The citizenry is in a panic amidst the rumors that the 12th Precinct is being shut down and a repentant hood can't prove that he committed a crime. These prove to be connected when the detectives learn that a protection racket is spreading rumors of the precinct's closing and shaking down shop owners. Wojo brings in a former don to try and get information and Luger says the rumors are true. But things turn when the President says that police and fire will stay open.moreless
A man is convinced that a photo of Jean Harlow is his missing wife; a pair of lady cops makes an overzealous drug bust.
A glimpse at Detective Fish's home life ensues when the detective is forced to go on restricted duty.
During a very rainy day, the squad must endure both the precinct roof threatening to collapse, and bad Bicentennial jokes from a nightclub comedian
Around the New York bicentennial celebrations a hansom cab owner reports his horse missing; a man assaulted in his hotel room insists he was alone; and Wojo arrests a seller of flag clothing.moreless
Two pounds of confiscated marijuana is missing, a homeless man is brought in for spending a night in a department store, and a man is arrested for stealing a police car. Meanwhile Wojo is bitten by a rat, and Fish is brought down by a kidney stone.moreless
Marty claims that a member of the 12th is harassing the gay community; the precinct computers think Fish is dead; a suicidal man reacts poorly to the possibility of being institutionalized.
A wife claims spousal abuse; Wojo and Wentworth are bait for a park rapist.
Yemana is shot in full view of disinterested bystanders, and Barney is offered a job in Florida.
A disgruntled man with a belt of dynamite threatens to blow himself and the squad room sky high unless President Nixon agrees to speak with him; the plumbing goes kaput; Wojo arrests a phony man-of-the-cloth.moreless
Rob & Laura go to banquet to get an award for Alan Brady, but before they go Laura & Rob put their hands in a pot of black ink (Laura was dyeing a costume Ritchie needs for a play.)moreless
Solo and Kuryakin employ a skilled thief to blow up a THRUSH banking center hidden in a Caribbean casino.