The District (2000–2004)
27 Sep. 2003Jack's Back
Mannion returns to D.C. hoping to get his old job back as chief of police, but the mayor has other ideas.
4 Oct. 2003The Devil You Know...
Mannion's replacement makes an error in judgment that leads to an innocent woman's death, so to get his job back, Mannion puts his team together to take down a notorious drug dealer.
11 Oct. 2003Free Byrd
An ex-convict is suspected of killing his girlfriend when she's found dead after falling from a third-story apartment window.
18 Oct. 2003The Kindness of Strangers
Noland searches for his 12-year-old niece when she's lured away by a suspected pedophile.
25 Oct. 2003Blind Eye
Mannion discovers an underground system of justice in a neighborhood whose citizens are tired of unfair treatment by the police and the courts.
1 Nov. 2003Jupiter for Sale
The city panics when a serial killer who murdered 11 people in 1985 but was never caught is reportedly responsible a recent slaying similar to his past crimes, especially when a letter is supposedly written by the killer claiming credit.
8 Nov. 2003A House Divided
Mannion takes part in a Civil War reenactment when a Confederate participant is shot and the evidence points to murder.
15 Nov. 2003Acceptable Losses
Ella's son Ricky and a friend end up in the hospital after collapsing during a birthday party. When it's discovered they accidentally ingested drugs, Mannion goes after those responsible.
22 Nov. 2003In God We Trust
Mannion comes to realize that he's looking for a modern-day Robin Hood when he sees a vision of the Virgin Mary.
Dec. 2003Hollow Spaces
The teen who was the recipient of Ella Farmer's heart is a suspect in a gas-station robbery where the owner was killed, but the boy claims innocence.
Dec. 2003The Voice Inside
A lawyer and his wife are killed in their home and the only witness is their autistic daughter. Jack Mannion calls on former F.B.I. hostage negotiator Tommy Morgan, (who is now a horse whisperer), to try and get through to the girl and discover the identity of the killer.
17 Jan. 2004Breath of Life
A policeman is run over while investigating a parked car. Sergeant Brander rushes to the scene and gives mouth to mouth to the cop in an attempt to save his life. Later in hospital it's revealed that the cop is gay. Although the cop's partner claims to have tried to save him, Mannion notices that while Brander's uniform is covered in blood, the partner's uniform is clean. Mannion wonders if the partner really did try to save his colleague, or is he lying. Meanwhile, the team discover that the car was being used by members of a local college Frat house to video drugged...
7 Feb. 2004A.K.A
An old friend of Nancy's who is currently in witness protection, drops in to catch up on old times. It turns out that Nancy's friend is unwittingly being targeted in a plot to kill off witnesses in protection slated to testify against a mob boss. Separately, Temple is losing sleep moonlighting for a security firm to pay off his $400,000 wrongful-death judgment.
14 Feb. 2004D.C. Confidental
An old man is killed while visiting the Korean War memorial. Jack Mannion's team discover that he was living under an assumed identity and was actually Ella Farmer's uncle, who was a suspect in a 1940s murder case. The team try to solve both cases to find the truth.
21 Feb. 2004On Guard
The estranged husband of Jack Mannion's fencing instructor, Ilene, turns up and causes a scene outside the school and Jack intervenes. Later Ilene phones Jack to say that her husband is trying to break in. By the time Jack arrives at her apartment, the husband has been killed with Ilene claiming self defence. While Jack believes her story, Detective Parras isn't so sure. In another case, Page and Debreno chase a drugs dealer and have a shootout at an ice rink. The dealer escapes and in the follow up investigation, Debreno recognises a junkie as a former classmate, ...
28 Feb. 2004Family Values
A little girl is kidnapped, and in tracking down suspects Manion's ex-wife Sherry gets seriously wounded in a gun battle with one of the suspects. As the crisis unfolds, Manion begins to suspect that the little girl's family might not be telling their full story.
2 Apr. 2004The Black Widow Maker
Manion and Brander travel to Flat Lake, Iowa - Manion to fight a two-year-old excessive-noise citation from when he drove through town on his motorcycle, and Brander to break up with an old girlfriend face-to-face. The cantankerous local judge in Manion's case (Jerry Vandyke) cites Manion with contempt and puts Manion in jail for a night. While there, Manion meets Brander's girlfriend, who has been charged with murdering her new husband on their honeymoon. To get in the judge's good graces Manion agrees to help solve the case.
17 Apr. 2004Passing Time
The team investigates a shooting of a doctor by an angry family member who thinks their terminally ill mother died too soon. As the investigation proceeds the team uncovers what appears to be a pattern of this happening at the hospital, leading Manion to suspect that one or more doctors are performing mercy killings.
24 Apr. 2004Ten Thirty-Three
A gang gun battle in front of a church and a rash of car thefts leads Manion and team to suspect the carjackers are part of an organized and growing El Salvadoran ring that's transporting the cars to El Salvador for sale. Using RICO statutes to begin rounding up suspects for questioning, the gang retaliates by targeting Manion's Gang Task Force commander. In a shootout, Dept. Chief Nolan is seriously wounded.
1 May 2004Open Season
Deputy Chief Noland's doctors fight for his life in surgery while Manion and team continue to shake down the El Salvadoran gang to find the Deputy Chief's attacker. The trail leads to the brother of Debreno's girlfriend and eventually to the gang-leader who's running the gang from prison.
1 May 2004Something Borrowed, Something Bruised
Manion struggles to ready himself for his daughter's wedding and to get to the church on time. Debreno and Temple work separate cases involving two murdered women, which Brander manages to provide the key lead to solve the case. In appreciation, he is promoted to detective.
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