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).
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
[1964, The Dutchman Nightclub. The band passes by John
Goodnight guys, goodnight Omar.
Young white man with a colored child. No day at the beach. You struggle through God knows what growin' him up. Don't give up now. You want your son back? You start writing. Do the work.
My whole life? That might take a while.
You like it? Your son walking past you like you don't exist?
What happens when I'm done?
You read it. Out loud. To another human being. Like me, for example.
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