Third Watch

Season 5 Episode 17

Family Ties (2)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 05, 2004 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In real life, there is simply no way that anti-crime would have attempted an apprehension of a cop killer without assistance from the Emergency Services Unit (ESU, known elsewhere as SWAT). ESU would have been running the show and *may* have allowed anti-crime to assist. Since they knew that Spider was putting Teflon in the bullets, an ambulance would have been at the scene as well.

  • Quotes

    • Dade: {gasping for breath} Please don't let me die.

    • Bosco: Sarge, who got hit?
      Cruz: This was your brother.
      Bosco: What?
      Cruz: Your brother killed Dade.

    • Cruz: Did your partner tell you about his brother having you lock up his competition?
      Yokas: No, but he told me that you interviewed our perp without permission.
      Cruz: Yeah. I'll talk to whoever I need to talk to.
      Yokas: I don't want you to talk to anybody that I have anything to do with.

    • Swersky: Did you notify anyone?
      Cruz: Notify who? I'm assisting Narcotics on a drug investigation here.
      Swersky: Well, you could tell your platoon commander that a cop's brother is implicated in an investigation.
      Cruz: I didn't have time.
      Yokas: You never do.

    • Bosco: Did you see my brother?
      Cruz: It was his car. The driver of his car.
      Bosco: Did you see him?
      Cruz: I saw him.
      Yokas: You're lying.
      Cruz: You don't want to mess with me right now!
      Yokas: You're lying. You never saw---
      Cruz: It was a--- This guy killed a cop! Somebody that I care about!

    • Swersky: I want an alarm out for the car and for this Mike Boscorelli. Do you know what he looks like?
      Yokas: Yes, sir.
      Swersky: Then do it.
      Bosco: As a cop killer?
      Swersky: For questioning.
      Bosco: In the death of a cop. You know what that means.
      Swersky: I don't have a choice, Bosco. And I'm not sure it would change if I did.

    • Swersky: I want Boscorelli off the street for the rest of the night.
      Bosco: Why?
      Swersky: 'Cause I said so!

    • Bosco: A cop was killed tonight. An Anti-Crime cop from my precinct. Yeah. And they think Mikey did it.
      Rose: No.
      Bosco: Just tell him, Ma. He has to turn himself in to me. To me.

    • Jelly: I hear it was that Mike Boscorelli that did him.
      Cruz: Bastard.
      Jelly: So tell me, how is it you two end up throwing a stop on a guy I was looking for?
      Cruz: Are you serious? I was after the dope.

    • Jelly: I got a murder to clear and I said I didn't want you in the middle of it.
      Cruz: You could've had him after I was done.

    • Jelly: I don't wait for you! You took my murder suspect out of lockup and questioned him after he was lawyered up!
      Cruz: The Hassid? I didn't ask him anything!
      Jelly: I got two Rabbis and an entire law firm up my ass about it! The whole precinct's filled with pissed off Hassids 'cause you delayed Finkelstein getting to Central Booking.
      Cruz: He wasn't gonna tell you anything anyway.

    • Jelly: I didn't have to tell you about Boscorelli's brother! I was being nice!
      Cruz: Live and learn.
      Jelly: Hey. You better watch the bridges you burn. There ain't too many people that like you now.

    • Cruz: I wanna know the whole dolphin ecstasy thing.
      Yoshi: Yeah, we got nothing yet. Street's locked up tight about it.
      Cruz: Then you ain't knocking the right heads, are you?

    • Cruz: I wanna know the whole dolphin ecstasy thing.
      Yoshi: Yeah, we got nothing yet. Street's locked up tight about it.
      Cruz: Then you ain't knocking the right heads, are you?

    • Cruz: There was some pissant dealer out there too. He had like, uh, little buttons on his head and some spider web thing on his face.
      Northcutt: You want him brought in?
      Cruz: I want him afraid. No one kills one of my guys.

    • {about Mikey}
      Bosco: I gotta find him…before the department does. Before Cruz does.
      Yokas: I know. Can I do anything to help?
      Bosco: You don't have to be involved.
      Yokas: Yeah, I know that too.

    • {about Mikey}
      Bosco: You think he did it?
      Yokas: That I really don't know.
      Bosco: Me neither.

    • {about the bullets that killed Dade}
      M.E.: Someone added the Teflon. Liquid Teflon right in the round. And enough of that gets into the blood, heart failure.
      Cruz: So it didn't matter that he was wearing a vest?
      M.E.: You should all be very careful.
      Cruz: They wanted a cop dead.

    • Breene: Miss Zambrano. You're early, aren't you?
      Kim: Does that mean something bad to you? Like I'm obsessed or something?

    • Cruz: I'm gonna ask you some questions. You answer them, we can be friends. Can we be friends, Brian!?

    • Breene: I know you have to get to work, but I just wanted to talk to you, together, for a few minutes first.
      Levine: Okay.
      Carlos: This another voluntary session that I have to attend?

    • {at the Fort}
      Bosco: Mike!? Michael, it's Mo! If you're here I wanna help you!

