Third Watch

Season 5 Episode 12

Black and Blue

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 16, 2004 on NBC
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Black and Blue
When Sasha discusses taking the sergeant's exam with Maritza, Maritza reveals that she received her promotion meritoriously, not from passing the test; the police are on high alert after two women are assaulted and robbed by men posing as police officers. Later on at the hospital one of the victim dies from their wounds.
Kim and Jimmy decide to keep their blossoming romance quiet until Kim is pulled over by the impostors and narrowly escapes with her life with the help of Bosco, Maritza, Sully and Sasha.moreless

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  • Black and Blue

    I love the whole storyline to this episode. The cops going after the fake cops was really great. Not knowing who to trust with the Black and blues on was very touching when you think about it. Bosco and Cruz teaming up to find these guys. Sully and Monroe teaming up for the first time. The shootout at the end was great as well. The third watch crew saving Kim from the bad guys. I give this episode a big 10.moreless
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

Massai Z. Dorsey

Massai Z. Dorsey


Guest Star

Bruce Turk

Bruce Turk

Michael Watkins

Guest Star

John Manzelli

John Manzelli


Guest Star

Yvonne Jung

Yvonne Jung

Holly Levine

Recurring Role

Joe Lisi

Joe Lisi

Lt. Swersky

Recurring Role

Saundra McClain

Saundra McClain

Mary Proctor

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The fake cops that pulled over Kim has the number 38 on their collars of there uniforms. That number lets us know the number of their precinct. Later on when Bosco and Cruz catch them Bocso asks for I.D and he says his name is Hanson from Housing. If he was from the housing division, his uniform would have had HPB on the collar.

    • The Mercedes that Davis and Sully came upon the tag number as read off by Davis was.

      New York Tag 1 Boyd Charles 1 44

    • The fake police car that pulls Kim over has a flashing blue light on the front, which is not an emergency color for police cars in New York.

  • QUOTES (35)

    • Kim: When did you become an old movie buff?
      Jimmy: I have a lot of downtime.
      Kim: Meaning?
      Jimmy: I don't date. I rarely hang out with the guys. I just go to work and take care of Joey. Who know you could be happy doing that?
      Kim: Wow. You're almost a grown-up.
      Jimmy: Almost.

    • {about Joey}
      Kim: I don't want him thinking that we're back together again.
      Jimmy: So we tell him we're just dating.
      Kim: He doesn't want us to date, he wants us to be married.

    • Kim: No more living our drama out in the firehouse.

    • Davis: I think I'm gonna get this coat.
      Sully: Alert the press, Moe.

    • Moe: You want the old uniform; traditional, professional. That would've looked nice on you.
      Davis: Yeah.
      Sully: Like a wool straightjacket.

    • Moe: Gendarmes, the French Police. Now that was a beautiful uniform.
      Davis: Yeah, I personally try to stay away from any clothing that involves a feather.

    • {trying on his new jacket}
      Davis: How's it look?
      Moe: Pedestrian.
      Davis: That's the look I'm going for.

    • Moe: You know why your hat has eight points?
      Davis: I didn't know that it did.
      Moe: You wear it everyday and never look at it?
      Davis: I don't know what to tell you.

    • Davis: I'm getting a jacket like you, Sul.
      Sully: Great, we'll be twins.

    • Davis: What's with the new unis? What, you rethinking retirement?
      Sully: It's not how you begin the race, it's how you finish it. And I intend to finish this one with pride and honor. If I fail in those two areas at least I'll be looking good.

    • Davis: What was it like being a cop back then?
      Sully: Davis, you talk like it was another century.
      Davis: 25 years ago, it might as well be.

    • Cruz: You'd make a good boss.
      Monroe: Really? You think so?
      Cruz: Yeah, you're way more levelheaded than I am.

    • Monroe: You know Cruz, I became a cop because so many kids in my community thought that the police were something to be afraid of. I took this job to change that.

