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Maltese Cross 

The murder of a fireman, stabbed 22 times, ends up in a brawl between NYPD and FDNY, leading to a hearing before the Commissioner for Logan and Wheeler, and a possible repeat killer.


Jim McKay


Dick Wolf (created by), Rene Balcer (developed by) (as René Balcer) | 1 more credit »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Noth ... Mike Logan
Julianne Nicholson ... Megan Wheeler
Eric Bogosian ... Danny Ross
Geoffrey Nauffts ... Brendan Keele
Nina Siemaszko ... Claudia Duffy
Chance Kelly ... Charlie Hugo
Julito McCullum ... Darnell Thomson
Neal Jones ... Chief of Detectives Bradshaw
Rocco Sisto ... Police Commissioner Fahey
Kaitlin Hopkins ... Mrs. Hoffman
Jason Pendergraft ... Ian Duffy
Brendan Griffin ... Mikey
Robert Scott Daye Robert Scott Daye ... Chantuse
Dennis Paladino Dennis Paladino ... Det. Steve Grubman
Rosalyn Coleman ... Mrs. Thomson




The murder of a fireman, stabbed 22 times, ends up in a brawl between NYPD and FDNY, leading to a hearing before the Commissioner for Logan and Wheeler, and a possible repeat killer.

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The Maltese cross is a cross symbol, consisting of four "V" or arrowhead shaped concave quadrilaterals converging at a central vertex at right angles, two tips pointing outward symmetrically. It is a heraldic cross variant which developed from earlier forms of eight-pointed crosses in the 16th century. Although chiefly associated with the Knights Hospitaller (Order of St. John--now the Sovereign Military Order of Malta), and by extension with the island of Malta--it has come to be used by a wide array of entities since the early modern period, notably the Order of Saint Stephen, the city of Amalfi, the Polish Order of the White Eagle (1709), and the Prussian order Pour le Mérite (1740). See more »


When Logan is faking the interrogation of Charlie Hugo, he mentions that he and Duffy had reservations on Cape Cod "...in Massachusetts, the only state that allows gay marriage." This has two problems; at the time the episode is set, Massachusetts law only extended same-sex marriage to residents of Massachusetts or Rhode Island or to couples who declare an intent to take up permanent residence in Massachusetts; even if the situation had been as it was presented, Duffy was still legally married to his wife and bigamy laws would thus prevent his marrying anyone else even if the other conditions of Massachusetts law were met. However, Keel was apparently so upset by this "revelation" that he forgot about those points (assuming, of course, that he would have known about them in the first place - not unreasonable considering the publicity passage of the law received). See more »


Mike Logan: Firefighters, cops, we're all on the same side pretty much.
Danny Ross: Logan, somebody tells me you're gay, I don't care. But the NYPD is not the FDNY.
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Police, fire. We're all on the same team.
23 September 2017 | by CeccacciPaolo1977See all my reviews

A 9/11 hero firefighter (Jason Pendergraft) is stabbed death for 12 times. He was a front man speaker in defending his fellow workers who died or dealing with health issues. At the beginning detectives believed it had something to do with a beating of a drag queen (the fireman prevented him from being beaten even further), but the teenage attackers had strong alibis and in Logan's eyes they weren't capable to kill someone. So the murdered must be linked to the fire station. Later on they figured out there was a strong connection to a homicide occurred 12 years before, so they took a trip to Philly to collect some information about it. Policemen at the end managed to solve the case by using the tool of jealousy.

Not the usual episode, it starts with a situation occurred later and then there's a flashback that explains everything. The fist fight between NYPD and FDNY is sadly comic, it looks like wrestling royal rumble.

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Release Date:

10 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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