Lewis and Kellerman catch a new lead on Crosetti's last unsolved case, putting Lewis who originally worked it with Crosetti and Howard sharply at odds with each other. Joe Kenda season 4 episode 12 Bump in the Night When a pilot is found dead in her trailer, police are stumped; until Lt Joe Kenda finds a startling connection between the victim and her killer. Each points the finger at the other until a standoff with Drak and a surprise confession convince Kellerman who is responsible for the murders. As everyone on the shift takes a turn, three topics keep coming up: the personal lives of the homeowners, Giardello's indecision about flying to California for his daughter's wedding, and rumors that Bayliss plans to leave the homicide unit or quit altogether. Munch's stab at a relationship with medical examiner Alyssa Dyer quickly goes sour, and when Pembleton finds that everyone in the office suddenly knows about Mary's pregnancy, he becomes enraged at Bayliss for telling the secret. Munch sees Howard with a mysterious new man and relentlessly tries to find out who he is. Everyone is skeptical, especially Munch, but the wedding turns out to be genuine - and Pembleton's wife Mary goes into labor afterward.
Meanwhile, Bayliss takes a few too many muscle relaxants for his chronic back pain and ponders having surgery, and visits the Waterfront only to be driven away by the reticence of Bayliss and Munch. Giardello's daughter Charisse surprises him by announcing her engagement and plans to move across the country. The Gharty character would make a guest appearance once during the season as well as two guest appearances during the fifth season before becoming a main character in the final two seasons. Howard takes the promotion exam, but Munch is a no-show. An investigative series of murder cases told through the personal experience of retired detective, Lieutenant Joe Kenda. Brodie was supposedly based on. Pembleton and Bayliss investigate a body found at a burned-out warehouse and cross paths with arson detective Mike Kellerman, whose theories of the crime put him at odds with the pair.
The case puts the two detectives at odds with each other and pits Giardello against the bosses, who reveal that nationwide politics may trump the search for the killer. Howard's fun-loving sister Carrie comes in from Florence for a visit, prompting Bayliss and Kellerman to vie for her attention. Meanwhile, Bayliss nurses a grudge against Pembleton for forgetting his lunch order of a grilled cheese sandwich. The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday has all the detectives making and rearranging plans on the fly, and Brodie is officially hired as videographer for the homicide unit. Air Date : 11th-Nov-2014 Homicide Hunter: Lt Joe Kenda - Season : 4.
Dissatisfied with Russert's handling of the case, Barnfather demotes her from Captain to Detective and sends her home; she is barely there before another sniper attack claims three more lives. Season 4 also saw the debut of Peter Gerety as Stuart Gharty. Then, Kenda is called to a bloody shooting, only to discover that the murder victim is an old family friend. At a peace vigil attended by the detectives, Drak, and Mahoney, the turf war comes to a sudden end when Drak is shot dead. A suspect is arrested and brought to trial; after he is inexplicably acquitted, Jake contemplates taking the law into his own hands.
Detectives Lewis and Kellerman partner up to investigate the murder of an old woman; a young news cameraman risks his job to help them solve it. . Andre Braugher nearly left after the season, believing he had explored the character to its limit, but he decided to return after the producers agreed to give Pembleton a handicap by means of a stroke, portrayed at the end of season 4. Giardello offers him a chance to join the homicide unit. The case takes one strange turn after another, from the detectives' first attempts to profile their suspect until the moment they finally get him in the Box. Daniel Baldwin and Ned Beatty did not return, as both were frustrated with the direction of the show. Pembleton believes that the new shooter who eventually racks up five kills is connected to the first, while Russert believes him to be a copycat.
Then, Kenda is called to a bloody shooting, only to discover that the murder victim is an old family friend. Pembleton and Bayliss soon find themselves in a face-off with the and a second suspect whose sudden confession seems a little too convenient. However, his efforts only hinder the other detectives' work. While they were only suspended for the duration of season 4, their departure from the series was not revealed until the next season. His son tips off the police, leading to the arrest of an anarchist ex-Special Forces colonel who is trying to start a race war.
The fourth season marked the debut of two characters: Detective portrayed by , who transfers from Arson to Homicide; and portrayed by , a news cameraman who is hired as the unit's videographer. Pembleton is thrown off balance by the change of scenery and the fact that he will soon become a father, while Howard recently promoted to Sergeant gets off to a bad start in her attempts to supervise the other detectives. During the season, Diamond was credited as a main cast member while Perlich was a recurring cast member. Anticipation in the squadroom comes to a head with the announcement that the open captain's position has been filled - and to everyone's shock, it goes to instead of Giardello. Despite only making one appearance during the season, the character would return many times during the fifth season serving as the main antagonist for the detectives. The fourth season also saw the debut of Erik Dellums as drug kingpin Luther Mahoney. Lewis and Kellerman make several attempts to apprehend a suspect wanted for the murder of his parents.
Lewis watches the demolition of the in which he grew up, and takes one of its bricks as a memento. The trip turns into a disaster after she escapes their custody and is later found outside the home of her husband's mistress, whom she has just killed. Soon a second building is set on fire, with another body in the rubble. The fact that nearly every tenant has a criminal record, and the victim is missing both a boot and vintage motorcycle, leave the pair awash in potential suspects but short on evidence. As his parents struggle with decisions about keeping him on life support and donating his organs, Pembleton and Bayliss track down the shooter and wind up questioning their own moral and spiritual convictions.
Munch and Howard target a dealer obsessed with , relying on to get him to confess. After a potential suspect shoots at them and Giardello kills him in self-defense, they learn that a friend of his tipped them off as a practical joke. The set includes all 22 season 4 episodes on six discs. A game of is found drawn in chalk at every scene, leading the detectives to a suspect who kills himself even while his house is surrounded and filled with cops. Maria Legaspi February 2, 1996 1996-02-02 413 Investigating the case of a man found dead in the driver's seat of a borrowed car, Pembleton and Bayliss question whether an emergency room doctor's racial bias led her to perform shoddy surgery that caused his death.
After they finally catch him, Lewis reveals that he has a mentally ill brother who has been institutionalized for nearly 20 years. Guest stars include , , , , , , , and. The department returns to headquarters in this episode. Both Reed Diamond and Max Perlich joined the cast as Detective Mike Kellerman and J. Kellerman accepts after visiting his father at the distillery where he works.