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The final season of “Cagney & Lacey” had no lack of exciting investigations, character back-stories, and topical current event references. In “The City is Burning,” a thinly veiled reference to the real-life Howard Beach incident in Queens, Detective Corrassa’s gun is suspected to have been used in a racially-motivated shooting. This episode used racial epithets that were then (and still are) taboo in prime-time television, causing a great deal of mail and concern from the network. Lacey and Harvey’s son, Harvey Jr. shocked his parents by joining the Marines in “Old Flames,” and in a later episode (“Friendly Fire”), frightened them when he disappeared from maneuvers during his Marine training. It was a false alarm, and he calmed their fears when he visited home in the next episode (“Yup”). As always “Cagney & Lacey” is socially relevant; Lacey is concerned for her daughter’s health and safety when she discovers that one of her young daughter Alice’s classmates has AIDS in “Button, Button;” in the same episode, a slain Federal protected witness’s girlfriend begs Cagney and Lacey to find the killer. Near the end of the season (“Do I Know You?”), Cagney is the victim of date rape by “the perfect guy,” a man with whom everyone, particularly Lacey, had hoped she’d settle down. Cagney is forced to defend herself against accusations that the sex was consensual because she never attempted to use her gun to fend off her attacker. The season, and series, ends on a high note; an exciting two-part episode (“A Fair Shake Parts 1 & 2”) in which a plea bargain over a missing $100,000 sends the detectives upstate in search of a bank president and whopping $100 million. As they wrap the case, they both receive surprise promotions, and their lives change in an unforeseen way.

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The final season of “Cagney & Lacey” had no lack of exciting investigations, character back-stories, and topical current event references. In “The City is Burning,” a thinly veiled reference to the real-life Howard Beach incident in Queens, Detective Corrassa’s gun is suspected to have been used in a racially-motivated shooting. This episode used racial epithets that were then (and still are) taboo in prime-time television, causing a great deal of mail and concern from the network. Lacey and Harvey’s son, Harvey Jr. shocked his parents by joining the Marines in “Old Flames,” and in a later episode (“Friendly Fire”), frightened them when he disappeared from maneuvers during his Marine training. It was a false alarm, and he calmed their fears when he visited home in the next episode (“Yup”). As always “Cagney & Lacey” is socially relevant; Lacey is concerned for her daughter’s health and safety when she discovers that one of her young daughter Alice’s classmates has AIDS in “Button, Button;” in the same episode, a slain Federal protected witness’s girlfriend begs Cagney and Lacey to find the killer. Near the end of the season (“Do I Know You?”), Cagney is the victim of date rape by “the perfect guy,” a man with whom everyone, particularly Lacey, had hoped she’d settle down. Cagney is forced to defend herself against accusations that the sex was consensual because she never attempted to use her gun to fend off her attacker. The season, and series, ends on a high note; an exciting two-part episode (“A Fair Shake Parts 1 & 2”) in which a plea bargain over a missing $100,000 sends the detectives upstate in search of a bank president and whopping $100 million. As they wrap the case, they both receive surprise promotions, and their lives change in an unforeseen way.

    • EPISODE 1

    No Vacancy

    Detective Sergeant Christine Cagney and Detective Mary Beth Lacey take interest in a state mental patient and become entangled in a bureaucratic system that abandons the mentally ill, shoving them onto the streets to survive as homeless drifters.

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    Detective Sergeant Christine Cagney and Detective Mary Beth Lacey take interest in a state mental patient and become entangled in a bureaucratic system that abandons the mentally ill, shoving them onto the streets to survive as homeless drifters.

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    • EPISODE 2

    The City Is Burning

    Cagney and Lacey are frustrated in their attempt to crack a luxury car theft ring, and racial tensions heat the city following the unexplained murder of a black man in an all white neighborhood.

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    Cagney and Lacey are frustrated in their attempt to crack a luxury car theft ring, and racial tensions heat the city following the unexplained murder of a black man in an all white neighborhood.

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    • EPISODE 3

    Loves Me Not

    Detective Mary Beth Lacey intervenes in a neighbor's domestic fight. When the neighbors lie to cover their crime, her grounds for arrest become her word against a whole family's denunciation of the crime, and her career is placed in jeopardy.

