Cagney & Lacey
- Cagney & Lacey
- Bang, Bang, You're Dead (aka You Call This Plain Clothes?)
The policewomen go undercover to nail a maniac who preys on prostitutes.
- Pop Used to Work Chinatown
Cagney's father (Dick O'Neill), a retired cop, tries to help his daughter crack a case on his former turf.
- Beyond the Golden Door
The disappearance of a teenager leads to a ring of smugglers that preys upon illegal aliens.
- Street Scene
Chris and Mary Beth question an elderly man in the shooting of a Puerto Rican gang member, while trying to protect the victim's brother from a rival gang.
- Suffer the Children
A call to rescue an abused child from a rooftop leads to clues to a murder.
- Better Than Equal
Cagney and Lacey are assigned to protect an antifeminist leader who's the target of threats.
- Witness to An Incident
Cagney and Lacey have conflicting perspectives of a shooting.
- One of Our Own
Chris and Mary Beth work overtime to nab a cop killer, which results in a family conflict for Mary Beth.
- Beauty Burglars
Criminals posing as cops are robbing salon patrons.
- High Steel
Harvey aids Chris and Mary Beth as they investigate the death of an ironworker who fell from a high-rise.
- Hot Line
Samuels' job is in jeopardy after he locks horns with a deputy inspector over stranglings.
- Internal Affairs
The team is assigned to spy on fellow officers after a leak is discovered during an investigation.
- Mr. Lonelyhearts
A search for a missing woman leads Cagney and Lacey to a bigamy scam.
- Conduct Unbecoming
To crack a weapons case, Chris and Mary Beth need the help of a cop on the outs with the department.
- I'll Be Home for Christmas
The squad searches for a sticky-fingered Santa inadvertently released from a holding cell; Petrie's wife is about to go into labor.
- Recreational Use
Chris and Mary Beth are teamed with the eager homicide detective Chris has been dating - who's using cocaine.
- Hopes and Dreams
A disabled girl's cynicism makes Chris all the more determined to recover the girl's stolen bicycle.
- The Grandest Jewel Thief of Them All
Chris feels she has a good chance at snaring a notorious jewel thief.
- Affirmative Action
A new detective wants to prove herself to Chris and Mary Beth, who see her as a novice.
- Open and Shut Case
Mary Beth testifies in what should be an open-and-shut murder case; Chris helps a rape victim who is reluctant to take the stand a fifth time.
- Jane Doe #37
Chris takes the case of a murdered bag lady; the policewomen are asked to star in a recruiting commercial.
- Date Rape
The men in the squad room have little sympathy for a woman raped by a singer when they learn the victim picked the man up in a bar.
- Burn Out
Family and job demands drive Mary Beth to the brink of a nervous breakdown.
- Chop Shop
Members of a car-theft ring take Isbecki hostage after they learn he's a cop; Petrie becomes involved in the shooting of a black youth.
- Let Them Eat Pretzels
Efforts to arrest a diplomat's son for hit-and-run become tangled in red tape.
- The Gang's All Here
While celebrating Petrie's promotion at a bar, squad members are robbed, an experience so humiliating to La Guardia that he resigns.
- A Cry for Help
The policewomen are assigned to track down a fellow officer who's been beating his wife.
- The Informant
Chris and Mary Beth disagree about using a young informant to help them nab a drug dealer selling PCP to students.
Cagney and Lacey investigate the disappearance of a housewife whose body is later found in a hotel catering to liaisons.
- A Killer's Dozen
Cagney and Lacey must turn their homicide case over to a task force and patrol a beat when a strike puts all the detectives into uniform.
- Victimless Crime
Cagney and Lacey investigate the death of a man at a porno filming site; a visiting French policeman makes overtures toward Lacey.
- The Bounty Hunter
A cocky bounty hunter has Cagney seething as he stays one step ahead of her in their separate pursuits of a bail jumper wanted for armed robbery.
- The Baby Broker
Emotions run high for Cagney, whose suitor doesn't appreciate her job dedication; and for Lacey, who volunteers to temporarily care for an abandoned deaf infant.
Lacey feels guilty when Cagney is hit by a robber's bullet, and angry about the attitude of her temporary partner.
