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Third Watch is dramatic television series that focus on the lives of policemen, fire fighters, and paramedics in New York City. The men and women all work the third shift, which goes from 3pm until 11pm. The series centers on the complicated personal dramas that all these characters go through along with the high stress of their jobs. The men and women of Third Watch face a lot of drama on their jobs. One paramedic is shot on duty and that has all the other paramedics worried and considering wearing bulletproof vests. Sometimes the workers get themselves into work drama by doing stupid things. One of them is even caught on camera having sex with his boss' daughter in the back of a police car.

Sometimes there is a touch of humor to the escapades that the police go through. In one episode they arrest a mugger who mugged a mobster's mother. When the mugger finds out who his victim is, he begs the cops to keep him in jail. The relationships between cops, firefighters, and paramedics is also explored in the show. There are conflicts and disputes between them as they all deal with incredibly difficult and sometimes tragic situations. There is also a lot of camaraderie and romance between the cops, firefighters, and paramedics. One cop even has to arrest her husband at one point for drunken driving.

Some of the cops are hot-headed with bad tempers and one, Bosco, is often at risk of losing his badge. Another officer spends a lot of time worrying about her finances and if her husband is taking the family into debt. All of the city workers are at times effected by the things they have seen, such as horrific car accidents and murders. Many of the cops and paramedics have drinking problems and meeting up at a local bar is the go-to place after a particularly shift. They also experience a lot of family stress by their spouses and parents who can't seem to understand why they work such a dangerous job.

NBC
6 Seasons, 132 Episodes - Canceled
September 23, 1999
Action & Adventure, Drama
7.9/10
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  • The series concludes with the gangbangers taking out their assault on the 55th Precinct. After some grenade explosions, the precinct is destroyed. Cruz knows that Marcel Hollis is behind the attack, and she takes his life, as well as her own. Carlos proposes to Holly, and they are married. Everyone receives their reassignments, and Sully retires. In the last few moments, Sully narrates a look into the future.

  • Faith negotiates the end of a live on TV hostage situation. The leader of a vampire cult holds Emily hostage until Bosco saves the day. Cruz attempts to negotiate a deal with a gangbanger to end the war on the 55th Precinct, but instead, he organizes his troops to attack.

  • Finney and Davis are seriously injured in a car accident during a traffic jam, which was caused by a man trying to kill two people, and he succeeds. Emily's life is in danger when she falls in with the wrong crowd. Carlos buys an engagement ring for Holly.

  • Faith investigates Bosco further, Sasha and Ty make up, Cruz goes for some spiritual healing, Carlos meets Holly's parents.

  • Monroe and Bosco deal with an angry mother on welfare who shoots up the welfare office, Davis and Finney stake out a man and take down a prostitution ring, Faith deals with Emily, Cruz and Monroe recieve bad news about their health.

  • Cruz connects the dots that link Marcel Hollis to the murder of Darren Maddox, while Marcel begins to organize a street war against the 55th Precinct. Elsewhere, Yokas, Sully, and Bosco track a missing teen to a vampire cult.

  • The NIH team teams up with the officers of the 55th Precinct in New York City to try to figure out what is the source of an outbreak of Marburg, a deadly disease with no known cure. They also try to locate patient zero, a murder suspect on the run, who is helping to spread the disease throughout New York City.

  • Cruz and Santiago try to track down a gang member who murders witnesses to his murders. Grace finds her mother, who doesn't seem to welcoming.

  • Finney gets a frantic phone call from Ben, a child he had helped in a previous case, which said that Ben's father was hurting Ben's mother and coming after Ben. Ben's father takes him to an abandoned warehouse, where the police soon follow.

  • Cruz teams up with Rice to track down the terrorists associated with the possible dirty bomb.

  • Everyone in the 55th Precinct faces their worst fears when terrorists are discovered to possibly be building a dirty bomb. Carlos and Levine face trouble in their relationship. Captain Finney decides to end his life, rather than surrender himself for the murder of Ty Davis Sr. Brendan and Davis try to cover it up.

  • In order to get enough evidence to convict C.T. Finney for the death of Ty Davis, Sr., Sully must look for the other officers involved with the incident, and also relive the events leading up to the murder.

