Third Watch

Season 3 Episode 13

Cold Front

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 04, 2002 on NBC
9.0
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Cold Front
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Feeling betrayed, Doc angrily confronts Jerry Mankowitz for tricking him into confiding vital information about a pending malpractice suit by not revealing that his old partner is now working as an attorney's investigator. Later, when Doc heroically responds to an emergency involving a near-comatose elderly woman trapped in ice, he remembers that his job is worth the legal fight ahead. Meanwhile, Carlos worries that he got the wrong telephone number from his latest romantic conquest. Faith thinks that troubled Bosco has lost his enthusiasm for police work. Jimmy struggles to act as both mother and father to Joey.moreless

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  • The showcase for this episode is the bitter cold of winter and a grandmother and her family freezing, litterally in an apartment building. Grandmother is frozen in ice. Faith starts efforts for appeal to keep joey. Doc is the star on many counts.moreless

    9.2
    Anger overwhelms Doc as he finds out that the partner (Jerry) that trained him is working malpractice now and has the case of the person he saved but came out paralyzed.



    Jimmy begins to see that he can't parent alone as he doesn't even know that his son is to play Jesus in the Easter pagent, didn't even know there was a pagent. Faith tells Taylor she will appeal custody. In the mean time, she agrees to help a lot with Joey.



    The main story was a grandmother frozen in ice on the floor of an apartment building without heat. Doc is the one that is called by the others to tell them what to do. They all work to save her. In the end, though they know it was Doc that made it happen. That made him realize how important his job was to him. He takes his Jerry to the scene of an incident when he had just started, when Jerry made a serious mistake. Jerry in response to his concern about not losing his job, tells him it is tough but Doc nearly breaks down, and admits that the job is his entire life. He has nothing else. Jerry walks off and won't accept a ride. Cliffhanger.



    Very well written. The other story lines didn't move much.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

Jason Cerbone

Jason Cerbone

Kyle Prescott

Guest Star

Annie Parisse

Annie Parisse

Tammy Sizemore

Guest Star

Katherine Narducci

Katherine Narducci

Jayme Mankowicz

Guest Star

Kristopher Scott Fiedel

Kristopher Scott Fiedel

Joey Doherty

Recurring Role

Michael Rispoli

Michael Rispoli

Jerry Mankowitz

Recurring Role

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    • Jimmy: What's up with this Easter Pageant? Is this something you want to do?
      Joey: Heck yeah. They got me playing Jesus.
      Jimmy: Jesus.

    • Taylor: I say we take inside calls only today.
      Kim: Yeah. That, or they can crawl to the bus. And anyone in the street who needs help is out of luck.
      Doc: Extra layers today!
      Kim: Yeah, preaching to the choir.

    • Carlos (about Nurse Tammy): Chick may be an expert in the sack, but she's got no skill with the pen.
      Doc: You know, maybe she gave you the wrong number.

    • Lt. Johnson: Bosco, did you call for a tow truck yet?
      Bosco: No. Are you asking me to?
      Lt. Johnson: I'm just asking if you did.
      Bosco: No. But I will. (walks off)
      Jimmy: What's up with him?
      Faith: Oh, he's had a rough few weeks.
      Lt. Johnson: Take a number.

    • Sully: I don't see what the big secret is, anyway. It's not like you and Taylor are the first people on the job to be dating each other.
      Davis: Hey, that's how she wants it. She's weird.
      Sully: So how's it going?
      Davis: It's uh… It's going.
      Sully: Going, like, going, going, gone already?
      Davis: Nah, nah. I'm not saying that it's over. It's-- It's okay. I mean, the sex… the sex is down right freaky.
      Sully: That, for the record, I didn't ask.
      Davis: I don't know what it is. I guess, we don't have a whole lot in common. I thought we did. Both losin' our dads, you know. Pretty much talked them both to death all over again. Past that… we don't have a whole lot to say to each other.
      Sully: I just can't get over it. Taylor. If old man, Angus was still alive…
      Davis: Her dad? What about him?
      Sully: Oh, you know, he was just kind of old school.
      Davis: Old school what?
      Sully: He was a great guy, more open-minded than most of his contemporaries, you know, I'm just sayin' it's just his own daughter…
      Davis: His own daughter, what? He'd have a problem with it?
      Sully: I'm not saying that he'd have a problem with it--
      Davis: You have a problem with it?
      Sully: Come on.
      Davis: Your mind went there.
      Sully: Yeah, Davis, I got a big problem with it. I don't know how I'm going to be able to sleep at night thinking about big, black you with that sweet little white girl.

    • (about the building they get called to)
      Sully: It's as cold in here as it is out there.

    • Sully: No sign of a struggle. And no grandma.

    • Kim: It's like an icebox in here.
      Sully: That would be the problem.

    • Kim: If you break the ice too close, she breaks with it.
      Taylor: Something like that. You're not dead until you're warm and dead.
      Sully: Which means what exactly?
      Taylor: If she's frozen she's not quite dead. She's just…stopped.

