NYPD Blue (season 2)

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NYPD Blue (season 2)
NYPD Blue season 2.jpg
Season 2 U.S. DVD Cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network ABC
Original release October 11, 1994 (1994-10-11) – May 23, 1995 (1995-05-23)
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List of NYPD Blue episodes

NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwined several plots involving an ensemble cast.

Season 2 aired as part of the 1994-95 United States network television schedule for ABC, premiering on October 11, 1994 and concluding on May 23, 1995. The season earned three Primetime Emmy Awards, one for "Outstanding Drama Series", another for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series" (Shirley Knight), and a Creative Arts Emmy for its casting. The show received an additional 10 nominations.

Plot summary[edit]

Licalsi is found guilty of the manslaughter of Marino and his driver and is given a two-year sentence. Because of his involvement with Licalsi, and the belief that he withheld evidence that could have given her a longer sentence, Kelly is transferred out of the 15th and chooses to leave the department altogether. He is replaced by Bobby Simone, a widower whose previous job was that of driver for the Police Commissioner. This does not sit well with Sipowicz but in time he learns to accept his new partner and, as his relationship with Sylvia leads down the aisle, asks Simone to be his best man.

After an affair with a journalist who uses information that he gives her in an article, Simone begins a relationship with another new officer in the squad, Diane Russell. Sipowicz, still a recovering alcoholic, recognizes in Russell's behavior that she also has a problem and, after much prompting, she herself goes to AA. Elsewhere, due to his lack of self-belief that a woman like Donna could love him, Medavoy's relationship with her breaks down, due in no small part to Donna's visiting sister.

Actor Character Main cast Recurring cast
David Caruso John Kelly episodes 1-4 N/A
Jimmy Smits Bobby Simone episodes 5-22 N/A
Dennis Franz Andy Sipowicz entire season N/A
James McDaniel Arthur Fancy entire season N/A
Amy Brenneman Janice Licalsi episodes 1-2 N/A
Nicholas Turturro James Martinez entire season N/A
Sharon Lawrence Sylvia Costas entire season N/A
Gordon Clapp Greg Medavoy entire season N/A
Gail O'Grady Donna Abandando entire season N/A
Justine Miceli Adrienne Lesniak N/A Episodes 3-5,7,9-15,17,22
Kim Delaney Diane Russell N/A episodes 19-22
Bill Brochtrup John Irvin N/A episodes 17-22

Recurring guest roles[edit]

Season 2's recurring guest roles include:

  • Justine Miceli was introduced as Det. Adrienne Lesniak during the season, in a recurring role as the partner of Det. James Martinez. Miceli became a cast member during the following season.
  • Kim Delaney as Det. Diane Russell; Delaney also became a cast member starting at the end of second season.
  • Melina Kanakaredes played an ambitious reporter, Benita Alden, who becomes romantically involved with Det. Bobby Simone, the first such relationship Simone has after his wife died. Simone helps Alden break a story about a major case, though the relationship ends several episodes later when information Simone mentions to her during pillow talk is leaked to the press the next day, resulting in the suicide of a cop.
  • Debra Messing played Dana Abandando, the sister of Donna Abandando.


Each episode entry includes its original airdate in the United States, the writing and directing credits, and a plot summary.

No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
23 1 "Trials & Tribulations" Gregory Hoblit Teleplay by: Ted Mann
Story by: Steven Bochco & David Milch
October 11, 1994 (1994-10-11) 0V01/5201
24 2 "For Whom the Skell Rolls" Michael M. Robin Teleplay by: Gardner Stern
Story by: Steven Bochco & David Milch
October 18, 1994 (1994-10-18) 0V02/5202
25 3 "Cop Suey" Mark Tinker Charles H. Eglee & Channing Gibson October 25, 1994 (1994-10-25) 0V03/5203
26 4 "Dead and Gone" Daniel Sackheim Leonard Gardner November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01) 0V04/5204
27 5 "Simone Says" Gregory Hoblit Teleplay by: David Milch & Walon Green
Story by: Steven Bochco, David Milch & Walon Green
November 15, 1994 (1994-11-15) 0V07/5207
28 6 "The Final Adjustment" Dennis Dugan Teleplay by: Charles H. Eglee, Channing Gibson & Ted Mann
Story by: Christopher McQuarrie
November 22, 1994 (1994-11-22) 0V05/5205
29 7 "Double Abandando" Andy Wolk Teleplay by: Ted Mann, Gardner Stern & Burton Armus
Story by: Walon Green
November 29, 1994 (1994-11-29) 0V06/5206
30 8 "You Bet Your Life" Elodie Keene Teleplay by: Eric Newman, Tom Towles & Leonard Gardner
Story by: Eric Newman & Tom Towles
December 6, 1994 (1994-12-06) 0V08/5208
31 9 "Don We Now Our Gay Apparel" Michael M. Robin Teleplay by: Channing Gibson & Charles H. Eglee
Story by: Steven Bochco & David Milch
January 3, 1995 (1995-01-03) 0V09/5209
32 10 "In The Butt, Bob" Donna Deitch Teleplay by: Ted Mann, Burton Armus & Gardner Stern
Story by: Steven Bochco & David Milch
January 10, 1995 (1995-01-10) 0V10/5210
33 11 "Vishy-Vashy-Vinny" Michael M. Robin Teleplay by: Ted Mann, Burton Armus & Gardner Stern
Story by: Steven Bochco & David Milch
January 17, 1995 (1995-01-17) 0V11/5211
34 12 "Large Mouth Bass" Charles Haid Theresa Rebeck February 7, 1995 (1995-02-07) 0V12/5212
35 13 "Travels With Andy" Mark Tinker Rosemary Breslin February 14, 1995 (1995-02-14) 0V13/5213
36 14 "A Murder With Teeth In It" Donna Deitch Franklyn Ajaye & Barry Douglass February 21, 1995 (1995-02-21) 0V14/5214
37 15 "Bombs Away" Jorge Montesi Teleplay by: Ted Mann & Gardner Stern
Story by: Steven Bochco, David Milch & Bill Clark
February 28, 1995 (1995-02-28) 0V15/5215
38 16 "Un-American Graffiti" Joe Ann Fogle Leonard Gardner March 14, 1995 (1995-03-14) 0V16/5216
39 17 "Dirty Socks" Elodie Keene Larry Cohen March 21, 1995 (1995-03-21) 0V17/5217
40 18 "Innuendo" Mark Tinker Teleplay by: David Mills
Story by: Walon Green & David Mills
April 4, 1995 (1995-04-04) 0V18/5218
41 19 "Boxer Rebellion" Jorge Montesi Teleplay by: Walon Green, Ted Mann & Gardner Stern
Story by: Walon Green & Bill Clark
May 2, 1995 (1995-05-02) 0V19/5219
42 20 "The Bookie and Kooky Cookie" Mark Piznarski George D. Putnam May 9, 1995 (1995-05-09) 0V20/5220
43 21 "The Bank Dick" Michael M. Robin Victor Bumbalo May 16, 1995 (1995-05-16) 0V21/5221
44 22 "A.D.A. Sipowicz" Mark Tinker Teleplay by: Ted Mann, Gardner Stern & Nicholas Wootton
Story by: Steven Bochco & David Milch
May 23, 1995 (1995-05-23) 0V22/5222


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