|Season 1, Episode 15|
|Air date||March 13, 2000|
|Written by||Edward Allen Bernero|
|Directed by||Christopher Chulack|
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Officer Involved refers to the fifteenth episode of the first season of the medical and police drama series Third Watch which was broadcast originally from NBC on March 13, 2000. It was directed by Christopher Chulack and written by Edward Allen Bernero.
As he comes around a corner in pursuit of a gunman, Davis shoots a man who is pointing a gun at Sully, unaware that the man is innocently returning the service revolver which Sully dropped when he fell. Davis's guilt leads him to doubt whether he should remain on the force, until Sully straightens him out. The tension between Bosco and Faith continues to escalate. Both Bobby and Jimmy introduce their new girlfriends to Kim, who isn't thrilled with the potential competition.
Full Summary Edit
On patrol, Sully and Davis see three black youths savagely beating a man. Sully pursues the fleeing suspects on foot while Davis remains with the critically injured victim. Sully stumbles and accidentally discharges his weapon as he falls to the pavement. Alarmed, Davis runs to locate his partner. Rounding a corner, Davis sees a black man, Byron Felder, standing over Sully, a gun in his hand. Not realizing that Felder is a helpful bystander returning Sully's weapon to him, Davis fires twice, severely wounding and paralyzing Felder. When he learns of his error, Davis is distraught.
At Mercy Hospital, he attempts to apologize to the Felder family to no avail. Davis appears before Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB) inspectors investigating the officer-involved shooting. Another attempt to apologize to the Felders ends with Davis being repeatedly slapped by the victim's enraged wife. IAB rules Davis' shooting of Felder justifiable, but the rookie remains disconsolate.
Tension builds between Yokas and Bosco over her decision to make her husband, Fred, leave home. Bosco angrily accuses her of giving up on her marriage without making any effort to help her alcoholic spouse. Later, Bosco reveals to her how miserable his own parents' separation made him feel as a child. Not wanting to hurt her children, Yokas agrees to help Fred stop drinking and lets him return home.
Meanwhile, Kim thinks Bobby is trying to make her jealous with his public displays of affection for Treva. Kim is stunned when Doherty introduces her to Brooke Carney, a police officer he's dating, and tells Kim he'd also like Joey to meet Brooke. Vangie, the concussion patient with whom Carlos had sex, irritates the rookie paramedic when she repeatedly arrives where he and Doc are working. Carlos and Doc wonder aloud if she's a crazed stalker.
Main Cast Edit
Michael Beach: Paramedic Monte "Doc" Parker
Coby Bell: Officer Tyrone "Ty" Davis Jr.
Bobby Cannavale: Paramedic Roberto "Bobby" Caffey
Eddie Cibrian: Firefighter James "Jimmy" Doherty
Molly Price: Officer Faith Yokas
Kim Raver: Paramedic Kimberly "Kim" Zambrano
Anthony Ruivivar: Paramedic Carlos Nieto
Skipp Sudduth: Officer John "Sully" Sullivan
Jason Wiles: Officer Maurice "Bosco" Boscorelli
Also Starring Edit
Chris Bauer: Fred Yokas
P.J. Morrison: Emily Yokas
Jeremy Bergman: Charlie Yokas
Kristopher Scott Fiedel: Joey Doherty
James Rebhorn: Captain Elchisak
Monica Trombetta: ER Nurse Dana Murphy
Bill Walsh: Jeff Wilson
Samantha Buck: Vangie Sundstrom
Eva LaRue: Brooke Carney
Guest Starring Edit
Larry Block ... Helmut Kaiser
Rod Brogan ... Garrison
Yancy Butler ... Treva
Kevin Carroll ... Wesley
Bruno Iannone ... Cop #1
John Randolph Jones ... IAB Captain
Betsy Joslyn ... ICU Nurse
Adriane Lenox ... Mrs. Felder
Michael Moran ... Murphy
Rosie O'Donnell ... Paramedic
John Ottavino ... IAB Lieutenant
Michael Perl ... Benjamin
James Rebhorn ... Captain Elchisak
Joanna Rhinehart ... Thomas
Bill Walsh ... Firefighter Jeff Wilson
Ed Wheeler ... Byron Felder
Denise Wilbanks ... Marie
-Rosie O'Donnell has a guest starring role in this episode. Before we see her as a paramedic fire fighter Jimmy Doherty mentions her talk show.
Bosco: Davis is damn lucky he’s black.
Yokas: You saw him out there. Did Davis look like he was feeling lucky to you?
Jimmy: Workplace love affairs, never easy.
Kim: Don’t start with me Jimmy.
Jimmy: What? I saw it on "Rosie."
Sully: Forget about the outcome! You saved my life!
Davis: I don’t think I’m cut out for this job. I just…
Sully: Then quit! Go to law school. Do something with your life. Hell, join the circus. I don’t really give a damn. But unless you go down to that station, tonight, and set this right, you’re gonna go to jail.
Bosco: Um, no. I think the proper term would be a "crapload of marijuana."
Davis: I just…I thought he was gonna kill you, man. I thought he was gonna…
Sully: I know you did.
Sully: Now you gotta go tell them that.
Joey: Guess what, Mommy?
Kim: What, honey?
Joey: I have a girlfriend now.
Joey: Her name is Angie. She’s in my room at school. She gave me a flower.
Kim: Just don’t get married tomorrow, all right?