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Air Date: January 31st, 1993

Network: NBC

Series Summary
Detectives investigate homicide cases in inner-city Baltimore.

Rating: TV14

Genres: Crime drama


  • Season 7 - Episode 22 : Forgive Us Our Trespasses May 21, 1999

    The possible release of the Internet murder suspect leads Bayliss to soul-search over his future; Al reflects on his career; Munch and Billie Lou take a step.

  • Season 7 - Episode 21 : The Why Chromosome May 14, 1999

    Sheppard and Ballard investigate the death of a teen gang member; Munch tries to help Billie Lou's friend by visiting her abusive ex-boyfriend.

  • Season 7 - Episode 20 : Lines of Fire May 7, 1999

    Mike Giardello takes charge of a hostage situation when a father (Ron Eldard) holds his children captive in their home.

  • Season 7 - Episode 19 : Identity Crisis Apr 30, 1999

    Falsone's knowledge of Italian culture may lead to a suspect in the death of a habitual barbecuer; high-heel footprints trail from a fatal robbery.

  • Season 7 - Episode 18 : Self Defense Apr 9, 1999

    City politicians pull Giardello into the investigation of an affluent citizen's shooting death; without a partner, Lewis chases a violent burglar.

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  • The quality of talent in front of the camera matches the high standards behind the scenes. As a cop ensemble, the Homicide squad has the spice, dry wit and ethnic diversity of the "Hill Street Blues" crew, with even more eccentricities and a heightened sense of realism. Like the New York partners in "Law & Order," the Baltimore detectives grind it out with street-tested police procedures. [29 Jan 1993, p.55] Show More

  • It has the best tough-guy dialogue around and an acting ensemble that's ferociously effective. Face it: Homicide is a killer. Show More

  • Even viewers who feel they've been copped and robbered to death by TV will find this highly juiced blend of bright writing and dark motif hard to turn off.[31 Jan 1993, p.D1] Show More

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Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series