Ok, I've just watched all of the episodes up to the end of Season 9. I never watched the later seasons, so everything after Bobby dies is news to me. I'm pretty pissed about a couple of Sipowicz things.
First, no, just no, with all the beautiful women falling for him. Sure, I get beauty and the beast, but he is 90% asshole and 10% nice guy. He is a rude and angry asshole, bigoted and violent, and completely unable to handle anything out of his comfort zone. Yet, he somehow has YOUNG and gorgeous Slyvia and YOUNG and gorgeous Connie falling for him? Not to mention his original wife Katie was also pretty and was likely gorgeous when she was younger, too. Then there was Cynthia (?), the niece of the old cop who set them up, who acted like he was the only man in New York after a few dinner dates. I don't buy it.
Worse than that, Sipowicz beats up suspects and family members of dead/missing people regularly long before he knows whether they are guilty or not. Then he doesn't apologize or anything - they just release them from the rooms where they've been (illegally?) held - or imprisoned in the cells - and send them on their way. That precinct should have had BIG, FAT lawsuits filed against them every week and Sipowicz should have been locked up in jail himself for constant police brutality, sorry, I mean "tuning up" a suspect, or a mere "scuffle." Worse, they charge the innocent suspect that they beat up with "resisting." FUCK YOU.
I don't think I can watch the rest of the series. The last two episodes of Season 9 made me want to set fire to that precinct with everyone inside.