Brooklyn South: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (22 Sep. 1997)

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At the 74th Precicnt in South Brooklyn, a typical day begins with a sudden bloodbath when a deranged gunman opens fire on policeman and random civilians outside the station, killing and ... See full summary »

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At the 74th Precicnt in South Brooklyn, a typical day begins with a sudden bloodbath when a deranged gunman opens fire on policeman and random civilians outside the station, killing and wounded several before being wounded and taken into custody where he dies from his wounds. Because of the nature and race-related killings (the shooter, Dashawn Hopkins, is black and all the victims were white) prompts the killer's civil activist/black racist sister, Mavis, to team up with a local fanatic civil rights preacher, Basil Matheson, to insist that an investigation be launched to find out who "murdered" Hopkins. Patrol Sergeant Francis Donovan, tries to keep the situation together while consulting Officer Ann-Marie Kersey who's detective boyfriend was one of the victims. Unknown to everyone, Donovan is revealed to be an informant for the hated Internal Affairs Bureau over some past issues involving his father. Meanwhile, the new transfer, Officer Phil Roussakoff, is partnered with the ... Written by Anonymous

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This was the very first television episode (and only one of this series) to be rated TV-MA. See more »

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The shadow of the boom mic is glimpsed on the sidewalk as Doyle is subduing Hopkins to the ground. See more »

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Reverend Basil Matheson: Sergeant Santoro, were you in that roll call room when Dashawn Hopkins expired?
Sgt. Richard Santoro: In what capacity are you asking that question, Reverend?
Reverend Basil Matheson: In my capacity as an African American community leader.
Sgt. Richard Santoro: Well, until I've been notified to the contrary Reverend, the investigation into this morning's events is not to be conducted by community leaders.
Mavis Hopkins: [livid] Well, maybe that's the problem since you honkeys killed my brother!
Reverend Basil Matheson: Look, I'll tell you something, Sergeant. Regardless of who was conducting the ...
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