List of The District episodes

This is a list of all episodes of the television police drama series The District.

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
123October 7, 2000 (2000-10-07)May 19, 2001 (2001-05-19)
222September 29, 2001 (2001-09-29)May 18, 2002 (2002-05-18)
322September 28, 2002 (2002-09-28)May 17, 2003 (2003-05-17)
422September 27, 2003 (2003-09-27)May 1, 2004 (2004-05-01)

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2000–01)Edit

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11"Pilot"Terry GeorgeTerry GeorgeOctober 7, 2000 (2000-10-07)14.60[1]
Jack Mannion becomes the new chief of police in Washington, D.C., but he's met with hostility by Joe Noland, who feels more deserving of the promotion.
22"Dirty Laundry"Terry GeorgeTerry GeorgeOctober 14, 2000 (2000-10-14)13.70[1]
Mannion is pressured by a congressman's chief of staff to solve the murder of a rich college kid in Georgetown.
33"Worst Block"Richard ComptonHans BeimlerOctober 21, 2000 (2000-10-21)12.10[1]
Mannion attempts to clean up the most crime-infested block in D.C., while Temple is accused of pushing a drug dealer in front of a car and a woman claims to be Ricky's aunt, to Ella's shock.
44"Surveillance"Sarah Pia AndersonMeredith StiehmOctober 28, 2000 (2000-10-28)13.50[1]
Mannion angers veteran officers when he shifts their day shifts to evening in order to reduce crime. In the meantime, McGregor thinks the chief is investigating him and Ella is challenged for custody of Ricky.
55"The Real Terrorist"Michael WatkinsMichael DalyNovember 4, 2000 (2000-11-04)13.70[1]
The police are ordered by the FBI to participate in a rehearsal for a possible terrorist attack. In other events, a teen goes on a killing spree after escaping a detention facility, Ella fears losing Ricky in a custody hearing and Nick goes on a date with Helen.
66"How They Lived"Oz ScottPam VeaseyNovember 11, 2000 (2000-11-11)12.30[1]
Mannion disciplines several officers caught stealing on the job who are needed for riot control when Fidel Castro visits D.C. along with a Cuban general who killed exiles in a bombing. Meanwhile, Ella's custody case comes to an end.
77"Imperfect Victims"Richard LewisTerry George & Lynn Marie LathamNovember 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)13.90[1]
Ella worries what will happen to Ricky when he testifies against his father in court for murdering the boy's mother. In the meantime, Temple attempts to convince a rape victim to testify against the rapist and Nick discovers evidence against the mayor.
88"The Jackal"Sandy SmolanTerry George & Aaron IversonNovember 25, 2000 (2000-11-25)14.70[1]
A criminal is stalking elderly people, emptying their bank accounts and murdering them. In other events, the mayor comes clean about his past and Ella isn't sure whether to accept a date offer.
99"Pot Scrubbers"Stephen CraggPam VeaseyDecember 9, 2000 (2000-12-09)12.90[1]
Mannion attempts to arrest a dealer giving drugs to rich executives, while his ex-wife Sherry arrives with bad news.
1010"The Santa Wars"Sandy SmolanStory by : Terry George & Hans Beimler
Teleplay by : Linda Gase & Sadhbh Walshe & Scott Williams
December 16, 2000 (2000-12-16)13.40[1]
Two groups of Santas fight over the best corners for charity. In the meantime, Mannion is threatened by an anonymous phone caller claiming to have been mistreated in the past, a truck of Christmas merchandise is stolen and a high-ranking senator is arrested for drinking and driving.
1111"The D.C. Strangler"Kevin DowlingHans Beimler & Jack MapleJanuary 6, 2001 (2001-01-06)13.00[1]
Temple isn't sure he can lead an investigation to catch a serial killer strangling prostitutes after seeing the victims' bodies. Meanwhile, Mannion is pressured to hire a politically-correct candidate as district commander.
