NYPD Blue (season 6)
|NYPD Blue (season 6)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Original run||October 20, 1998 – May 25, 1999|
|Home video release|
|Region 1||June 24, 2014|
|Actor||Character||Main cast||Recurring cast|
|Jimmy Smits||Bobby Simone||episodes 1-5||N/A|
|Dennis Franz||Andy Sipowicz||entire season||N/A|
|Rick Schroder||Danny Sorenson||episodes 6-22||N/A|
|James McDaniel||Arthur Fancy||entire season||N/A|
|Kim Delaney||Diane Simone||entire season||N/A|
|Gordon Clapp||Greg Medavoy||entire season||N/A|
|Nicholas Turturro||James Martinez||entire season||N/A|
|Andrea Thompson||Jill Kirkendall||entire season||N/A|
|Sharon Lawrence||Sylvia Costas||episodes 1-10||episodes 19-20|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|111||1||"Top Gum"||Mark Tinker||Meredith Stiehm, Steven Bochco & David Milch||October 20, 1998|
|Simone, Sipowicz, and Fancy are annoyed by the presence of retired cop Mike Roberts, who has been hired by the murder victim's father to keep a lid on his son's alleged homosexuality. Meanwhile, Costas lends a big assist to Russell and Kirkendall in their investigation of a teenage girl's rape, and Bobby Simone helps scare away the lowlife boyfriend of his dentist's daughter but is clearly not feeling well.|
|112||2||"Cop in a Bottle"||Paris Barclay||Matt Olmstead, Steven Bochco & David Milch||October 27, 1998|
|The detectives of the 15th Precinct investigate a double homicide involving one of their own, an alcoholic cop who seems to have done the right thing, but can't remember key details about the incident. The situation becomes more precarious as the cop's lieutenant tries to use the incident to get him kicked off the force. Looming over all these events is the health crisis afflicting Bobby, who collapses at the crime scene and is hospitalized.|
|113||3||"Numb & Number"||Mark Tinker||Leonard Gardner, Steven Bochco & David Milch||November 10, 1998|
|Sipowicz, Medavoy and Martinez try to unravel the confusing information given by the suspect in the murder of a Pakistani man, who was found semi-naked in a park. Meanwhile, Simone's deteriorating health continues to worry Russell and leads Sipowicz into conflict with everyone, including Costas.|
|114||4||"Brother's Keeper"||Donna Deitch||Doug Palau, Steven Bochco & David Milch||November 17, 1998|
|Lieutenant Fancy urgently reaches out to the entire New York City police department for assistance in resolving Simone's critical medical condition, while his co-workers at the 15th Precinct are frustrated by their inability to help their ailing comrade. Meanwhile, Sipowicz, Medavoy and Martinez investigate two brothers in the brutal murder of their 72-year-old mother.|
|115||5||"Hearts and Souls"||Paris Barclay||Nicholas Wootton, Steven Bochco & David Milch||November 24, 1998|
Sipowicz is led to a surprising reconnection with his ex-wife as Simone's medical crisis reaches the worst possible conclusion.
|116||6||"Danny Boy"||Mark Tinker||Meredith Stiehm, Steven Bochco & David Milch||December 1, 1998|
|Danny Sorenson transfers from Narcotics to the 15th Precinct's detective squad. While he and Sipowicz lead a double homicide investigation, Sorenson struggles to overcome the squad's suspicion of his techniques and intentions. Meanwhile, Costas has misgivings about the accuracy of the past conviction of a teenager and asks a reluctant Sipowicz for help, but Andy and the detective on the case, Dornan, don't click.|
|117||7||"Czech Bouncer"||Paris Barclay||Matt Olmstead & David Milch||December 8, 1998|
Sipowicz mentors Sorenson when the latter goes overboard with a suspect in the killing of two elderly gift shop owners; Russell and Kirkendall investigate the murder of a strip club patron and are shocked to learn that PAA Dolores Mayo is working there as a dancer; and Andy gets some info from Det. Dornan but it's too late to help Sylvia or an innocent man in jail.
|118||8||"Raging Bulls"||Steven DePaul||Leonard Gardner, Steven Bochco & David Milch||December 15, 1998|
|An off duty white officer mistakenly shoots a black undercover officer when seeing suspects in pursuit of a crime. The white officer, Syzmanski, is the same officer who pulled over Lt. Fancy for driving in an all White neighborhood, leading to a violent explosion of racial tension between Sipowicz and Fancy. Diane and Jill help out an increasingly troubled Dolores Mayo. Andy consoles a distraught Sylvia.|
|119||9||"Grime Scene"||Michael M. Robin||Doug Palau, Nicholas Wootton & David Milch||January 5, 1999|
|Russell and Sorenson scramble to close a stabbing case so that Kirkendall's son, a witness to the incident, doesn't have to testify; Greg and James slog through a case where a homeless man was beaten to death; PAA John tries to help out an increasingly out of control Dolores Mayo; Andy, Sylvia and Lt. Dornan join forces to avenge a man who was conned into confessing to a crime, tortured in jail and murdered there; and Russell is tempted to drink.|
|120||10||"Show and Tell"||Marc Buckland||Matt Olmstead & David Milch||January 12, 1999|
Sipowicz and Sorenson are beyond frustrated when the FBI and Internal Affairs show up and meddle with their investigation of a family of dirty cops who may have been involved in a robbery-homicide. Meanwhile, Medavoy chafes at being the butt of one of Sipowicz's jokes; Sylvia reaches the end of her rope on the Suarez case; and Diane, still consumed with grief, reaches out for help.
