Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 1, Episode 1

Gone for Goode (31 Jan. 1993)

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The team investigate a woman who appears to be murdering her husbands for the insurance money.

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Leonard Jackson ...
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Jerry Jempsen's Ex-wife
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The team investigate a woman who appears to be murdering her husbands for the insurance money.

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The opening scene and closing scene of the series share the identical dialogue between two detectives. The first scene of the first episode of the series opens with Detectives Steve Crosetti Jon Polito and Meldrick Lewis Clark Johnson who are walking through a block in Fells Point a waterfront neighborhood in Baltimore city. They are looking for the murder weapon and/or clues for a new murder case. The hour is late. Crosetti tells Lewis that he had just read in a book that stated, "You won't find what you're looking for. It's a mystery. Life is a mystery. Just accept it." Seven years later, in the last scene of the last episode of the series, Detective Rene Sheppard Michael Michele and Meldrick Lewis are searching for clues to a murder in the same part of town. Sheppard tells Lewis that you won't find what you're looking for, life is a mystery, it always will be and you may as well accept it. See more »

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Detective Crosetti claims that at the moment of Abraham Lincoln's fatal gunshot wound, the only other people in the theater box were John Wilkes Booth and Major Rathbone. He omits mention of Mary Todd Lincoln and Clara Harris. See more »

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Det. Meldrick Lewis: [Two Baltimore homicide, Detectives Steve Crosetti & Meldrick Lewis walk slowly along a street with Belgian block pavers along the waterfront of Fells Point. Both detectives are walking slowly, heads down, searching for a murder weapon that was recently fired. Another name has been added to the Baltimore city homicide tally. They illuminate their path with flashlights. The area has grown quiet now that the bar patrons are now home and tucked in for the night. Lewis longs to be there himself] ...
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Dallas Cowboys 52,Buffalo Bills 17
8 May 2008 | by (Topeka,Kansas,USA) – See all my reviews

The afore-mentioned final score was from Super Bowl XXVII,which was the event that this,the premiere episode of this awesome and ground-breaking show piggy-backed on,the evening of January 31,1993.That would add this show to a select(and perhaps infamous)fraternity of shows that have gotten their christening voyage on that un-official American holiday("The A*Team", "Airwolf" and "The Wonder Years" would count among them). A little trivia for ya there.

I recall watching this show on that evening as somewhat of a curiosity,since I was more into the game that night and knew only a token amount of info about the show itself. I recall watching the first half and half-time show(featuring a bizarre lip-synching that occurred halfway through Michael JAckson's halftime show)at a local bar--The Dugout I believe was the name if I recall correctly--which was something for me because I just reached legal drinking age earlier that month,before going back to my college campus apartment to finish the game. The game was a blow-out,but I figured I'd stick around to catch the show on after it,primarily due to the small amount of knowledge about the show I'd had coming in(i.e. produced by Barry Levinson,co-stars Belzer and Beatty)was positive. When I did,I recall that while I wasn't enraptured with it,it was intriguing enough for me to want to catch the next show,which was run the following Tuesday.

I stayed with the initial run of the show for as long as I could that winter. I was impressed with the crispness of the dialog and the dry humor incorporated,but I believe the network's reticence to hold onto the show pretty much caused me to believe that the network was giving up on it(The four episode abortive mid-season filling shows the following year wouldn't inspire much confidence where that was concerned,either). Thankfully,that would SO NOT be the case.


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