1212"Old Ghosts"Oz ScottTerry George & Sadhbh WalsheJanuary 20, 2001 (2001-01-20)13.60[1]
Mannion gets personally involved in a case when a woman asks him to find her husband. In the meantime, McGregor threatens an ex-IRA gunman who's in D.C. for peace talks.
1313"Vigilante"Peter MarkleScott WilliamsFebruary 3, 2001 (2001-02-03)13.63[1]
Mannion looks for a vigilante killing men convicted of child molestation, while Ella discovers that a neighbor is a former sex offender.
1414"Rage Against the Machine"Damon SantostefanoLinda GaseFebruary 10, 2001 (2001-02-10)13.50[1]
Mannion tries to reunite a boy with his imprisoned mother. In other events, McGregor attempts to protect a woman from her stalker, a female reporter follows Mannion to write his profile and Temple has doubts about his forthcoming wedding.
1515"The Most Dangerous Job"Rod HolcombAaron IversonFebruary 17, 2001 (2001-02-17)14.30[1]
Mannion promises to give cabbies better protection when a cab driver shoots a passenger he thought tried to rob him. Meanwhile, a new US attorney proves to be controversial and McGregor is jealous of Nancy getting flowers from a secret admirer.
1616"A Southern Town"Rick RosenthalPam VeaseyFebruary 24, 2001 (2001-02-24)13.80[1]
Mannion heads to New York to attend -- and hopefully stop -- his ex-wife's wedding, while a former cop accuses Noland of covering up a 30-year-old case involving a politician's son.
1717"New World"Jerry LevineSadhbh WalsheMarch 10, 2001 (2001-03-10)13.10[1]
A Vietnamese businessman and former colonel is suspected of running a sex-slave operation using kidnapped Asian girls, one of whom is found dead. In other events, Ricky won't tell Ella why he doesn't want to go to school and a confrontation ensues when McGregor is reluctant to acknowledge his relationship with Nancy.
1818"Night Moves"Kevin DowlingPam VeaseyApril 7, 2001 (2001-04-07)TBA
Mannion attempts to take down the leader of a vicious gang who shot a rival and make a suspected arsonist confess to setting a fire in a nearby park. Meanwhile, Nick is robbed and assaulted in his home and 911 operators threaten to quit unless their demands are met.
1919"The Agony and the Ecstasy"Oz ScottLinda GaseApril 21, 2001 (2001-04-21)13.80[1]
Mannion discovers that his girlfriend is supplying his son with an illegal drug, while Nancy is forced to admit that she had a one-night stand with a stranger after her gun is stolen.
2020"Running Towards Fire"Terry GeorgeTerry GeorgeApril 28, 2001 (2001-04-28)13.20[1]
An off-duty white cop shoots an undercover black cop in the back during a stakeout.
2121"Don't Fence Me In"Sandy SmolanStory by : Jim Chory
Teleplay by : Michael Daly & Jack Maple
May 5, 2001 (2001-05-05)12.70[1]
While undercover in a fencing operation, Temple attempts to catch criminals on tape bringing in stolen property. In other events, Mannion helps a psychic find the President's runaway dog and Nick gets in trouble for using Mannion's name to keep an old firehouse from being torn down.
2222"Fools Russian: Part 1"Rick RosenthalScott WilliamsMay 12, 2001 (2001-05-12)11.10[1]
The FBI investigates Mannion after he makes contact with an old informant from the Russian mafia about a bank robbery where two ex-cops were killed. Meanwhile, Temple's fiancee is shot during an attack in the hospital and Ella discovers her cancer has returned.
2323"Fools Russian: Part 2"Rick RosenthalHans BeimlerMay 19, 2001 (2001-05-19)13.00[1]
The mayor suspends Mannion as the FBI continues to investigate the chief's ties to Russian mafia. In the meantime, Temple comes back to work too early after his fiancee's murder -- endangering himself and several other officers -- and Ella goes through a mastectomy. Eventually, McGregor was killed.

