The detectives investigate the bombing of an abortion clinic that killed a guard. The squad gets a new lead on an old murder case. Ortiz's husband, Don, is murdered by his mistress' husband.
The detectives work to solve two murders: the shooting of a rising rap star and the shooting of stripper found nailed to a table. McDowell and Sipowicz try to define their relationship.
The detectives investigate the separate murders of two supposedly upstanding citizens: an ex-convict turned community activist and a doctor who donated time to helping drug addicts and prostitutes.
The detectives investigate two separate murders of a college student and a Latina woman. Sipowicz goes after Mrs. Hornby's business manager. Haywood finally makes a decision about her pregnancy.