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Blood Ties 

A pimp, Milton Wilder (Richard Tanner), is shot in cold blood in an alley by four women who turn out later to be police officers.


Bruce Seth Green


Joyce Burditt (creator), Lee Goldberg | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Kathy Evison ... Det. Amy Devlin
Zoe McLellan ... Police Detective Taylor Lucas
Michelle Lintel ... Officer Lipton
David Packer David Packer ... E.R. Shooter
Richard Tanner ... Milton Wilder
Lynn Wanlass ... Dirty Doctor
Shannon Marketic Shannon Marketic ... Jackie Cole
Kelli McCarty ... Washington
Brandi Sherwood Brandi Sherwood ... Andrews
Spice Williams-Crosby ... Laurette Stipe (as Spice Williams)
Kevin McNally ... EMT #1


Pimp Milton Wilder is shot in an alley by women. An embezzled businessman who finds his partner also cheated him with his wife fails to kill him, follows the paramedics to Community General and fails again in Jesse's OR because of a crazily daring intervention from Steve's LAPD colleague detective Taylor Lucas, the new partner of more orthodox rising vice squad star Amy Devlin, detailed to assist Steve in the Wilder case, but first they must arrest bail-jumper Laurette Stipe in a biker bar, which leads to a gun-fight killing Stipe with a bullet matching the Wilder murder, as it was planted by Lucas who was among his killers. Their investigation and deception go on, till they come too close to Mark, who works out the medical link between the victims and its relevance, while the killers... Written by KGF Vissers

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6 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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This episode served as a "back door" pilot for a spin-off starring Kathy Evison and Zoe McLellan titled "Whistlers", but it was not picked up. See more »


Another reason this wouldn't work is that the organs were without oxygen for too long. The body must be put on life support almost immediately to keep the organs viable until they are harvested. See more »

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Normally a great show with a few klinker episodes and Blood Ties may be the worst.
14 March 2018 | by tles7See all my reviews

I am not sure if they were trying to make a spinoff of this female duo cop episode....but the story is silly and not believable and it is the kind of episode that makes you want to say "bye-bye".

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