Season 2 (2001–02)Edit

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241"Lost and Found"Jim CharlestonPam VeaseySeptember 29, 2001 (2001-09-29)11.80[1]
Mannion is pressured to find a congressman's missing aide. In other events, Temple is partnered with Kevin Debreno and Ella comes back to work following her chemotherapy.
252"Foreign Affair"David JacksonReed SteinerOctober 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)11.90[1]
Temple and Debreno look for the source of a new heroin that's hitting the streets, while Mannion's son has his sentencing hearing.
263"Night Shift (a.k.a. Backfire)"Julian ChojnackiJohn WirthOctober 13, 2001 (2001-10-13)12.40[1]
Nancy returns to patrol and investigates the shooting death of a man who's allegedly the victim of a carjacking ring. In the meantime, a poisonous snake is loose in police headquarters.
274"The Project"Deran SarafianLinda GaseOctober 20, 2001 (2001-10-20)12.10[1]
Mannion moves to a violent housing project to investigate a woman's murder in the courtyard. In other events, Noland confronts a friend about his odd behavior on the force, and Debreno attempts to talk Temple into taking the fall for a car accident Debreno caused.
285"To Serve and Protect"Oz ScottReed Steiner & Andrew DettmannOctober 27, 2001 (2001-10-27)11.90[1]
Noland returns to a missing persons case he investigated eight years ago when the body of a five-year-old boy is found. Meanwhile, Nancy gets involved in a domestic-abuse case, Ella is unable to fire an employee for budgetary reasons and Nick tries to talk Mannion into running for mayor.
296"Meltdown"Kevin DowlingPam Veasey & Jonathan LiscoNovember 3, 2001 (2001-11-03)11.30[1]
A 7-year-old boy shoots two of his fellow students with a gun that was confiscated in a buy-back program. Meanwhile, Temple thinks a friend might be on drugs again and a woman puts a curse on Mannion for arresting her husband.
307"Bulldog's Ghost"Rick RosenthalJohn Wirth & Michael OstrowskiNovember 10, 2001 (2001-11-10)13.70[1]
Mannion discovers a possible conspiracy as he investigates the murder of a homeless Vietnam vet who had been reported missing in action.
318"Tug of War"Robert MandelReed Steiner & Jason WilbornNovember 24, 2001 (2001-11-24)13.40[1]
Mannion goes after a ring of thieves who steal expensive purses and sell them on the black market after a woman is killed in one of their attacks. The chief must also deal with an ex-girlfriend who claims partial ownership of his boat.
329"Cop Hunt"Deran SarafianPam VeaseyDecember 1, 2001 (2001-12-01)13.40[1]
A woman claims to have been raped by a police officer who pulled her over for a traffic violation. While searching for the bad cop, Mannion is visited by his daughter, who has news about her future.
3310"Thursday"Jim CharlestonJohn Wirth & Linda GaseDecember 15, 2001 (2001-12-15)12.30[1]
When a cop drowns saving people from a submerged car, his fellow officers remember their last day with him.
3411"Russian Winter (a.k.a. The Russian Wars)"Sandy SmolanAndrew DettmannJanuary 12, 2002 (2002-01-12)10.10[1]
A Russian woman claims that Mannion's nemesis, Dimitri Putin, is trying to kill her and that Putin ordered her husband to murder McGregor. She also claims there's a hidden recording of Putin giving the order to kill the chief, so Mannion races to find the evidence, only to come face-to-face with his enemy.
3512"Twist of Hate"Rick RosenthalJonathan LiscoJanuary 26, 2002 (2002-01-26)9.30[1]
Mannion searches for the culprits who committed hate crimes at a mosque and Ella's apartment.
