Third Watch

Season 5 Episode 11

A Call for Help

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 09, 2004 on NBC
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A Call for Help
Bosco and Monroe investigate a suspicious man who they find bleeding in an alleyway as they respond to an anonymous caller's claim that someone is shouting for help in the area. They become more and more skeptical when his story continues to change and they find a blood trail. When it is determined that the amount of blood would have been more than enough blood loss to kill a person, Bosco suspects that the man murdered someone and was bleeding because the victim tried to fight back.moreless

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  • A Chamber Episode

    Feels like Bolero of Ravel.

    No hot car chase or special explosions. Sheer Staff talks and conflicts & Police-citizen Dialogue.

    Some may say boring ep. ? If I were Bosco and I had a citizen-client such like Tommy... OMG !

Coby Bell

Coby Bell

Ty Davis Jr.

Michael Beach

Michael Beach

Doc Parker (Episodes 1-103)

Eddie Cibrian

Eddie Cibrian

Jimmy Doherty (Episodes 1-101)

Molly Price

Molly Price

Officer (Now Detective) Faith Yokas

Kim Raver

Kim Raver

Kim Zambrano (Episodes 1-111)

Anthony Ruivivar

Anthony Ruivivar

Carlos Nieto

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (44)

    • Bosco: Anonymous caller, what the hell is that?
      Monroe: Why are we always driving in the wrong direction when we get a job?
      Bosco: If it bothers you enough to call, at least have the balls to say it was you.
      Monroe: You know, maybe we should just start driving in reverse. At least we'd be facing the right direction.

    • Bosco: I used to go out with a girl that lived on Amherst.
      Monroe: Good for you.
      Bosco: Actually it was more like I stayed in with her. Man, she was a freak.
      Monroe: You know what? Inappropriate and unnecessary information.

    • Bosco: Do you just sit up nights thinking about ways to mess with me?
      Monroe: No, it's much easier than that.

    • Bosco: You need about a thousand stitches.
      Tommy: My mom's a nurse.
      Bosco: She better be a surgeon, man. I can see your bones in there.

    • Bosco: If he was talking to my girlfriend I'd want to kick his ass too.
      Monroe: Is that right?
      Bosco: Yeah, he's got that look, you know?
      Monroe: What look?
      Bosco: The look. Like he's out to screw everything. Doesn't matter to him if someone's seeing someone.
      Monroe: Are you sure it's just not because he's cute?
      Bosco: Cute? He looks like a chick.

    • Tommy: So, uh, what kind of gun do you carry?
      Bosco: Loaded.

    • {trying to find out where the fight happened}
      Bosco: So you were up against this fence right here and then you fell down?
      Tommy: Yep.
      Bosco: And none of these flowers got disturbed?

    • Tommy: So it's a good job? Being a cop?
      Bosco: Some days.
      Tommy: So, uh, you like it then?
      Bosco: Except when people ask me a bunch of stupid questions.

    • Cruz: What's going on here?
      Bosco: We got a guy with a cut. There's definitely dope involved.
      Cruz: He's high?
      Bosco: No, he's a dope.
      Monroe: Cute ones usually are.

    • Bosco: I need you to show me where the fight happened.
      Tommy: If I could just go home.
      Bosco: You're not going anywhere, all right, until I see the spot. Capice?
      Monroe: Oh please, don't start speaking Italian to the guy, because he's having a hard enough time keeping up!

    • Cruz: You got a bus on the way, right?
      Bosco: Yeah, but I may kill him before it gets here.

    • {at the third spot where Tommy says the fight happened}
      Tommy: It was right here.
      Bosco: You know what? Your really starting to piss me off.
      Tommy: What did I do?
      Bosco: No one's been fighting here either.
      Tommy: Well, why not?
      Bosco: Nothing's been disturbed!

    • Cruz: Bosco, ambulance is here.
      Tommy: I said I don't need an ambulance.
      Bosco: Oops.

    • {over the radio}
      Bosco: 5-5 David. We got a call back number on this complainant? Call and ask if he'll talk to us again.
      Dispatcher: 10-4 David. Standby.
      Bosco: Standby my ass.

    • Sully: I told you we shouldn't have come over here.
      Davis: You don't even know if we're gonna have to do anything. Calm down.
      Sully: Anytime Bosco lays his hand on somebody there's always gonna be something to do.

    • {seeing the blood}
      Sully: Somebody got really mad at somebody else.

    • {to Bosco about Kim/Tommy}
      Doc: You stay with her, you know? In case he has a hand grenade you missed.

    • {about Bosco}
      Doc: One day I'm gonna take that little son of a bitch down a peg.
      Monroe: Let me know when you do, I'd love to buy tickets for that.

    • Davis: I don't think I've ever heard you say that.
      Cruz: Say what?
      Davis: "Thank you." The words "thank you."

    • {no one is answering their door}
      Sully: Either nobody's home or they just don't like me.
      Davis: Who wouldn't like you, with your sunny old disposition?

    • Tommy: I didn't do anything.
      Kim: Well, don't look at me, I'm not the one that chained you to the door.

    • Tommy: Can I please have my keys back now?
      Bosco: What if I just kick your ass?

    • Bosco: You know what you need?
      Doc: What?
      Bosco: An attitude adjustment.
      Doc: Is that what I need? Well, you know, I would love for you to give me one.
      Bosco: If we're gonna go, let's go.

