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Old 05-14-03, 08:35 AM
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NYPD Blue - 5/13/03

Last night we were treated w/ a very good episode and a special appearance by Det. Diane Russell (Kim Delaney). Dennis Franz was excellent last night as Andy - I actually thought he was going to break down and cry when he was in the locker room. It was nice to see them make a guest spot from Kim Delaney. Andy asked Diane (who is now a detective in Special Victims) for a favor in getting through to a lady who was sexually abused as a child by her father - same man (along w/ his wife) who wants to take Connie's niece because they think Andy/Connie are unfit parents. It was nice to see this storyline resolved - now it looks like they might get married.

The rest of the cast was good last night, particularly Gordon Clapp (Greg Medavoy) - he had a few good lines.

It was interesting to see Clark and Ortiz work together so much while Andy and Connie were dealing w/ their custody problems. I am surprised she hasn't gone off on him after he moved on from her so fast after the death of his father. But I don't mind his new girlfriend, the ER doc. Damn - she's a fine-looking lady.
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It was a good episode last night.
D. Franz was excellent and did a great job with the child custody story line.

I'm glad this story line is done with however. The whole "who gets to keep the baby" theme has been done and overdone many times in many shows.

It does look like Sipowitz and Connie are going to get married.
The only thing that strikes me about that is they seem to be two people that would never be together if it wasn't for the kids.
Take the kids out of the picture and do they really have that much in common where marriage seems reasonable?

Clark's ER doc girlfriend WAS hot. The scene where they argued and it looked like she was going to leave his place but then they ended up in the sack, was predictable.

NYPD...still worth a watch every week.
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The Clark-Doctor hookup was so - the old heated argument/suck face/rip each other's clothes off gag. She was really hot though. The guys a playa.
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Is Diane coming back full time?
I watched long enough to see her, decided her reappearance wasn't as shocking as the previews made it seem and switched to Justice League
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Originally posted by mikehunt
Is Diane coming back full time?
I watched long enough to see her, decided her reappearance wasn't as shocking as the previews made it seem and switched to Justice League

No - but I wouldn't be surprised if they spin her character off somewhere down the road, assuming she can stay out of rehab long enough.
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I think they're talking about having her make guest apperances through out the season next year.

As for last night I thought it was pretty good. Franz was great and it was great to see Delaney again.

I think they should have added a little more tension between Rita and Clark. I don't think with them breaking up and her knowing that he's already dating the Doc their's no way that goes as smoothly as it did.
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Originally posted by MrX


I think they should have added a little more tension between Rita and Clark. I don't think with them breaking up and her knowing that he's already dating the Doc their's no way that goes as smoothly as it did.

I think the tension is coming next week. Clark probably shows up to next crime scene late with a big hickie on his neck.
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This is one of my favorite shows and has been for years. Last night it was pretty darn good, esp. the scene where the molested daughter confronts her father. Good stuff. I am 100% for bringing Diane back full-time.

The whole Clark/doc thing just drove me nuts. OK, even though I cannot relate in any way, I am willing to believe that there are, in fact, people who jump into the sack on the first/second date, but why does EVERY character on this show have to do that? Why can't there be ONE character who's not a male or female slut? I know it's part of the show, the "edginess," but that is so old & tired that it'd be much more "edgy" if someone, anyone, just had a normal relationship for a while without leaping right into bed. Just a wild & crazy thought, I know...

Anyway, are there 2 episodes left this season? Will Andy/ Connie get married before the season ends?
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Originally posted by uteotw
Why can't there be ONE character who's not a male or female slut?

What about Medavoy? Of course, that isn't by his choice.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
What about Medavoy? Of course, that isn't by his choice.
Yes, good point--he's apparently been pretty celebate for quite some time. However, in season one he jumped right into the sack with Donna while he was still married to his wife...

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Originally posted by uteotw
Yes, good point--he's apparently been pretty celebate from quite some time. However, in season one he jumped right into the sack with Donna while he was still married to his wife...

I haven't seen season one since they originally aired, but didn't that romance take time to develop. I don't recall it just all the sudden just happening.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
I haven't seen season one since they originally aired, but didn't that romance take time to develop. I don't recall it just all the sudden just happening.
There was a lot of "tension" for a while, with Greg stuttering and being unable to speak around her, but all they did was go iceskating once. Then, shortly after that, he shows up at her house, tells her he's separated from his wife, she drops her robe and off they go. About a day or two later he tells her he's back with this wife and that's that.
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Originally posted by bahist17
Dennis Franz was excellent last night as Andy - I actually thought he was going to break down and cry when he was in the locker room.
That was a fantastic scene -- well-acted and with some of the best writing we've seen on Blue in a while. His speech about how he's dedicated his life to protecting people, yet he is going to be made to seem unfit was perfect.

The courtroom confrontation was great too. One of the best episodes this season, in my opinion...
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Originally posted by MrX
I think they're talking about having her make guest apperances through out the season next year.
I would definitely like if they brought her back for occasional guest appearances next year. Who knows maybe Bochco will make a spin-off for her character - he has always liked working w/ her (hence the ill-fated Philly).
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I actually think they took an easy way out with the baby storyline. I think it would have been interesting to see Andy try to reconcile his past behavior. Even with his attorney his attitude was more "I use to be an Ahole, but I'm good now". Instead of showing how Andy has grown, they showed how the grandparents were worse than what the others believed Andy to be.
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Agreed. Excellent episode. I too am glad the baby storyline is finished, but it was a solid resolution. The scenes with Diane were great, but I'm biased what with being obsessed in love with Delaney and stuff.

Andy's locker room scene was absolutely fantastic. When this show brings it, it can be one of the best out there.

John's scenes were predictable and annoying, but addressing the quick sack-jumping, keep in mind what these guys do for a living. They live their lives on an adrenaline edge that most of us probably don't understand. I can see how that lifestyle would lend itself to that type of sexual behavior. Plus ... she's hot.

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Originally posted by das Monkey
John's scenes were predictable and annoying, but addressing the quick sack-jumping, keep in mind what these guys do for a living. They live their lives on an adrenaline edge that most of us probably don't understand. I can see how that lifestyle would lend itself to that type of sexual behavior. Plus ... she's hot.
I guess I was just looking at it more in terms of some type of morality rather than adrenaline. I do not work in an adrenaline-filled environment, so I don't believe that would make me want/need to jump in the sack immediately with every gal I met. Again, I am more than willing to believe there are people, maybe even lots of people, who live their lives this way; I just wish every single person on the show didn't. It would make it just a bit more realistic for me.

P.S. Agreed, however, that she was in fact, hot.
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Andy and Connie certainly took their sweet time.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
Andy and Connie certainly took their sweet time.
For the show, I believe you are correct. They took weeks instead of days/hours, this is true (although it's hard to keep track of how much time, really, since it's a TV show). But yes, compared to John/Greg/Baldwin/Rita, Andy & Connie were like Quakers.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
No - but I wouldn't be surprised if they spin her character off somewhere down the road, assuming she can stay out of rehab long enough.
NYPD Blue: Sex Crimes Unit.

Kinda makes sense with the "franchise" thing going.

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