Third Watch

Season 3 Episode 22

Blackout

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 13, 2002 on NBC
9.4
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When a blackout strikes the city during a heat wave, Sully prophetically warns the more optimistic Ty that trouble in the streets will swiftly ensue. After Carlos leaves the ambulance running to keep the bus cool while he and Doc are on calls, the engine catches fire and the ambulance is destroyed. A wealthy old man confined to his bed by illness offers them a large amount of money to stay with him until his daughter arrives. Doc insists that they leave to treat others more in need over the protests of Carlos. Bosco arrests a young man, Latrell Griffith, and faces a difficult decision when an immigrant shop owner shoots and wounds a teenage shoplifter. After Latrell uses his training as a medic to save the boy, a riot breaks out and Bosco, Latrell and the shoplifter barely escape. Nightfall brings more unrest as the nervous cops try to keep the peace. Faith and Fred are stuck in a elevator when the power goes out. Faith tries to calm Fred's mounting anxiety about being trapped, and is left helpless when Fred suffers a heart attack.moreless

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  • Another great episode, by a great show...

    9.8
    Blackout, where Bosco is forced to go up on the curve after arresting a guy for drugs, then the whole thing with the guy coming on the hood with a bullet hole in him, this is when you say "damn, now this is why I watch this show!". It contained Action, and Drama, where Fred was having a heart attack and Sully and Davis were in the middle of a riot, with a civilain and a NYPD Sargent (i think it was). This was a classic that all Third Watch lovers could enjoy. I know when I watched a good episode is when I get chills from it! and this one gave me many.moreless
  • A lesson well learned

    9.5
    Our Third Watch Crew have to deal with the Black out in New York City and Faces all the problems that comes with it. Sully is teaching Davis the difference about being a cop and up holding the law and how things can change when people are uptight. Being in a blackout and no power in the city can make the people go crazy. Faith and her husband are trapped and he having a heartattack was so touching. Bosco is on his own beat and having to deal with the crowd of people thats very upset because of a shooting! This episode I am giving a 9.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

J.D. Jackson

J.D. Jackson

Latrell Griffith

Guest Star

Joseph Strothers

Joseph Strothers

Onlooker #1

Guest Star

Rochelle Hogue

Rochelle Hogue

Technician

Guest Star

Brad Beyer

Brad Beyer

Jason Christopher

Recurring Role

Joe Lisi

Joe Lisi

Lt. Swersky

Recurring Role

Larry Mullane

Larry Mullane

Turnkey

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Fred: You know this band-aid is gonna hurt like hell comin' off.
      Faith: Whatever happened to that big, tough linebacker I used to date in high school?
      Fred: In football no one's rippin' the hair out of your arm.
      Faith: Yeah, try getting your bikini line waxed.

    • Swersky: I meant what I said at roll call today, Boscorelli. Do not agitate anyone out there today, I need you to sensitive to the situation. It's hot. We don't have any power.
      Bosco: Roger that.
      Swersky: You find your partner?
      Bosco: No answer. She's probably caught in traffic or something.
      Swersky: Hang around here until you do.
      Bosco: Why? Have the desk call me when she gets in.
      Swersky: Sensitive!
      Bosco: I will be incredibly sympathetic to the plight of the poor citizens of the 55th.

    • Sully (to Davis): We're only the law as long as people let us. Enough people wanna commit a crime, there's nothing we can do. There's not enough of us in the world.

    • Fred (to the nurse who is drawing blood): You know what you're doing, right?
      Faith: You're being a big baby/
      Fred: They don't know what they're doing, they can really mess you up.
      Faith: You think that's a good idea? Talking about her while she's got a needle stuck in you?

    • Davis: Power's out in the entire city? How'd that happen?
      Sully: This look like a Con-Ed uniform to you?

    • Bosco: If you need me, I'll be keeping a lid on the garbage.

    • Fred: See, this is exactly why I hate going to the doctor.
      Faith: Oh, come on, why? 'Cause you get stuck in the elevator?
      Fred: Well, if we didn't come here.
      Faith: Ugh. (about her cell) I'm not getting a signal on this. They're not gonna know we're gonna be late getting to the house.
      Fred: I told you that thing was a waste of money.
      Faith:: All right, what is this gonna be, like "I told you so Faith" day?
      Fred: Well, I did. You can't get a signal on your phone. The emergency phone's busted, the emergency button doesn't work. What the hell kind of place is this?
      Faith: Apparently one with few emergencies.

    • Davis: You know, even for you this is a really bad mood. I gotta say.
      Sully: You never worked a blackout before.
      Davis: Now, technically, is it called a blackout during the day?
      Sully: Electricity's the only thing keeping us all from turning into animals.
      Davis: Oh, right, right.
      Sully: Believe me, you do not wanna see what a night without it will be like.
      Davis (about guys carrying furniture across the street): Look at this.
      Sully: It's starting already.
      Davis: Oh, yeah, they look pretty dangerous. (sees kids playing)Think maybe we should shoot these kids for playing in the hydrant?
      Sully: Davis, when are you gonna start thinking like a cop?
      Davis: What are you talkin' about?
      Sully: One of these morons is gonna do something stupid and then the whole neighborhood is gonna go off like a fourth of July fireworks show.

    • Fred: I can't stand being cooped up like this.
      Yokas: What are you claustrophobic now?
      Fred: No. I just don't like tight spaces.

    • Doc: Just because someone has money doesn't make him any more important.
      Carlos: But to you, it makes him less important.

    • Davis: I remember in the academy they were telling us the cops and the community are supposed to be on the same team, workin' together, you know?
      Sully: Yeah, well, you watch your back tonight or one of those teammates is gonna take your head off.
      Davis: It's us against them, isn't it?
      Sully: Most of the time. … Alright, listen to me, Ty. When we get out there, keep your back against mine. We work as a team, alright? Nobody gets behind us. It's not gonna be like it is in the movies where it's fair. It's gonna be fast, it's gonna be mean. You hear me? You get out of this van as fast as you can and get with me. Okay?
      Davis: Okay. God. (sighs) You scared?
      Sully: Stay together.
      Davis: Nobody gets behind us.
      Sully: Nobody gets behind us.

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