NYPD Blue 5/20/03

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  1. Ivan Lindenfeld

    Ivan Lindenfeld Second Unit

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    Please merge if I missed the thread.

    This was a great episode and the ending was completely shocking. Anyone not watching Hitler tonight?

    I actually had more fun watching this than 24 and 24 was very enjoyable.

    Can I get high five here?
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Yep, for shocker endings, NYPD Blue beat anything I've seen this season. And it was all the more shocking because it didn't come out of nowhere; there'd been several previous episodes building up to it.

    M.
     
  3. Rollie

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    I haven't watched Blue in a couple of seasons. I just happened to tune into the finale, and the ending COMPLETELY took me by surprise.

    Now I'm looking forward to the Law & Order finale!
     
  4. Ken Chan

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    Unfortunately, I had already heard that Esai Morales might/will leave the show, plus I saw a commercial where Rita shoots through a window. Since she didn't plug John [​IMG] (for being such a lucky bastard) I put two and two together....

    Good show. Medavoy poem was ridiculous!

    //Ken
     
  5. Scott Van Dyke

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    Yeah, what an ending. I'll give you props for the thread, Ivan. Anyway, it seems they need a new capt. every couple of seasons. That Doctor chick that John is do-ing is super fine.[​IMG]
     
  6. Randy Tennison

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    Damn, I hope Esai doesn't leave. I like his character a lot.

    Plus, his line, "Goodnight, Reverend" almost made me fall of the couch laughing.

    The shooting was pretty telegraphed on the show. I was sitting there thinking "Man, that guys gonna pull a gun", but then, when he stepped over to put another one in the Lt., and Rita shot him, that was the shocker!

    This is probably my favorite show on TV.
     
  7. todd s

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    Did they ever really explain why John left Rita??
     
  8. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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  9. Ivan Lindenfeld

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    Both Esai Morales and Rita going off show? I hope not. I was just getting really comfy with Morales and he was more of a natural in the role than James MacDonald, I thought. Rita was pretty and all but she's no Charlotte. [​IMG] Don't fell like I knew her that well.

    My wife and I have a game (which would probably be a drinking game if she weren't pregnant) that whenever Charlotte looks longingly into Andy's eyes we say "Way too hot for Andy!" I got that from an entertainment writer on TVGuide.com or Newsweek, I don't recall exactly.

    Losing two more Latinos though...whassupwitdat!? [​IMG]
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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  11. Karl_Luph

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    Thanks for the thread Ivan, this is one of my favorite shows.What can you say, except another fantastic episode from everyone. I think Andy's reaction summed it all up about Greg's speech lol! I guess I'm alone in wanting Rita to stay, she'd make someone very happy. So I guees the wedding's on hold til next season?
     
  12. Randy Tennison

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    I think after saving Lt.'s life (or did she???), Rita will probably stick around.

    The wedding will probably be the first episode of the new season, when we also find out if the Lt. makes it.

    I just hope they let Andy have some happiness, and don't screw with his wife and children any more.
     
  13. StephenK

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    I second everyone, great episode. My only complaint being that I guessed the wheelchair bit due to an episode of Monk. Not that it hampered my enjoyment. Ending was a shocker.

    I hope Esai Morales doesn't leave, he was a great replacement.

    Now we only have to wait until the middle of next season til ABC starts showing new episodes [​IMG] This show does not the respect it deserves!
     
  14. Carl Miller

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    I'm glad I didn't see the previews! The thought crossed my mind he'd pull a gun but then I said nah...Still surprised me somewhat.

    I think NYPD Blue is at it's all-time peak with this cast and I'd hate to see any of them leave.
     
  15. Michael Reuben

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  16. Jim Douglas

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    Maybe if Rita leaves Diane can come back [​IMG] I think she will decide to stay after all is said and done. The ending really surprised me though. Great stuff.
    Jim
     
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    Wow!

    I'm also glad I didn't see any ad that would have ruined that moment for me. I also hope they don't get rid of the captain. He's done the best job, and is one of my favorite characters as far as him being so comfortable in his role and all..

    Thumbs up!
     
  18. Lee L

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    I was shocked at the ending although I could see something building Fraker. I guess I don't watch anything in HD on ABC except Blue so I skipped all the spoiler commercials on my PVR.
     
  19. PaulHeroy

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    I watch from recordings on my UTV, so not only did I not see an ad for the finale, I didn't even realize when I watched it (today at lunch) that it was the season finale. So the double shooting was a big shock to me -- I exclaimed loudly when the Cpt. was shot. I agree that Morales has been very good so I'm pulling for a recovery.

    Also, on the John & Rita breakup Michael R. summarized it very well. While there may not have been a "speech" per se, there was a particular scene a few episodes back where Rita made it clear that she wanted John to confide in her and let her help him deal with at least some aspects of his father's death. John completely shut her out, and then closed the door on their relationship. It was one of those things that's tough to watch because you see somebody put a foot on a path that they don't have to take, but in an adversarial situation (arguing with Rita) stick to it until the self destructive end. (Not like we haven't seen that a thousand times on the show.)

    On another matter, as a long time admirer of dark eyes and hair, I have to vote for Rita over Connie though they are both very lovely women. [​IMG]
     
  20. Ken Chan

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    The person in charge of the detectives is a lieutenant, not a captain. They've actually shown the captain a few times. He's usually in uniform, and is in charge of the entire station, officers and detectives. At least that's the way it is on all the NYPD shows (including L&O).

    //Ken
     

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