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Cagney & Lacey

IMDB Logo6.8/10
Drama Crime Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)1982 - 19887 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Prime Video CBS All Access Tags: Police New York 

Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are teamed up as NYPD police detectives. Their opposing personalities (one is tough and the other sensitive) mesh to make this one of the great crime-fighting duos of all time.Cagney & Lacey featuring Carl Lumbly and Al Waxman has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Prime Video, streaming on CBS All Access, available for purchase on iTunes, and 1 other. It's a crime and drama show with 126 episodes over 7 seasons. Cagney & Lacey is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.8 (2,659 votes).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Episode 1

S01 E01

Mar 25, 1982
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Episode 1 Mar 25, 1982 The detectives again go undercover as prostitutes

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Season 01, Episode 02 Bang, Bang, You're Dead (aka You Call This Plain Clothes?)

S01 E02

Apr 1, 1982
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Bang, Bang, You're Dead (aka You Call This Plain Clothes?) Apr 1, 1982 The detectives again go undercover as prostitutes

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Season 01, Episode 03 Pop Used to Work Chinatown

S01 E03

Apr 8, 1982
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Pop Used to Work Chinatown Apr 8, 1982 The first appearance of Dick O'Neill as Charlie Cagney. The case occurs in Chinatown, where Charlie just happened to work, so he helps out. This is the episode where Lacey shoots and kills a fleeing perp.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Beyond the Golden Door

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Apr 15, 1982
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Beyond the Golden Door Apr 15, 1982 An illegal immigrant is murdered, and the trail leads to a large racket in modern-day slave trading.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Street Scene

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Apr 22, 1982
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Street Scene Apr 22, 1982 Hispanic gang member is killed.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Suffer the Children

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Apr 29, 1982
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Suffer the Children Apr 29, 1982 C&L are assigned to protect a feminist, only not a Gloria Steinem type, but a Phyllis Schlafy type. This episode was very controversial, and several stations refused to run it.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Better Than Equal

S01 E07

Apr 29, 1982
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Better Than Equal Apr 29, 1982 C&L are assigned to protect a feminist, only not a Gloria Steinem type, but a Phyllis Schlafy type. This episode was very controversial, and several stations refused to run it.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Witness to An Incident

S02 E01

Oct 25, 1982
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Witness to An Incident Oct 25, 1982 One of the uniforms accidentally kills a civilian, mistaking him for a perp. C&L both see it, but they have very different recollections of the event. Marquette and Samuels pressure Lacey to agree with Cagney, but you know how stubborn she is. The bad guy is a crewman on a foreign ship, and it ends with a chase on the ship.

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Season 02, Episode 02 One of Our Own

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Nov 1, 1982
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One of Our Own Nov 1, 1982 A uniform cop is shot in a restaurant. The assumption is that the cop was shot because he knew too much, but it was actually mistaken identity. The B story is that the precinct is going to field a softball team. Of course, Cagney wants to play and drags Lacey along. Isbecki is the captain and tries to keep them out but eventually has to allow them in when he learns that the team must include both men and women

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Season 02, Episode 03 Beauty Burglars

S02 E03

Nov 8, 1982
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Beauty Burglars Nov 8, 1982 A group of baddies is preying on wealthy patrons of beauty shops. They get into these shops by pretending to be policemen. C&L get to head up the task force, and Cagney befriends one of the victims

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Season 02, Episode 04 High Steel

S02 E04

Nov 15, 1982
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High Steel Nov 15, 1982 A construction worker falls to his death, and everyone thinks it's an accident, including Isbecki, who lets the ladies take over the case. You see, Harvey knew the fellow, and he thinks there's something funny. It turns out that the victim was on the take, and Harvey and Mary Beth go out to the construction site to inspect first hand.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Hot Line

S02 E05

Nov 22, 1982
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Hot Line Nov 22, 1982 A group of unrelated stranglings has the NYPD very worried. Turns out all the women work for telephone erotic hotlines. There's a very funny scene where C&L go to investigate and the hotline manager thinks they're looking for work.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Internal Affairs

S02 E06

Nov 29, 1982
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Internal Affairs Nov 29, 1982 The 14th precinct has an informer in its midst. The undercover agents working on a truck hijacking are getting exposed. IAD ""asks"" C&L to investigate, since they're ""outsiders."" When Cagney refuses, the IAD lieutenant smirkily tells her that Charlie was on the take when he was a cop. All they turn up is that LaGuardia has a girlfriend and Samuels is seeing aa psychiatrist because of the effect of his divorce.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Mr. Lonelyhearts

S02 E07

Dec 6, 1982
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Mr. Lonelyhearts Dec 6, 1982 A farmer from Vermont comes in looking for his wife, who has disappeared in New York City. Seems that she has ""married"" several men, and is collecting money from all of them.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Matinee

