NYPD Blue (season 6)

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NYPD Blue (season 6)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run October 20, 1998 – May 25, 1999
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 June 24, 2014 (2014-06-24)[1]
Season chronology
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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

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
111 1 "Top Gum" Mark Tinker Meredith Stiehm, Steven Bochco & David Milch October 20, 1998 (1998-10-20)
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 (1998-10-27)
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 (1998-11-10)
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 (1998-11-17)
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 (1998-11-24)

Sipowicz is led to a surprising reconnection with his ex-wife as Simone's medical crisis reaches the worst possible conclusion.

  • This was Jimmy Smits' last regular appearance as Bobby Simone. He returned for one scene in one Season 12 episode.
116 6 "Danny Boy" Mark Tinker Meredith Stiehm, Steven Bochco & David Milch December 1, 1998 (1998-12-01)
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 (1998-12-08)

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.

  • Mos Def guest stars as Leslie Peach.
118 8 "Raging Bulls" Steven DePaul Leonard Gardner, Steven Bochco & David Milch December 15, 1998 (1998-12-15)
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 (1999-01-05)
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 (1999-01-12)

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 (1999-02-09)

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 (1999-02-16)
"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 (1999-02-23)
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 (1999-03-02)
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 (1999-04-06)

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.

  • Kevin Dillon guest stars as Officer Neil Baker.
126 16 "Tain't Misbehavin'" Karen Gaviola Matt Olmstead & David Milch April 13, 1999 (1999-04-13)
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 (1999-04-20)
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 (1999-04-27)

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.

  • Daniel Benzali guest stars as James Sinclair, Esq.
  • Gail O'Grady makes an uncredited appearance as Donna Abandando
129 19 "Judas Priest" Dennis M. White Meredith Stiehm & David Milch May 4, 1999 (1999-05-04)
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 (1999-05-11)

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.

  • Daniel Benzali guest stars as James Sinclair.
131 21 "Voir Dire This" Paris Barclay Bernadette McNamara May 18, 1999 (1999-05-18)

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 (1999-05-25)
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.


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