Nash bridges jackpot
Episode 99 Airdate: 05/05/00 Writers : Jed Seidel and Reed Steiner Director : Greg Yaitanes
Guest Stars : Silas Weir Mitchell, Tzi Ma, Athena Massey, Robert LaSardo. Special Guest Stars : Theresa Russell, Tracey Walter, with Stephen Lee and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
|Nash :||C’mon, Joe. We’re going to Vegas.|
|Joe :||Nashman, this is a federal case. We don’t have any jurisdiction in Vegas.|
|Nash :||I know. Get in.|
N ash and Joe get a tip from Tony B that there is a hit out on Chief of Police Frank Girard. But it’s already too late, as the Chief’s car is shot up – the Chief and his driver are killed. Nash and Joe arrive to find the carnage.
The Chief was a close friend of Nash’s. There was one driver, one triggerman, using a bright red Impala. The Impala crashed into a taxi, leaving behind a paint sample.
Thanks to Caitlin’s suggestion, the SIU and the Embarcadero station are sharing office space in the barge. There is total chaos, as Joe is forced to share a desk with Jake Cage. Tony B is interrogated. Tony B has a new business – Bay Area Switches. The trucking business is really a front to ship money to Las Vegas to be laundered. Tony B’s contact is Ellen Holiday. Holiday is in contact with the assassin of the Chief and with Jimmy Z, head of the money-laundering operation.
Holiday is arrested and questioned, but she reveals nothing. The red Impala is found, tracked to a Melvin from a wrecking yard. Holiday reveals she is a DEA agent, and her supervisor is Agent Marzaroti. Melvin’s cousin, driver of the get-away car, works at Merritt Auto Body. A raid on the warehouse reveals 31 money counters, Tony B’s truck, and half a billion dollars in cash. Nash orders Jake Cage to guard the cash. Holiday shows up, because she needs the money to continue her undercover case. She reveals the killer of the Chief is Roy McNeer, and that Jimmy Z ordered Chief Girard killed.
McNeer and Jimmy Z suspect that Holiday has stolen the half a billion dollars. Holiday meets with McNeer – she blames Tony B for losing the cash. But Nash and Joe show up and arrest McNeer.
Meanwhile, Nash has given Nick a cell phone. Nash is concerned about Nick’s Alzheimer’s affliction. But Nick has turned off the phone and refuses to be monitored. Nash rescues Angel from a rooftop. Angel’s wings have been stolen. Nash finds the wings on a wino, and returns the wings to Angel.
Nash gets Tony B to set-up Jimmy Z. Tony B is to tell Jimmy Z that he wants to give back the money. McNeer wants to deal – he meets with Agent Marzaroti. But’s it’s a trick – McNeer kills Marzaroti and two other agents and escapes. Meanwhile, Holiday meets with Jimmy Z and reveals that she is a DEA agent. She agrees to return the half a billion in cash to Jimmy Z in return for a pay-off of twenty million dollars. Holiday also agrees to keep Jimmy Z informed of the investigation on him.
At the warehouse, Jake Cage informs Nash that the half billion in cash is gone, taken away by the DEA. Nash suspects Holiday. Nash and Joe go to Las Vegas, to follow Holiday and McNeer there.
Nash bridges jackpot Episode 99 Airdate: 05/05/00 Writers : Jed Seidel and Reed Steiner Director : Greg Yaitanes Guest Stars : Silas Weir Mitchell, Tzi Ma, Athena Massey, Robert LaSardo. Special
Nash bridges jackpot
Episode 100 Airdate: 05/19/00 Writers : Carlton Cuse and John Wirth Director : Jim Charleston
Guest Stars : Silas Weir Mitchell, Tzi Ma, Patrick Fischler, Nikita Ager. Special Guest Stars : Theresa Russell, with Stephen Lee, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
|Caitlin :||Do you have any idea how illegal this is? Nash, you have no authority to conduct a police investigation outside of the state line.|
|Nash :||I’m on vacation.|
|Caitlin :||Oh like hell. Nash, this is very bad.|
|Nash :||Caitlin, I’m going to ask you as a personal favor. Don’t get in my way.|
|Nash :||Caitlin, forget about protocol, just this once. That’s all I’m asking.|
N ash and Joe arrive in Las Vegas, and locate assassin Roy McNeer’s hotel room. His food is still warm, as Nash and Joe spot McNeer in a casino. Nash and Joe give chase, but are held up by the hotel security guards, as McNeer escapes.
Nash and Joe check into the hotel – Pepe is the concierge. They locate McNeer’s girl, Vivienne Reed, and she agrees to tell Joe if McNeer calls her. The truck full of half a billion in laundered cash is hijacked. The two thugs contact Tony B to ransom the truck for $50,000. Tony B and the SIU meet them and get the truck back. Harvey, Evan, Officer Ronnie and Tony B go to Las Vegas with the truck full of money.
Jake Cage shows up in Las Vegas too, with orders from Caitlin and the Mayor’s Office to bring back Nash. But Jake agrees to help Nash instead after an altercation.
Nash meets with Ellen Holiday. She fills Nash in on the rest of the DEA investigation. Jimmy Z works for a drug king pin coming in from Shanghai – they have ordered the hit on Police Chief Frank Gerard. Ellen introduces Nash to Jimmy Z. Nash is undercover as Teddy Malone, pilot or “Transport Specialist” who will fly Jimmy Z’s cash out to Mexico; Joe is the co-pilot. Nash and Ellen spend the night together.
Nash/Teddy Malone stalls as he inspects the cargo plane, saying it needs to be repaired. Jimmy Z complains of a problem with Nash Bridges. So Nash arranges for Tony B to play Nash. The real Nash (Teddy Malone) beats up Tony B (the fake Nash) in front of Jimmy Z, saying he will kill Nash.
Meanwhile, Cassidy comes to Las Vegas also, with plans to elope with Evan. Vivienne calls Joe, telling him McNeer will show up for a party at the Desert Inn. Evan and Harvey are there undercover to intercept McNeer. But McNeer shots Evan, fatally wounding Evan as McNeer escapes.
The money is loaded onto the cargo plane. The DEA agents prepare, but McNeer and his two thugs kill an agent and dress as DEA agents. Jimmy Z and the king pin from Shanghai are arrested, but McNeer takes Ellen hostage as they flee in the cargo plane. Ellen escapes from the plane, and Nash shoots the plane down with a Stinger missile.
Nash sees Cassidy to inform her of Evan’s death. Back at the SIU, a grieving Harvey cleans out Evan’s desk. After the funeral, Cassidy informs Nash that she is attending the Police Academy.
Nash bridges jackpot Episode 100 Airdate: 05/19/00 Writers : Carlton Cuse and John Wirth Director : Jim Charleston Guest Stars : Silas Weir Mitchell, Tzi Ma, Patrick Fischler, Nikita Ager.