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NYPD Blue 12 Seasons

Season 3
4.8 out of 5 stars (1,054) IMDb 7.5/10

In this season Dennis Franz won his second of 4 Emmys for best actor in a drama for NYPD Blue; Franz character, Det. Andy Sipowicz, experiences the highs of falling in love and the lows of experiencing the loss of his son Andy Jr. to a violent murder.

Starring:
Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp

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1. E.R.

After Martinez is wounded during a hold-up, the detectives encounter resistance from the District Attorney's office in prosecuting the shooter.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: October 24, 1995
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2. Torah! Torah! Torah!

A mentally retarded man maintains his innocence after his sister is found stabbed to death. The detectives assist Rabbis after a Torah is stolen from a synagogue. Sipowicz is unable to keep Costas' condition a secret.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: October 31, 1995
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3. One Big Happy Family

As the detectives close in on a serial rapist, the suspect attempts to murder past victims who might be able to identify him. A man shot several times in the face claims not to have an enemy in the world--despite evidence to the contrary. Lesniak reveals why she is disinterested in Martinez. Russell's father strikes his wife.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: November 7, 1995
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4. Heavin' Can Wait

The detectives search for suspects linked to a robbery-homicide in which two young children were killed. Costas' morning sickness worries Sipowicz.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: November 14, 1995
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5. Dirty Laundry

Detectives search for a suspect who shot another man after losing a bet in a Laundromat. A man accuses his neighbor of exposing himself in front of his son. A detective under investigation by Internal Affairs is transferred to the precinct. Lesniak contradicts rumors when Irvin approaches her about joining a gay organization.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: November 21, 1995
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6. Curt Russell

The detectives investigate the murder of an East Indian woman. Simone's feelings for Russell almost interferes with their working relationship. A drug addict implicates a Russian man in a credit card forgery scam. A fussy temp fills in for Donna.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: November 28, 1995
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7. Aging Bull

The detectives pick up the pieces after the F.B.I. botches a kidnapping case. Simone fears his longtime friend, an aging former boxer, is growing senile.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: December 12, 1995
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8. Cold Heaters

An African-Amercan man is accused of shooting several people after his son was beaten inside a Latino market. Simone receives a tip from a prison inmate regarding an armored car robbery. A stage actor accuses a fellow thespian of attacking him during a performance.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: December 19, 1995
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9. Sorry, Wong Suspect

The detectives link the death of a Chinatown teenager to an Asian gang member. A man believes his prostitute is linked to the robbery of his invalid wife. Medavoy moves out of his house after quarreling with his wife.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: January 9, 1996
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10. The Backboard Jungle

The detectives investigate gang-related homicides on a basketball court. Sipowicz is removed from the case after he uses a racial epithet.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: January 16, 1996
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11. Burnin' Love

Simone and Sipowicz investigate the murder of a woman who was burned alive inside an abandoned house. Medavoy protects a numbers runner who has a contract out on his life.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: January 30, 1996
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12. These Old Bones

Simone investigates when Russell's brother claims responsibility for the shooting death of his father. Sipowicz and Medavoy exhume the remains of a teenager who disappeared eight years ago.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: February 6, 1996
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13. A Tushful Of Dollars

The son of an Italian crime boss is suspected of killing a member of his own family. Russell and a high-powered attorney play tug-of-war over a man who possesses evidence that could convict his alcoholic stepfather of murder.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: February 13, 1996
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14. The Nutty Confessor

A killer attempts to avoid a prison sentence by pretending to be insane. Russell and Medavoy search for a robber who wounded a physician. Martinez and Lesniak consummate their relationship.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: February 20, 1996
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15. Head Case

Police discover the decapitated body of a gay college professor. Martinez aids an adult film star plagued by threatening phone calls. Sipowicz fears the worst when Andy Jr. pays an unexpected visit.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: February 27, 1996
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16. Girl Talk

The detectives search for a child killer who throws victims off rooftops. Martinez and Russell disagree about a case involving a woman who claims she was raped by a high school teacher.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: March 19, 1996
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17. Hollie And The Blowfish

Simone solicits cooperation from a reliable informant whose tips are invaluable--but who makes a living robbing drug dealers. Medavoy and Martinez investigate the death of a Spanish priest who practiced white magic.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: March 26, 1996
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18. We Was Robbed

Simone and Sipowicz "rob" the mob when a wire-tapping operation targeting the under-world goes awry. Tension develops between Martinez and Lesniak when they assist an attractive Hispanic woman whose ex-boyfriend is plotting a truck heist. Sipowicz shows his son what it takes to be a good cop.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: April 2, 1996
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19. Auntie Maimed

A suspect confesses to murdering his aunt. Martinez and Medavoy search for a biker suspected of murdering a bouncer. Costas goes into labor. Donna considers a job offer.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: April 30, 1996
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20. A Death In The Family

Tragedy strikes when someone close to the squad is murdered. Donna quits her job.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: May 7, 1996
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21. Closing Time

Simone searches for Andy Jr.'s killers. The squad covers for Sipowicz when his alcoholism resurfaces.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: May 14, 1996
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22. He's Not Guilty, He's My Brother

A suspect in a homicide investigation refuses to implicate his triggerman-brother. Martinez and Medavoy investigate the mysterious murder of two drug users.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: May 21, 1996
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By Eric J. Schlueter on December 8, 2005
Format: DVD
This is the first full season where Jimmy Smits and Dennis Franz are teamed together. NYPD picks up where it left off the previous season, breaking new ground in police drama.

