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Homicide: Life on the Street

Homicide Opening S6

Format Police procedural
Picture Format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Running Time 40–45 minutes
Created by Paul Attanasio
Starring See below
Narrated By
Opening Theme Lynn F. Kowal
Country of origin United States
Language English
Original channel NBC
Original run 31 January 1993
Finale 21 May 1999
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 122
(As of present)
List of episodes See below
IMDB profile Homicide: Life on the Street
TV.com summary Homicide: Life on the Street
related shows Law & Order franchise

Homicide: Life on the Street is an American television police procedural series chronicling the work of the Baltimore Police Department homicide unit. It ran for seven seasons on the NBC network from 1993 to 1999 and then was followed by a 2000 TV movie that served as a de facto series finale. The show was based on David Simon's true crime book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, which follows a year with the Baltimore Homicide Unit.


Cast and Characters

Image Actor Character Seasons
BeauFelton
Daniel Baldwin Detective
Beau Felton
Seasons 1-3
Movie
JohnMunch
Richard Belzer Detective
John Munch
Seasons 1-7
Movie
FrankPembleton
Andre Braugher Detective
Frank Pembleton
Seasons 1-6
Movie
MeldrickLewis
Clark Johnson Detective
Meldrick Lewis
Seasons 1-7
Movie
AlGiardello
Yaphet Kotto Lieutenant
Al Giardello
Seasons 1-7
Movie
KayHoward
Melissa Leo Detective / Sergeant
Kay Howard
Seasons 1-5
Movie
SteveCrosetti
Jon Polito Detective
Steve Crosetti
Seasons 1-2
Movie
TimBayliss
Kyle Secor Detective
Tim Bayliss
Seasons 1-7
Movie
StanleyBolander
Ned Beatty Detective
Stanley Bolander
Seasons 1-3
Movie
MeganRussert
Isabella Hofmann Lieutenant / Captain / Detective
Megan Russert
Seasons 3-4
Movie
MikeKellerman
Reed Diamond Detective / Private Investigator
Mike Kellerman
Seasons 4-6
Movie
JuliannaCox
Michelle Forbes Chief Medical Examiner
Julianna Cox
Seasons 5-6
Movie
JHBrodie
Max Perlich Crime Scene Videographer
J. H. Brodie
Season 5
Movie
StuartGharty
Peter Gerety Officer / Detective / Lieutenant
Stuart Gharty
Seasons 6-7
Movie
PaulFalsone
Jon Seda Detective
Paul Falsone
Seasons 6-7
Movie
LauraBallard
Callie Thorne Detective
Laura Ballard
Seasons 6-7
Movie
TerriStivers
Toni Lewis Detective
Terri Stivers
Season 7
Movie
ReneSheppard
Michael Michele Detective
Rene Sheppard
Season 7
Movie
MichaelGiardello
Giancarlo Esposito FBI Agent / Officer
Michael Giardello
Season 7
Movie
EdDanvers
Zeljko Ivanek Assistant State's Attorney
Ed Danvers
Recurring
Movie

Many episodes were based on true cases, including:

The Angel of Reservoir Hill: The sexual assault murder of Laytonya Kim Wallace was worked on by rookie Tom Pellegrini. The Adena Watson murder case in the show was based on this case. Both versions of the case are open.

The Shooting of Gene Cassidy: A patrolman who was shot in the face with a .357 Magnum and lived. Sgt. Terrence McLarney closed the case and the shooting of Chris Thornmann was based on it. Steve Crosetti, who was in charge of the investigation like the real version was a friend of the patrolman. Crosetti was based on McLarney.

The Black Widow: A woman who took out insurance policies on her husbands then got hit man Dennis "Cutty" Wise to kill them. One would be victim was her three-year-old niece. She received three concurrent life sentences. The story of Caluprina Church is based on this.

The Shooting of John Raldoff Scott: A young car thief shot in the back while fleeing from police officers. The only unsolved police shooting in Baltimore PD history. The shooting of C.C. Cox is based on it and unlike the real version, Detective Frank Pembleton (who is based on Harry Edgarton) closed the case.

Detectives Tim Bayliss, John Munch, and Meldrick Lewis and Lieutenant Al Giardello are the only characters in the series to survive all seven seasons. The show also had a large impact on the African American community since it had noble black characters. It was canceled after losing to Nash Bridges.

