Cagney & Lacey
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.
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Season 1CBS All Access | Rent or Buy
S01 E02Apr 1, 1982
Bang, Bang, You're Dead (aka You Call This Plain Clothes?) Apr 1, 1982 The detectives again go undercover as prostitutes
S01 E03Apr 8, 1982
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.
S01 E04Apr 15, 1982
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.
S01 E06Apr 29, 1982
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.
Season 2CBS All Access | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Oct 25, 1982
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.
S02 E02Nov 1, 1982
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
S02 E03Nov 8, 1982
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
S02 E04Nov 15, 1982
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.
S02 E05Nov 22, 1982
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.
S02 E06Nov 29, 1982
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.