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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Filial Duty |
While investigating the murder of an old lady, Cagney learns that her dad has been hospitalized.
|Dec. 02, 1985|
|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 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 Play It Again, Santa |
Cagney goes undercover with detective Jonah Newman to investigate a series of disappearing Santa Clauses.
|Dec. 23, 1985|
|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Extradition |
Cagney and Lacey get a sweetheart trip - to Los Angeles to bring back a bail jumper
|May. 05, 1986|
|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 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 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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