Third Watch

Season 5 Episode 1

The Truth and Other Lies

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 2003 on NBC
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The Truth and Other Lies
Although Dade encourages him to keep quiet, Bosco tells Swersky everything that transpired with Maritza, Noble, the death of Willie G, and the shootout in Noble's hotel room, and confesses that he killed Noble after Noble pulled out a gun, Faith was shot by Maritza, and that he grazed Maritza's head with a bullet to keep her from killing Faith; wracked with grief that his wife has a bullet next to her spine, Fred attacks Bosco and threatens to kill him when he discovers that Faith became injured while she was helping her partner out of yet another jam; a critically injured Lt. Johnson, in excruciating pain and with only hours to live, begs Jimmy and Doc to ease his suffering; overwhelmed at the sight of Lt. Johnson's wife lashing out in heartbreak and anger, and her husband's horrific suffering and imminent death, Doc sadly helps out his boss one last time; Swersky has Maritza arrested when she refuses to tell him what happened during the shootout; Bosco learns that Noble was working for the F.B.I. as an informant on the Buford case, and that Maritza was also working for the F.B.I. as Noble's handler; already grieving the loss of Alex, Kim is overcome when she learns of the deaths of Noble and Lt. Johnson, and is comforted by Jimmy; after the F.B.I. removes her from the case and offers to cover up the shootings, an angry Maritza refuses to let Faith off the hook; when Sully goes after Ty about his refusal to talk about the effect Alex's death, Ty confesses that he feels unworthy to grieve her after he humiliated her by being ashamed to tell his mother that he and Alex were dating when he introduced them to each other during his hospitalization.moreless

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    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

    Audrie Neenan

    Audrie Neenan

    Ruth Johnson

    Guest Star

    Tyree Simpson

    Tyree Simpson

    Uniform Cop

    Guest Star

    Phil Campanella

    Phil Campanella


    Guest Star

    Joe Lisi

    Joe Lisi

    Lt. Swersky

    Recurring Role

    Saundra McClain

    Saundra McClain

    Mary Proctor

    Recurring Role

    John Michael Bolger

    John Michael Bolger

    Lt. Johnson

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (49)

      • Bosco: This was me boss, all me. It's all my fault.

      • Fred: I wanna know where my wife is. She was...somebody shot her!

      • Fred: How the hell'd this happen? She was working the desk, in the station. I talked to her twice. She was bringing ice cream home.
        Sully: I don't know how it happened, Fred.
        Fred: How could you not know? Aren't you cops?

      • {to Swersky}
        Bosco: Get them out of here, Lieutenant.
        Dade: What?
        Bosco: I'll only talk to you alone.

      • {to Swersky}
        Bosco: Tell me about the surgery and I'll tell you everything.

      • Nurse: We don't have anyone that can go with them. It'll only be a pilot and a nurse. Usually with a patient this critical---
        Doc: I'll go.
        Doctor: You sure you're available?
        Doc: Yeah.

      • Doctor: Sometimes it can take a couple hours to get you back.
        Doc: I'm available.
        Ruth: I'm going too.
        Doctor: I'm sorry Mrs. Johnson. There's really no room on the chopper.
        Doc: We'll make room.

      • {about Lt. Johnson}
        Doc: Can't you give him something for the pain?
        Doctor: He has all that he can handle. Any more might kill him.
        Doc: Is he gonna make it?
        Doctor: {whispering}I'm sorry.

      • Bosco: I tried to go along. To play the game But I couldn't do it. I couldn't let a guy go away for a murder he didn't do. Cruz let Noble keep the gun he shot the guy with so Yokas was helping me get it back from Noble's apartment. Cruz figured out what we were doing. I got there just after she did and she squared off with Yokas. Then Noble comes's a big circle jerk. I see Noble, behind Cruz, pull a gun from his jacket pocket. So I shot him once. I think I hit him in the chest.
        Swersky: He died a little while ago.

      • Swersky: How did Cruz and Yokas end up shot?
        Bosco: Cruz shot her.
        Swersky: Sergeant Cruz shot Yokas?
        Bosco: I told you...she'll do anything.
        Swersky: Damn.

      • Bosco: So I shot Cruz.
        Swersky: You?!
        Bosco: I'll take whatever I got coming. Faith was only there trying to help me boss. She didn't do anything. It was me. I went along with Cruz from the beginning. Can I go see her now?
        Swersky: You're not going anywhere.

      • Bosco: Look, I'll make all the written statements you want. I just need to look at her. To say I'm sorry.
        Swersky: You're sorry? I have to explain this to the Commissioner's office!

      • Bosco: Just for a minute.
        Swersky: You admitted to shooting a police sergeant and participating in the arrest of an innocent man, Bosco. You better worry about yourself here.

      • Jackie Gianni: Can you confirm that Aaron Noble was killed tonight by the police?
        Carlos: What?
        Jackie Gianni: I have sources that say the police shooting at the Melrose Hotel was in Aaron Noble's apartment and that he died here a little while ago.
        Carlos: Aaron Noble the writer?

      • {after seeing Noble's body}
        Carlos: Ah, Kim...

      • Kim: Mrs. Taylor said that if I ever needed to talk I could call her. Could you imagine? She's worried about me. How could she be so strong? I don't know what I would do if something ever happened to my son.

      • Kim: You never met Mrs. Taylor before tonight?
        Davis: Can we not talk?

      • Swersky: Can't you for once do something without questioning it?
        Sully: I just wanted---
        Swersky: Damn it, Sullivan! How 'bout we pretend you're the cop and I'm your platoon commander!

      • {to Davis about Kim finding out about Noble}
        Carlos: When you get back here meet me in the side entrance. I'll meet you guys there. Um, I don't want her to find out from these vultures.

