The police drama “Ironside” (NBC) has been canceled, but new episodes will run until the end of October. The Fall TV schedule slotted the 1970's remake on each Wednesday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night's episode on Oct. 23, 2013 was called, “Uptown Murders.” The overnight TV ratings show that only the devoted fans have tuned in with 3.88 million TV viewers. It also reached a 0.8 TV rating in the all important 18 to 49 age demographic. NBC has announced that “Dateline” episodes will replace “Ironside” after it goes off the air for good.
“Uptown Murders” opens with Ironside & Virgil on stakeout in the streets. They have found a man named Carlos who shot two high school teens. He wants immunity if he gives up the contract killer who shot a girl named Mai Ling. That murder case is still unsolved. The chief of the department wants to deal, but Ironside asks for time to solve the murder of Ling which might be connected to the murders uptown. The chief gives him only 24 hours.
A friend of the Mai Ling is holding back on what she knows after taking Mai out on the town when she was killed. Ironside enlists the help of his former partner to study the guns used in the uptown & downtown murders. They investigate & find that the bullets that killed all the teens were manufactured underground.
Ironside keeps thinking about the night he was shot & paralyzed. But, he also thinks about solving crime. Virgil threatened a small time thug who works for Carlos. Virgil is on police guard over the mother of the teen boy killed. She is the only witness who could send Carlos to prison.
Time is running out as Ironside asks his boss for one more day. The mother walked out to buy groceries & was gunned down. She is in critical condition at the hospital. Ironside is tough on his detective team because nothing is harder than his working in a wheelchair. They found a photo of a male sitting in a car who looks middle eastern. They discover that he is connected to Carlos.
Can they figure out who killed Mai Ling in downtown? Can they connect the same killer to the murders uptown? Will the mother die in the hospital? Does Ironside have enough time to figure it all out?