The detectives battle an abusive landlord; Cagney thinks she may be pregnant.
- Child Witness
A father refuses to let his child testify in a molestation case; Petrie files a complaint against two officers who mistook him for a thief.
Tension rises with the temperature after Lacey is grabbed by an armed robber and held hostage in a sweltering boxcar.
Sgt. Dory McKenna (Barry Primus) is teamed with the detectives after kicking the drug habit that ended his romance with Cagney; a captain (Cotter Smith) who once worked for Samuels evaluates the department.
- Old Debts
A cop killer on parole is murdered while in protective custody.
- Fathes and Daughters
A case of suicide becomes complicated when the victim's wife confesses to murder - and so does his daughter.
- Taxicab Murders
The dangers of Lacey's job hit home when her son overhears his parents arguing about Lacey's dangerous assignment to stop a rash of cab-driver murders.
- Unusual Occurence
In the wake of questionable police shootings, Cagney draws media fire when she shoots a young burglar.
- Thank God It's Monday
After the detectives' forgery collar makes bail they discover he's also wanted for a crime for which the statute of limitations is about to run out.
Dory's sponsor in a detox program is picked up in a drug raid, but the evidence disappears shortly after Dory learns of the arrest.
- Lady Luck
A successful executive attempts suicide; Isbecki falls for an artist who fought off a strangler.
- Out of Control
Cagney meets Dory's kids; Lacey's son ignores warnings about playing with her gun.
- American Dream
An arson victim hints about extortion, but balks at being an informant. Meanwhile, the Laceys consider buying a house.
- Happily Ever After
Cagney considers marriage when Dory pops the question; a man steals a large sum of money to court a wealthy woman.
- Rules of the Game
A fast-rising captain suggests that Cagney would do well to accept his advances.
Cagney thinks a stress-reduction program is a "waste of time," despite her own increasing stress following the release of a slasher who threatened her.
- Who Says It's Fair (Part 1)
Lacey refuses to face the possibility of breast cancer; a large amount of cash is found in the locker of a missing latchkey kid.
- Who Says It's Fair (Part 2)
Samuels treats Lacey with kid gloves, while Cagney presses her to get a second opinion; the detectives are called to testify against the 8-year-old's mother in a custody hearing.
- Lost and Found
Comfortable with convalescence, Lacey considers staying home permanently; Cagney pursues the thief who stole her car.
- Two Grand
Cagney gets a second chance to match wits with the debonair Albert Grand (Ferdinand Mayne), a jewel thief who made her look foolish during their last encounter.
- Con Games
While preparing her sexual-harassment suit, Cagney learns that another officer was propositioned but won't testify; Lacey becomes a decoy.
A lawsuit ensues when a teenage shoplifter with fake ID is raped in a jail for adults.
- Organized Crime
A mobster offers to help find the murderer of his godchild, a nun; everyone awaits the results of the sergeants' exam.
- On the Street
Cagney illegally detains a pimp to protect a prostitute who implicated him in murder.
- An Ordinary Hero
A Chilean busboy apprehends a murderous mugger - and is apprehended himself after immigration agents see him honored on TV.
- The Psychic
The detectives are ordered to work with a psychic, hired by an irate man after police evidence indicates his missing wife is a voluntary runaway.
- The Lottery
A $2 million lottery ticket is forged; Cagney lends $50 to a suspect whose property's been attached; the Laceys discuss how to use their tax refund.
Cagney demands that Lacey go along with her lie that she didn't entrap a drug dealer; Isbecki betrays Petrie's confidence.
- The Clinic
Cagney walks the line, while Lacey is clearly prochoice in abortion discussions sparked by the bombing of a women's clinic.
- Mothers & Sons
A mother lies to clear her son of a violent robbery; and the Laceys disagree on how to handle a vandalism charge against Harvey Jr.
- Filial Duty
Cagney's father is hospitalized; and a murder case prompts Lacey to consider taking a desk job.
- Old Ghosts
Cagney's estranged brother wants their ailing father to join him in California; a complaint charges Cagney with laxity in her pursuit of a robber.
Cagney's temporary command of the squad brings power-trip accusations from some of the men, particularly when she questions Isbecki's arrest of a hit man.