Homicide: Life on the Street was often considered the sister show to the original Law & Order, although it was created by Paul Attanasio and not Dick Wolf. Writer and director Tom Fontana is such a good friend of Dick Wolf that the character Detective Joe Fontana was named after him.

Detective John Munch was a member of the Baltimore PD and later moved to New York and joined the New York City Police Department's Special Victims Unit on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Homicide writers never wrote a script they didn't want to write.

In the Homicide: Life on the Street season three episode "Law and Disorder", Detective Mike Logan (played by Chris Noth) escorted a prisoner awaiting transfer from New York to Baltimore.

In the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season ten episode "Zebras", Gwen Munch makes an appearance when one of her friends, Peter Harrison, is a suspect in a murder. Munch uses her to find him; she slaps him when she finds out.

In the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season fifteen episode "Wonderland Story", Detective Meldrick Lewis (played by Clark Johnson), Gwen Munch, and Billie Lou Hatfield attend Munch's NYPD retirement party.

Crossovers

Law & Order has produced three crossover two-parters with Homicide: Life on the Street. A case would begin with Law & Order (the higher-rated show) in New York City for Part One, before moving the action to Baltimore for Part Two.

L&O: "Charm City" season six, episode 13 and Homicide: "For God and Country" season 4, episode 12

Col. Alexander Rausch God and Country

Actor J.K. Simmons as Col. Alexander Rausch

A terrorist attack targeting African-Americans kills twenty people in New York, and the Baltimore cops connect it to an earlier racially-driven attack that killed six people. The cops team up to find a militia leader with vile plans before he gets away with murder.

L&O: "Baby, It's You" season eight, episode 6 and Homicide: "Baby, It's You (2)" season 6, episode 5

Briscoe Bratt Baby, It's You 2

Detectives Briscoe and Curtis

A teenage supermodel dies after being sexually assaulted. The dual-city investigation focuses at first on an obsessive fan and later on her father, before a stunning revelation closes the case.
Sam Waterston's name was misspelled "Sam Waterson" in the opening credits.

L&O: "Sideshow" season nine, episode 14 and Homicide: "Sideshow (2)" season 7, episode 15

McCoy Sideshow 2

Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy

A murder investigation in New York leads cops in a maze of intrigue that includes a lesbian hitwoman, gang members, and political machinations both for and against the current Administration.

Misc.

Episodes

Season 1

Image Episode Sypnosis Original Airdate
HL0101 1.01 (#1)
Gone for Goode
Detectives Meldrick Lewis and Steve Crosetti investigate an elderly woman named Calpurnia Church, whom they believe has murdered her husbands to collect their insurance money. January 31, 1993
HL0102 1.02 (#2)
Ghost of a Chance
Unable to find evidence against a brutal murder suspect, Howard tries to seek help from the victim's ghost. February 3, 1993
HL0103 1.03 (#3)
Son of a Gun
When fellow officer Chris Thormann is shot in the line of duty, his friend Crosetti takes it personally and presses a reluctant Giardello to assign him the case. February 10, 1993
HL0104 1.04 (#4)
A Shot in the Dark
Officer Thormann has a miraculous recovery and will live, but doctors say he will be blind. February 24, 1993
HL0105 1.05 (#5)
Three Men and Adena
Bayliss and Pembleton bring in arabber Risley Tucker, the prime suspect for the murder of Adena Watson. March 3, 1993
HL0106 1.06 (#6)
A Dog and Pony Show
Giardello orders Bayliss and Pembleton to move on from the Adena Watson murder and take on new cases. March 10, 1993
HL0107 1.07 (#7)
And the Rockets' Dead Glare
When a Chinese college student and political refugee is murdered, Lewis and Crosetti go to Washington, D.C. to question embassy officials, but find them completely uncooperative. March 17, 1993
HL0108 1.08 (#8)
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Howard and Bayliss both attempt to give up smoking, which makes Felton and Pembleton fear their partners' edginess could endanger their own safety. March 24, 1993
HL0109 1.09 (#9)
Night of the Dead Living
The squad works the night shift, but no homicides are reported, leaving the detectives to brood over their personal matters. March 31, 1993