  • Ty rats out Sasha to the squad after Finney refuses to transfer her out; an action star doing research for his next movie goes on a ride along with the firefighters, and Stu quickly discovers that his boyhood hero is a failing alcoholic looking for a chance to revive a dead career; Brendan offers to ride with Sasha when everyone else refuses to do so, which leaves Ty and Sully partnered again; the retired detective who gave Sasha the real I.A.B. file on the death of Ty's father is found murdered by a police-issued bullet; Sully decides to testify against Finney; in pursuit of a drug dealer who shot an eight year old girl, Sasha and Brendan are injured, but the other units in the sector fail to respond to their calls for help until Ty and Sully finally relent and come to their aid.

  • Sasha anonymously slips Ty the I.A.B. file on the cover up of his father's death; Faith visits Bosco and lets him know how much she misses having him for a partner; Sully bristles at being partnered with Brendan; Faith learns a hard lesson about good detective work when she lets herself get hoodwinked into acting on prejudice and ill-informed assumptions in arresting an innocent man for the death of a pregnant Muslim teenager; Brendan and Grace decide to start over and take their relationship along slowly; after Ty reaches out to exactly the wrong person in the department's top brass to uncover the truth behind his father's death, Finney sets the stage for letting Ty know about Sasha's I.A.B. assignment and threatens them both if they continue with their investigations; Fred gets custody of Charlie and Emily agrees to live with Faith; Sully pursues his options on coming forward about Ty Sr.'s death; Brendan once again single-handedly rushes to the rescue to prevent a suicide.

  • Maritza calls on her own experience to persuade a rape victim to identify his attacker and sign a complaint after she collars the perp and gets a confession; Ty's prison visit to his father's killer has devastating consequences for both of them; Faith frantically searches for her son when Fred's girlfriend reports that he's missing; the former partners come to blows after Ty accuses Sully of being part of the cover up in the death of Ty's father; both Ty and Sasha deny telling I.A.B. about the knife when Maritza questions them; Sasha uncovers further details about the conspiracy to murder Ty's father and the ensuing cover up.

  • Internal Affairs drops the bomb on the envelope-pushing Detective Cruz as she is taken away and struggles to survive in jail, while Captain Finney drills Detective Yokas for information that will nail Cruz - but the torn cop secretly knows that she pulled the trigger on a career criminal that frames the case against Cruz. Officer Sullivan reveals more about his running feud against Finney and his rookie son. Carlos and Levine keep getting called to help a suicidal woman. Bosco's condition changes.

  • Miller goes on the hunt for Tara Connelly, and Faith tries a series of approaches to get Barton to reveal the girl's whereabouts, until Miller returns to finish off the con that gets Barton to give it up; although they're both still shaken up by the shooting, neither Brendan nor Grace is willing to discuss it or get some counseling; Finney makes sure that his son's shoot comes up clean in the IAB investigation; at Sasha's house, a picture of the knife that Maritza planted on Mann accidentally falls into Ty's hands, but he doesn't realize the implication of his find; over his protests, Carlos gets admitted into Mercy for overnight observation of his head injury, with Holly vowing to stay by his side; a guilty Faith looks on as Finney arrests Maritza for Mann's murder

  • Finney continues to press an increasingly reluctant Sasha for information on Faith; Carlos gets nowhere trying to put the moves on Grace; Ty gets promoted to a Field Training Officer and is forced to contend with Brendan, an impulsive and hot headed new police officer who also happens to be Finney's son; after Faith is unsuccessful in getting any of her family members to attend her promotion ceremony, a wired Sasha takes her out for a drink afterward and tries to engage her in conversation about Mann's death; after complaining of boredom, Brendan is forced to watch in horror as a woman is broadsided by two different cars in a terrible car accident; Carlos is spooked after he suffers a series of minor mishaps in the wake of an irate fortune teller's putting a curse on him, and Grace has a little fun with him when she takes full advantage of the situation; Sully tells everyone who'll listen that Finney is a corrupt cop, and that his son doesn't belong in their squad; Holly does a ritual

  • After she realizes that telling the truth will mean and prison sentence and never seeing her children again, Faith reluctantly agrees to go along with Maritza's cover story that she shot Mann as he was trying to stab Maritza; Yoshi slips out of the cuffs and into the wind; Sasha and Ty hook up; Maritza gets a tough new boss who's been charged with keeping her on a very short leash to curb her renegade ways; Faith goes ballistic when Fred has her served her with divorce papers at the station house; Swersky shuffles the partnerships, and assigns Faith to ride with Sully and Sasha to ride with Ty; Maritza gets an anonymous call that there's an I.A.B. plant in the house who's after her, and she immediately suspects that it's her new boss; Faith decides to turn down the promotion to detective that she's offered for saving Maritza's life until Sully reminds her that the new assignment will improve her chances of getting custody of her children; Bosco's surgeon gives Faith a devastating progn

