Homicide: Life On The Street

10 Best Episodes of Homicide: Life On The Street - Season 2

Based on the factual book Homicide: A Year On the Killing Streets by journalist David Simon, the series charts the lives of a team of homicide detectives in Baltimore, Maryland, both on and off the clock.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 18, 2023.

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Homicide: Life On The Street - S2E1

#4 - Bop Gun (Season 2 - Episode 1)

All the detectives scramble to solve the case, when the mother, in a family on vacation, is murdered during a holdup. The husband has a hard time dealing with the reality of him not doing anything during the situation and Felton's indifference. When the suspects are found Howard is convinced that the youth who confesses to the murder didn't do it.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 43 votes.

Homicide: Life On The Street - S2E4

#3 - A Many Splendored Thing (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Bolander asks Kay if she would double date with him and Linda, to try to take the pressure off his first real date. A slain phone-sex operator is found clutching a note naming her boss as the perpetrator, Bayliss and Pembleton investigate. Munch has trouble dealing with Bolander's happiness, so he crashes the double date and makes everyone miserable. A man is shot to death over a pen at the library, Lewis and Crosetti investigate and find a man with a pen fetish. As Bayliss looks into the murder he begins to get involved.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 31 votes.

Homicide: Life On The Street - S2E3

#2 - Black and Blue (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Things begin to heat up between Pembleton and Gee over the alleged police brutality case and one of the suspects is an ex-lover of Kay's. Bolander meets a waitress who encourages him to resume his cello playing. Munch's girlfriend is less than enthusiastic when he surprises her with a new fish for her tank. Frank, in the box, gets the confession that Gee is looking for. Unfortunately, the suspect is anything but guilty of that crime.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 31 votes.

Homicide: Life On The Street - S2E2

#1 - See No Evil (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Gee informs the detectives that they must meet with a sensitivity consultant. Felton protects a friend who's going to help his terminally ill father commit suicide. Pembleton investigates a routine murder that escalates into a case of possible police brutality. Bolander has no intention of meeting with the consultant to the point where he takes a suspension without pay. Lewis investigates the death of the father of Felton's friend and discovers the truth and confronts Beau.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 31 votes.

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