    • {to Doc}
      Kim: It was you who taught me we gotta get along with these guys, no matter how full of it they are!

    • Kim: What did we learn the first day of paramedic training? "Cops are all jerks."
      Davis: You guys all right?
      Kim: Yeah. Yeah.
      Davis: You sure? You're good?
      Kim: Yeah.
      Sully: You know what they taught us the first day of cop school? "Take a look around before you insult somebody."

    • Kim: I knew I should've stayed home today.

    • Sully: So now we're all jerks, Davis.
      Davis: Well, some of us have always been jerks.
      Sully: You better now be talking about me.
      Davis: Never. No.

    • Sully: This used to be my beat.
      Davis: No kidding?
      Sully: First couple years I was on the job. I walked up and down this block more times than you can count.
      Davis: Yeah, that was way back in what? 1876, '77?
      Sully: You're funny.

    • Dispatcher: {over radio} Complainant still does not wish to be contacted.
      Cruz: Oh, well then beautiful! Then why don't we just leave, huh?! Why don't we just let you figure this out all by yourselves, huh?! I mean, it bothers you enough to call, al least have the balls to say that it was you!
      {Monroe laughs}
      Cruz: What?
      Monroe: Bosco said the exact same thing.
      Cruz: Thanks, Sasha.

    • Cruz: I'm gonna go talk to this Tommy kid myself. Maybe Bosco just doesn't have the right touch.
      Monroe: {to Sully and Davis} Like she'll have a softer approach.

    • Carlos: Doc wanted us to standby in case you guys found anything.
      Monroe: Standing by doesn't mean walking through our crime scene.

    • Davis: Hey, Carlos, you wouldn't happen to have like, big bolt-cutters on the rig?
      Carlos: Sorry.
      Monroe: Got a flashlight?
      Carlos: Nope.
      Sully: Band-Aids, adhesive tape?

    • Davis: What are you doing? You know you have a penlight.
      Carlos: She didn't ask for a penlight, did she?

    • Monroe: Maybe someone wanted him caught.
      Bosco: Someone?
      Monroe: Yeah, someone. {points at the sky}
      Bosco: You ever ask yourself how "someone" could let something like this happen in the first place?

    • Monroe: It's free will. We all have a choice in what we do with our time here. Some of us choose to be cops. Some of us choose to be killers. It's all up to us. It's our choice.
      {Bosco walks away}
      Monroe: Where are you going?
      Bosco: I choose to tell Tommy we found his friend.

    • Bosco: Sometimes this job makes me real tired, you know? {points to his head} Here.
      Monroe: Yeah, I know.

    • Cruz: I'm gonna put you and Monroe in for a commendation on this.
      Bosco: No, you're not.
      Cruz: If you guys hadn't figured this out, who knows if this guy would've ever been caught.
      Bosco: Look, I don't want to remember this job.

    • Cruz: If Doc ever gets in one of my officer's faces again while we're conducting an investigation, you can tell him I will personally lock his ass up.
      Kim: Good luck.

    • Cruz: I want you to go over there and I want you to find out what he wants.
      Bosco: Why?
      Cruz: Because we might not get another chance.
      {Bosco starts to walk away}
      Cruz: Hey. Read him his rights.

    • {Tommy will only talk to Bosco}
      Bosco: Why me?
      Tommy: Because I feel bad about lying to you.
      Bosco: That bothers you? Jeremy's face looks like hamburger back there and you feel bad about lying?

    • Bosco: How many times? 'Cause that looks like at least 50 times to me.
      Tommy: It was a lot.
      Bosco: And then you cut his throat? And in all that time, all that stabbing, he never stopped fighting back? Huh? How about when you cut him from from the corner of his mouth all the way back to his ear?! Or when you cut his eyes out?! He stop fighting back then?! And when you got behind him to cut his throat--- which you must've done or you'd be covered in his blood--- you couldn't have just run away? Huh?

    • Tommy: He was so big, see...
      Bosco: How'd you cut your hand, Tommy?
      Tommy: I told you, Jeremy---
      Bosco: No, he didn't.
      Tommy: Yes...
      Bosco: He would have cut you on the palm. Nobody gets a defensive wound on the back of their hand. You did hold him up against the wall, right? Right? You pushed him back against it while he was begging for his life and then you cut yourself on one of the upswings while you were stabbing your friend in the face!

    • Bosco: Your story's a lie.
      Tommy: No, it isn't.
      Bosco: Yes, it is. Everything about you is lies.

    • Tommy: Bosco, hey, can I ask you a question? You think this is gonna affect my chances of becoming an attorney?
      Bosco: You know what? This probably won't affect your chances of being an attorney one damn bit.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Jimmy (Eddie Cibrian), Faith (Molly Price), Emily (Bonnie Dennison) and Fred (Chris Bauer) do not appear in this episode

    • This episode was advertised as the 100th episode, however even if you include the special "In Their Own Words" as an episode, it still is only the 99th one aired. It could however been the 100th one produced

    • The backyard where the most part of this episode takes place, is the same one as in the intro of first episode "Welcome to Camelot".

    • Instead of the usual "Previously on..." the episode opens with the caption 'While the following story is inspired by actual events, it has been fictionalized, characters, scenes and events have been created, and names and locations have been changed.

    • This episode was filmed in ten minute loops without cuts, and is based upon an incident which occurred while Edward Allen Bernero, the episode's writer and director, was a member of Chicago's police force.