    • Taylor (on the phone with Doc): We got the girl stabilized, but uh, this grandmother? That's a whole other story.

    • Drunk Guy: These damn snooty hotel bars can't even serve a guy a decent Irish coffee.
      Yokas: You should write a letter next time.

    • Yokas: You're not yourself.
      Bosco: Yeah? Who am I? Huh?

    • (they are transporting the grandmother to the hospital)
      Doc: I need you to take your clothes off.
      Carlos: What?
      Doc: You heard me. Take your clothes off and get under the covers.
      Carlos: A-Are you kidding?
      Doc: It's Boy Scout first aid. Shared body heat, skin to skin.
      Carlos: Uh, I was never in the Boy Scouts. (Jimmy snickers) Doherty?
      Jimmy: I'm driving.
      Doc: Hey, if we don't get her temperature up, we could lose her. So just take off your shirt or something and get under the covers with her.
      Carlos (starts getting undressed): Aw, come on man.
      Doc: I am not asking you. (Carlos is now shirtless and gets under the covers)
      Carlos: Aw, man. She is like ice.
      Doc: Well, that's the point.
      Carlos: I swear, if either of you tell anybody about this…
      Jimmy: Oh, are you kidding me? When that lady pulls through she's gotta know. God, what I wouldn't do for a camera right now.

    • Swersky: I know that we referred him to psych services after that thing with Hobart.
      Faith: Yeah. That's expecting that he'd actually go. It's like the 911 consuling-- He skipping right over that.
      Swersky: And you think he needs it.
      Faith: Yeah, it's like he's dead inside. It's like he's just going through the motions.
      Swersky: Any chance of him hurting himself, or others?
      Faith: No. No.
      Swersky: You know that I have to ask.
      Faith: I know that, and that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that I think he just needs somebody to talk to.
      Swersky: Okay. I'll see that he goes then.
      Faith: That'd be good.
      Swersky: And we never talked.
      Faith: Even better. Thanks, Lieu.

    • Sully (about Taylor): You think she knows I know?
      Davis: I know she knows you know.

    • Kim (about taking care of Joey): You're doing a great job, Jimmy.
      Jimmy: Think so?
      Kim: I wouldn't say it otherwise.

    • Taylor: So much for ripping his heart out.
      Kim: Look, I'll take what I can get. And without an appeal, I got to make it work for me somehow.
      Taylor: That seemed to work.
      Kim: It did, didn't it?

    • Jerry: The river? Bad enough you drag me out of bed on the coldest night of the year. What's next, cement shoes?
      Doc: You don't remember this place?
      Jerry: What do you want?
      Doc: You know, you wouldn't believe how many compliments I get. What a great job I do.
      Jerry: Best paramedic in the city.
      Doc: Yeah, yeah, like that nonsense. Especially after 9/11, you'd think that they wouldn't try to single out just one person. That's not for me, man. I'm just doing my job, like it was taught to me.
      Jerry: Hey, whatever you think I taught you, my friend. You improved upon.
      Doc: You think so? Let me tell you Jerry, as much as I'm sick of all that back-patting. I did something tonight that reminds me why I do this job, why I occasionally love this job. You should've seen me. You would've been proud.
      Jerry: I'm sure that's true.
      Doc: It's because of what I've learned from you. The way you were treating that girl that night here on the river.
      Jerry: Why are you doing this?
      Doc: Becky something', wasn't it? How many years ago was that? Right about here where we fished her out. I remember you beating yourself up after, wondering if you hadn't been in such a hurry to move her…
      Jerry: Hey, I wasn't in any hurry
      Doc: Alright, then maybe if you'd gone slower, if taken a little more time then there would have been less damage to the heart. Maybe she would have made it. Jerry: So what is this, the 'I don't tell on you, you don't tell on me'?
      Doc: Tell what? What happened at this river dies with me. Because there's nothing to tell. You were only doing your best right?
      Jerry: Yeah, which isn't enough sometimes.
      Doc: Monday morning quarterbacks, they don't know that. See, they spend hours picking apart split second decisions. But you Jerry, you know what it's like, making tough calls out here, knowing that you have to live with the outcome, good or bad.
      Jerry: It's the stupid tape. If they didn't have you on tape, Doc. It's irrefutable.
      Doc: Is it? Look, man… tonight it… it really hit me, man. The idea that… that this thing could cost my job. I mean, losing this… losing what I do.
      Jerry: Let me tell 'ya, it's not easy.
      Doc: No, Jerry, it's so much bigger than that for me. See you got Kathy, the kids. But me… I got this… and nothing else. I mean, if I ain't got the job, I mean, what the hell do I have? What--- what can I do? Who the hell am I?
      Jerry: Oh, come on Doc. You got so much more than that.
      Doc: No Jerry! No! I got nothing, no life! I know I did wrong. I admit it. My life's at stake here Jerry. No, this thing can't cost me my life.

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