    • Mikey: I wouldn't shoot a cop, Mo. Come on, you know me.
      Bosco: Do I?
      Mikey: Oh, you don't believe me? Okay, go to hell.
      Bosco: I'm taking you in.
      Mikey: Oh, great. Oh, that's how you're gonna help me?
      Bosco: Listen to me. You're wanted. Do you understand that? You're wanted as a cop killer. Do you want Mom to have to go to your funeral? Do you want her to have to pick out the box you're gonna be buried in?

    • Breene: Mr. Parker is an extreme example of what can happen if you don't have a release. Someone to talk to. But sometimes it's enough for someone just to listen.
      Carlos: Listen? I had a cop in my bus last night. He died. While I was talking to him, he just died, and I don't know why. Medically, I just don't understand it. I need Monte Parker here so I can ask him to explain it to me. Because he'd probably know. That's what he was to me. He's the only person I talk to.

    • Breene: I am not here to push you into my office. I mean, it's there, and if you want it all you have to do is show up. But since that doesn't seem likely, what I want you to do is find someone to talk to. Talk to a priest. Talk to a loved one. Talk to a friend.
      Kim: Yeah, well none of them would understand either.
      Breene: Then talk to each other.

    • Bosco: You lied about the dope. You lied about being clean.
      Mikey: I am clean!
      Bosco: No, you're dealing! That's not clean.
      Mikey: Look, I didn't have any choice.
      Bosco: We all have a choice.

    • {to Mikey}
      Bosco: Following the rules is the hard way. Stealing, scams, dope dealing…that's easy.

    • Mikey: Look, tell me you believe that I didn't do this.
      Bosco: Listen to me. The Police Department believes you killed a cop. They don't give a damn if you never make it to trial.
      Mikey: What do you believe?
      Bosco: Doesn't matter.
      Mikey: It does matter. We're brothers. We're family.
      Bosco: Family? You both say it, but you have no idea what it means.

    • Mikey: Why do you hate him so much?
      Bosco: Why don't you?
      Mikey: He's our father.
      Bosco: Based on what? What fatherly thing has he ever done for you?

    • Mikey: He's letting me stay with him right now.
      Bosco: So that's enough? To forget everything else? Do you remember why we used to come here Mikey?
      Mikey: Yeah!
      Bosco: What that apartment was like? The way he used to beat her?
      Mikey: Look, Mom hit him just as much.

    • Bosco: He's a man.
      Mikey: So what? So he should just let her smack him around?
      Bosco: You always forgave him. Always. Why?

    • Mikey: Do you remember, Mo? Do you remember when we would come here?
      Bosco: Yes, I do.
      Mikey: Things were so bad at home. We'd come here and we'd sit out on this wall and we'd watch the boats move out into the sound and we'd wonder "where are they going?" Someplace nice, right, you know? Someplace better than here. And you'd say to me "Mikey, one of these days we're gonna sneak on one of these boats and we're gonna get out of this dump. Just me and you." Do you remember that?
      Bosco: It made you feel better.

    • Mikey: Is that all that was? See, because I believed you, Mo. I believed you when you said we were a team. I believed you when you said that we could take on the world. And I believed you when you said that no matter how bad things got at home we would always stick together. So what happened to that?
      Bosco: We grew up.

    • Mikey: I need you to believe that I didn't shoot that cop. I need you to believe that, Maurice.
      Bosco: I believe you.
      Mikey: I didn't shoot that cop.
      Bosco: I believe you, Mike.
      Mikey: I didn't shoot that cop.
      Bosco: You're still gonna have to get arrested. I'll get you a lawyer and I'll be there with you. I'll be your brother if you let me be your brother. You gotta let me.
      Mikey: All right.

    • {Cruz and Anti-Crime show up}
      Mikey: You just tell 'em that I didn't do it.
      Bosco: You go back in that tunnel.
      Mikey: Yeah, but listen, if you just tell them that I didn't…
      Bosco: They're not gonna ask.

    • Bosco: My brother's going to jail, Maritza. He knows that. He's a dope dealer. And he's involved in shooting a cop. Put the guns away. Glen? All I'm asking for, Cruz, is that you let him show us where the guy who pulled the trigger is. That's it. That's what Dade would want. Right? Right? Come on, Cruz. This is my brother.

    • {about Cruz}
      Anthony: He didn't do it?
      Yokas: Apparently not. They're, uh, they're on their way in.
      Anthony: That sergeant said she saw him.
      Yokas: That sergeant says a lot of things.
      Anthony: She said they have a witness.
      Yokas: Look, Mr. Boscorelli, you wouldn't be the first person that she's dragged in here and lied to. It's kind of her style.

    • {preparing to go after Spider}
      Cruz: One more thing, this guy has bullets that are filled with liquid Teflon, so if you get hit, you gotta get to the medics.
      Sully: Will that help?
      Cruz: I don't know. If anybody wants out of this op., let me know now.

    • {about Sully's gun}
      Davis: You know, one of these days you oughtta join the 21st century.
      Sully: Why? If it ain't broke, right?

    • {at Spider's}
      Davis: We gotta move.
      Bosco: You ready?
      Yokas: Will you stop worrying about me?

    • Bosco: My father wanted a reward?
      Cruz: Yeah…for turning your brother in. I can see why you don't like him.

  • Notes

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