Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 5 (1996 - 1997)


Season 5
Homicide: Life on the Street

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Air date: Sep 20, 1996

Pembleton returns to work but cannot participate when the squad responds to a hostage situation at a middle school.

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Air date: Sep 27, 1996

Sidelined Pembleton tries to gain control of the situation after the hostage taker (Geoffrey Nauffts) sets the school afire.

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Air date: Oct 18, 1996

Bayliss reunites an inmate (Charles S. Dutton) with his estranged family when he investigates a prison murder.

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Air date: Oct 25, 1996

Kellerman and Pembleton pull desk duty; Lewis and Simmons (Toni Lewis) investigate heroin-related deaths that lead them to Luther Mahoney.

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Air date: Nov 1, 1996

A homeless man's murder confession leads detectives to the new medical examiner and falsified records.

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Air date: Nov 8, 1996

Kellerman confronts accusations of bribery; the medical examiner helps Munch with a case; Pembleton gains confidence when he helps crack a cold case.

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Air date: Nov 15, 1996

One Saturday night provides the squad with a deadly bar fight, a brutal rape/murder and a carjacking.

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Air date: Nov 22, 1996

Detectives suspect a judge's spoiled son (Elijah Wood) in the murder of a fellow student at an exclusive prep school.

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Air date: Dec 6, 1996

Bayliss and Pembleton disagree on suspects in the murder of a divorced woman and her children; Lewis and Munch link another drug-related case to Luther Mahoney.

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Air date: Dec 13, 1996

Pembleton's first case as primary since his stroke is to find the person who murdered District Attorney Danvers' fiancee while she was trying on her wedding dress.

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Critic Reviews for Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 5

Audience Reviews for Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 5

  • Feb 21, 2021
    It is noticeable that each successive season of this show moves inexorably towards the more familiar safe-ground of a typical network cop show. The most obvious example being the dumbed-down opening titles with buzz-words like "homicide", "Exhibit A", "Motive" and "Murder". All totally unnecessary, and takes away some of the mystery behind the show. Not only is there an issue with the credits, but also the storylines have moved towards the usual A-B-C concepts more commonly found in soaps - office romances, unhinged characters, corruption in the corridors of power, and the poor handling of familiar characters from earlier seasons that were written out and never seen of again (in this instance Beau Felton) But despite the constant studio interference, the show still sparkles, especially with its character development for the likes of Pembleton, Bayliss, Giardello and Kellerman.

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