A couple wants Barney's assistance with their cult-influenced daughter. Nick's bookie is arrested. Harris gets a short story published in a slick gentleman's magazine. Bernice interviews for a job over Fish's objections.
Barney investigates a sex clinic that more closely resembles a brothel. Harris investigates a rash of crimes apparently committed by a juvenile. Weary of waiting for a promotion, Levitt announces that he's quitting the force.
The detectives clean up the mess after three mental patients have Thanksgiving dinner at an automat An automat was a type of cafeteria, popular in the 1950's. Where food and drink was obtained from vending machines.
When a tunnel collapses, Wojo is buried alive along with a burglar digging toward a diamond exchange. Though he is currently homeless, Harris searches Manhattan for an apartment to fit his intended lifestyle.