There are some standout episodes which I consider "must see's" for any NYPD Blue fans. The first episode is "Backboard Jungle"; an episode where Sipowicz is removed from a case after exchanging racial epithets with an African American civil rights leader, who is being uncooperative with police. Another great episode is "A Tushfull of Dollars" in which one of Simone's CI's life is put in danger because of other cops more concerned with getting credit on cases. And towards the end of the season, "A Death in the Family" has Sipowicz suffer an immeasurable loss and has his old demons resurface, and could cost him his job, his marriage, and his life.

The bond between the two detectives really evolves over this season, and is totally solidified at the end of the season, when Simone does everything possible to save Sipowicz from losing everything.

It is unfortunate that it took over two years for this season to be released. But hopefully, this will be just the beginning of the other seasons being available. Simone was the best fit for Sipowicz. And the 3rd season of NYPD Blue is the springboard.

Here is the list of the epsidoes in Season 3......

E.R.

TORAH! TORAH! TORAH!

ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY

HEAVIN' CAN WAIT

DIRTY LAUNDRY

CURT RUSSELL

AGING BULL

COLD HEATERS

SORRY, WRONG SUSPECT

THE BACKBOARD JUNGLE

BURNIN' LOVE

THESE OLD BONES

A TUSHFULL OF DOLLARS

THE NUTTY CONFESSOR

HEAD CASE

GIRL TALK

HOLLIE AND THE BLOWFISH

HE WAS ROBBED

AUNTIE MAIMED

A DEATH IN THE FAMILY

CLOSING TIME

HE'S NOT GUILTY, HE'S MY BROTHER
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I'll skip the glowing praise for the show in this short review, and instead address something I feel has been largely ignored: the packaging.

Seasons 1 and 2 came in a nice fold-out boxed set and ran at 6 DVDs. They played great on all my DVD players and were as beautiful as the content on them. Unfortunately, someone decided to save money by using 2-sided DVDs and reduce the count to 4 (and smaller packaging as well) with Seasons 3 and 4. For those of you not familiar with dual-sided discs I say this . . . Ordinarily, if they are used it's to have a 1-side is fullscreen (pan and scan) 1-side is widescreen movie disc. This is in itself no great hardship, since the main issues with such discs (there's nowhere to safely touch but the inner ring and outer edge, which is damn difficult putting it in or taking it our of a case) is mitigated by the owner's preference of 4:3 or 16:9; That is, you'll always play one or the other so the inevitable fingerprints are not that big a deal, since you'll touch the 'top' you never play.

Unfortunately, the episodes in NYPD Blue are on both sides of all the discs, so the inevitable fingerprints (and I imagine scratches, sooner or later) prevent you playing episodes. Not to mention that out of the box I had issues playing them on one of my DVD players. I don't know if it's bending the spec on compression, oversized discs, or some exotic new copy-protection mod, but I will say this: I resent buying discs that appear designed to fail and cost me to replace later on. I, for one, would gladly pay extra for the single-sided DVDs and larger packaging they used previously. I'm Extremely unhappy with the new packaging\discs and would advise anyone looking to get the series to think twice if they have problems with newer or dual-sided DVDs.
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Fans of NYPD Blue have had to wait a long time between the release of Season Two, a number of years ago, and the recent release of season three. But, if the quality of the episodes in season three is taken in to account, it was well worth the wait.

Season two was the season of change on NYPD Blue, with Bobby Simone (Jimmy Smits) taking over as partner to Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz). Season three saw the two actors gel and their characters formed the friendship and the partnership that would last throughout the years.

Season three also saw Franz win his second Emmy award for his portrayal of Sipowicz, the former alchoholic cop, who had been dealt a tough hand in life and often took it out on thugs and perps. In season three, however, things appeared to be turning around for Andy. He got married to DA Sylvia Costas (Sharon Lawrence) at the end of season two, and had struck up a new relationship with his son Andy Jr. (guest star Michael DeLuise), one that continued to blossom in season three. Andy finally appeared happy, with the drinking days behind him and a partner he worked well with. Sylvia became pregnant and gave birth to Theo, making Sipowicz the happiest that any viewer of the show had seen him. It seemed his life was on track.

Then came the brutal murder of Andy Jr. The younger Sipowicz was killed while trying to stop a robbery and assault, just days before he started his job as a police officer, a job that he had been learning from his father. The death of Andy Jr. sent his father over the edge, as he reverted to drinking again and got in fights and was kicked out of his home and the precinct. As the season came to an end, he had found his way back into both after being beaten badly while in a drunk stupor.
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