NYPD Blue

Season 9 Episode 3

Two Clarks in a Bar

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 13, 2001 on ABC
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Det. Daniel Eric Sorenson is laid to rest and the squad returns to work, catching two cases from night watch. Rodriguez wants Sipowicz to partner with Clark, but Sipowicz declines citing just burying his previous partner and having a previous partner named John. He suggest for now he partner McDowell and Junior can tag along. Medavoy and Jones look into a DOA found in a fire, where they meet a "whack job", the victim's roommate, Sally and a friend, Candy. Sipowicz, McDowell and Clark meet Gibson at the scene of a woman's stabbing. When the victim's husband, Phil Carlson, returns home he feels harassed by the detectives, who make him a prime suspect when his alibi doesn't check out. On his day off, Clark's father stops by the squad to find out how his son is doing on his first day. Clark Sr. exchanges a few words with Sipowicz who again calls him by his nickname "Dutch Boy". Clark Sr. asks Clark Jr. to tell him about his first case. After Clark Sr. leaves, Clark asks to about the meaning of the "Dutch Boy" nickname and Medavoy regales in telling the "Dutch Boy" story. Seems Clark Sr. called for backup and shot in the groin and "killed" a plaster statue of the Dutch Boy Paint mascot early in his career. Clark Sr. has had his balls busted ever since by those who remember, such as Sipowicz. With help from McDowell, Medavoy and Jones interview Sally and Candy about the death of their roommate and friend, by trying to figure out who might have been interested in a collector guitar the victim owned. Phil Carlson's attorney arrives on the scene citing harassment of his client by one of the detectives who's been calling all the numbers of his client's cell phone. It seems that Clark Sr. has begun working the case on his son's behalf, although at the moment he is jeopardizing it. Clark Jr. promises that it won't happen again. Medavoy gets a line on the missing guitar, which leads them to the grabbing up of "Spyder", who happens to be in the company of Candy. When Clark Sr. calls the squad, Sipowicz gives him a piece of his mind. Meantime Clark Jr. comes back with information that brings the detectives to rounding up suspects in their break-in and stabbing case. "Spyder" gives it up easy and implicates roommate Sally as an accessory. Sipowicz lets Clark Jr. interview their suspect and Clark Jr. manages to get a confession. At the end of the tour, the detectives go to McAleer's Pub to toast Danny's memory and a fresh start. Clark Sr. arrives demanding that Clark Jr. come home with him. He doesn't want his son to become a drunk like Sipowicz.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+ ]

    John Michael Bolger

    John Michael Bolger

    Keith Casey

    Guest Star

    Eric Balfour

    Eric Balfour

    Charles "Spyder" Price

    Guest Star

    Kristin Minter

    Kristin Minter

    Candy

    Guest Star

    Bill Clark (V)

    Bill Clark (V)

     

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    Joe Spano

    Joe Spano

    Det. John Clark Sr.

    Recurring Role

    John F. O'Donohue

    John F. O'Donohue

    Det. Eddie Gibson

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