NYPD Blue

Season 11 Episode 20

Traylor Trash

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Jones and Medavoy arrive on the scene of a shooting; meanwhile back at the squad Sipowicz and Clark are getting ready to leave and interview Cindy Clifton's mother, despite the fact that Cindy's father "lawyered up" the entire family. Clark's departure is delayed by the arrival of Jennifer Devlin, someone he hasn't seen in quite some time and now is sporting a wild streak of color in her hair. She wants to Clark to accompany her to on a trip to Miami. He declines her invitation, offering dinner instead, but more importantly he asks her if she's taken her medication and she responds that she doesn't want to be treated like a child. Clark is confused by her behavior. At the library Sipowicz and Clark try talking with Sharon Clifton. They get her to give them a list of everyone who stayed at her home the Thanksgiving weekend that Cindy Clifton was killed. She relents and gives a list to work with. Medavoy and Jones run down what they know about their shooting victim, Kevin Traylor, whose is at the hospital in critical condition. Gerald Clifton comes into the precinct angry with the detectives for talking to his wife without the presence of your attorney. Clark tries to explain again why they need the DNA sample, so Clifton offers them a sample when he spits on one of Ronson's folders. Jones and Medavoy talk to with Kevin Traylor's wife, who tells them that he's been clean off drugs for quite a while. They ask her about the numerous photos of cars parked outside of a massage parlor that they found in his apartment. She tells them the reason for their breakup (they'd grown apart) and the she tells them the shooting probably involved someone from his drug related past. Outside the precinct a manic Jennifer Devlin approaches Ortiz and Ronson. She wants to talk with Ronson, and while Ortiz goes off to get the car, Devlin pleads with Ronson not to interfere in her relationship with Clark, they were meant to be together. Ronson is confused by her behavior. Sipowicz and Clark interview Simon Clifton (Gerald Clifton's brother) to find out what he might remember about the Thanksgiving weekend. He tells them to ask his sister-in-law about her nephew Sam Jeffers. Jones and Medavoy go to the "Blood of the Lambs" church, were they find the Reverend Mercy Hawks preaching with an electric guitar. They interview the question about Kevin Traylor's participation in his church. He tells them about Traylor's breakup with his wife and Traylor's work trying to educate the sodomites who frequent the massage parlor that is located next to the church. Back at the squad Sipowicz and Clark ask Sharon Clifton about her "nephew" Sam and why his name wasn't on the list she gave them. She tells them story about how Sam is actually her illegitimate son, who when she later married Gerald he insisted that Sam now always be referred to as her nephew. Joe Brockhurst comes to the squad and offers his assistance Sipowicz with the ongoing investigation. Ronson takes Clark aside and tells him about her encounter with Jennifer Devlin. He tells her that he is aware of her condition and that he'll take care of it, Ronson offers her help all the same. Jones and Medavoy talk to Mr. Wells, a gentleman who was in contact with Traylor yesterday about the photo he had taken of his car outside of the massage parlor. Traylor had sent the photograph to his home where his wife saw it. Wells admits to having threatened Traylor, but only went as far as punching him in the face yesterday and had nothing to do with today's shooting. Clark and Sipowicz talk with Sam Jeffers about his relationship with his mother and his half-sister Cindy. He doesn't really tell them anything. His strange behavior, possibly because of his strange relationship with his family, causes Sipowicz to say after they let Jeffers go that they've got to "take a hard look at this guy." [ I guess they'll get his DNA later. ] Jones and Medavoy tell Gibson that they are running down Wells' alibi. Sipowicz gets a call from Gerald Clifton telling him to come downstairs. CSU brings the detectives a tape they found in Traylor's apartment, just as Ronson gets a call that Traylor has died at the hospital. Since the secret about Sam Jeffers is out, Gerard Clifton allows the detectives to go into Cindy's room (which he and his wife have left intact) and have a look around. Jones and Medavoy confront the Reverend Hawks about the tape they've seen of him having sex with the Traylor's wife. They suspect that whoever shot Traylor was looking for that videotape. The Reverend offers them a pretty good alibi for his whereabouts that morning. Sipowicz and Clark reinterview Jeffers and Sipowicz takes the approach that Jeffers didn't get along with Cindy Clifton. Sipowicz shows him pictures he found in Cindy's room where she had crossed out his face out of every one of them. He admits to having played doctor with her a couple of days before her death, but says that he didn't kill her. Clark in the meantime takes the cigarette butt they now have with his DNA sample off to be processed. Sipowicz wants to the Jeffers DNA test run as quickly as possible, the father and uncle's DNA tests came back negative. Clark finds out that Devlin isn't working as a doctor anymore. Ortiz and Ronson talk with Donna Traylor about the videotape. She tells them about her husband's plan to take over the church using the videotape as leverage. She tells them about how she shot "the devil" to get back the videotape and protect their church and save her prophet, Reverend Hawks. She doesn't implicate the Reverend in the crime. The DNA test comes back and Jeffers DNA doesn't match, so the Cindy Clifton case has made no further progress. Jones and Medavoy try to bluff out the Reverend, but he is too sharp for them, he knows that Donna Traylor wouldn't implicate him as an accessory in her crime. Clark goes to Devlin's apartment and finds her in the midst of painting everything in her apartment red. He offers to help her to get the help that she needs. Outside the courtroom where Peeler has just been exonerated of the Clifton murder, Sipowicz offers Peeler an apology. Peeler accepts the apology, but it is his mother who acknowledges the he is the first person in this whole affair to have offered an apology to her son.moreless
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