Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.
S1/EP 1 - YOU CALL THIS PLAIN CLOTHES?
The detectives again go undercover as prostitutes.
S1/EP 2 - POP USED TO WORK IN CHINATOWN
Charlie Cagney assists Chris and Mary Beth on a case in Chinatown, one of his old beats from his police days.
S1/EP 3 - BEYOND THE GOLDEN DOOR
The murder of an illegal immigrant uncovers a human trafficking operation.
S1/EP 4 - STREET SCENE
Cagney and Lacey work the murder of a Hispanic gang member. Harvey performs a brave, yet dangerous, act to recover a child's pet.
S1/EP 5 - SUFFER THE CHILDREN
Cagney and Lacey find evidence of a murder when responding to a child abuse call.
S1/EP 6 - BETTER THAN EQUAL
When a feminist extremist is in danger, Cagney and Lacey are placed in charge of her protection.
S2/EP 1 - WITNESS TO AN INCIDENT
Cagney and Lacey witness an accidental police shooting, but have differing memories of exactly how it happened. Lacey feels heat from her superiors to fall in line with Cagney's accounting of events.
S2/EP 2 - ONE OF OUR OWN
A case of mistaken identity leads to a police officer's shooting at a restaurant. Meanwhile, Captain Isbecki does all he can to keep Chris and Mary Beth off the precinct's new softball team.
S2/EP 3 - BEAUTY BURGLARS
Cagney and Lacey lead an investigation into a series of robberies at exclusive beauty salons committed by assailants posing as the police.
S2/EP 4 - HIGH STEEL
After a former co-worker falls to his death at a construction site, Harvey disagrees with the conclusion that his death is accidental and joins Mary Beth to investigate.
S2/EP 5 - HOTLINE
Chris and Mary Beth investigate a series of stranglings involving women who worked for the telephone sex trade.
S2/EP 6 - INTERNAL AFFAIRS
When undercover agents start having their covers blown, NYPD Internal Affairs calls on Cagney and Lacey to uncover the informant lurking in their precinct, putting them in the uncomfortable position of snooping into the private lives of their fellow officers.
S2/EP 7 - MR. LONELY HEARTS
When a Vermont farmer comes looking for his missing wife, it uncovers a bigamy fraud involving a woman who has married, and taken money from, multiple men.
S2/EP 8 - CONDUCT UNBECOMING
Cagney and Lacey's working with a third detective to investigate illegal weaponry hits a snag when it is revealed that he may be gay, and faces possible suspension.
S2/EP 9 - I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
A petty criminal's escape in a stolen squad car turns Lt. Samuels into a Scrooge, who forces the precinct to stay their entire shifts on Christmas Eve in effort to catch him. Meanwhile, Detective Petrie's daughter is born.
S2/EP 10 - RECREATIONAL USE
A shady landlord attempting to turn his building co-op is a prime suspect in a murder, but the investigation becomes more complicated when the sergeant Cagney and Lacey have been leant to, who happens to be Chris' boyfriend, succumbs to an addiction.
S2/EP 11 - HOPES AND DREAMS
Chris and Mary Beth investigate a rash of burglaries committed while the occupants are away at funerals, with a handicapped girl among the victims.
S2/EP 12 - GRANDEST JEWEL THIEF OF THEM ALL
Cagney and Lacey set out to determine if a man who stopped a minor crime is himself a wanted, world-famous jewel thief.
S2/EP 13 - AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
When the 14th precinct is assigned another female detective, Mary Beth and Chris don't agree on whether she's qualified to be there or not.
S2/EP 14 - OPEN AND SHUT CASE
Mary Beth is the star witness in a trial that turns out not to be the slam dunk the prosecutors thought it was. Meanwhile, Chris and Mary Beth try to convince a rape witness to not back out of testifying.
S2/EP 15 - JANE DOE
When a Jane Doe homeless lady is murdered, Chris vows to find out who she is. Meanwhile, Chris and Mary Beth shoot a recruiting commercial for the NYPD.
S2/EP 16 - DATE RAPE
A date rape investigation divides Chris, who feels the victim brought it on herself, and Mary Beth, who doesn't believe that philosophy. Chris feels honored for the girls to be let in on the male officers' practical jokes.
S2/EP 17 - BURN OUT
Chris poses as a nun as part of an investigation into missing drugs from a hospital. Meanwhile, Mary Beth vanishes after a last-minute vacation cancellation.
S2/EP 18 - CHOP SHOP
Isbecki becomes a hostage after Cagney and Lacey fail to back him up properly. Meanwhile, when Petrie accidentally shoots a black child, the department thinks the uproar will go away if the public sees Petrie is black, too.
