Season 5, Episode 10 The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall
First Aired: December 6, 1984
A councilman's mother (Fran Ryan) kills a burglar, but evidence suggests she may have set a trap for the victim; Belker is beaten and humiliated by street bums; a deranged man (Paul Lieber) sets his wife on fire. Jablonski: Robert Prosky.
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- Premiered: January 15, 1981
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: Steven Bochco's landmark ensemble crime drama was an often electrifying mix of realism and humor within continuing storylines (in an unnamed big city), paving the way for gritty successors like `NYPD Blue' and `Homicide: Life on the Street.' `Hill Street B… (more)