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NYPD Blue, the first cop show to really up the ante since co-creator Steven Bochco’s Hill Street Blues, was going strong early in season one.  Bochco, along with David Milch, had brought to the small screen a procedural that also focused on character, and a spate of writers and character actors that gave the show its home-grown feel.  Round five of our episode-by-episode recap is no practical joke.

Season 1, Episode 5

Emission Accomplished

Original Air Date: October 19th, 1993

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times now, we’re still not quite into what will become the normal groove for the show.  Part of that entails three teams of detectives, working as partners, who catch cases as they come in, usually focusing on two cases per episode.  Since we’re not quite there, there have been a lot of detectives just kinda wandering around the squad room, some with file folders, »

- Jimmy Callaway

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