S2/EP 19 - LET THEM EAT PRETZELS
Cagney and Lacey try to find a way to arrest the son of a immunized diplomat who's using his nation's embassy to avoid justice after hitting a poor man with his car.
S2/EP 20 - THE GANG'S ALL HERE
The gang from the 14th precinct are robbed at a celebration for Petrie's promotion, and set out to bring the perpetrators to justice before they become the laughingstock of the NYPD.
S2/EP 21 - A CRY FOR HELP
A con man has to be let go because he had nothing on him when arrested, so Cagney and Lacey have to find a way to get him with the goods. Meanwhile, a fellow police academy graduate of Mary Beth's is a wife-beater.
S2/EP 22 - INFORMANT, THE
Cagney and Lacey have a high school drug case blow up in their faces when it turns out their teenage informant is a drug pusher hiself.
S3/EP 1 - MATINEE
A housewife from Cagney's hometown of Westchester winds up dead in New York, and the investigation offers a glimpse into Cagney's past. Meanwhile, the son of Lt. Samuels is arrested for stealing a car.
S3/EP 2 - A KILLER'S DOZEN
A uniformed officers' strike forces the detectives back into their blues and onto the streets, as Cagney and Lacey try to bring an end to the "Don Juan Strangler."
S3/EP 3 - VICTIMLESS CRIME
After the star of a pornographic film dies during production, Cagney and Lacey must convince his reluctant co-star to be a witness.
S3/EP 4 - THE BOUNTY HUNTER
Cagney and Lacey are in pursuit of a perp also wanted for bail jumping, and must capture him before a bounty hunter does and takes him out of their jurisdiction.
S3/EP 5 - BABY BROKER
An abandoned baby sets Cagney and Lacey on the trail of a baby broker, and though deaf, Mary Beth considers adopting it. Meanwhile, Chris' new playwright boyfriend doesn't like her being a detective.
S3/EP 6 - PARTNERS
Getting shot doesn't stop Chris from assisting on a case while in recovery, while Mary Beth's temporary replacement partner leaves a lot to be desired.
S3/EP 7 - CHOICES
After the key witness in the upcoming trial of a shady landlord dies, Cagney and Lacey must re-canvas his building in search of new witnesses before he gets set free. Meanwhile, Chris has a pregnancy scare.
S4/EP 1 - CHILD WITNESS
An over-protective father hinders prosecution of a babysitter who may have molested his daughter. Petrie gets beaten by some white NYPD officers who don't know he's a detective.
S4/EP 2 - HEAT
Mary Beth is taken hostage by a very dangerous man.
S4/EP 3 - INSUBORDINATION
Cagney and Lacey assist Sgt. McKenna, newly returned from drug rehab. A captain who used to work under Lt. Samuels envisions changes at the precinct.
S4/EP 4 - OLD DEBTS
Cagney and Lacey work to track down a murderer who managed to kill a newly-paroled cop-killer who was under their protection.
S4/EP 5 - FATHERS & DAUGHTERS
A man's wife and daughter confess to his murder in effort to make it impossible for either to be found guilty.
S4/EP 6 - TAXI CAB MURDERS
With the 14th Precinct's detectives driving taxi cabs to solve a rash of hack murders, Mary Beth's son becomes frightened the ruse will cost his mother her life.
S4/EP 7 - UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE
The press paints Christine's self-defense shooting of a Hispanic drug-dealer as being racially motivated.
S4/EP 8 - THANK GOD IT'S MONDAY
A weekend spent clearing up lousy precinct paperwork leads Chris and Mary Beth to race to serve a warrant before the statute of limitations expires. Meanwhile Det. Petrie finds his weekend used up painting his apartment.
S4/EP 9 - HOOKED
When Sgt. McKenna's drug rehab sponsor is caught with cocaine, his defending of him gives Christine doubts over whether he was ever really drug-free himself.
S4/EP 10 - LADY LUCK
When a woman Mary Beth saved from suicide winds up murdered shortly thereafter, the investigation uncovers massive gambling debts, and sends Cagney and Lacey after a loan shark who may be involved.
S4/EP 11 - OUT OF CONTROL
When a captured burglar swears he never uses a gun, it sends Cagney and Lacey to figure out how a shooting also occured at the scene of the crime. Dory finally feels it's time for Christine to meet his children.
S4/EP 12 - AMERICAN DREAM
When a series of arsons all seem to benefit the same company, Cagney and Lacey uncover an extortion operation.
