Tom Fontana, David Simon and David Mills
Season 2, Episode 1
January 6, 1994
May 27, 2003
Baltimore Pictures, Fatima Productions, MCEG/Sterling Entertainment, NBC Studios
Det. Sgt. Kay Howard
When a tourist is murdered in Baltimore, it's a "red ball" case for Homicide. As suspects are arrested, Robert Ellison, the victim's husband, is forced to deal with feelings of helplessness and guilt, and also with the often-intensive world of veteran homicide cops. When a sweet-faced kid named Vaughn is fingered as the shooter, Howard is convinced he's taking the fall for his friends. As Felton closes down the case, Howard tries one last attempt to get at the truth.
When the trigger was pulled, I lost my wife but I joined a club. It's a very exclusive club. But the funny thing about the club is none of the members want to belong. It's like some sort of secret society where only the initiated can recognize the other members.
April 1, 2007
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"Bop Gun" was the last episode filmed for the show's second season, but it would be the first one aired. NBC chose to lead with it for a few reasons, most of them having to do with the show's guest star. Robin made a rare television appearance and an even rarer dramatic turn. NBC thought that the presence of a marquee name like Robin's would boost the show's ratings. It did.
Nom - 1994 - Outstanding Guest Actor (Robin)