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At the state penitentiary, a cafeteria scuffle turns into a riot that leaves two inmates dead. The whole squad (except for Pembleton) starts to investigate, but no one - including several killers apprehended in previous episodes - is willing to provide any information. Bayliss concentrates on inmate Elijah Sanborn, trying to use the news of his son's recent arrest as leverage to get the facts, but the truth only comes out after a second assault occurs in the prison. Meanwhile, Pembleton begins target practice in hopes of qualifying on the firing range so he can return to full duty.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x3
Production Number: 501
Airdate: Friday October 18th, 1996



  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
David EigenbergDavid Eigenberg
As Alex Robey
Recurring
Dean WintersDean Winters
As Tom Marans
Recurring
Helen CareyHelen Carey
As A.S.A. Maggie Conroy
Recurring
Charles S. DuttonCharles S. Dutton
As Elijah Sanborn
Heather Alicia SimmsHeather Alicia Simms
As Maya Sanborn

Co-Guest Stars
John EppsJohn Epps
As Trevor Douglas
Recurring
Mark RogersMark Rogers
As Claude Vetter
Recurring
Sharon ZimanSharon Ziman
As Naomi
Recurring
Tim McAdamsTim McAdams
As James Douglas
Recurring
Chauncey HillChauncey Hill
As Kingston Sanborn
Main Cast
Richard Belzer
As Detective John Munch
Andre Braugher
As Detective Frank Pembleton
Reed Diamond
As Detective Mike Kellerman
Clark Johnson
As Detective Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto
As Lieutenant Al Giardello
Melissa Leo
As Sergeant Kay Howard
Max Perlich
As Unit Videographer J.H. Brodie
Kyle Secor
As Detective Tim Bayliss
Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Attanasio
Executive ProducerBarry Levinson  |  Tom Fontana
Co-Executive ProducerJim Finnerty
Supervising ProducerJames Yoshimura  |  Julie Martin (1)
Co-ProducerDebbie Sarjeant
Consulting ProducerGail Mutrux  |  Henry Bromell
Production DesignerVince Peranio
EditorJay Rabinowitz
CastingPat Moran  |  Brett Goldstein  |  Louis Digiaimo
MusicDouglas J. Cuomo
Director of PhotographyJean de Segonzac
Story EditorAnya Epstein  |  David Simon
Main Title ThemeLynn F. Kowal
Technical AdvisorGary D'Addario
Based Upon The Book ByDavid Simon
 
Warning: Homicide: Life on the Street season 5 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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