Alibis and Other Lies

The Truth and Other Lies (Third Watch)

"The Truth and Other Lies" is the 89th episode of the television series Third Watch and the 1st episode of the 5th season.

Plot Summary

In this episode, Faith gets shot and people grieve over the death of Alex Taylor.

Plot Details

Although Dade encourages him to keep quiet, Bosco tells Swersky everything that transpired with Maritza, Noble, the death of Willie G, and the shootout in Noble's hotel room, and confesses that he killed Noble after Noble pulled out a gun, Faith was shot by Maritza, and that he grazed Maritza's head with a bullet to keep her from killing Faith; wracked with grief that his wife has a bullet next to her spine, Fred attacks Bosco and threatens to kill him when he discovers that Faith became injured while she was helping her partner out of yet another jam; a critically injured Lt. Johnson, in excruciating pain and with only hours to live, begs Jimmy and Doc to ease his suffering; overwhelmed at the sight of Lt. Johnson's wife lashing out in heartbreak and anger, and her husband's horrific suffering and imminent death, Doc sadly helps out his boss one last time; Swersky has Maritza arrested when she refuses to tell him what happened during the shootout; Bosco learns that Noble was working for the F.B.I. as an informant on the Buford case, and that Maritza was also working for the F.B.I. as Noble's handler; already grieving the loss of Alex, Kim is overcome when she learns of the deaths of Noble and Lt. Johnson, and is comforted by Jimmy; after the F.B.I. removes her from the case and offers to cover up the shootings, an angry Maritza refuses to let Faith off the hook; when Sully goes after Ty about his refusal to talk about the effect Alex's death, Ty confesses that he feels unworthy to grieve her after he humiliated her by being ashamed to tell his mother that he and Alex were dating when he introduced them to each other during his hospitalization.


  • Molly Price's character Faith Yokas was the one chosen to be shot because Molly was pregnant at the time the season began. She hid her pregnancy by (Faith) being in bed all the time.
  • Bonnie Dennison (Emily Yokas) is added to the opening credits from this episode.


  • Fred: How the hell'd this happen? She was working the desk, in the station. I talked to her twice. She was bringing ice cream home.
    Sully: I don't know how it happened, Fred.
    Fred: How could you not know? Aren't you cops?

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