- Play It Again, Santa
Cagney and Newman don Santa suits to probe the disappearance of two street musicians; and Cagney discovers that the lawyer she's dating is seeing others.
- Rebukes (aka The Rapist)
A policewoman impresses Cagney with hard work that provides a suspect in rape cases, until her zeal threatens the investigation from a legal standpoint.
- Act of Conscience
Cagney is teamed with a detective whose name is mud after going to the press about fellow cops on the take.
Lacey gets help from Harvey and night-shift head Cagney to build a case against a drunken driver who put her neighbor's son in a coma.
- The Gimp
Cagney gains insight into the life of the physically impaired when she takes to a wheelchair to nail muggers preying on the disabled.
- Family Connections
Cagney meets the new woman in her father's life; Isbecki regrets his lack of a family life; and, after a wild ride to the hospital, the Lacey family is increased by one.
- Post Partum
West Point cadet caught with cocaine refuses to cooperate with Cagney's lawyer boyfriend; Lacey's father (Richard Bradford) comes looking for her - 30 years after leaving her.
- The Man Who Shot Trotsky
Cagney presses an informant to get information on a drug supplier who walked away from an earlier arrest when Cagney admitted entrapping him.
- Exit Stage Centre
An investigation of an actress's apparent suicide reveals several murder suspects; Cagney makes an interesting date; Harvey reveals a secret from his past to Lacey.
A lawyer who "helped" fellow Cambodian refugees for a fee is murdered; Lacey is affected by her husband's job pressures; Cagney tries to sell her car.
Cagney has an uneasy reunion with her brother when the detectives travel to Los Angeles to extradite a criminal - who escapes.
- A Safe Place
A thief is found to have plutonium in his blood; the Laceys make an offer on a house; Cagney faces a birthday.
- Model Citizen
The detectives each deal with surprise visitors in their lives while they investigate the slaying of a "model citizen."
- Parting Shots
The 14th deals with a cop killer on the loose.
- Schedule One
The Laceys move into their own house, but Mary Beth's joy is diminished by a junkie's claims that he saw a cop take heroin from a crime scene.
- Culture Clash
Cagney and Lacey are up for positions on a robbery task force; an immigrant objects to the "poisoning" of his sister's soul by American influences.
- Sorry, Right Number
A rash of burglaries coincides with a heat wave; Lacey and Isbecki are trapped in an elevator; Cagney frets over a long weekend with her main squeeze; Lacey gets a microwave.
- Disenfranchised (aka Incest)
The detectives reopen the file on an alleged child molester after the court dismisses his daughter's claim that her sister was victimized.
- Role Call
Cagney resents the presence of an actress from a TV cop show, who's riding with the detectives; Petrie's chance at a real-estate venture open only to blacks makes his partner envious.
- The Zealot
The prosecutor in a child-porn case is murdered after dinner with Cagney; Lacey discovers that her son has an adult magazine.
- The Marathon
A white South African runner refuses to withdraw from a marathon despite threats.
- Rites of Passage
Sorority women are reluctant to discuss a sister's death; Cagney welcomes a classy new neighbor; Harvey Jr. faces a parental lecture on dating responsibilities.
A wife beater is brutally murdered, and Petrie identifies the man's jewelry as belonging to his sister - who was raped and murdered 14 years earlier.
- To Thine Own Self Be True (aka The Rapist II)
Cagney isn't sure her former partner killed a rapist in self-defense after she tells Cagney it was the man's second attack on her.
- Cost of Living
Keeler will be defending the drug dealer who tried to kill Cagney; a man who threatened Lacey in court is paroled; and Cagney's father (Dick O'Neill) falls off the wagon.
- Waste Deep
A woman claims that a toy company has been dumping toxic wastes; Lacey is tested by her doctor; and Cagney gets a surprise visit from a large young friend.
Cagney's father asks her to ignore his judge friend who's close to a loan shark; and Lacey's 12-year-old tells her he was offered pot at a friend's house.
- Ahead of the Game
A medical examiner's report on a high-school basketball star's death reveals a surprise; relations are strained between Cagney and her pop; the Lacey home is burglarized.
- Easy Does It
The detectives go undercover at AA and Al-Anon meetings, where Cagney sees an acquaintance; the 14th speculates about retirement for Samuels.
