NYPD Blue (season 7)

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The 7th season of NYPD Blue premiered on ABC on January 11, 2000, and concluded on May 23, 2000.

NYPD Blue (season 7)
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Season 7 U.S. DVD Cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network ABC
Original release January 11 (2000-01-11) – May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)
Season chronology
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List of NYPD Blue episodes
Actor Character Main cast Recurring cast
Dennis Franz Andy Sipowicz entire season N/A
Rick Schroder Danny Sorenson entire season 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 Episodes 1-6 N/A
Andrea Thompson Jill Kirkendall entire season N/A
Bill Brochtrup John Irvin entire season N/A
Henry Simmons Baldwin Jones Episodes 7-22 N/A
John F. O'Donohue Eddie Gibson N/A episodes 3 & 9


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
133 1 "Loogie Nights" Mark Tinker Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Matt Olmstead
January 11, 2000 (2000-01-11) 0E01/5701

Sipowicz and Sorenson are disgusted by two cops who may have beaten a man to death and expect investigators to cover for them when their stories don't pan out. Meanwhile, a grieving Sipowicz and his young son, Theo, struggle to adjust to life at home without Sylvia; and despite her better judgment, Detective Jill Kirkendall contemplates a reunion with her ex-husband Don. Danny meets a uniformed officer named Mary Franco and they hook up in a limited, awkward fashion.


134 2 "A Hole in Juan" Steven DePaul Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Jody Worth
January 18, 2000 (2000-01-18) 0E02/5702

Russell discloses important information about Don's criminal activities to Kirkendall which strains their relationship, while they try to solve the death of a hooker's baby, while Jill gives Don an ultimatum. Meanwhile, Sipowicz and Sorenson take pity on a recent parolee who has a fatalistic attitude when one of his friends turns up murdered.


  • Tawny Cypress guest stars as Rosana Booth.
  • The fact that ABC decided to begin the season in January rather than October or November is reflected by a line here about a witness standing around "in the hot sun", because the series always began its seasons with episodes set during the brutal New York City summertime.
135 3 "The Man With Two Right Shoes" Mark Tinker Story by : David Mlich & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Meredith Stiehm
January 25, 2000 (2000-01-25) 0E03/5703

Russell, Kirkendall and Martinez sense that a young boy is being exploited by his adult teacher. Meanwhile, Sipowicz, Sorenson and Medavoy investigate the vicious murder and castration of an out-of-towner who hired male prostitutes on his frequent trips to New York City, while Andy and PAA John Irvin find an effective way to deal with some firefighters who might have taken more than evidence from the crime scene.


  • First appearance of John F. O'Donohue as Eddie Gibson.
  • Sam Lloyd guest stars as Larry
136 4 "The Naked Are the Dead" Bob Doherty Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Leonard Gardner
February 1, 2000 (2000-02-01) 0E04/5704
In the aftermath of a particularly horrific crime — even by NYPD standards — seven young men are found naked and murdered in one room, and a profiler is sent to the precinct to help with the investigation. Sipowicz struggles not to let his contempt for the profiler get in the way of their job and has to deal with an incompetent younger cop, but the explanation for the mass murder turns out to be pathetic and pedestrian. Meanwhile, Don makes a stupid mistake that could threaten Jill's career, and Lt. Fancy convinces the idiot that he either plays ball and stops threatening Jill's career or he spends 20 years in prison no matter what he says, and Greg and James investigate a warehouse theft that ended with a kid dead from a broken neck and leads to his dumber-than-Don brother.
137 5 "These Shoots Are Made for Joaquin" Jeff McCracken Story by : Bill Clark & Lee Hubbard
Teleplay by : Lee Hubbard
February 8, 2000 (2000-02-08) 0E05/5705

Sipowicz and Sorenson investigate the murder of a man who was shot in front of his wife and whose brother appears to be the hero for trying to catch the shooter. Diane meets with Det. Denby, who is running the drug case that Don is involved in, and finds out he's as disgusting as Don is. James learns that he passed the Sergeant's exam and shares the news with a supportive but saddened Greg.


