Sipowicz is hailed a hero after killing the man responsible for Sorenson's murder. While Lieutenant Rodriguez teams up with another precinct to investigate the robbery of his mother, the squad investigates the murder of two men affiliated with NYU.
The squad investigates two homicides: the immolation of a would-be musician and the stabbing of a socialite. The newest detective to the squad, John Clark, Jr., attempts to both learn a new job and fit into the squad despite interference from his father.
The squad is joined by Eddie Gibson who's been transferred from nightwatch. McDowell and Gibson investigate the murder of a woman with MS, while the other detectives investigate the killing of a Rikers corrections officer.
When Clark's badge is stolen, the squad scrambles to find the thief before Clark must report the loss, which could ruin his career. McDowell and Gibson investigate a murder involving a young pregnant girl.
The squad investigates the murder of two drug dealers, and the discovery of a body mistakenly listed as a victim of the World Trade Center attack. McDowell arrests the daughter she gave up for adoption.
An unreliable witness and an overzealous detective hinder a murder investigation; a con artist scam leads the squad to a sex-slavery operation; McDowell agrees to join Sipowicz and Theo at a theme park.
McDowell and Ortiz investigate the death of a woman found in her apartment, where an ex-con neighbor is suspect. The investigation into Scott's murder points towards his friend. Andy thinks about the future. Rita meets John's father.