- To Sir, With Love
Christine's busy with the birthday party for her namesake; a lovers' quarrel; a paperwork deadline to win a trophy coveted by Samuels; and the planning of the division dinner.
- Divine Couriers
A woman recruits terminally ill people to deliver messages to the dead; Lacey needs a sitter for her baby, while Cagney's dad may need similar help.
- Right to Remain Silent
An armed teen standing over a body fails to respond to Lacey's command to drop the weapon - because she's deaf.
- Special Treatment
Lacey refuses an easy out from a fellow officer when she is arrested at a nuclear protest - so she is thrown in jail.
- Happiness is a Warm Gun
Lacey is shot when she and Cagney corner two teenage theft suspects.
- Turn, Turn, Turn (Part 1)
Lacey risks her life to save an infant; Cagney is shaken when she finds her father has taken his final drink.
- Turn, Turn, Turn (Part 2)
The gap in her life and her envy of Lacey's fame leads Cagney to make excuses and denials threatening her career and friendships.
- No Vacancy
The detectives search for a home for a mental patient whose testimony helped gain a conviction; Harvey worries about his son's wardrobe; Cagney finds a tough AA sponsor.
- The City is Burning
A lawyer charges racism in the investigation of a black youth's murder in a white neighborhood - committed with a gun stolen from Corassa.
- Loves Me Not
A complaint is filed against Lacey after she responds to a neighborhood boy's call for help during his parents' violent fight; a promotion for Petrie also signals his departure from the 14th Precinct.
- Different Drummer
Neighbors complain about an eccentric woman; the Laceys meet parents concerned about education; and a poker game presents a sober challenge to Cagney.
- You've Come a Long Way, Baby
The detectives discover that their first big bust years before may have imprisoned the wrong man; Isbecki adjusts to his new partner.
- Video Verite
A music video is stolen; Cagney's niece visits; the atmosphere is thick with politics at the Lacey house; precinct cops compete to be the model for a police doll.
The detectives go "undercover" on a rigged TV-game show, where each hopes to get credit for the bust.
The detectives wrap up an assignment with Major Case Squad, but one member might be crooked; the past disrupts the Lacey household.
- Do I Know You?
Cagney is the victim of date rape, and must struggle to keep control in the face of her co-workers' doubts.
- Old Flames
An announcement from her now-adult son distracts Lacey, who's investigating the disappearance of an elderly couple.
- Trading Places
Harvey is the victim of extortion, but Samuels' replacement refuses to let Lacey work on the case.
- Shadow of a Doubt
An undercover drug bust is compromised when it's revealed that Cagney tested positive on an employee drug test while undercover; Isbecki's bachelor party is planned.
- Hello Goodbye
Lacey takes an interest in two welfare children she suspects are being abused, while Cagney deliberates over a marriage proposal.
- School Daze
Cagney and "Lucy" are welcomed back to school by their original hard-nosed instructor for a refresher course in interrogation.
- Land of the Free
Cagney does verbal battle with a nun who disputes the evidence that a murder was part of a drug-related gang war; and with a handsome plumber she meets at an AA meeting.
- A Class Act
To find a painting, the detectives play sophisticated ladies; and Samuels has a reunion with his ex-partner, who drops a bombshell.
- Button, Button
A woman believes her boyfriend's death was not suicide; the Laceys learn the truth about an AIDS rumor at the school; Cagney crosses the AIDS conversational threshold with Nick (Carl Weintraub).
Cagney takes on the responsibility of leading a task force - and becoming an AA sponsor.
- Friendly Smoke
Cagney's rapist goes on trial and Lacey's elder son is missing after a Marine helicopter goes down.
Burglary suspects include some yuppies who've experienced a recent downturn; Michael Lacey feels the shadow of his brother; and Cagney tries to avoid Sunday dinner with Mother Amatucci.
- A Fair Shake (Part 1)
A bank president involved in embezzlement agrees to testify against his cohorts only if escorted from upstate.
- A Fair Shake (Part 2)
The detectives learn why their companion is their companion, and how fervently he is being sought.
- Cagney and Lacey: The Return
- Cagney and Lacey: Together Again
- Cagney and Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling
- Cagney and Lacey: True Convictions