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Detroit 1-8-7: Royal Bubbles/Needle Drop

Money laundering and drug dealing lead to the murder of a man at a car wash. When the victim's wife goes missing, Fitch, Washington, Sanchez & Stone team up on the case. Stone questions a dealer while Fitch asks the missing woman's reluctant sister for help.

When an up and coming young rap artist is tossed to his death from a building, Longford & Mahajan assume that a shady record deal with a powerful producer led to the killing. As they dig deeper into the victim's social life, they uncover a surprising secret.

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Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Tuesday October 12th, 2010

Director: Dean White
Writer: Byron Balasco

  • Currently 6.9/10
6.9/10 (14 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
J.D. WilliamsJ.D. Williams
As Pup Clemons
R. Ernie SilvaR. Ernie Silva
As Chito
Daniel Ross OwensDaniel Ross Owens
As Josh Deacon
Javon JohnsonJavon Johnson
As Braxton/"Shredder B"
Judith ScottJudith Scott
As Jill Simons
Keesha SharpKeesha Sharp
As Keri Rader
Nicki MicheauxNicki Micheaux
As Brooke Jackson
As Russell Pitts

Co-Guest Stars
Tiren JhamesTiren Jhames
As Cop
John Carter Brown (1)John Carter Brown (1)
As Carl Dawkins
Terrell Ransom Jr.Terrell Ransom Jr.
As Kevin Jackson
Main Cast
Natalie MartinezNatalie Martinez
As Det. Ariana Sanchez
Michael ImperioliMichael Imperioli
As Det. Louis Fitch
Aisha HindsAisha Hinds
As Lt. Maureen Mason
Shaun MajumderShaun Majumder
As Det. Aman Mahajan
Jon Michael HillJon Michael Hill
As Det. Damon Washington
D.J. CotronaD.J. Cotrona
As Det. John Stone
Erin CummingsErin Cummings
As Dr. Abbey Ward
James McDanielJames McDaniel
As Sgt. Jesse Longford


The scene opens with Fitch organizing his desk and Washington tells that he was up all night with the new kid. He asks Fitch about the paperweight and Finch tells that it is just a scorpion paperweight and nothing more. Sanchez tells that they have a live one. Sanchez and Stone arrive at a car wash. A repair guy called it in and tells that he saw the blood from inside. They look around the crime scene and find a cell phone. In the garage, Washington and Fitch find the body. Victim is Thomas Jackson. Meanwhile, Mahajan and Longford investigate the murder of a rapper who had his car vandalized before being killed by being pushed off the building of a parking structure of a record shop. The victim is Christopher Roberts. They go in and talk to the owner of the shop and he tells that Christopher was a rapper trying to make it. He was driving an $80,000 car because he was really good. ..

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