138 6 "Brothers Under Arms" Jake Paltrow Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Matt Olmstead
February 15, 2000 (2000-02-15) 0E06/5706

Sipowicz and Sorenson trace the path of a young man's gun which was used in a homicide and now threatens to destroy his own family, and Andy once again tries very hard to show he's no longer racist in the face of disapproval from the suspect's mom; Kirkendall faces a showdown with Don that ends with theft and Don being killed and burned beyond recognition; and the fraternity of the 15th Precinct promises to remain intact even as Detective James Martinez bids farewell.


  • Last appearance of Nicholas Turturro as James Martinez.
139 7 "Along Came Jones" Farrel Jane Levy Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Jody Worth
February 22, 2000 (2000-02-22) 0E07/5707

Sipowicz and Sorenson investigate the murder of a cop whose extramarital affair with his partner may have led to his seemingly random murder. Diane indirectly lets Jill know what happened to Don. Baldwin Jones arrives and quickly impresses the other cops with his strength and smarts, and begins his partnership with Greg. Lt. Fancy spars with Baldwin's former Lt. Abner.


  • First appearance of Henry Simmons as Baldwin Jones.
  • Amy Carlson guest stars as Lisa Marantz.
  • James Pickens Jr. stars as Lt. Abner, he had previously appeared on the first season episode titled "Personal Foul" playing a postal worker named Nathan Foster.
140 8 "Everybody Plays the Mule" Mark Tinker Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Meredith Stiehm
February 23, 2000 (2000-02-23) 0E08/5708

Medavoy and his new partner, Detective Baldwin Jones, join Sipowicz and Sorenson as they investigate the peculiar disappearance of two young boys on a trail that leads them to a racist, deranged Russian man. But Sipowicz is a bit skeptical of Jones, the new guy, and doesn't try to hide it. Danny treats Mary Franco dismissively and seems more interested in Diane. Diane and Jill investigate a girl who died as a drug mule and get a suspect to incriminate himself.


141 9 "Jackass" Steven DePaul Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Matt Olmstead
February 29, 2000 (2000-02-29) 0E09/5709
A young boy is suspected of killing his mother's abusive boyfriend; and Fancy tries to neutralize the ongoing tension from Lt. Abner but comes to realize that Abner is seriously depressed and wonders whether he should call an NYPD intervention unit. Meanwhile, Sipowicz is asked by an old friend named Eddie Gibson to take out Gibson's niece, triggering worries for Andy (who hasn't dated since Sylvia's death) and resentment from his ex-wife Katie.
142 10 "Who Murders Sleep" Karen Gaviola Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark & W.K. Scott Meyer
Teleplay by : W.K. Scott Meyer
March 7, 2000 (2000-03-07) 0E10/5710
Sipowicz and Sorenson reopen an unsolved case involving a missing little girl when a small body is discovered buried in a wall. Andy offers emotional support when a troubled Sorenson is plagued by persistent nightmares but it's Diane whom he ultimately confides in. Meanwhile, Medavoy and Jones resort to a bit of theatrics when their slam-dunk shooting case is hampered by a pet owner who refuses to let them retrieve a bullet from her dog's nose that's needed as evidence.
143 11 "Little Abner" Bob Doherty Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Jody Worth
March 14, 2000 (2000-03-14) 0E11/5711

Lieutenant Fancy tries to rebuild his relationship with Lt. Abner, but is left devastated when he runs out of time, while a concerned Detective Jones offers his support. Meanwhile, Sipowicz and Sorenson investigate the murder of a club owner who had quite a way with the ladies, and Andy helps out a married man who snapped when the lothario had an affair with his wife. Jones takes out his frustration on a creep who a woman claimed raped and beat her, but is going to walk free because a video shows she was lying about the rape and that means no prosecution.


144 12 "Welcome to New York" Peter Markle Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Meredith Stiehm
March 21, 2000 (2000-03-21) 0E12/5712

The ever-perceptive administrative aide, John Irvin, uses intuition to lead Sipowicz and Sorenson in the right direction as they investigate a possible love triangle homicide. And Kirkendall and Russell help a fragile young woman recount her horrific gang rape and deal with her racist, unsympathetic parents.