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    Detective Mary Beth Lacey intervenes in a neighbor's domestic fight. When the neighbors lie to cover their crime, her grounds for arrest become her word against a whole family's denunciation of the crime, and her career is placed in jeopardy.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Different Drummer

    While performing community board service, Cagney investigates an eccentric old woman who is the victim of her neighbor's accusations, while Lacey becomes involved in a parent's group that purports to be concerned about the quality of their children's education only to discover they have different objectives.

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    While performing community board service, Cagney investigates an eccentric old woman who is the victim of her neighbor's accusations, while Lacey becomes involved in a parent's group that purports to be concerned about the quality of their children's education only to discover they have different objectives.

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    • EPISODE 5

    You've Come a Long Way Baby

    Cagney and Lacey learn they arrested the wrong man in their first big robbery and murder case seven years ago.

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    Cagney and Lacey learn they arrested the wrong man in their first big robbery and murder case seven years ago.

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    • EPISODE 6

    Video Verite

    Cagney and Lacey investigate the theft of a seemingly worthless music videotape.

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    Cagney and Lacey investigate the theft of a seemingly worthless music videotape.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Greed

    Cagney and Lacey reluctantly go undercover as game show contestants to investigate a crooked television show.

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    Cagney and Lacey reluctantly go undercover as game show contestants to investigate a crooked television show.

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    • EPISODE 8

    Secrets

    Cagney and Lacey turn up evidence of police corruption after an under-cover investigation goes awry; and Lacey deals with the arrival of her father in Harvey Jr.'s life.

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    Cagney and Lacey turn up evidence of police corruption after an under-cover investigation goes awry; and Lacey deals with the arrival of her father in Harvey Jr.'s life.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Don't I Know You?

    Cagney falls victim to a tramatic acquaintance rape and risks further emotional upset when she decides to file charges against her attacker.

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    Cagney falls victim to a tramatic acquaintance rape and risks further emotional upset when she decides to file charges against her attacker.

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    • EPISODE 10

    Old Flames

    Cagney and Lacey investigate the disappearance of two retirement home residents while the Christmas season rekindles feelings of loss in the detectives' personal lives.

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    Cagney and Lacey investigate the disappearance of two retirement home residents while the Christmas season rekindles feelings of loss in the detectives' personal lives.

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    • EPISODE 11

    Trading Places

    Harvey, against Lacey's objections, agrees to go undercover to help nab a deadly racketeer who has threatened him, while Cagney battles with the young police academy lieutenant assigned to run the squad in Samuel's absence. Meanwhile, Isbecki undergoes an identity crisis when he receives startling information about his rligious heritage.

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    Harvey, against Lacey's objections, agrees to go undercover to help nab a deadly racketeer who has threatened him, while Cagney battles with the young police academy lieutenant assigned to run the squad in Samuel's absence. Meanwhile, Isbecki undergoes an identity crisis when he receives startling information about his rligious heritage.

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    • EPISODE 12

    Shadow of a Doubt

    An Internal Affairs investigation invades the personal lives of Cagney and Lacey after an undercover assignment results in Cagney being tested positive for drugs. Meanwhile, the rest of the squad prepares for Isbecki's bachelor party and wedding.

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    An Internal Affairs investigation invades the personal lives of Cagney and Lacey after an undercover assignment results in Cagney being tested positive for drugs. Meanwhile, the rest of the squad prepares for Isbecki's bachelor party and wedding.

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    • EPISODE 13

    Hello / Goodbye

    The detectives investigate a rash of bogus 911 emergency calls from a Times Square hotel, while Keeler's marriage proposal to Cagney yields a surprising answer.

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    The detectives investigate a rash of bogus 911 emergency calls from a Times Square hotel, while Keeler's marriage proposal to Cagney yields a surprising answer.

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    • EPISODE 14

    School Daze

    A refresher course at the police academy provides opportunities that neither Cagney nor Lacey expected, turning them into blushing schoolgirls. In the meantime, a rash of parking meter rip-offs provide the duo with an opportunity to use their newly acquired interrogation skills.

