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Belker goes undercover at a pawn shop after getting tip from Eddie Gregg, who wants to be a snitch. LaRue and Washington have difficulty get an autopsy from an overworked coroner. Chief Daniels forces Furillo to open an investigation on the kidnapping of the governor's dog. Faye gets put in jail for contempt of court after arguing a traffic ticket. Written by Anonymous

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The title comes from the English idiom "the hair of the dog that bit you", used to refer to alcohol that is consumed with the aim of lessening the effects of a hangover. See more »

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Worthy episode
27 May 2015 | by (The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left) – See all my reviews

Belker (Bruce Weitz in first-rate growly form) goes undercover at a pawn shop. LaRue (an excellent Kiel Martin) and Washington (a fine Taureen Blacque) have trouble getting an autopsy report from overworked coroner Wally Nydorf (ably played with rip-snorting irascible brio by Pat Worley). Chief Daniels (a supremely smarmy Jon Cypher) makes Furillo (Daniel J. Travanti, splendid as ever) open an investigation on the kidnapping of the governor's dog.

Director Gregory Hoblit keeps the involving story moving along at a brisk pace and maintains a generally serious tone throughout. The whole plot about the missing canine perfectly illustrates the everyday absurdities that Furillo and the rest of the department on Hill Street are forced to contend with on a regular basis while the business with the coroner makes a valid point on how hard and stressful it can be for city workers who aren't given enough fiscal and personal support from their superiors. Nick Savage has a hilarious bit as the pickpocket, who this time tells Belker that his name is Curtis Interuptus. Ken Foree shines as angry murder suspect Bubba Edwards. Moreover, there are sound guest contributions from Charles Levin as eager snitch Eddie Gregg, David Caruso as hotheaded Irish gang leader Tommy Mann, Tinidad Silva as smartalec Martinez, and Helen Shaver as the hot to trot Theresa.


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