|121||11||"Big Bang Theory"||Jake Paltrow||Ted Mann & David Milch||February 9, 1999|
An apartment building gigolo is the prime suspect when one of the elderly ladies he "visited" is murdered; and Sorenson turns to Sipowicz for advice when a friend appears to be on the brink of a breakdown.
|122||12||"What's Up, Chuck?"||Bob Doherty||John Chambers & David Milch||February 16, 1999|
|"Upstairs" John fears that Dolores' downward spiral might have ended tragically, and when Sipowicz and Sorenson investigate her disappearance, they face off with a high profile attorney from Sipowicz's past. Elsewhere, a dysfunctional family leads Greg and James into a bizarre murder case, and Jill and Diane get an even weirder case that could be a murder case, a kidnapping case, or no case at all.|
|123||13||"Dead Girl Walking"||Paris Barclay||Leonard Gardner & David Milch||February 23, 1999|
|A girl thought to be dead really isn't, in spite of her mother's positive (and eager) identification. Meanwhile, a member of the 15th Precinct takes a bullet as a stakeout suddenly turns violent; Andy and Lt. Fancy try to help a bitter Det. Dornan even as his attitude sucks; and Henry Coffield surprisingly provides a smile to Diane's day.|
|124||14||"Raphael's Inferno"||Matthew Penn||Doug Palau & David Milch||March 2, 1999|
|A young girl is found dead in the basement of her apartment and Sipowicz and Sorenson rely on their instincts to narrow the list of suspects; an elderly gentleman suspects that his younger girlfriend was forced to steal money from him; and Sorenson's sister and Dolores Mayo's father visit the precinct, hoping to spend time with their loved ones.|
|125||15||"I Have a Dream"||Marc Buckland||Nicholas Wootton & David Milch||April 6, 1999|
Sorenson's acquaintance with a drug dealer proves helpful when a cop is accused of prematurely shooting a suspect; Russell and Kirkendall fear that a bitter neighborly dispute could get out of hand; and Sipowicz has a recurring dream about his past which helps him come to terms with his present.
|126||16||"Tain't Misbehavin'"||Karen Gaviola||Matt Olmstead & David Milch||April 13, 1999|
|Sorenson and his girlfriend, Nadine, experience an emotional crisis; and Sipowicz gives a convincing performance as a heavy in order to secure a murder confession.|
|127||17||"Don't Meth With Me"||Steven DePaul||Jody Worth & David Milch||April 20, 1999|
|Sipowicz and Sorenson investigate the death of a woman whose spoiled, drug-using son is a prime suspect; and retired cop Mike Roberts needs help from his former colleagues when it appears that he may be responsible for a crime at his current job.|
|128||18||"Mister Roberts"||Mark Tinker||Michael A. Graham & David Milch||April 27, 1999|
A troubled former cop meets an unfortunate end, which causes the detectives to reflect back on his cries for help. Sipowicz feels especially guilty about the situation until information from John Irvin leads him to the source of the tragedy.
|129||19||"Judas Priest"||Dennis M. White||Meredith Stiehm & David Milch||May 4, 1999|
|Sipowicz and Sorenson must find more evidence in the Cullinan murder case; Sipowicz and Fancy try to help a fellow cop with a drinking problem; ADA Leo Cohen and Jill's relationship comes to an end as he leaves the case.|
|130||20||"I'll Draw You a Mapp"||Donna Deitch||Leonard Gardner & David Milch||May 11, 1999|
Sipowicz is overly eager to testify in the Cullinan murder trial, but Costas worries that Sipowicz is no match for defense attorney James Sinclair. Much to Sipowicz's chagrin, Costas thinks Sorenson will make a stronger witness and Andy increasingly loses his mind over having to deal with Sinclair's psychological button-pushing. Meanwhile, Russell and Kirkendall lead the investigation of a home invasion murder in which the widow becomes the prime suspect and everyone throws the Amadou Diallo shooting right in their faces.
|131||21||"Voir Dire This"||Paris Barclay||Bernadette McNamara||May 18, 1999|
While Sipowicz continues to be haunted by attorney James Sinclair, the Cullinan murder trial takes a horrific turn, and the lives of the 15th Precinct detectives will never be the same.
|132||22||"Safe Home"||Mark Tinker||David Milch||May 25, 1999|
|Passions ignite when the detectives of the 15th Precinct go on a personal crusade to implicate the suspect they hold responsible for the death of Sylvia Costas, while simultaneously worrying about Andy's fragile state of mind—specifically whether he's going to start drinking again or kill himself. Meanwhile, John feels responsible for Sylvia's death.|