the man he saw if he sees him again. Lonnie Cutler is brought back and it turns into a "he said, she said" as they are pointing fingers at each other. However he plays an audiotape for the detectives from his answering machine, which incriminates Lois Rubicoff in the death of her husband. Scott Grafton is in the lobby of the precinct wanting to see the detectives who called "Early Intervention" on his behalf. Clark admits that he made the call and given Grafton's current state of mind he is glad he did. Upstairs the boy is looking at the array, but the story he is now telling isn't the same that he told Sipowicz and Clark earlier. They take him aside and get the real story from him. He was robbed by bullies a couple of weeks ago, he got a gun and every morning was waiting in the park to use it to try scaring the bullies. Tired of waiting for their return, the boy tried firing the gun at a tree and accidentally hit the jogger. They tell this to the boy's mother, who now needs to make arrangements to get her son a lawyer. With the day's activities seemingly at a close the Squad gets together--to toast Tony Rodriguez and wish him well on his new opportunity. At the gathering Clark gets a call that Janet Grafton has shot her husband. He goes to the hospital and finds out about their fight, where she feels that he would have killed her if he'd have had the chance.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+ ]

    Jeff Padilla

    Jeff Padilla

    Uniform #3

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    Terry Logan

    Terry Logan

    Uniform #2

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    Gerry Del Sol

    Gerry Del Sol

    Uniform #1

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    John F. O'Donohue

    John F. O'Donohue

    Det. Eddie Gibson

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    Bill Clark (V)

    Bill Clark (V)

     

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