      • Lt. Johnson: Jimmy, you gotta help me. I can't take it Jimmy. Please. I can't...I can't take it.
        Jimmy: I wish I could, man.

      • {to Doc and Jimmy}
        Lt. Johnson: Please just help me. Please. Come on, Doc. Please guys. Please, if you're my friends, please help me.

      • {about Cruz}
        Sully: Man, I knew she was a bitch but I didn't think she'd do anything like that.
        Bosco: I was sleeping with her and I was fooled. How's that for stupid?
        Sully: You don't seem too rattled considering the can of crap you just stepped in.
        Bosco: As long as Faith is all right I really don't care what happens to me.

      • {to Bosco}
        Fred: It's always you! Always!

      • Fred: You come near my family again Bosco, I'll kill you!

      • Carlos: I wanted to be the one to tell you first.
        Kim: What the hell are you talking about?
        Carlos: I, um...
        kim: Yeah?
        Carlos: I, um...
        Kim: "I" what, Carlos?
        Carlos: Okay, Aaron Noble...
        Kim: What about him?
        Carlos: Kim, he's...

      • Emily: You think this is Bosco's fault?
        Fred: It's always his fault.
        Emily: What is?
        Fred: Every problem your mother's ever had, it's always been her partner.
        Emily: But...Mom didn't have to do whatever she was doing. Did she?

      • Jimmy: Guys, I'm really sorry I wasn't there.
        Walsh: Listen, you had the night off.
        Jimmy: No, I should've been there with you.
        DK: You can't be working all the time Jimmy.

      • Jimmy: Mrs. Johnson, if there's anything that we could do...
        Ruth: Can you tell me why?
        Jimmy: Excuse me?
        Ruth: You want to do something for me, Jimmy?
        Jimmy: Yeah, if I can.

      • {Cruz wakes up handcuffed to the hospital bed}
        Cruz: Hell of a thing to wake up to.
        Swersky: Give me your side of it and I'll see about taking off the cuffs.

      • {to Cruz}
        Swersky: I'll get a bus down here. And you will so straight to central booking. They got a hospital at Riker's.

      • {to Cruz about Yokas}
        Swersky: According to Boscorelli, he had to shoot you to keep you from finishing the job in the apartment.

      • {about Cruz}
        Bosco: She admitted it?
        Swersky: She's not saying anything, but she didn't deny it. And right now that's good enough for me.

      • Swersky: What happened to you?
        Bosco: Nothin'.
        Sully: Prisoner got out of line sir. He wanted to know why he had to stay in here and I told him to "never question the Lieutenant's orders."

      • {to Bosco about Fred}
        Sully: He doesn't want you there. Respect his wishes, for once.

      • Sully: This had better be good. 'Cause I am not in the mood.

      • Sully: FBI. Those are some treacherous sons of bitches right there.

      • Bosco: I was there to lock him up for a homicide. He do that for you too?
        Roy Lane: It was all being taken care of.
        Bosco: By who?
        Roy Lane: Noble's handler.
        Bosco: His handler? Well, who..who's his ha--- No way.
        Roy Lane: Sergeant Cruz, NYPD.

      • Lt. Johnson: Tell the kids I love 'em.
        Ruth: Oh honey, they know.
        Lt. Johnson: I messed up Ruth.
        Ruth: No. Never, never. I love you.

      • Kim: {crying} I can't Jimmy. I can't keep doing this. I can't keep doing this. It's not fair.

      • {about Yokas}
        Cruz: Bitch shot me in the head Roy. Only thing that saved me is she's a bad shot.
        Roy Lane: Look, your deal with her is your deal. I gotta make sure she's on the same page with this.
        Cruz: Screw her.

      • {about Yokas}
        Emily: She looks so helpless.

      • Ruth: We made it through so much. So many tragedies. We were almost finished.
        Doc: All I can tell you is he...he knew it was possible, but he didn't really think it would ever be him. If he knew he wouldn't have put any of you through this.

      • Sully: Will you talk to me?
        Davis: About what?
        Sully: Why are you pretending like...Taylor doesn't bother you?
        Davis: You got it all figured out, huh? Don't play psychologist. You're not that good at it.

      • Sully: You know you wouldn't let me get away with not talking about it.
        Davis: She came to see me in the hospital when I was hurt. She was there when my mom came by. I introduced her as one of the guys. Do you believe that? One of the guys. I was ashamed to be going out with a white a girl. Didn't want my mom to know. I was ashamed so I humiliated her. That's when we became past history. I don't deserve to feel bad about her dying. She was a way better person than I think I'll ever be.

      • Roy Lane: We'd like you to come with us.
        Sully: What for?
        Roy Lane: How 'bout you mind your own damn business?

      • Roy Lane: Roy Lane, FBI.
        Davis: FBI?
        Sully: Wow, look at the size of those ID badges. Those come with Cracker Jacks?

      • Sully: You know this thing with Faith, all that stuff her old man said? Nothing's ever one person's fault.
        Bosco: You haven't spent enough time around me.

      • Ruth Johnson: Then tell me why this happened to my husband. Because it sure isn't the money. He works three extra jobs just so we can keep our kids in a decent school. The people honked their stupid horns and waved for one week two years ago and then went back to ignoring all of you! The city's heroes! But you're not heroes! None of you! You're husbands and wives and sons and daughters! And, God help me, I don't understand why! Why would you want to do a job that leaves a wife to explain to her children why that monster in there is all that's left of their father! Can you do that? Any of you?! Because if you can't, then just, just leave me the hell alone.

      • Sully: Are you gonna pull me over in the middle of the night like some skel and tell me to mind my own damn business? I'll tell you what, Roy Lane, F.B.I., why don't you kiss my ass?

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