3613"This Too Shall Pass"Jim CharlestonAlan OrmsbyFebruary 2, 2002 (2002-02-02)12.30[1]
A local reporter's body is found in an abandoned building and the evidence suggests that a paraplegic is the murderer. Meanwhile, Mannion's daughter graduates from the police academy.
3714"Wasteland"Jerry LevineReed Steiner & Jason WilbornMarch 2, 2002 (2002-03-02)10.70[1]
A former teacher takes members of the Board of Education hostage and demands an investigation to determine if a local school is being contaminated by toxic waste.
3815"Daughter for Daughter"David JacksonGreggory NationsMarch 9, 2002 (2002-03-09)10.50[1]
Mannion's daughter is kidnapped by Dimitri Putin, who allegedly wants to trade her for his own daughter in a witness protection program.
3916"The Greenhouse Effect"Jim CharlestonMichael OstrowskiMarch 23, 2002 (2002-03-23)8.80[1]
A Congressman is killed in the alley behind Teddy R's restaurant and Mannion suspects she knows more than she's telling him. Meanwhile, Nancy is jealous when Brander's old female partner arrives.
4017"Still Life"Pam VeaseyJohn Wirth & Pam VeaseyApril 6, 2002 (2002-04-06)9.30[1]
Mannion investigates the theft of a $2 million Picasso painting from a local museum. In other events, Clive tells Ella a secret when she suspects her cancer is back and Nancy learns her mother is getting divorced.
4118"Shades of Gray"Jim ChoryJason WilbornApril 20, 2002 (2002-04-20)9.90[1]
Mannion is pressured to reinstate a politically-connected police commander he just demoted for his poor job performance, while Nancy is faced with possible discipline for injuring a suspect with her nightstick.
4219"Shell Game"Helen ShaverReed Steiner & Andrew DettmannApril 27, 2002 (2002-04-27)10.00[1]

Mannion asks Agency director Tom Gage (Beau Bridges) for information about the murder of a CIA agent who was working undercover, then questions Lisa Fabrizzi (Gloria Reuben), who was the last person to see the victim alive.

This episode begins a crossover with The Agency that concludes on "Doublecrossover".
4320"The Killing Point"Christopher TaylorJohn Wirth & Pam VeaseyMay 4, 2002 (2002-05-04)10.00[1]
Mannion tries to stop the execution of a man falsely accused of murder when a priest receives an anonymous letter revealing the whereabouts of the murder weapon. In the meantime, Ella struggles with whether to let Ricky visit his father in prison.
4421"Convictions"Craig T. NelsonGar Anthony HaywoodMay 11, 2002 (2002-05-11)10.00[1]
Debreno's past is used against him by a defense attorney bent on discrediting him in a case involving a diplomat's son arrested for dealing drugs.
4522"Payback"Jim CharlestonJohn Wirth & Linda GaseMay 18, 2002 (2002-05-18)8.90[1]
Mannion attempts to stop a gang war and ensure the release of two officers held captive by one of the gangs. In other events, Temple suffers the effects of smoking crack while undercover as a drug dealer and Ella receives a marriage proposal.

Season 3 (2002–03)Edit

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461"Resurrection"Oz ScottJohn WirthSeptember 28, 2002 (2002-09-28)10.30[1]
An aggressive U.S. attorney general pressures Noland to solve Mannion's disappearance after the chief is shot on his boat and falls overboard into the Potomac River. Little does everyone realize is that Mannion is in hiding to find out who's behind the shooting.
472"Oil and Water"Jim CharlestonJonathan LiscoOctober 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)11.10[1]
Still presumed dead, Mannion heads to Paris to follow the Government official he suspects is responsible for the attempt on his life. Meanwhile, back in D.C., Temple is pulled over for speeding and an officer finds cocaine in his car, but Temple swears the drugs are evidence he collected at a crime scene and forgot to turn in.