S03 E01

Mar 19, 1984
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Matinee Mar 19, 1984 A wealthy Westchester housewife is found dead in the city. Since Cagney comes from a well- off family in Westchester, we get to learn a little bit about her background. The ""B"" story is that Samuels' son David gets arrested for car theft, and relations between the two are very strained

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Season 03, Episode 02 A Killer's Dozen

S03 E02

Mar 26, 1984
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A Killer's Dozen Mar 26, 1984 The uniforms are on strike, and the detectives must wear uniforms and go back on the street, all the while solving the case of the ""Don Juan Strangler."" This is the first episode in which Cagney plays poker.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Victimless Crime

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Apr 16, 1984
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Victimless Crime Apr 16, 1984 The ladies happen on a porno movie filming, and the next day the leading man dies. The female star would make a great witness, but she doesn't want to talk

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Season 03, Episode 04 The Bounty Hunter

S03 E04

Apr 23, 1984
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The Bounty Hunter Apr 23, 1984 This time it's clear who the bad guy is. But he's being pursued for bail jumping by a bounty hunter. The bounty hunter not only has a legal right, if he can find him, but he makes a point of irritating Cagney.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Baby Broker

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Apr 30, 1984
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Baby Broker Apr 30, 1984 When an abandoned infant is turned in, C&L go to work on a baby-broker scheme. The baby is deaf, and Mary Beth wants to take it home for child #3. (This was shown before Tyne Daly's pregnancy.) In the B plot, Cagney is dating a glamorous playwright, but he doesn't think much of her career.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Partners

S03 E06

May 7, 1984
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Partners May 7, 1984 Cagney gets show by a bad guy early in the episode. Not to worry, she solves the case from her hospital bed. She has to, because Mary Beth gets stuck with a real dweeb as a replacement. In a role reversal, Mary Beth is the ""hot dog"" and the guy is only interested in getting home on time

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Season 03, Episode 07 Choices

S03 E07

May 14, 1984
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Choices May 14, 1984 The crime story is a sequel to #16 (slumlord trying to get rid of tenants.) The witness has died, since the defense strategy is to stall, so C&L have to find new witnesses.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 Child Witness

S04 E01

Oct 15, 1984
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Child Witness Oct 15, 1984 A little girl appears to have been molested by her babysitter, but the girl's father doesn't want her to testify, not because he's a bad guy, but because he doesn't want her to face a trial

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Season 04, Episode 02 Heat

S04 E02

Oct 22, 1984
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Heat Oct 22, 1984 Mary Beth is taken hostage by a very dangerous man.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Insubordination

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Oct 29, 1984
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Insubordination Oct 29, 1984 Dory McKenna is back, rehabilitated from cocaine, and C&L again get to assist him. Meanwhile, Samuels must deal with a former subordinate who is now a captain and wants to ""improve"" the 14th Precinct.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Old Debts

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Nov 5, 1984
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Old Debts Nov 5, 1984 A cop killer has just been paroled. C&L have to guard him for only a little while, but of course he gets killed on their shift. This was a popular killing, but the ladies don't like anybody messing with them, so they track down the killer.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Fathes and Daughters

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Nov 12, 1984
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Fathes and Daughters Nov 12, 1984 Both the wife and daughter confess to a killing, but they can't both have done it. ADA Feldberg has a great time sarcastically pointing out how two confessions are not better than one

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Season 04, Episode 06 Taxicab Murders

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Nov 19, 1984
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Taxicab Murders Nov 19, 1984 This is the only episode with the title displayed. The cabbies of New York are disappearing, and the detectives drive shifts to find the killer. This so worries Michael Lacey that he runs off to Christine's to get reassurance.

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Season 04, Episode 07 Unusual Occurence

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Nov 26, 1984
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Unusual Occurence Nov 26, 1984 Cagney shoots an Hispanic teenager. It doesn't matter that he attacked her or that he was full of angel dust - the local press has her drawn and quartered.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 On the Street

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Sep 30, 1985
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On the Street Sep 30, 1985 A teenager has run away from her wealthy home, preferring prostitution to Princeton. Cagney and Lacey need her to testify against her pimp

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Season 05, Episode 02 Ordinary Hero

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Oct 7, 1985
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Ordinary Hero Oct 7, 1985 Cagney and Lacey have no trouble with a case, thanks to their star witness. Alas, he's an illegal alien, who can only stay in the country until the trial ends. When the baddy takes a plea bargain, the witness and family are going to be deported

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Season 05, Episode 03 The Psychic

S05 E03

Oct 21, 1985
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The Psychic Oct 21, 1985 A psychic is hired to find a missing woman (hired by the family of the woman). Cagney senses trouble.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Lottery

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Oct 28, 1985
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Lottery Oct 28, 1985 After the New York State Lottery has paid out millions, here comes another ticket. Somebody has a fake, but who? In the B story, Harvey and Mary Beth must face an IRS audit

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Season 05, Episode 05 Entrapment

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Nov 4, 1985
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Entrapment Nov 4, 1985 Cagney and Lacey try to nail drug dealer Mansfield. But their case rests on Chris' unsubstantiated conversation with him. Mary Beth would rather go bowling than lie, but she has to stick up for Chris.