145 13 "The Irvin Files" Dennis M. White Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Leonard Gardner
March 28, 2000 (2000-03-28) 0E13/5713
Sipowicz and Sorenson nearly lose their sense of humor as they investigate the theft of very expensive art and are forced to match wits with the snotty, eccentric and well-to-do owner of the missing works. Meanwhile, Medavoy and Jones pursue the trail of a missing woman and are perplexed by the behavior of her 'distraught' husband.
146 14 "Sleep Over" Matthew Penn Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Matt Olmstead
April 4, 2000 (2000-04-04) 0E14/5714
As Sipowicz and Sorenson investigate the home invasion robbery of an elderly couple, they are annoyed by the interference of the couple's abrasive daughter and a subservient retired cop who does more harm then good. Meanwhile, Medavoy and Jones get the case of a wealthy woman who has a vendetta against her former maid. And Sorenson's frequent informant, J.B., seems headed for disaster, so Danny intervenes at the expense of his relationship with Mary.
147 15 "Stressed for Success" Donna Deitch Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Kim Newton
April 11, 2000 (2000-04-11) 0E15/5715

JB's sad fate leads Danny Sorenson to an emotional crisis which impacts him deeply, and he seeks comfort from Diane after blowing off Mary Franco. Meanwhile, Kirkendall tries to help a young mother who steals for her unemployed abusive husband, but the case ends in tragedy when an overzealous uniformed officer gets involved. And John Irvin lends his assistance on a case involving stolen vintage clothing.

  • Mos Def guest stars as Leslie Peach
148 16 "Goodbye Charlie" Mark Tinker Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Jody Worth
April 18, 2000 (2000-04-18) 0E16/5716

Detective Baldwin Jones uses his considerable charm as a tool to help Sipowicz and Sorenson get a confession in the murder of an elderly couple. Meanwhile, Medavoy is visited by an old friend who fears trouble with the Chinese mafia. And Danny seems to rebound from his personal problems and restarts his relationship with Mary Franco.

149 17 "Roll Out the Barrel" James McDaniel Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Matt Olmstead
April 25, 2000 (2000-04-25) 0E17/5717

A dismembered body is found in a barrel in the basement of a brownstone. The detectives' trail leads them to a notorious mobster who has a long list of enemies, but they soon learn the mobster is connected to a different murder case. Andy has to deal with a hostile ME whose anger at Andy is not personal. And Detective Jones helps an attractive radio reporter break a big story and receives clear signals in return.


150 18 "Lucky Luciano" Clark Johnson Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Hugh Levick
May 2, 2000 (2000-05-02) 0E18/5718

A panic-stricken young woman tries to convince Kirkendall and Russell that her twin sister has become the victim of foul play; and Sipowicz and Sorenson investigate an immigrant's possible involvement in the murder of his wealthy but unpopular wife.


151 19 "Tea and Sympathy" Joe Ann Fogle Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Ami Canaan Mann
May 9, 2000 (2000-05-09) 0E19/5719

The detectives welcome the assistance of a pair of British detectives in the stakeout of a sadistic rapist-murderer; and Detective Jones gets up close and personal with the grateful reporter he helped on a previous homicide.


152 20 "This Old Spouse" Bob Doherty Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark & Ted Shuttleworth
Teleplay by : Ted Shuttleworth
May 16, 2000 (2000-05-16) 0E20/5720
Once again, Diane Russell reluctantly finds herself in a dangerous standoff with undercover narcotics agent Harry Denby, who may know the truth about Kirkendall's ex-husband. Meanwhile, Sipowicz and Sorenson investigate a husband's claims about his wife and the ex-con they're housing, and Diane and Jill uncover a home-repair scam.
153 21 "Bats Off to Larry" Steven DePaul Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : Leonard Gardner
May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23) 0E21/5721
Sipowicz endures every parent's nightmare as young Theo's visit to the doctor reveals a problem; the subject of Kirkendall's ex-husband strains Jill and Diane's partnership, but they work together to solve the brutal murder of a rapist. Danny and Andy consider some horrible options related to Don's return and Jill's actions regarding her ex. A father and son don't have wonderful motives for taking revenge on someone who wronged a family member.
154 22 "The Last Round Up" Mark Tinker Story by : David Milch & Bill Clark
Teleplay by : David Milch
May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23) 0E22/5722

Lt. Fancy tells Diane that the NYPD is ready to close in on Jill for her relationship with Don. Diane lets an angry Jill know the truth, and Jill tells Diane why Don has leverage over her. The squad comes together to deal with the Don situation once and for all. Andy stays by Theo's side as his son goes through tests to see whether or not he has cancer. An interdepartmental shakeup leads to permanent change.