The Old and the Dead

Both Detectives Bolander and Howard return to work on the same day. Kay Howard obsesses over the relocation of her desk while she was out and refuses to assist Pembleton until it has been moved back, but changes her mind after the murderer unexpectedly walks in and confesses. Meanwhile, Bolander and Munch use the "good cop/bad cop" routine to solve the brutal murder of two elderly wealthy people. Bayliss & Felton tackle the case of a skeleton found by a dog digging in a neighbor's backyard, and Lt. Gee hopes for a promotion after leaking to the press the corruption of...

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metsfan25 posted 9 months ago

Howard and Bolander return to work. Proving to herself that she can handle the job, Kay solves one of Pembleton’s cases without leaving her desk. Giardello convinces Colonel Granger that the building's plumbing must be fixed. Granger sends in Cooder Plumbing to do the work. Shortly thereafter, the fixtures break and flood the bathroom. Giardello discovers that the Cooders are Granger's in-laws, and that they have been double billing the City. After confronting Granger, he leaks the information to the newspapers. Because of the nepotism scandal, Granger is forced into early retirement and Barnfather is promoted to Colonel. Giardello expects the empty captain position to be given to him, but Russert is named to the position. Giardello is angry because he believed in the system.

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