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Season 05, Episode 06 The Clinic

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Nov 11, 1985
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The Clinic Nov 11, 1985 Cagney and Lacey escort a poor Latina to an abortion clinic, as she's afraid to run the gauntlet of protestors. When the clinic is firebombed and someone dies, it becomes murder. When the baddy is discovered, Lacey points out that since she's pregnant, attacking her is just like killing a baby. This was a controversial episode, not shown by every affiliate.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Mothers & Sons

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Nov 25, 1985
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Mothers & Sons Nov 25, 1985 There's good evidence against a suspect, but his mother insists that he was at home with her. As long as the suspect has an alibi, he's all right

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 Schedule One

S06 E01

Sep 29, 1986
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Schedule One Sep 29, 1986 Detective Newman is just walking down the street, celebrating a successful collar, when he is shot down. A cop killed is always taken very seriously.

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Season 06, Episode 02 Culture Clash

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Oct 6, 1986
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Culture Clash Oct 6, 1986 An Islamic girl from a very devout family wants to be more American. No arranged marriage for her; she'd rather go to Malibu.When she turns up dead, Cagney and Lacey must face her angry family. They're also being considered for a very select task force that Cagney sees as her path to sta

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Season 06, Episode 03 Sorry, Right Number

S06 E03

Oct 20, 1986
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Sorry, Right Number Oct 20, 1986 Lacey and Isbecki are trapped in an elevator. Of course it's the hottest day of the year, and Victor is claustrophobic. The episode also features character actor Stanley Kamel as Det. Solomon

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Season 06, Episode 04 Disenfranchised (aka Incest)

S06 E04

Oct 27, 1986
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Disenfranchised (aka Incest) Oct 27, 1986 (Also given to me as ""Incest."") A girl says that their father is molesting the younger daughter, who is too young to testify. How does she know? Because she was molested herself. Cagney and Lacey get the children away from their parents, but have to split up the girls to do so.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Role Call

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Nov 3, 1986
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Role Call Nov 3, 1986 In a self-referential show, the 14th is visited by a TV star, ""Detective Deedee,"" who has permission from the brass to learn how real policemen work. She especially wants to learn from Cagney and Lacey.

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Season 06, Episode 06 The Zealot

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Nov 10, 1986
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The Zealot Nov 10, 1986 An assistant D.A. has devoted his entire career to prosecuting child pornography. When he turns up dead, Cagney (who would have liked to have gotten to know him better) thinks one of those scuzzy pornographers had killed him.

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Season 06, Episode 07 The Marathon

S06 E07

Nov 24, 1986
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The Marathon Nov 24, 1986 The 14th precinct has to help support the annual New York City marathon. One of the (white) runners is from South Africa, and is facing death threats if she runs. Cagney and Lacey are assigned to talk her out of running but if they can't, then they must protect her.

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Season 7

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Season 07, Episode 01 No Vacancy

S07 E01

Sep 21, 1987
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No Vacancy Sep 21, 1987 Cagney and Lacey have another star witness who needs special treatment. This one is a schizophrenic, although not too bad if he takes his medication. But, of course, he doesn't.

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Season 07, Episode 02 The City is Burning

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Sep 28, 1987
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The City is Burning Sep 28, 1987 Corassa's gun is used to kill a black kid who just happens to be in a white section of town. The black community alleges coverup. This is based on a real-life incident.

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Season 07, Episode 03 Loves Me Not

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Oct 5, 1987
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Loves Me Not Oct 5, 1987 Petrie gets his promotion to sergeant and leaves the show (Carl Lumbly wanted out). Lacy interferes in a neighborhood dispute and her enraged neighbors call for a Civilian Review Board. David Keeler (back in Chris' good graces) comes to the rescue

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Season 07, Episode 04 Different Drummer

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Oct 19, 1987
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Different Drummer Oct 19, 1987 There's an older woman who acts strange, burns incense, and claims to be a witch. Is she? Or is she merely lonely and poor and standing in the way of higher real estate prices?

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Season 07, Episode 05 You've Come a Long Way, Baby

S07 E05

Oct 26, 1987
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You've Come a Long Way, Baby Oct 26, 1987 Mature"" prostitutes are getting bumped off, so our heroines go undercover to investigate. Merry Clayton joins the cast as Detective Verna Dee Jordan. Isbecki just adores having a woman partner.

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Season 07, Episode 06 Video Verite

S07 E06

Nov 9, 1987
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Video Verite Nov 9, 1987 A valuable music video has been stolen, and there's some suspicious white powder about. In the meantime, Cagney's niece Bridget again visits, trying to carve out a career as a New York actress

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Season 07, Episode 07 Greed

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Nov 16, 1987
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Greed Nov 16, 1987 A game show is supposedly crooked. Once again, undercover work, this time as game show contestants (dressed up like fruits).

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