  • The Boscorelli family suffers a tragic loss at the hands of Donald Mann, who blames Bosco, Faith and Maritza for the death of his son in a high-speed chase; the Yokas family heads off in different directions; the Martin family splits apart into separate jail cells for the parents, and a return home for Rebecca to the mother from whom she was stolen as an infant; the paramedic family at the 55 gets a new member, Grace Foster, which makes no one involved very happy.

  • Wary of Lester Martin, the high-priced lawyer his father has found for Mikey and the deal he's attempting to broker, Bosco warns his brother to stay away from Maritza, but Mikey decides to disregard his brother's advice and makes a deal to become her informant; for good measure, Bosco threatens to kill Maritza if anything happens to Mikey; Sully teases Ty about his budding relationship with Sasha; Faith and Bosco strike a deal with Laura, who also has no love lost for Maritza, to protect Mikey by helping her nab the drug dealers before Maritza gets to them; J.D. offers Kim a ride home, but stops off first at a rave that both Anti-Crime and Narcotics have staked out, thanks to information Mikey gave them; when some bad ecstasy begins to take a rapid toll, the paramedics call for backup, which prompts Maritza and her detail to storm the building; after an arsonist lobs a Molotov cocktail into the crowded building, Faith and Bosco give chase and capture him, while the firefighters rescue

  • Distraught over losing an appeal to her suspension, Sasha gets into a car accident that claims the life of a young child; Sully and Ty take the L.S.A.T.; tensions flare between the cops and the firefighters when Maritza goes after J.D., the newbie firefighter, who turns out to be an ex-cop who ratted out Maritza's former partner for stealing drug money; Faith and Fred are still at odds over her return to work; Walsh is promoted to lieutenant; Ty watches over a devastated Sasha, who's racked with guilt over the car accident, Doc's shooting spree, and the events surrounding the deaths of Tanzi and Nardo; J.D. gives Faith and Bosco important evidence he discovered as he put out the fire resulting from Sasha's car accident, which leads the cops to uncovering the basis for the accident and exonerating Sasha.

  • Maritza goes all out on the hunt for Michael after Dade dies, as does Bosco, who's intent on finding his brother before Maritza does; Faith calls Maritza a liar in front of Swersky when Maritza claims that she saw Michael shoot Dade; Fred is still angry about Faith repartnering with Bosco, and refuses to discuss it; Breene revisits the house and urges the paramedics to talk to professionals or to each other to help deal with the stress of the shootout; looking to collect the reward for information leading to Dade's killer, Anthony tells Maritza where Michael can be found after she lies to him about her relationship with Bosco; Bosco finds Michael moments before Maritza, and his brother claims that he's innocent and that a drug dealer named Spider was Dade's murderer; Spider comes out with machine guns blazing when Maritza, Sully, Ty, Faith and Bosco attempt to arrest him, and a ferocious gun battle ensues; Maritza agrees to work with Michael as an informant after Bosco pleads for his

  • The news that Faith is repartnering with Bosco outrages Fred; Bosco overcomes his initial wariness about his brother's claims of sobriety after the tip Mikey gives him about Ecstasy dealers leads to a solid bust; in the wake of the hostage situation, the department shrink sent to debrief the house elicits a range of emotional reactions from Kim, Carlos and Holly as she reveals that Doc is in the Bellevue psych ward on a suicide watch, and that the toll of 9/11 and its aftermath may be at the root of his collapse; when she investigates the murder of an Ecstasy dealer outside a rave, Maritza discovers that the motive may be a turf war between rival dealers; Bosco is distraught when Maritza informs him that the evidence points to Mikey's being a major Ecstasy dealer who used him to eliminate the competition by providing the tip that lead to the raid; Bosco and Maritza set out separately to find Mikey; tragedy occurs when Maritza and Dade pull over Mikey's car outside a rave.

