Amsterdam overhears a homeless man, Mick, trying to report a homicide of his friend Ollie, also homeless, to Det. Santori. Mick mentions that Ollie was in AA, and wouldn't have ODed, as was the reported cause of death. Santori is less than sympathetic, and TASERs Mick when he becomes a little agitated. Amsterdam takes over the case, and discovers that Ollie was a musician (a guitarist). He also finds that Ollie couldn't have injected himself, as the handedness was incorrect. Further investigation finds clues to a new homeless shelter that has just opened across the street from the park where Ollie died, as well as near the AA meetings where he attended. This brings back memories for Amsterdam of how he got involved with AA (15,000+ days sober). Written by
Did You Know?
John states that he left home in 1620 when he was 14. But in the episode "Golden Boy", as he's filling out a form during World War II with his 20th century bio, he says his real name and birthdate, in 1607. This means he was only 12 or 13 when he left home. See more
[talking about an AA step where your share your story with someone
Something happens when you do this. I... I would have given the moon to the person who heard mine.