S4/EP 13 - HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Dory proposes to Christine, who has a few questions of her own she needs an answer to before she gives him one. Meanwhile, a long string of tiny thefts leads to big profit for an ingenious credit department employee.
S4/EP 14 - RULES OF THE GAME
Chris and Mary Beth are delighted when they catch a major case, and get to work for an attractive captain, but Chris takes issue with the captain's advances towards her.
S4/EP 15 - STRESS
After witnessing a stabbing, Chris becomes the target of the prepetrator, who has a history of making witnesses disappear. Meanwhile, the NYPD brass demand stress reduction classes for the 14th Precinct.
S4/EP 16 - WHO SAID IT'S FAIR - PT. 1
Mary Beth ignores a lump in her breast, while Chris and Harvey beg her to get the care she needs. Meanwhile, the mother of a missing child feels she'd get more attention if her son were white.
S4/EP 17 - WHO SAID IT'S FAIR - PT. 2
With Christine busy looking for a missing child and getting ready for the sergeant's exam, Mary Beth prepares for her breast surgery.
S4/EP 18 - LOST AND FOUND
While Mary Beth recovers from breast surgery, and mulls retirement, Chris has her prized Corvette stolen, but it may provide her a leg up on the sergeant's exam. Meanwhile, an informant is murdered, leaving Chris to find out the who and why.
S4/EP 19 - TWO GRAND
Christine again squares off against jewel thief Albert Grand.
S4/EP 20 - CON GAMES
Mary Beth swindles the swindlers in a case with the bunco unit. Meanwhile, Chris' sexual harassment charges against Captain Hennesey go to trial.
S4/EP 21 - VIOLATION
A teenager is raped when he's accidentally sent to a violent prison over a petty crime, resulting in both a lawsuit from his parents and a case for Cagney and Lacey to solve.
S4/EP 22 - ORGANIZED CRIME
When Cagney and Lacey catch the case of a murdered nun whose family has Mafia connections, they discover they're not the only ones anxious to find the killer.
S5/EP 1 - ON THE STREET
Chris and Mary Beth try to convince a teenage runaway, who's shunned her family's wealth and privilege for a life on the streets, to help them convict her pimp.
S5/EP 2 - ORDINARY HERO
Cagney and Lacey feel for the key witness in an upcoming trial, an illegal alien whose reward for his help will be deportation upon the trial's conclusion.
S5/EP 3 - PSYCHIC, THE
Cagney doubts the abilities of a psychic who's been hired to locate a missing woman by her family.
S5/EP 4 - LOTTERY, THE
When a lottery jackpot has one more claimant than there should be, Cagney and Lacey try to find out who's got the counterfeit ticket. Meanwhile, the Laceys prepare for an IRS audit.
S5/EP 5 - ENTRAPMENT
Mary Beth faces an ethical dilemma when she has to choose between supporting Chris' claims against a known drug dealer, or admitting she knows nothing about it.
S5/EP 6 - CLINIC, THE
When a firebomb at an abortion clinic kills a patient, it ignites a debate over whether the death of a fetus constitutes a second murder.
S5/EP 7 - MOTHERS AND SONS
A mother's alibi for her son stands in the way of criminal charges, despite other compelling evidence. Meanwhile, Mary Beth's son gets on the wrong side of the law himself.
S5/EP 8 - FINAL DUTY
Years of drinking finally put Chris' father into the hospital. Meanwhile, Mary Beth's pregancy forces her to make changes to her work routine.
S5/EP 9 - OLD GHOSTS
Chris is accused of being a coward when a robbery suspect eludes her in a chase. Meanwhile, her brother, Brian, comes from California to check on their father.
S5/EP 10 - POWER
Chris gets to fill in for Lt. Samuels as watch commander, but dislikes that one of her first assignments is to force Mary Beth onto maternity leave.
S5/EP 11 - PLAY IT AGAIN, SANTA
Cagney and Newman work a case involving music rights issues.
S5/EP 12 - RAPIST, THE
Mary Beth's energetic replacement turns vigilante when she angers over the time it's taking to get to arrest a suspected rapist.
S5/EP 13 - ACT OF CONSCIENCE
The new replacement for Mary Beth comes with a history the 14th Precinct doesn't like—he broke the blue wall of silence when other police were taking bribes, and the Desk Sergeant is taking bets on how long his stay with them will be.
S5/EP 14 - D.W.I.
While running the night shift, a case of DWI begins to make Chris confront her own demons with the bottle.
S5/EP 15 - GIMP, THE
An advocate for the handicapped demands something be done about a rash of robberies against the disabled. Chris goes undercover in a wheelchair and finds herself smitten with the activist.