483"Explicit Activities"Sharron MillerPam VeaseyOctober 12, 2002 (2002-10-12)12.20[1]
Mannion attempts to toughen legislation against Internet child pornography when an 11-year-old girl, whose photo was on a porn site, is found dead. He also butts heads with a civil-rights attorney on a case where a cop is charged with using excessive force.
494"Drug Money"Christopher TaylorJason WilbornOctober 19, 2002 (2002-10-19)11.40[1]
Mannion investigates a series of robberies where pharmaceuticals, most of them for AIDS, are stolen. In other events, Temple worries about taking a random drug test since he failed to report using cocaine while undercover and Debreno is won by a mayoral candidate in a charity bachelor auction.
505"Faith"Jim ChoryPatricia GreenOctober 26, 2002 (2002-10-26)11.20[1]
Debreno's priest brother is shot by a sniper while performing a funeral service and the investigation leads to a lawsuit against another priest charged with sexual misconduct. Meanwhile, Nancy becomes obsessed with learning the identity of a young woman whose body she discovered.
516"Old Wounds"David JacksonPeter M. LenkovNovember 2, 2002 (2002-11-02)11.00[2]
Mannion gets another chance to capture a contract killer who eluded him 25 years ago when the chief learns the hitman is in D.C. In other events, Nancy gets hurt while pursuing a purse-snatcher and receives more bad news in the hospital, Kendall has to apologize for allowing her picture to be taken with a mayoral candidate who's critical of the police department and Ella begins to question whether she should get married.
527"The Second Man"Jerry LevineAlan OrmsbyNovember 9, 2002 (2002-11-09)12.90[2]
Noland shoots a college student he thought was going to rob a convenience store, but the investigation fails to turn up a weapon. To make things worse, Internal Affairs demands that Noland be suspended and the student's wealthy parents threaten to press charges.
538"Free-Fire Zone"Christopher TaylorDavid FallonNovember 16, 2002 (2002-11-16)9.70[2]
A reporter accuses Mannion of committing a war crime in Vietnam 32 years ago by ordering the execution of 18 innocent people and one of the chief's fellow soldiers confirms the story. Meanwhile, Temple and Debreno look for a 15-year-old boy they think is planning to commit murder to join a gang.
549"Return of the King"Jim CharlestonMichael OstrowskiNovember 23, 2002 (2002-11-23)11.20[2]
A boxing champion's wife is found murdered in her hotel room and Temple comes under suspicion due to a past relationship with the victim, who had been abused by her husband. In the meantime, a custodial worker is discovered to have a fake identity.
5510"Small Packages"Jim ChoryPeter M. LenkovDecember 14, 2002 (2002-12-14)10.00[2]
On Christmas, Temple and Debreno look for three men disguised as elves who stole a mission full of donations to help feed 2,000 homeless people, Mannion dresses as Santa and promises an 8-year-old boy that he'll bring his mother home from prison and Nancy and Brander find a baby in a manger scene.
5611"Goodbye, Jenny"Christopher TaylorPam Veasey & John WirthJanuary 18, 2003 (2003-01-18)10.50[2]
Mannion comforts a friend dying of AIDS. In other events, $500,000 worth of cocaine disappears from the evidence warehouse, Ella is sued by a man after saving him from a near-fatal fall and Temple isn't sure what to do when a woman in the gun lab comes onto him.
5712"Untouchable"David JacksonPatricia GreenJanuary 25, 2003 (2003-01-25)9.80[2]
A law student attempts to commit the perfect crime by killing a stranger, confessing to the murder and recanting the confession. Meanwhile, Nancy tries to figure out the identity of a dead girl found in an alley and Kendall tries to end her relationship with a married man.
5813"Sacrifices"Deran SarafianJonathan LiscoFebruary 1, 2003 (2003-02-01)10.20[2]
A suspected terrorist is brought in with a potentially deadly virus, putting headquarters in quarantine when the suspect infects Brander and Temple.
