The detectives work on two cases. One involves multiple homicides at a restaurant. The second case opens with an amputated leg found in a dumpster and ultimately leads to the owner of the missing limb, found dead in his own bed.
A suspicious brief case is found at a mercantile marker and a bomb squad is immediately summoned to the scene where Dectective Taylor is using a robot to lift a fingerprint off of it. Meanwhile, an apparent suicide takes place at a church.
A police officer is shot in the middle of Central Park from a building way outside the park. He dies right away. Sadly, the bullet, an important piece of evidence, is buried into the officer's horse, Blue. Removing might end Blue's life.
A young John Doe, nicknamed 'Slick', is found lying across the rails of an underground subway. At first, he appears to have died from third-rail electrocution, but an autopsy suggests that he may have met his end by other means of electrocution. Meanwhile, Leo Whitefield is found shot dead at close range in a gallery he owns, with no sign of break in or theft, and a construction worker turns up with a fatal injury to the head.
The detectives investigate a murder at a grocery store that is also connected to the death of a young man with the tattoo "Tanglewood" on his back. A third case involves a woman who was killed in a hit-and-run auto accident.
A very small box is found on the beach with the body of a man curled nicely in it. What is amazing is that this box is only 2x2x2 feet. This leads the detectives to a circus where the man was working as a contortionist.
A body is found, wrapped in a hotel sheet, at a laundry facility prompting Taylor and Bonesara to go through a list of NY hotels to find the owner of the sheet. Messer and Burn investigates the death of a 'living statue' found in a local park against Taylor's order.
A beautiful young sports agent is struck accidentally by truck as she flees from an unknown abuser. Meanwhile, a Boston baseball fan turns up dead from internal injuries and a new confession leads Mac to reopen the case of a death row inmate helped convict.