Wiseguy: Stairway to Heaven (1989)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Cop Show [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Now that the Sternberg case has been wrapped up and his temporary replacement Raglin has effectively retired from the OCB, undercover agent Vinnie (Ken Wahl) returns to work. No sooner has he arrived than Vinnie discovers that the alcoholic wife of his boss McPike (Jonathan Banks) is in dire need of a liver transplant. Vinnie offers to give McPike $1,250,000 of the "blood money" he set aside during the Mel and Susan Profitt case to save Mrs. McPike's life--but will the two men go so far as to compromise their ethics for the sake of love? Thanks to some quick thinking by the OCB higher-ups, this desperate move proves to be unnecessary--but the ending of the story still isn't all that neat and tidy.