5914"Blindsided"Jim CharlestonPam Veasey & John WirthFebruary 8, 2003 (2003-02-08)10.60[2]
Mannion and Vanessa fly to Los Angeles and get carjacked. Meanwhile, back in D.C., Deputy Mayor Lockhart asks Debreno to help find a blackmailer with a scandalous videotape that could end her career, Kendall's ex-boyfriend threatens her and the mayor offers Ella a job.
6015"Back in the Saddle"Ricardo Mendez MattaPeter M. LenkovFebruary 15, 2003 (2003-02-15)10.90[2]
Debreno is assigned to protect a popular singer set to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors who's received a death threat. In other events, Mannion becomes a uniformed cop in order to lead by example and Clive argues with Ella over her turning down a job in the mayor's office without having a discussion first.
6116"Last Waltz"Jim ChoryDavid FallonFebruary 22, 2003 (2003-02-22)10.70[2]
Mannion's old partner arrives from New York and gets involved in a murder investigation. In the meantime, a woman scheduled to testify in a fatal shooting case in Chicago talks Debreno and Nancy into letting her visit her daughter first and Ella believes that an officer being hailed as a hero for rescuing a woman from a building burning isn't telling the whole truth.
6217"Where There's Smoke"Christopher TaylorMichael Daly & Brigid O'Connor MapleMarch 15, 2003 (2003-03-15)TBA
Mannion takes on a powerful city commissioner he believes is partially to blame for the cutbacks that have forced the chief to lay off officers. The move makes the mayor so upset he looks for an excuse to fire Mannion. Meanwhile, a congressional witness in a fraud trial claims that important documents were stolen from his hotel room and Nancy and Brander get hurt in an accident while pursuing a suspect.
6318"Bloodlines"Pam VeaseyStory by : Jasmine Love
Teleplay by : Greggory Nations
April 12, 2003 (2003-04-12)7.70[2]
Mannion trails a killer targeting interracial couples, one of whom is a black councilman married to a white woman. Back at the office, Ella finds evidence that implies an officer up for a commendation could be an arsonist. In the meantime, Nancy arrests her father for soliciting a prostitute and Temple helps a junkie kick his drug habit.
6419"Criminally Insane"Jim ChoryPatricia Green & Jonathan LiscoApril 26, 2003 (2003-04-26)10.20[2]
The mayor is more determined to have Mannion fired when a man is arrested and allegedly dies in custody because of an officer's failure to follow procedures. Things get even more intense when the mayor's mentally disturbed son disappears after two cops take him to a hospital.
6520"Rage"David JacksonDavid FallonMay 3, 2003 (2003-05-03)8.50[2]
The mayor blames Mannion for riots in the streets when the chief refuses to fire an officer accused of police brutality. In other events, a friend and informant of Temple's is injured during a drug deal and Ella's husband gives Mannion some alarming news.
6621"Ella Mae"Oz ScottStory by : Jason Wilborn
Teleplay by : Michael Ostrowski & Jasmine Love
May 10, 2003 (2003-05-10)11.10[2]
Mannion copes with Ella's death from a stroke, but it could bring hope to a boy waiting for a heart transplant. In the meantime, Mannion helps Clive look for Ricky and Temple and Debreno search for the man who shot one of their informants.
6722"Into the Sunset"Craig T. NelsonPeter M. LenkovMay 17, 2003 (2003-05-17)10.40[2]
Mannion goes west to take some rest from Ella's death and his recent dismissal. During a game of golf in Arizona, he finds a severed human finger on the course and brings it to a local sheriff, beginning an investigation that leads them to a Mexican drug lord and dirty cops. Meanwhile, back in D.C., Mannion's ex-wife Sherry meets Vanessa when she arrives at headquarters looking for him.

Season 4 (2003–04)Edit

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681"Jack's Back"Oz ScottPam Veasey & Peter M. LenkovSeptember 27, 2003 (2003-09-27)
Jack returns to D.C. to get his job back as chief of police, but the mayor has other ideas. In the meantime, Temple is arrested for a drug dealer's murder based on an eyewitness's testimony.
