Mar. 25, 1982
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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Cagney & Lacey

Mary Beth Lacey and Christine Cagney are partnered detectives in the NYPD. Cagney is tough, Lacey is sensitive. They are both women! Lt. Al Waxman is the boss. Vic Isbecki and Mark Petrie are two male detectives who do not like women detectives. Groundbreaking series rarely resorting to car chases and shootouts, or any violence. The plots focused on their personal lives as well as the Police work.

Cagney & Lacey Season 5 (1985-1986)

5x01 5 5x01 On the Street
A teenager has run away from her wealthy home, preferring prostitution to Princeton. Cagney and Lacey need her to testify against her pimp
Sep. 30, 1985
5x02 5 5x02 Ordinary Hero
Cagney and Lacey have no trouble with a case, thanks to their star witness. Alas, he's an illegal alien, who can only stay in the country until the trial ends. When the baddy takes ...
Oct. 07, 1985
5x03 5 5x03 The Psychic
A psychic is hired to find a missing woman (hired by the family of the woman). Cagney senses trouble.
Oct. 21, 1985
5x04 5 5x04 Lottery
After the New York State Lottery has paid out millions, here comes another ticket. Somebody has a fake, but who? In the B story, Harvey and Mary Beth must face an IRS audit
Oct. 28, 1985
5x05 5 5x05 Entrapment
Cagney and Lacey try to nail drug dealer Mansfield. But their case rests on Chris' unsubstantiated conversation with him. Mary Beth would rather go bowling than lie, but she has to ...
Nov. 04, 1985
5x06 5 5x06 The Clinic
Cagney and Lacey escort a poor Latina to an abortion clinic, as she's afraid to run the gauntlet of protestors. When the clinic is firebombed and someone dies, it becomes murder. When ...
Nov. 11, 1985
5x07 5 5x07 Mothers & Sons
There's good evidence against a suspect, but his mother insists that he was at home with her. As long as the suspect has an alibi, he's all right
Nov. 25, 1985
5x08 5 5x08 Filial Duty
While investigating the murder of an old lady, Cagney learns that her dad has been hospitalized.
Dec. 02, 1985
5x09 5 5x09 Old Ghosts
Cagney sees a robbery in progress, gives chase, loses the perp, and then gets into trouble because she didn't catch the guy. She doesn't like being accused of cowardice. Brother Brian ...
Dec. 09, 1985
5x10 5 5x10 Power
Samuels' absence gives Cagney a chance to shine as temporary commander. Inspector Knelman gives her her orders - put Lacey on maternity leave. This is considered a classic episode because ...
Dec. 16, 1985
5x11 5 5x11 Play It Again, Santa
Cagney goes undercover with detective Jonah Newman to investigate a series of disappearing Santa Clauses.
Dec. 23, 1985
5x12 5 5x12 Rebukes (aka The Rapist)
Cagney's temporary partner becomes obsessed with a rape investigation and her personal involvement leads to tragedy.
Jan. 06, 1986
5x13 5 5x13 Act of Conscience
While Lacey is on maternity leave, Cagney is assigned a controversial new partner - a detective who finked on some crooked cops.
Jan. 13, 1986
5x14 5 5x14 DWI
To gain more command experience, Cagney commands the night shift, with its own bunch of wackos. The cop case is a hit-and-run drunken driver. Cagney must convince the driver's girlfriend ...
Jan. 20, 1986
5x15 5 5x15 The Gimp
Handicapped people are being robbed, and a wheelchair activist wants the NYPD to do something about it. Cagney goes undercover by appearing as a handicapped individual in a wheelchair ...
Jan. 27, 1986
5x16 5 5x16 Family Connections
This is sometimes referred to as Cagney & Lacey's ""Lucy and Ethel"" episode for its comedic touches. At last, Lacey has baby Alice. (It did seem like the longest pregnancy on record, ...
Feb. 10, 1986
5x17 5 5x17 Post Partum
A West Point cadet is facing court martial and refuses to talk because of his honor code. David Keeler is sure that the cadet is innocent, so Chris goes up to help out. Lacey has a ...
Feb. 17, 1986
5x18 5 5x18 The Man Who Shot Trotsky
In a sequel to #62,Cagney and a back-on-duty-again Lacey go after Mansfield again. Cagney's informant is a street-smart Hispanic youth - is he tough enough to handle Mansfield?
Mar. 03, 1986
5x19 5 5x19 Exit Stage Centre
An actress in a play has died, and it appears to be suicide. However, when the ladies start digging around, they discover that everybody in the play hates everybody else - plenty of ...
Mar. 10, 1986
5x20 5 5x20 Capitalism
A Cambodian lawyer who specialized in helping his fellow countrymen is killed. Further investigation reveals that he made a lot of money off other Cambodian's misfortunes.
Apr. 07, 1986
5x21 5 5x21 Extradition
Cagney and Lacey get a sweetheart trip - to Los Angeles to bring back a bail jumper
May. 05, 1986
5x22 5 5x22 A Safe Place
A thief gets more than he expected, when the goods include plutonium. He needs to be caught quickly, so that his radiation sickness can be treated
May. 12, 1986
5x23 5 5x23 Model Citizen
A labor leader is killed. Once again, the victim seems to have led a blameless life, yet someone wanted him dead.
May. 25, 1986
5x24 5 5x24 Parting Shots
A labor leader is killed. Once again, the victim seems to have led a blameless life, yet someone wanted him dead. In the B plot, Cagney's niece (who we met in #78) comes for a visi ...
May. 26, 1986
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