Sid and Furillo work to find out who is setting up Buntz while Daniels publicly vilifies him; LaRue decides to beat a TV crew doing a live broadcast from a gangster's cellar to the punch; Belker investigates why the IRS is suddenly garnishing his paycheck; Bates finally agrees to go out with Sal the plumber; rumors are flying about what will happen to the station house after a three-alarm fire guts it.moreless
A radio promotion spawns trouble for everyone; Hill and Renko are assigned to a computerized patrol car; Buntz helps Sid get out of an arm-breaking assignment for a shylock; Hunter's return to action as the EATer commander fizzles; Jablonski's loneliness causes him to give in to temptation; LaRue, Washington and Joyce work on opposite sides to protect the rights of a mentally disturbed young man and his frightened mother and sister; and Hunter goes in search of Iroquois relics buried under a friend's rickety house.moreless
Buntz tracks down Belker's snitch as the whole station house works to find out who shot Mick; Renko is forced to be honest with Daryl Ann by a blackmailing hooker; Hunter fears the worst when his reinstatement hearing is moved up; Russo and Flaherty stalk a reported runaway lion.
Renko erupts in jealousy over Daryl Ann's business partner; LaRue takes an interest in a group of high school cheerleaders; Flaherty allows his feelings for Russo to interfere in a bust; Calletano returns to Hill Street when a Spanish-speaking citizen is shot by a cop unable to understand him; Goldblume hunts down wanted murderer Alfred Williams; Officer Kate McBride relives her father's death at an awards ceremony; Belker's routine undercover operation goes horribly wrong.moreless
Goldblume and Furillo clash over using a former gang member to obtain evidence against the leader of the Bloods, who is suspected of killing a family of seven in their sleep; Renko's mounting family problems affect his work; Bates, Flaherty and Joyce try to reconcile a Latin gigolo with his lady friend.moreless
Hill almost starts a riot at a drug kingpin's funeral; Russo and Flaherty try to deal with an angry old deaf man; LaRue and Washington pass Sid off as a chemist to keep a cocaine case from being dismissed; Hunter gets back into action when Ballantine takes a hostage.
Furillo faces a moral and emotional dilemma when he discovers the truth about the shooting that killed his father; LaRue sics the health department on a restaurant owner who had his car towed; Belker has nightmares about nuclear destruction and tries to help reunite a father with his abandoned infant; and a cemetery plot salesman solicits business at the station.moreless
Buntz is put in charge of protecting a convicted mobster from a hit arranged by his nephew as he grandstands prior to entering prison; Russo's undercover places her in another sexually fraught position; LaRue smells fame and fortune when his bust unexpectedly results in the suspect confessing to over a dozen unsolved murders; Jablonski helps Belker bust a bus bandit; and Calletano is at wits' end with his new assignment.moreless
Goldblume's distraught friend begins carrying a gun for protection, with horrific results; Calletano loses his captaincy and threatens to take his story to the Latino press; Renko and Hill are saddled with an allegedly racist transfer; Renko unwittingly finds himself in the middle of an insurance scam; a revitalized Jablonski begs Furillo for his job back; Buntz tries in vain to scare off Sid's nemesis; and a vice cop's moment of weakness spoils a massage parlor sweep.moreless
Goldblume is visited by his old high school friend who followed their shared dream of becoming a writer; Bernstein saves Joyce from an escaped prisoner and confesses he has a tremendous crush on her; Daniels warns Furillo that Calletano's station house is on the edge of a racial meltdown; IAD accuses Buntz of burglarizing the apartments of suspects he's arrested; and the target of an undercover operation accuses Russo of sexual misconduct.moreless