692"The Devil You Know..."James KeachPatricia GreenOctober 4, 2003 (2003-10-04)
Mannion's replacement as police chief makes an error in judgment that leads to the death of an innocent woman. Hoping to get his old job back, Mannion brings his team together to take down a notorious drug dealer, while Temple confronts Debreno about the latter's one-night stand.
703"Free Byrd"Rick RosenthalDavid FallonOctober 11, 2003 (2003-10-11)
An ex-convict is a suspect when his girlfriend is discovered to have fallen to her death from a third-story apartment window. In other events, Mannion tries to talk to Sherry into moving to Washington, D.C. and working for him and Temple sets a trap for a pair of police officers he suspects of using excessive force on suspects.
714"The Kindness of Strangers"Christopher TaylorBruce ZimmermanOctober 18, 2003 (2003-10-18)
Noland discovers that his 12-year-old niece had been contacted over the Internet by a pedophile who convinced her to run away and meet him, so the deputy chief races to find him, believing that the suspect had lured several other girls away and killed them. Meanwhile, Temple is picked on by two fellow officers for his part in bringing down a pair of violent cops.
725"Blind Eye"TBAJonathan LiscoOctober 25, 2003 (2003-10-25)
Mannion discovers an underground system of justice created in a neighborhood whose citizens are fed up with unfair treatment by the police and the courts. In the meantime, Temple hires a lawyer to defend him in a wrongful death suit and Nancy and Brander prepare for a test to become detectives.
736"Jupiter for Sale"TBATom SpezialyNovember 1, 2003 (2003-11-01)
The citizens of D.C. start to panic when a serial killer who murdered 11 people in 1985 but was never caught is reportedly behind a recent similar slaying. The reports seem to be accurate due to a letter allegedly written by the killer claiming responsibility. Noland brings in the former cop who originally worked on the case, but Mannion doesn't trust him.
747"A House Divided"Joe NapolitanoPeter M. LenkovNovember 8, 2003 (2003-11-08)
Mannion participates in a Civil War reenactment when a man playing a Confederate is shot and killed. The evidence suggests it was murder. Meanwhile, Vanessa confronts Sherry after one of her clients is wounded in a botched sting operation and Noland uncovers surprising news while tracing his ancrestry.
758"Acceptable Losses"Kevin DowlingJasmine LoveNovember 15, 2003 (2003-11-15)
Ricky and a friend end up in the hospital after they collapse during a birthday party. It seems the children accidentally ingested drugs, so Mannion tracks down the culprits. In the meantime, Brander pursues a man involved in an ATM robbery.
769"In God We Trust"Christopher TaylorAnthony SparksNovember 22, 2003 (2003-11-22)
Mannion sees a vision of the Virgin Mary on the window of his apartment building before money from a 46-year-old robbery falls from the sky. He soon realizes that a modern-day Robin Hood is at work when thousands of dollars worth of clothes also come tumbling down. Meanwhile, Temple's wrongful-death case goes to trial.
7710"Hollow Spaces"TBAAnthony SparksDecember 13, 2003 (2003-12-13)
The teen who received Ella's heart is suspected of robbing a gas station, but he swears he's innocent. In other events, Nancy and her mom are carjacked and the mayor refuses to pay the hefty damages awarded to Temple in his wrongful-death case.
7811"The Voice Inside"TBATBADecember 20, 2003 (2003-12-20)
An 8-year-old autistic girl won't talk after witnessing her parents' murder, so Mannion brings in a former hostage negotiator to bond with her. Meanwhile, Nancy suspects foul play when she receives a blood-stained dress from her dry cleaner that belongs to someone else.
