Furillo breaks the news of Esterhaus's death. Bates is given serious consideration for Sergeant. Coffey's girlfriend is sexually assaulted. Belker goes undercover as a truck driver to try and catch thieves that are stealing poultry.

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Furillo breaks the news of Esterhaus's death. Bates is given serious consideration for Sergeant. Coffey's girlfriend is sexually assaulted. Belker goes undercover as a truck driver to try and catch thieves that are stealing poultry.

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The title is a common expression and famously what the author Ernest Hemmingway used as a definition for "guts". See more »

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Capt. Frank Furillo: I don't have too many words, people... It's gonna be a difficult day. I know the caution Phil would urge on you: be careful out there.
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Very strong and touching episode
30 March 2016 | by (The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left) – See all my reviews

Furillo (Daniel J. Travanti, superb as usual) breaks the news to everyone at the station that Esterhaus has died and gets named executor of his death. Bates (a terrific Betty Thomas) is considered as a replacement for Esterhaus as roll call sergeant. Belker (a fine Bruce Weitz) works undercover as a truck driver. Coffey (excellent from from Ed Marinaro) has trouble coping with the fact that his girlfriend Sandy (a brave and moving performance by Linda Hamilton) was raped.

The way various people deal with the passing of Esterhaus gives this episode a wrenching poignancy, with even the usually slimy and reprehensible Daniels (a sturdy Jon Cypher) showing a more humane and pragmatic side for once and Belker suffering an awful automotive mishap on the job after he cracks under the pressure. Coffey's frustration over what happened to Sandy hits the potent dramatic bull's eye as well. Moreover, there are sterling guest contributions from Jane Kazmarek as spunky new cop Pitsky, Trinidad Silva as the swaggering Martinez, and Barbara Babcock as the distraught and elegant Grace Gardner, who has a real doozy of a funny, yet affecting scene in which she reveals to Furillo that Esterhaus died of a heart attack while making love to her.


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