    • Monroe: Hey, back up. Come on, Graney.
      Graney: Hey, Sasha, I spent my last quarter calling you.
      Monroe: 9-1-1 is a free call.

    • Cruz: If this was just a robbery, then why a fight?
      Monroe: Toys back there.
      Cruz: Kid.
      Monroe: That would definitely make me fight.

    • Davis: We found a woman, she was beaten, robbed, and raped in her car.
      Cruz: Do you think there's any connection?
      Sully: I hope not.
      Cruz: Why?
      Sully: Because she said it was police officers that did it to her.

    • {to the cops about the rapist/robber}
      Doc: You all should find this guy and kill him.

    • {reading the instructions that the public have been given}
      Sully: "Request police photo I.D. card. Check I.D. number against badge number. Call local precinct with badge number." How to make a crappy job that much crappier.

    • Jimmy: Don't you know that Cosmo says that you should do everything that you can to make your man feel important to you?
      Kim: You read Cosmo now?
      Jimmy: No. But it does sound like something they'd write, doesn't it?

    • Bosco: I never noticed how many of us there are.
      Cruz: Yeah, and we're still outnumbered by all the garbage.

    • {about an old lady refusing to pull over}
      Sully: I know these are unusual times and everything, but she's pushing all my buttons.

    • {about Sully}
      Old Lady: Isn't he kind of out of shape to be a cop?
      Swersky: That's uncalled for, lady.
      Davis: I've been telling him that for years, ma'am.

    • Bosco: You got any I.D.?
      Taxi and Limousine Cop: You kidding me?
      Bosco: Am I laughing?

    • Jimmy: Say hi to your mom for me.
      Kim: Really?
      Jimmy: Yeah. I like your mom.
      Kim: I'm starting to think I should call a doctor.

    • Moe: A lady like you should have her uniforms tailored.
      Monroe: I'll keep that in mind, sir.

    • {on the phone}
      Kim: I just wanted you to know that I think you're a much better man than you were say...five years ago.
      Jimmy: Is that right?
      Kim: Mm-hmm.
      Jimmy: Well, I think the same of you.
      Kim: Yeah? That I'm a better man?
      Jimmy: Absolutely.

    • Cruz: You think I'm a good sergeant?
      Bosco: Excuse me?
      Cruz: As a sergeant, how am I doing?
      Bosco: All right...I guess.
      Cruz: I, um, I never took that--- the test.
      Bosco: Never really thought about it.
      Cruz: I was promoted meritoriously.
      Bosco: Yeah?
      Cruz: Yeah.
      Bosco: Good for you.

    • Cruz: Sometimes I just--- I don't know, things happen, I just wonder if I'm... if I'm doing a good job.
      Bosco: You do fine.
      Cruz: Really?
      Bosco: Yeah.
      Cruz: You think so?
      Bosco: You don't seem to have a problem telling me what to do.
      Cruz: Stop the car.
      Bosco: See what I mean?

    • {seeing the abandoned car and cop car}
      Cruz: What's wrong with this picture?
      Bosco: Where the hell is everybody?

    • Monroe: Sure wouldn't want to be stuck around there at night.
      Sully: Me neither, and I got a gun.

    • {over radio}
      Dispatcher: Suspects should be considered armed and dangerous and will be dressed in NYPD uniforms. Proceed forthwith with extreme caution.

    • {to Monroe}
      Sully: Be careful. Somebody's gonna get hurt tonight.

    • {while in a shootout with the real cops}
      Vinnie: I can't do this.
      Phil: Leave and I'll kill you.

    • Bosco: When's your 46?
      Phil: What?
      Bosco: Your next 46. When is it?
      Phil: Oh, it's uh {reaches for his gun}
      Bosco: {firing} Wrong answer. Your 46 is your vacation.
      Cruz: Yeah, you'll be spending yours upstate.

    • Kim: I want to tell everyone.
      Jimmy: What?
      Kim: I want everyone to know.
      Jimmy: What are you talking about?
      Kim: About us. I want them to know.

  • NOTES (2)