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    A refresher course at the police academy provides opportunities that neither Cagney nor Lacey expected, turning them into blushing schoolgirls. In the meantime, a rash of parking meter rip-offs provide the duo with an opportunity to use their newly acquired interrogation skills.

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    • EPISODE 15

    Land of the Free

    Cagney and Lacey become emeshed in political intrigue when they investigate an apparant gang-related murder, while Cagney mulls over accepting a date with a man she meets at an A.A. meeting.

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    Cagney and Lacey become emeshed in political intrigue when they investigate an apparant gang-related murder, while Cagney mulls over accepting a date with a man she meets at an A.A. meeting.

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    • EPISODE 16

    A Class Act

    Lacey experiences feelings of inadequacy when she and Cagney mingle with the inner circles of the art world during their investigation of a stolen painting. Meanwhile, Cagney and Nick address the possibility that their relationship may not work with the visit by Samuel's former partner.

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    Lacey experiences feelings of inadequacy when she and Cagney mingle with the inner circles of the art world during their investigation of a stolen painting. Meanwhile, Cagney and Nick address the possibility that their relationship may not work with the visit by Samuel's former partner.

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    • EPISODE 17

    Button, Button

    The AIDS crisis hits close to home forcing Cagney and Lacey to make important decisions in their personal lives. Meanwhile, the detectives race the clock in their investigation of an apparent suicide.

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    The AIDS crisis hits close to home forcing Cagney and Lacey to make important decisions in their personal lives. Meanwhile, the detectives race the clock in their investigation of an apparent suicide.

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    • EPISODE 18

    Friendly Smoke

    Cagney prepares for the difficult task of facing her rapist in court, possibly without the emotional support of her partner, who is experiencing profound feelings of guilt upon receiving potentially tragic news.

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    Cagney prepares for the difficult task of facing her rapist in court, possibly without the emotional support of her partner, who is experiencing profound feelings of guilt upon receiving potentially tragic news.

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    • EPISODE 19

    Amends

    Cagney faces the dilemma of balancing her personal responsibilities with her career when she eagerly takes control of the Special Crimes Task Force after a member of the 14th Precinct is involved in the shooting death of another officer.

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    Cagney faces the dilemma of balancing her personal responsibilities with her career when she eagerly takes control of the Special Crimes Task Force after a member of the 14th Precinct is involved in the shooting death of another officer.

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    • EPISODE 20

    Yup

    Burglary in an exclusive townhouse leads Cagney and Lacey into a frustrating game with a handful of 'yuppies', former employees of a prominent investment banker. Meanwhile, Cagney weaves a tangled web when she lies to Nick, and Harvey, Jr.'s return home brings out the worst in Michael.

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    Burglary in an exclusive townhouse leads Cagney and Lacey into a frustrating game with a handful of 'yuppies', former employees of a prominent investment banker. Meanwhile, Cagney weaves a tangled web when she lies to Nick, and Harvey, Jr.'s return home brings out the worst in Michael.

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    • EPISODE 21

    A Fair Shake, Pt. 1

    Lacey's plans to accompany Harvey to Florida for a contractors' convention are sidetracked when the detectives are tipped to a bank embezzlement. When the investigation widens, Cagney and Lacey are sent upstate to escort a key witness back to the city only to find themselves targets of both organized crime and an international terrorist organization. Part 1 of 2.

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    Lacey's plans to accompany Harvey to Florida for a contractors' convention are sidetracked when the detectives are tipped to a bank embezzlement. When the investigation widens, Cagney and Lacey are sent upstate to escort a key witness back to the city only to find themselves targets of both organized crime and an international terrorist organization. Part 1 of 2.

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    • EPISODE 22

    A Fair Shake, Pt. 2

    Sent upstate to bring back a key witness in a Federal probe of international money laundering, Cagney and Lacey are startled when they realize that they have been set up as decoys for organized crime and international terrorist hit teams. Part 2 of 2.

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    Sent upstate to bring back a key witness in a Federal probe of international money laundering, Cagney and Lacey are startled when they realize that they have been set up as decoys for organized crime and international terrorist hit teams. Part 2 of 2.

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