Olshansky, while driving his taxi, encounters a man from out of town searching for his daughter. As a former (disgraced) police officer he tries to help the man while dealing with his recently broken marriage and lack of income.
Donnie Franco, an abrasive and distressed fare with two broken legs, convinces Olshansky to help him deliver his gambling debts to the notoriously deadly Eddie O'Daniel. Olshansky gets more than he bargained for--including getting his cab stolen.
Olshansky picks up Jeanine Adams and her daughter and takes them to a shelter. Jeanine tells Olshansky her cop husband has abused her. Olshansky calls on Marcellus Washington for help but Washington believes Jeanine's husband is innocent.
After reluctantly picking up Chuck, a frantic naked fare, Olshansky agrees to help him track down the hooker who stole his wallet, clothes and, most importantly, his wedding rig. but the hooker's pimp has already gotten the ring from her.
Olshansky meets Abby Banks, who claims she's being chased by a stalker who's been after her for two years and three cities.Abby hires Olshansky to guard her, but a Chicago cop who also protected Abby reveals there may not be a stalker at all.
When Olshansky is hailed by frantic Justice Department employee Jody Lincoln, he learns her sister has been kidnapped by a hit man who wants information from Jody about a witness under Federal protection prior to his testifying against a drug dealer.
Mike Jr. finds the divorce papers of his parents. Badakian the IAB cop who is responsible for Olshansky being suspended and under indictment and now is looking at Washington stops at a store and his son is shot while waiting outside. Badakian asks for Olshansky's help when the shooter gets released after the sole witness against him is killed.