Season 2

Image Episode Sypnosis Original Airdate
HL0201 2.01 (#10)
Bop Gun
Baltimore detectives Felton and Howard investigate the murder of a tourist who was shot to death in front of her husband Robert Ellison and their two young children. January 6, 1994
HL0202 2.02 (#11)
See No Evil
A friend of Felton kills his ill father in an assisted suicide, and a suspicious Lewis is assigned to the case. January 13, 1994
HL0203 2.03 (#12)
Black and Blue
As Pembleton continues his investigation into a suspected police shooting, Giardello pressures him to pursue civilian suspects. January 20, 1994
HL0204 2.04 (#13)
A Many Splendored Thing
Pembleton and Bayliss investigate the S&M-related murder of a young woman, which initially makes Bayliss uncomfortable, but ultimately forces him to confront his own darker side. January 27, 1994

Season 3

Image Episode Sypnosis Original Airdate
HL0301 3.01 (#14)
Nearer My God to Thee
The Baltimore detectives are working overtime on the Redball investigation of "Samaritan of the Year" Catharine Goodrich's murder. October 14, 1994
HL0302 3.02 (#15)
Fits Like a Glove
Pembleton takes over the murder investigation just as another victim is found behind a church, naked but for a pair of white gloves. October 21, 1994
HL0303 3.03 (#16)
Extreme Unction
As Pembleton digs deeper into the investigation, a witness, "Pamela" Wilgis, shows up. October 28, 1994
HL0304 3.04 (#17)
A Model Citizen
A Model Citizen: Meldrick Lewis meets his dream girl, Emma Zoole, but the spark isn't there for her. November 11, 1994
HL0305 3.05 (#18)
Happy to Be Here
Pembleton and Bayliss investigate the death of an elderly woman who's been decaying in her house for a month. November 18, 1994
HL0306 3.06 (#19)
Crosetti
The squad is shocked when Detective Steve Crosetti is found dead in the bay. December 2, 1994
HL0307 3.07 (#20)
The Last of the Watermen
When Howard and Felton are summoned to a grisly crime scene, Kay snaps and heads home to the Chesapeake Bay. December 9, 1994
HL0308 3.08 (#21)
All Through the House
It's Christmas Eve and the squad is on duty. December 16, 1994
HL0309 3.09 (#22)
Every Mother's Son
Pembleton and Bayliss investigate the shooting of 13-year-old Darryl Nawls. January 6, 1995
HL0310 3.10 (#23)
Cradle to Grave
Lewis and Munch investigate the murder of a biker. January 13, 1995
HL0311 3.11 (#24)
Partners
Detective Douglas Jones, Russert's former partner, joins Homicide from Narcotics. January 20, 1995
HL0312 3.12 (#25)
The City That Bleeds
Dressed in Kevlar vests, Felton, Howard, Bolander, Munch and uniforms descend on an apartment building with an arrest warrant for Glen Holton, a pedaphile and the alleged killer of Billy Borkin. January 27, 1995
HL0313 3.13 (#26)
Dead End
Captain George Barnfather has Russert review Giardello's actions in the wake of the shootings. February 3, 1995
HL0314 3.14 (#27)
End Game
Barnfather gives the unit 48 hours to find the shooter. February 10, 1995
HL0315 3.15 (#28)
Law & Disorder
Bayliss is met with hostility when he has to question his colleagues after Pratt is found dead and finds out no one is interested in helping him solve the case. February 24, 1995
HL0316 3.16 (#29)
The Old and the Dead
Both Detectives Bolander and Howard return to work on the same day. March 3, 1995
HL0317 3.17 (#30)
In Search of Crimes Past
On the eve of his execution, the accused's daughter takes Col. Barnfather hostage, demanding a reinvestigation of the case to save her father. April 14, 1995
HL0318 3.18 (#31)
Nothing Personal
When Crosetti's caseload is to be distributed among the detectives, Howard's 100% clearance rate leads Giardello to assign her his most difficult unsolved case. April 21, 1995
HL0319 3.19 (#32)
Colors
When Bayliss' cousin shoots a "crazed" Turkish young man at his door, Pembleton and Bayliss differ on motive. April 28, 1995
HL0320 3.20 (#33)
The Gas Man
Pembleton is oblivious to being relentlessly stalked by "The Gas Man," a man he sent to jail for negligence in a gas explosion that killed a whole family. May 5, 1995

