NYPD Blue

Season 12 Episode 9

The 3-H Club

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 30, 2004 on ABC
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Sipowicz is still studying for the sergeant's exam. Medavoy's trial is today. Jones is still looking for Michael, he's been in e-mail contact with him, but Michael doesn't want to be found by his real father. Murphy and Ortiz go off to investigate a molestation case. Jones goes to Craig Woodruff's apartment and after breaking into it, finds him there, dead. Sipowicz and Clark arrive on the scene and they need him to account for whereabouts. Bale wants him to voucher his three guns with the desk sergeant. Murphy and Ortiz go to the school and talk to the boy who was molested. The boy tells them that a man wanted his underwear for three DVDs. The man touched him. The boy was smart enough to get a license plate number of the van. Medavoy testifies in his trial, each side quickly presents their case, but Medavoy asks to speak on his own behalf and tells the story about him trying to help his daughter out. Jones comes back to the squad and wants to talk with Sipowicz and Clark. He went home to get his other gun, but couldn't find it; he suspect's that Michael may have taken it. After assuring them that he didn't use that gun in the crime, Sipowicz tells Jones to tell Bale that he turned all the guns over to him. Clark and Sipowicz talk with Craig Woodruff's landlord and he tells them a relationship that Woodruff might have had with a neighbor. They talk to the neighbor, Jocelyn Barker and she admits to having a relationship. They ask her for husband's name, so they can ask him some follow up questions and likely glean whether the husband was aware of the relationship and perhaps did something about it. Bale introduces Murphy and Ortiz to Det. Donnelly, who is working a case similar to theirs. He accompanies them to the church, where the brown van is registered. They meet the priest, Father McIntyre, an older man who transplanted to the city three years ago. He tells them who usually uses the van and where she can be found, running a soup kitchen. Det. Donnelly is a little suspicious of the priest; in the meantime, the detectives are going to have the van impounded. Back at the squad, Medavoy is awaiting the results of his trial. Michael's Aunt Tammy comes in and talks with Sipowicz and Clark. They inquire as to whether or not she has a gun; she admits that she and her husband have an unregistered firearm. Bale looks for an update from Sipowicz and Bale tells him they better find another suspect soon; otherwise they are going to have to look at Jones real hard. Jones tells Sipowicz and Clark about Michael using the e-mail account of one of his friends. He tells them that the friend and his parents are coming in for an interview. The ruling comes in on Medavoy's trial; he is guilty but is only given a 5 day rip. Sipowicz and Clark talk with the boy and his parent's; the boy has been in e-mail contact with Michael. They want him to tell them where Michael is; the boy eventually relents and tells them that Michael is staying at his brother's NYU dorm. They go to the dorm with Jones and find Michael there, with the missing gun. Murphy and Ortiz meet Lynn Cahill, the woman running the soup kitchen, and she doesn't have any knowledge of anyone else using the van, but agrees to contact them if anything out of the ordinary comes up. Clark and Sipowicz interview Michael about the gun and his whereabouts in the morning. Michael comments that the best thing his father ever did for him was to get himself killed. Det. Donnelly tells Murphy and Ortiz what he found out about Father McIntyre's past, he once had a sexual charge pending against. It gives them enough reason to want to speak to him again. A uniform has found a gun in Woodruff's building, giving Sipowicz and Clark reason to look at the building's tenants a little harder. Sipowicz and Clark interview Jocelyn Barker's husband and they press him into thinking that his wife is a suspect; but the man admits to committing the crime. He claims that even though his wife affair was over, Woodruff kept making reference to it. Murphy, Ortiz and Det. Donnelly interview Father McIntyre. The father is a little suspicious of their questions. They lay their cards on the table and Det. Donnelly starts to lay into McIntyre much harder, by bringing up his past. Murphy and Ortiz get him out of the room, just in time to, because Lynn Cahill comes into the squad to tell them about one of the attendees of the soup kitchen, someone that she found out has a copy of the key for the van. With this new information in hand, Ortiz asks Donnelly if he would like to let Father McIntyre go or should they. Donnelly responds by leaving and not saying a word. Jocelyn Barker comes into the squad, looking to talk to her husband. Medavoy returns and Bales comments that a 5 day rip is good and that he was right to go to trial; Medavoy goes into Bale's office and lays into him, accusing him of torture and committing an exercise out of the command and control playbook. Bale admits to nothing and tells Medavoy to go home and get some sleep. Sipowicz and Clark come out their interview with Jocelyn Barker's husband and tell her that they are going to begin processing her husband for the murder. She tells them that he husband is lying and that she killed Craig Woodruff. At the soup kitchen, Murphy and Ortiz get their suspect, who lawyers up the minute he determines what they are really after during their interview. The paperwork on the Woodruff murder is complete; it will be up to a grand jury to decide which Barker committed the crime. In the first sign of benevolence Bale decides that they can let the gun charge go away against Michael's aunt; he tells Sipowicz to change the 5. Det. Donnelly comes back to the squad to talk to Murphy and Ortiz and apologize for his unprofessional conduct earlier in the day, citing his own experience as an altar boy as the reason. He offers to take them to dinner and they accept. Sipowicz talks with Michael about his relationship with Jones; Michael believes that Jones is angry with him and will probably send him back to Social Services. He'd rather go back into the system than to have Baldwin mad at him. Jones comes into the room, ready to take Michael home.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 ]

    Bonnie Somerville

    Bonnie Somerville

    Det. Laura Murphy [ season 12 ]

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Det. John Clark Jr. [ season 9+ ]

    Jacqueline Obradors

    Jacqueline Obradors

    Det. Rita Ortiz [ episode 182+ ]

    Mark Chaet

    Mark Chaet

    Norman Kerasik

    Guest Star

    Ned Schmidtke

    Ned Schmidtke

    Father McIntyre

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    Paula Newsome

    Paula Newsome

    Tammy Carlyle

    Guest Star

    Bill Clark (V)

    Bill Clark (V)

     

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    Cyrus Farmer

    Cyrus Farmer

    Craig Woodruff

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    Andre Jamal Kinney

    Andre Jamal Kinney

    Michael Woodruff

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