S5/EP 16 - FAMILY CONNECTIONS
Chris races to get a laboring Mary Beth to the hopsital before the baby comes out. Meanwhile, she has to deal with her father's new girlfriend.
S5/EP 17 - POST PARTUM
Chris tries to help a West Point cadet who refuses to help himself avoid court martial due to his honor code. Mary Beth receives a visit from her father, who abandoned her and her mother when she was little.
S5/EP 18 - MAN WHO SHOT TROTSKY
With Mary Beth back from maternity leave, her and Chris again go after drug dealer Mansfield, with the help of a young, Hispanic informant.
S5/EP 19 - EXIT STAGE CENTER
The apparent suicide of a stage actress starts to look like murder when Cagney and Lacey discover everyone involved in the play seems to have a motive.
S5/EP 20 - CAPITALISM
When a lawyer who has made a living helping his fellow Cambodians winds up murdered, Chris and Mary Beth learn he may have been profitting from misfortunes too much. In the meantime, Chris parts ways with her car.
S5/EP 21 - EXTRADITION
Chris and Mary Beth go to California to bring back a defendant who skipped on his bail.
S5/EP 22 - SAFE PLACE, A
Cagney and Lacey race against time to catch a thief, whose latest haul included plutonium, before his radiation sickness becomes terminal.
S5/EP 23 - MODEL CITIZEN
To find the murderer of a labor leader, Cagney and Lacey must first find out why anyone would want the apparently squeaky-clean man dead. In the meantime, Cagney gets a visit from her niece.
S5/EP 24 - PARTING SHOTS
The 14th Precinct suffers the loss of one of their own, as Cagney and Lacey work to find out who shot and killed Det. Newman.
S6/EP 1 - SCHEDULE ONE
A suspect has an intriguing deal for leniency: he'll reveal who in the precinct is involved with heroin. Meanwhile, the Laceys move into a new home.
S6/EP 2 - CULTURE CLASH
When an girl who wants to break away from her traditionally Islamic upbringing is murdered, Chris and Mary Beth must confront her family. Chris lusts for a possible assignment to a potentially career-making task force.
S6/EP 3 - SORRY, RIGHT NUMBER
A sweltering day leads to an elevator failure, with Chris and a claustrophobic Victor trapped inside.
S6/EP 4 - DISENFRANCHISED
After a girl accuses her father of molesting her younger sister, Cagney and Lacey are forced to take action to keep the girls safe.
S6/EP 5 - ROLL CALL
The 14th Precinct is abuzz over a visit from the star of a female TV detective show who wants to tag along with Chris and Mary Beth to see real female cops in action.
S6/EP 6 - ZEALOT, THE
Pornographers come under suspicion when an A.D.A. who championed against child exploitation is murdered.
S6/EP 7 - MARATHON
Cagney and Lacey are charged with protecting a white South African runner in town for the New York City Marathon.
S6/EP 8 - RITES OF PASSAGE
When hazing is suspected to have caused a girl to fall off a roof while rushing a sorority, the sisters close ranks, impeding the investigation.
S6/EP 9 - REVENGE
Petrie falls under suspicion when someone he was squabbling with is murdered. Chris finds out a reporter she's dating isn't just interested in her romantically.
S6/EP 10 - RAPIST II, THE
When Sara Jones, one of Mary Beth's maternity replacements, goes to trial for her act of vigilante justice against a rapist, Chris refuses to lie to save her.
S6/EP 11 - COST OF LIVING
When drug dealer Mansfield goes on trial, he surprises everyone by hiring David Keeler to represent him, especially upsetting Chris.
S6/EP 12 - WASTE DEEP
An environmental champion begs Chris and Mary Beth to investigate a toy company for the dumping of toxic waste. Meanwhile, Chris dates a younger man.
S6/EP 13 - FAVORS
Chris and Mary Beth investigate a judge who's friends with Chris' father. Mary Beth is surprised at the results of her performance review from Chris.
S6/EP 14 - AHEAD OF THE GAME
Mary Beth has egg on her face when the Laceys' home is robbed, and it's revealed she doesn't follow the same home safeguarding tips she gives to civilians. Meanwhile, a high school athlete's death is investigated.
S6/EP 15 - EASY DOES IT
A rash of AA meeting robberies sends the detectives to pose as alcoholics. At a co-dependents' meeting, Chris is surprised to see Donna, her father's girlfriend.
S6/EP 16 - TO SIR WITH LOVE
agney and Lacey get placed in charge of planning a banquet to award Lt. Samuels with the Distinguished Service Award.
