Rossi and Billie research a story about the development of new medicines at the Los Angeles University Medical Center, which provides critical funding for its continuation. However, the pressure has caused a young researcher to falsify his results for a new arthritis medicine.moreless
The senior staff, attending a newspaper convention in Palm Springs, are informed by authorities that any of them could be the target of a terrorist kidnapping attempt. Meanwhile, Billie gets an interview with the terrorist group's leader.moreless
Working on a story about spousal abuse, Billie gives advice and refuge to a battered wife, then discovers that one of her co-workers at the paper is a wife-beater.
During a nighttime patrol, Reed instinctively returns fire in the dark and kills a teenage sniper who attacked the patrol car in a residential area. He is immediately subjected to an intensive interrogation as part of an investigation to determine if the shooting was justified.moreless
Reed feels overwhelmed soon after volunteering to find an entertainer for an upcoming police party. Teejay the informant provides a tip about a drug dealer who is leaving town and steeply discounting his supply. A woman and her young daughter are forced onto the street after she loses contact with her unemployed husband and runs out of money.moreless
Reed is over the moon after he and several other probationary officers have a two-hour long meeting with the police chief. A bubble-headed woman reports that her white Ford has been stolen with her pet boa constrictor in the trunk. A couple of hypes pass out and set their home on fire. Feuding neighbor housewives turn water hoses into weapons. The owner of another white Ford picks a bad day to transport a large amount of marijuana.moreless
Reed becomes preoccupied with hunger after his wife puts him on a low calorie diet, but a busy shift repeatedly prevents him and Malloy from going Code 7. A homeowner has the sod stolen off his front lawn. A woman fears her stepson has become involved with an out of town friend who is in possession of stolen credit cards. A parolee uses bad judgement when shopping for a used car.moreless
Reed contemplates buying a house, but Malloy thinks he's in no position to be able to afford it. Two drunk middle aged women fight over a man inside his house. A cab driver is robbed by an out-of-towner. A booster-club president is overwhelmed by a bus full of Mexicans who show up at his house and mistake him for someone much more important. A deranged man begins shooting at anyone who passes by his house.moreless