NYPD Blue: Season 8, Episode 13

Flight of Fancy (3 Apr. 2001)

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A man caught carrying a cash register takes Andy and Danny to a body. Fancy is packing up to leave. His replacement alienates the squad before he's even left.



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Episode credited cast:
Det. Danny Sorenson (as Rick Schroder)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Langdon Bensing ...
Det. Vance
Officer Baxter
Lynette DuPree ...
Sara Fisher (as Lynette DuPre)
Ricky Harris ...


A man caught carrying a cash register takes Andy and Danny to a body. Fancy is packing up to leave. His replacement alienates the squad before he's even left.

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Lt. Susan Dalto: [Dalto has just learned she has been reassigned] The Chief of D's just told me I've been reassigned.
Lt. Arthur Fancy: Oh, yeah? Where to?
Lt. Susan Dalto: He didn't say. I guess someone with more juice than I have arranged this. I guarantee I'll find out who did this to me and they will pay.
Lt. Arthur Fancy: And I'd like to know how a supervisor alienates an entire squad in less than 48 hours. A squad who've shown they can deal with anything thrown at them. Meanwhile, you can start your 'investigation' by using the phone in the captain's office ...
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The Badges leave the station ... and me too ! (dvd)
19 July 2014 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

At last, my DVD have run out ! no more original episodes without subtitles ! This season stays at the same level since Jimmy's departure, in other words very, very average and close to boring.

I don't know if NYPD is a cheap show or if it's for the sake of realism but after 4 seasons, i'm just tired to see the same old station, the same bits of tenements, bar or streets : it's supposed to happen in NYC but the city is limited to those drunken shots that runs seconds…

If i can pick the skeleton of this show, i'd say it has 3 fields : 1) the detective cases 2) the station life 3) the private life of certain detectives

This year, 1) was terrible ! No cases were interesting or moving, except maybe 8.19 when Sipowicz and Medeavoy disguise into grandpas !

3) had maybe some stuff as having Sorenson on the borderline brings a bit pulse to lethargic plots : Diane's choice of attraction was really poor as totally unoriginal : the new good looking detective, the doctor ! For something punchy, i would have paired her with Andy as they both lose spouses ! Instead Andy got his dreadful ex-wife !

2) offers the best moments : Connie was indeed a bursting recruit and the squad took 3 departures (i count Sorenson here along with Diane and Captain Fancy). It was cool to see their chats, their secrets, their help between partners as I wish to meet the same altruism in my work. Each leave was different : public for Fancy, intimate for Diane and unexpected for Sorenson, but every one was really moving thanks to this fantastic cast ! That's why i pick 8.13 as best episode this year: losing a comprehensive boss for a psycho one was totally accurate as I lived this also. So it was funny to see Andy and Fancy battles with their own female octopus !

Bye, 15th squad maybe see you on syndication but never more on DVD, and that's my confess !

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