Season 4

Image Episode Sypnosis Original Airdate
HL0401 4.01 (#34)
Fire, Part 1
Pembleton and Bayliss investigate a body found at a burned building, joined by Det. Kellerman from the arson squad. October 20, 1995
HL0402 4.02 (#35)
Fire, Part 2
The arson-murder scenes now include two teenagers, a boy and a girl, one of whom was killed before the fire. October 27, 1995
HL0403 4.03 (#36)
Autofocus
Since Lewis has unsuccessfully been partnered with every member of the squad, the newbie is assigned to him. November 3, 1995
HL0404 4.04 (#37)
Thrill of the Kill
Pembleton and Bayliss work with FBI agent Steven Van Brandt to stop a killer working his way up I-95 from Florida toward Baltimore. November 10, 1995
HL0405 4.05 (#38 )
Hate Crimes
Pembleton and Bayliss investigate the murder of a man outside a gay night club. November 17, 1995
HL0406 4.06 (#39)
A Doll's Eyes
Pembleton and Bayliss look for a gunman who opened fire at a crowded shopping mall, critically wounding a 10 year old boy. December 1, 1995
HL0407 4.07 (#40)
Heartbeat
A drug dealer tries to make a deal by revealing the whereabouts of a body bricked inside a wall in his basement. December 8, 1995
HL0408 4.08 (#41)
Sniper, Part 1
The detectives pursue a sniper who leaves games of Hangman at every crime scene. January 5, 1996
HL0409 4.09 (#42)
Sniper, Part 2
Another sniper strikes Baltimore as soon as the first is apprehended. January 12, 1996
HL0410 4.10 (#43)
The Hat
Lewis and Kellerman take a road trip to extradite a Baltimore murder suspect from Pennsylvania. January 19, 1996
HL0411 4.11 (#44)
I've Got a Secret
During the investigation of a burglar found dead with no apparent injuries, the detectives find that he visited an ER for a gunshot wound and may have received bad surgery. February 2, 1996
HL0412 4.12 (#45)
For God and Country
Briscoe and Curtis clash with Pembleton and Bayliss, who have come to New York to investigate a subway explosion resembling an unsolved bombing in Baltimore from five years ago. February 9, 1996
HL0413 4.13 (#46)
Justice, Part 1
A murdered ex-cop's son decides to conduct his own investigation when Munch and Russert find themselves stumped in their search for the killer. February 16, 1996
HL0414 4.14 (#47)
Justice, Part 2
The man who was acquitted of murdering a cop's father is found dead. February 23, 1996
HL0415 4.15 (#48)
Stakeout
A male prostitute offers to reveal the identity of a multiple murderer as part of a plea bargain. March 15, 1996
HL0416 4.16 (#49)
Requiem for Adena
The murder of a young girl revives memories, especially in Bayliss, of an earlier case--Adena Watson, which was not resolved. March 29, 1996
HL0417 4.17 (#50)
Full Moon
The desk clerk at the New Moon Motel hears shots and calls 911. April 5, 1996
HL0418 4.18 (#51)
Scene of the Crime
Two young black men are found shot to death at a project where Black Muslims have a security contract from HUD. April 12, 1996
HL0419 4.19 (#52)
Map of the Heart
The body of a 71-year-old world class swimmer is found in a pool where the ME says he was for 24 to 36 hours. April 26, 1996
HL0420 4.20 (#53)
The Damage Done
A drug war is being fought--shipments hijacked, smalltime dealers shot, and even a family in their home are killed, leaving a small daughter hiding in a closet. May 3, 1996
HL0421 4.21 (#54)
The Wedding
Lewis announces to Kellerman that TODAY is his wedding day and promptly vomits. May 10, 1996
HL0422 4.22 (#55)
Work Related
Three people are shot during a robbery at a burger place; two die, a teenage girl and a male customer. May 17, 1996