  • Steeper exiles the paramedics to permanent fixed posts on the street, which upsets everyone on the squad except Doc, who refuses to let anything put a damper on his unusually upbeat attitude; Carlos is less than thrilled when Doc invites Christian to accompany them on a ride-along without getting the proper authorization; when Bosco goes after Nardo for his veiled threats against Rose, Nardo tries to set Bosco up to look like a dirty cop; Rose is fired after Bosco destroys poker machines owned by Nardo in the bar where she works; on the eve of her return to duty, Faith tells Bosco that she wants to repartner with him; Sasha's second thoughts about the plan she and Bosco hatched to repay Nardo for threatening Rose and attempting to frame Bosco turn out to be on target when Nardo flees after murdering two men; Doc and Sasha hook up after Doc throws a big party at his house for his co-workers.

  • Jimmy gets a promotion to a rescue squad in Brooklyn; despite their new captain's assurances, Doc suspects that he intends to close down the house; Sasha insists upon pursuing an investigation into the beating death of a hit-and-run driver after Maritza uses the confession of an innocent man as her stepping stone to an Anti-Crime reassignment; after Jimmy is trapped in a warehouse fire, Kim reassesses their plans for a future together; Rose's serves a customer at the bar who shares a past with Bosco.

  • Bosco and Monroe investigate a suspicious man who they find bleeding in an alleyway as they respond to an anonymous caller's claim that someone is shouting for help in the area. They become more and more skeptical when his story continues to change and they find a blood trail. When it is determined that the amount of blood would have been more than enough blood loss to kill a person, Bosco suspects that the man murdered someone and was bleeding because the victim tried to fight back.

  • Bosco arrests a pedophile posing as a toy store Santa, and the grateful store owner returns the favor by helping Bosco and Sasha come to the aid of a man whose house is robbed of all his children's Christmas presents; after Sully and Ty save a young homeless girl from a fire, she rekindles Sully's Christmas spirit; Carlos receives the ultimate Christmas present when his brother arrives at the firehouse bearing the gift of being a perfect bone marrow match for Kylie, as well as the news of Carlos's real name and family history; Kim and Jimmy spend a romantic Christmas Eve together; Sasha's search for the perfect gift for her nephew gives Swersky the opportunity to play Santa.

  • As Carlos desperately searches for a bone marrow match for Kylie, he digs deeper into his own past and discovers that he wasn't abandoned by his parents, but was found clinging to his dead father's hand after a car accident; after a local station picks up the story, Carlos gets a call from a woman claiming to be his mother; Bosco and Monroe find themselves going after a small-time mobster putting the squeeze on an honest family-run linen company after the son of the linen company owner dies in a suspicious fire.

  • Over her protests, a judge marked for execution is placed under a protective detail and gives Sully and Ty a scare when she slips away to get a cup of coffee; Levine uses an unorthodox way to get a patient's mind off his pain; when no physical reason can be found for Faith's intense pain, her doctor refers her to a psychiatrist; Kim is livid when Doc gives her an official letter of reprimand for disregarding field regulations just the way he did several times; in an effort to get out of the bag and off the street, Maritza convinces Swersky to let her set up a sting operation to catch a chiropractor who's fronting for prostitution, and pays a terrible price for continuing her "lonesome cowboy" approach to apprehending criminals.

  • Sasha, Bosco, Sully and Ty get on the case of a malicious rapper. Ty considers returning to law school with the help of Sully. Jimmy struggles with his new position and his relationship with his co-workers when he makes a big mistake during a fire drill. Faith gets a physical therapist.

  • Yokas clashes with her mother over her recovery; Maritza is back on the job, but unhappy that she's back in the bag and handing out parking tickets; Ty and Sully discover a truck carrying sick illegal aliens and end up scouring the city to track down one of them who escapes after it's determined that the aliens have a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease.

  • On his last day on the street, Doc's guilt and grief over Alex's death emerges as anger towards everyone he encounters, especially Eugene, the new paramedic trainee whose place Alex took the day she died; Kim becomes frantic as she fears that she have been exposed to HIV after having unprotected sex with a drug addicted Noble, and Jimmy agrees to accompany her when she gets tested; Swersky goes to bat for Faith by creating the opportunity for Bosco to talk to her before she's interrogated by I.A.B.; Carlos is less than thrilled when he discovers that Kim is the new supervising paramedic and Jimmy has been promoted to take over Lt. Johnson's position; Bosco returns to work and faces a hostile reception from the squad for ratting out Maritza; Faith awakes to discover that she's paralyzed; Maritza refuses to let Faith off the hook for shooting her until Bosco tricks her into recanting her story; Faith thanks Bosco for keeping her out of jail and saving her job, and then tells him to get l

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