7912"Breath of Life"TBATBAJanuary 17, 2004 (2004-01-17)
Brander discovers that the bloodied police officer he gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is gay and the injured cop's partner is suspected of doing little to help. The investigation reveals that the injury happened when a car hit the officer and sped away and Mannion trails the case to a college campus where he realizes that serious crimes are being ignored.
8013"Party Favors"TBATBAJanuary 24, 2004 (2004-01-24)
A lobbyist who had been working on a tell-all book about senators and congressmen trading votes for sexual favors is found hanging from a rope in her condo. The case gets personal for Mannion when he discovers that the woman's ghost writer is a disgraced journalist who was once engaged to the chief's daughter. In the meantime, Gwen gets arrested during a protest outside the offices of an HMO.
8114"a.k.a."TBATBAFebruary 7, 2004 (2004-02-07)
A woman in the Witness Protection Program is killed in a hit-and-run accident, leaving Mannion to wonder if she was murdered. He also gets a sandwich named after him at a restaurant, but several people get sick from eating it. Meanwhile, Temple works after hours as a security guard and prepares for an ambassador's reception.
8215"D.C. Confidential"TBATBAFebruary 14, 2004 (2004-02-14)
An old black man is murdered around midnight after he visits the Korean War Memorial and the investigation reveals that he may have been connected to a jazz singer's death in the 1950s, which also involves Ella's uncle. In the meantime, Mannion is reluctant to let Sherry move into Ella's old office.
8316"On Guard"Joe Ann FogleDavid FallonFebruary 21, 2004 (2004-02-21)
Mannion believes his fencing instructor's claim that she killed her husband in self-defense, while Debreno discovers that an old friend who apparently died in an accident five years ago could still be alive and on the streets.
8417"Family Values"TBATBAFebruary 28, 2004 (2004-02-28)
An 8-year-old girl is abducted from a city park and the kidnapper demands a hefty ransom. Sherry gets hit by gunfire while pursuing the kidnapper, who's believed to be holding the girl in a warehouse. In the meantime, Mannion's new director of police administration has a bizarre first day that begins with the chief forgetting that he hired her.
8518"The Black Widow Maker"Jonathan LaPagliaTom SpezialyApril 2, 2004 (2004-04-02)
Mannion flies to Iowa when a warrant for his arrest is issued for failure to pay a fine and he gets involved in a murder case where a newlywed is accused of killing her husband on their honeymoon, the woman being an ex-girlfriend of Brander's. Meanwhile, back in D.C., Temple's investigation of an armored-truck robbery is complicated by his feelings for the woman in charge of security.
8619"Passing Time"Oz ScottPeter M. Lenkov & Bruce ZimmermanApril 17, 2004 (2004-04-17)
A woman walks into a bar and shoots a doctor she blames for the death of her terminally ill mother. The investigation reveals that the mother left her estate to the physician and nothing to her daughter. In other events, Nancy's ill father asks her to help end his life when he's unable to take care of himself and Mannion gets obsessed with figuring out who keeps leaving notes in a suggestion box criticizing his wardrobe.
8720"Ten Thirty-Three"James KeachStory by : Craig T. Nelson
Teleplay by : Tom Spezialy & Pam Veasey
April 24, 2004 (2004-04-24)
Mannion investigates a gang shooting outside a church and Gwen suspects that one of the boys may be the son who was taken away from her.
8821"Open Season"Blake T. EvansPam Veasey & Anthony SparksMay 1, 2004 (2004-05-01)
Noland is shot by a gang member in apparent retaliation for Mannion's takedown of an area gang. After getting a look at the shooter, Mannion believes it's Tico, Maria's brother, leading her to clash with Debreno.
8922"Something Borrowed, Something Bruised"Oz ScottJasmine Love & Noah NelsonMay 1, 2004 (2004-05-01)
As Noland recovers from his bullet wounds, Mannion prepares for his daughter's wedding. On the way to the ceremony, Mannion discovers the body of a woman at a toxic-waste dump and her identity comes as a shock to everyone. Another victim is later found at the same location.

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