Season 5

Image Episode Sypnosis Original Airdate
HL0501 5.01 (#56)
Hostage, Part 1
Pembleton returns to work just as a school is being taken hostage. Sep 20, 1996
HL0502 5.02 (#57)
Hostage, Part 2
As the hostage situation at the school continues, the detectives debate their course of action and Pembleton experiences more problems while recovering from his stroke. Sep 27, 1996
HL0503 5.03 (#58)
Prison Riot
The detectives investigate a murder committed during a prison riot, while Pembleton jeopardizes his recovery as he practices for his firearms exam. October 18, 1996
HL0504 5.04 (#59)
Bad Medicine
Lewis teams with a narcotics officer to catch the culprit who's selling poison-laced heroin, while Kellerman is investigated for corruption. October 25, 1996
HL0505 5.05 (#60)
M.E., Myself and I
The arrival of a new Chief Medical Examiner upsets Bayliss at first, but results in an old case's exhumation and correct determination as a homicide. November 1, 1996
HL0506 5.06 (#61)
White Lies
An article in The Baltimore Sun about an investigation of the arson unit upsets Kellerman. November 8, 1996
HL0507 5.07 (#62)
The Heart of a Saturday Night
Survivors discuss, in a grief-support group, the circumstances of three murders one Saturday night in Baltimore. November 15, 1996
HL0508 5.08 (#63)
The True Test
An outstanding computer genius at a prestigious prep school is found stabbed to death. November 22, 1996
HL0509 5.09 (#64)
Control
On Pembleton's first case back, a divorced woman is found stabbed to death; her 10-year-old twin boys were shot in the head. December 6, 1996
HL0510 5.10 (#65)
Blood Wedding
A robbery gone wrong kills Danver's bride-to-be while trying on a wedding dress. December 13, 1996
HL0511 5.11 (#66)
The Documentary
On New Year's Eve, Brodie screens his documentary about the detectives that reveals embarrassing lies and hidden truths. January 3, 1997
HL0512 5.12 (#67)
Betrayal
A girl is found with a broken rib which punctured her lung and 26 belt buckle marks on her body. January 10, 1997
HL0513 5.13 (#68)
Have a Conscience
An Asian store owner, a war hero, tried to forbid dope dealers from operating outside his store. January 17, 1997
HL0514 5.14 (#69)
Diener
Pembleton and Lewis are assigned to the brutal murder of a wealthy woman. January 31, 1997
HL0515 5.15 (#70)
Wu's on First?
When a police officer is found shot to death, Elizabeth Wu writes an article praising his dedication to the job. February 7, 1997
HL0516 5.16 (#71)
Valentine's Day
Two bombings near Valentine's Day result in two deaths with no apparent connections. February 14, 1997
HL0517 5.17 (#72)
Kaddish
Munch and Kellerman investigate the murder of a woman that Munch had a crush on in high school. February 21, 1997
HL0518 5.18 (#73)
Double Blind
Chris Thormann must confront the fact that the assailant who shot and blinded him is up for parole, and he might get it. April 11, 1997
HL0519 5.19 (#74)
Deception
Autopsy reveals that the death of a recent arrival from Europe was caused by a burst baggie he had swallowed, one of over 70 bags of heroin found in his stomach. April 25, 1997
HL0520 5.20 (#75)
Narcissus
Just another midnight shift for the Homicide squad, with yet another shooting in West Baltimore. May 2, 1997
HL0521 5.21 (#76)
Partners and Other Strangers
Beau Felton's body is found. Was it suicide or murder? Was he part of a criminal operation or...? May 9, 1997
HL0522 5.22 (#77)
Strangers and Other Partners
Felton's murder investigation involves the whole squad plus Falsone from Auto and Gharty from IID (Felton had been undercover). May 16, 1997

