Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 2 (1994)


Season 2
Homicide: Life on the Street

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Air date: Jan 6, 1994

The homicide division investigates when a man's (guest star Robin Williams) family is victimized while vacationing in Baltimore. With Ned Beatty, Yaphet Kotto.

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Air date: Jan 13, 1994

The detectives must take sensitivity training; Felton's friend plans to assist his terminally ill father's (Wilford Brimley) suicide.

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Air date: Jan 20, 1994

A police brutality case creates tension between Frank and Al; Steve shops for a house to begin a new life with his daughter.

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Air date: Jan 27, 1994

A slain phone-sex operator is found clutching a note naming her boss as the perpetrator; a man is shot to death over a pen.

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Critic Reviews for Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 2

Audience Reviews for Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 2

  • Dec 12, 2021
    So unique and gripping
  • Feb 16, 2021
    Only 4 episodes, so amazed it's called a "season", Nevertheless the old mantra that less is better certainly applies here. Of course the standout episode is "Bop Gun" starring Robin Williams as the distraught husband to a wife who was shot and killed during a robbery. Plenty of heartfelt pathos from Williams as the victim trying to come to terms with his loss, while the detectives just see him as another statistic on their crime board! Season 2 still follows the same gritty feel as its predecessor - all rather negative and pessimistic compared to your usual formulaic cop show. Which may explain why NBC bosses were worried about the show's appeal to a seemingly disinterested national viewing public. Which resulted in some significant changes for season 3 - and not all for the best either!
  • Jun 20, 2019
    Homicide: Life on the Street's second fells very similar to the first – same structure, same cast, same use of jump cuts. This is not a knock against the show, since the first season was very solid television. The season is, however, even shorter at only four episodes in length. I suspect the producers were still trying to prove the show to NBC executives, given the low ratings of the first season. Even at this length, there are still some brilliant moments this season. Pembleton's interrogation in "Black and Blue" is one of these moments. The other is the entirety of the season finale (or premire, depending on whether or not you're watching in the producers' intended order), "Bop Gun". The first episode for which David Simon receives a writing credit, "Bop Gun" puts as much focus on the husband of the victim (played by Robin Williams) and the effect the crime has on him as it does on the police investigation. It is my favorite episode of Homicide so far and one of the best episodes I've seen in any police procedural.

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