S6/EP 17 - DIVINE COURIERS
Cagney and Lacey try to bring down a scam artist who promises to get messages to the departed by giving them to the terminally ill, but face difficulty in that nobody seems to feel victimized.
S6/EP 18 - RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT
The detectives question if a deaf girl could have committed the murder of which she's accused. David Keeler wants Christine to forgive him for representing Mansfield.
S6/EP 19 - SPECIAL TREATMENT
Mary Beth is arrested at a nuclear weapons protest, finding herself in the custody of Queens' Det. Dupnick.
S6/EP 20 - HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN
After Lacey is shot, but saved by a bulletproof vest, her and Cagney deal with the stress by seeing the police psychiatrist.
S6/EP 21 - TURN, TURN, TURN - PT. 1
After years of drinking finally cost Charlie Cagney his life, Christine and her brother, Brian, must deal with the aftermath.
S6/EP 22 - TURN, TURN, TURN - PT. 2
As Chris turns to the bottle herself to deal with her father's death, Mary Beth tries to save her by getting her back to AA.
S7/EP 1 - NO VACANCY
Cagney and Lacey's guarding of a mentally ill witness is complicated by his refusal to take his medication.
S7/EP 2 - THE CITY IS BURNING
When Det. Corassa's gun is linked to the slaying of a black youth in a white section of town, the negro community suspects a cover-up.
S7/EP 3 - LOVES ME NOT
David Keeler defends Mary Beth after the community demands a Civilian Review Board investigate her role in a neighborhood dispute. Det. Petrie is promoted to Sergeant.
S7/EP 4 - DIFFERENT DRUMMER
An eccentric, older woman who claims she's a witch is getting in the way of a lucrative real estate deal.
S7/EP 5 - YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY
Cagney and Lacey go undercover on streetcorners to investigate a rash of middle-aged prostitute murders. Isbecki is thrilled to discover his new partner is a women.
S7/EP 6 - VIDEO VERITE
A missing music video may be linked to drugs. Chris' niece visits, with aspirations of becoming an actress in New York.
S7/EP 7 - GREED TIME
Chris and Mary Beth go uncercover as game show contestants to investigate a rigging accusation.
S7/EP 8 - SECRETS
Chris finally gets to work on the Major Task Force, and immediately is faced with finding out who the turncoat is in their midst.
S7/EP 9 - DO I KNOW YOU?
It's a case of 'he said/she said' when Christine claims to have been date-raped—while her date claims the sex was consensual—and she finds her story doubted because she didn't attempt to use her gun to defend herself.
S7/EP 10 - OLD FLAMES
Harvey, Jr. stuns his parents on his 18th birthday by announcing he's enlisting with the Marines.
S7/EP 11 - TRADING PLACES
Chris is disappointed when she's passed over to fill in during Lt. Samuels' vacation. Harvey assists in a case involving kickbacks at a construction site.
S7/EP 12 - SHADOW OF A DOUBT
An undercover operation at a computer manufacturer is jeopardized when Chris fails the company's random drug test.
S7/EP 13 - HELLO/GOODBYE
David Keeler proposes marriage to Christine.
S7/EP 14 - SCHOOL DAZE
Chris and Mary Beth have very different attitudes at a mandatory refresher for their precinct at the police academy.
S7/EP 15 - LAND OF THE FREE
When a refugee from El Salvador is slain, different people give wildly different opinions of the life he led to Chris and Mary Beth during their investigation. Meanwhile, Chris meets a friendly, handsome plumber at AA.
S7/EP 16 - A CLASS ACT
The theft of a valuable painting sends the detectives to upscale galleries, hoping to find out where it went. Christine realizes Nick is the opposite of David.
S7/EP 17 - BUTTON, BUTTON
The girlfriend of a murdered federal witness asks for help finding his killer. Meanwhile, one of Alice Lacey's classmates has AIDS.
S7/EP 18 - AMENDS
In a case of friendly fire, an officer is accidentally shot by Thornton.
S7/EP 19 - FRIENDLY FIRE
hristine's date-rape case against Brad Potter goes to trial. Meanwhile, Harvey Lacey, Jr. disappears from his Marine training.
S7/EP 20 - YUP
A Wall Street success with friends high on the police command chain is robbed, creating additional pressure to solve the case quickly. Meanwhile, Harvey Jr. visits home.
S7/EP 21 - A FAIR SHAKE - PT. 1
A plea bargain over a missing $100,000 from a bank sends Cagney and Lacey upstate in search of its president, and of another $100 million.
S7/EP 22 - A FAIR SHAKE - PT. 2
Chris and Mary Beth wrap up the investigation into the stolen $100 million dollars, and get a great surprise at its conclusion.