Season 6

Image Episode Sypnosis Original Airdate
HL0601 6.01 (#78)
Blood Ties, Part 1
A prominent businessman's housekeeper is found murdered at a banquet in his honor. October 17, 1997
HL0602 6.02 (#79)
Blood Ties, Part 2
Felix Wilson makes a shocking confession about his relationship with his deceased housekeeper. October 24, 1997
HL0603 6.03 (#80)
Blood Ties, Part 3
Pembleton and Giardello reluctantly get search warrants to collect blood samples from Felix Wilson and his son. October 31, 1997
HL0604 6.04 (#81)
Birthday
Lewis and Falsone, joined by Stivers, get the case of a woman almost beaten to death and left in an alley. November 7, 1997
HL0605 6.05 (#82)
Baby It's You
Falsone and Munch team up with Briscoe and Curtis to investigate the murder of a 14-year-old girl. They trace the suspect from New York back to Baltimore. November 14, 1997
HL0606 6.06 (#83)
Saigon Rose
An armed robbery at a family Vietnamese restaurant leaves five dead, sparing only two teenagers in the kitchen who implicate an off-duty Baltimore cop. November 21, 1997
HL0607 6.07 (#84)
Subway
John Lange becomes pinned between a subway train and the station platform; has a crime been committed or are the circumstances Mr. Lange finds himself in the result of a terrible accident? December 5, 1997
HL0608 6.08 (#85)
All is Bright
Gharty and Ballard suspect that a woman murdered her ex-boyfriend for infecting her with AIDS. December 12, 1997
HL0609 6.09 (#86)
Closet Cases
Bayliss and Pembleton are forced to deal with their own prejudices as they search for a hustler suspected of killing rich gay men. January 2, 1998
HL0610 6.10 (#87)
Sins of the Father
Lewis and Falsone attempt to solve the whipping and hanging of a wealthy advertising executive. January 9, 1998
HL0611 6.11 (#88)
Shaggy Dog, City Goat
A couple give the police information about a murder-suicide, while Ballard and Gharty go after a pair of suspects outside their jurisdiction. January 16, 1998
HL0612 6.12 (#89)
Something Sacred, Part 1
The stabbing death of a priest in his own rectory becomes a red ball, with Ballard and Gharty in charge. January 30, 1998
HL0613 6.13 (#90)
Something Sacred, Part 2
Another priest is murdered after the two Guatemalan political refugees suspected of killing the first one are set free. January 30, 1998
HL0614 6.14 (#91)
Lies and Other Truths
An angry driver cuts off a state-owned truck, is rammed from behind and rearends a parked semi. March 6, 1998
HL0615 6.15 (#92)
Pit Bull Sessions
Pembleton and Falsone investigate the mauling of an elderly man, in his own house, by three dogs belonging to his grandson. March 13, 1998
HL0616 6.16 (#93)
Mercy
Pembleton and Bayliss investigate the death of a cancer patient when a relative insists the hospice doctor killed him in a "mercy killing". March 20, 1998
HL0617 6.17 (#94)
Abduction
When a 4-year-old boy disappears from a carousel, Falsone and Stivers catch the case and are joined by the entire homicide unit, plus Jeff Andrews, the host of "This Week's Wanted" TV show. March 27, 1998
HL0618 6.18 (#95)
Full Court Press
Munch and Gharty investigate a high-school basketball player's murder. April 3, 1998
HL0619 6.19 (#96)
Strangled, Not Stirred
Ballard and Gharty probe the case of single women who are strangled after they're picked up at fancy bars and subdued with a stun gun. April 10, 1998
HL0620 6.20 (#97)
Secrets
Two business executives who belonged to the same country club kill themselves when they're given incriminating photos of themselves. April 17, 1998
HL0621 6.21 (#98)
Finnegan's Wake
Bayliss is still having nightmares about the Adena Watson case, so Gee is reluctant to assign the case of another girl, murdered in 1932, to him. April 24, 1998
HL0622 6.22 (#99)
Fallen Heroes, Part 1
Bayliss and Pembleton are handed "the mother of all red-balls," the stabbing of a judge on the sidewalk in broad daylight. May 1, 1998
HL0623 6.23 (#100)
Fallen Heroes, Part 2
The Homicide Unit takes down the remaining Mahoney organization, but not without collateral damage. May 8, 1998

Season 7

Image Episode Sypnosis Original Airdate
HL0701 7.01 (#101)
La Famiglia
Bayliss, Gharty, and Ballard return to duty to find a completely remodeled squadroom and a new detective in the unit: Rene Sheppard, fresh from the fugitive squad. Sep 25, 1998
HL0702 7.02 (#102)
Brotherly Love
Lewis and Sheppard investigate the shooting death of a man in his own home. October 16, 1998
HL0703 7.03 (#103)
Just an Old Fashioned Love Song
After being shot at, a wealthy doctor shoots an intruder in his garage. October 23, 1998
HL0704 7.04 (#104)
The Twenty Percent Solution
A popular author of thrillers is missing; his wife has a video in which he warns that his agent may kill him. October 30, 1998
HL0705 7.05 (#105)
Red, Red Wine
FBI agent Giardello is put in charge of the investigation of a mass poisoning case. November 6, 1998
HL0706 7.06 (#106)
Wanted Dead or Alive, Part 1
Bounty Hunter Jerry Lichte is caught up between catching drug addict Joe Errico and his partner P.J. Johnson on the tough streets of Baltimore and being pursued themselves by the Homicide Division. November 13, 1998
HL0707 7.07 (#107)
Wanted Dead or Alive, Part 2
Bounty Hunter Dennis Knoll tracks down fugitive Joe Errico in Florida, meanwhile Bounty Hunter P.J. Johnson is excused by the Baltimore Police in the shooting death he was accused of. November 20, 1998
HL0708 7.08 (#108)
Kellerman, P.I., Part 1
Investigation continues on the case of the newborn baby found buried behind a motel. The teen mother's parents employ a P.I. to frighten her into accusing her boyfriend. December 4, 1998
HL0709 7.09 (#109)
Kellerman, P.I., Part 2
Even though the young mother of the suffocated newborn has made a deal to testify, her boyfriend is convinced she will not wrongfully accuse him--because of their love. December 11, 1998
HL0710 7.10 (#110)
Shades of Gray
A white bus driver is beaten to death after he drives into a West Indian woman. In a nearby alley, a young black man is also found beaten to death. January 8, 1999
HL0711 7.11 (#111)
Bones of Contention
A skeleton of a young woman is discovered, leading to the solution of a long-forgotten bank robbery. January 15, 1999
HL0712 7.12 (#112)
The Same Coin
Munch questions Gharty's war record as they investigate the hit-and-run death of a Vietnam veteran. January 29, 1999
HL0713 7.13 (#113)
Homicide.com
A murderous webmaster announces on a website run by a homicide detective that he will kill women live and on-line at specified times and taunts the Baltimore police force to try and stop him from perpetrating the crimes. February 5, 1999
HL0714 7.14 (#114)
A Case of Do or Die
Ballard and Bayliss must find out if a woman's death on the night before her wedding was murder or suicide. February 12, 1999
HL0715 7.15 (#115)
Sideshow
The New York and Baltimore detectives re-team to investigate the murder of a government worker and expose a connection to the White House. February 19, 1999
HL0716 7.16 (#116)
Truth Will Out
A woman asks the police to reopen the case of her supposedly killing her baby brother by accident when she was 3 -- a case Giardello originally handled in 1972. March 26, 1999
HL0717 7.17 (#117)
Zen and the Art of Murder
Bayliss rethinks his spiritual beliefs during the investigation of a Buddhist monk's murder. April 2, 1999
HL0718 7.18 (#118)
Self Defense
An assistant U.S. attorney confesses to killing her ex-husband, but claims battered-spouse syndrome as her defense. April 9, 1999
HL0719 7.19 (#119)
Identity Crisis
Munch and Bayliss attempt to identify a corpse stabbed in the medical examiner's room, while Lewis and Falsone investigate a man's murder during his barbecue. April 30, 1999
HL0720 7.20 (#120)
Lines of Fire
Giardello and Gharty get involved in a hostage situation in which a man holds his children at gunpoint and threatens to blow up an apartment building. May 7, 1999
HL0721 7.21 (#121)
The Why Chromosome
Sheppard and Ballard investigate a teenage girl's murder, while Munch's fiancée asks him to settle a dispute between ex-lovers. May 14, 1999
HL0722 7.22 (#122)
Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Giardello receives a surprise visit from his daughter, Bayliss and Shepard try to bring a criminal to justice and Lewis and Falsone investigate a stabbing. May 21, 1999

Homicide: The Movie

Image Episode Sypnosis Original Airdate
HL0801 Homicide: The Movie Former homicide Shift Commander Al Giardello is shot just as he's about to start his campaign for Mayor of Baltimore, so the former and current homicide detectives work together to find the culprit. February 13, 2000