Commander Ozzie Cleveland enters the mayoral race; Officer Perez accidentally shoots a little boy; Daniels begins "Operation Tenderloin" out of a sexual cafeteria; and Mahoney tries to make a political campaign for Daniels out of the Robson shooting.
Belker goes to the dogs working undercover at the pound; Furillo chases down the reason he's been denied mortgage insurance; LaRue and Washington bust a former baseball star for drunken driving; and Buntz is held hostage by a vicious parolee.
Calletano takes over command while Furillo attends an encounter group for precinct captains and their superiors; Hill and Renko have an interesting patrol after drinking Calletano's tea; Bates' discovery of Hunter's stolen RV results in her temporary partner being taken hostage; Goldblume is bemused by his new relationship with Gina Srignoli.moreless
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
A runner trying to raise money for cancer research is victimized; Furillo begins to select personnel to conduct the internal investigation of corruption arising out of Keenan's death; Garibaldi's stabbing shakes the station house; Lee Cleveland comes to the end of his rope; and Buntz gives Hunter unsettling information about his latest love.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.
A veteran cop's daughter is raped; a terrified woman asks Goldblume for help with her vindictive ex-boyfriend; LaRue and Washington search for the rat that bit Chief Daniels; Bates and Coffey answer a call about a survivalist; and Renko gets busted down to a moped and traffic ticket duty.
Belker, LaRue and Washington go undercover as garbagemen to investigate a protection racket; the case against two Hispanic men who raped an elderly woman is jeopardized by a technicality; Goldblume, Hunter, and Renko square off to be the station's next PBA representative; a credit counselor offers Hill a usurious loan to deal with his IRS problems.moreless
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 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
A stakeout begins to catch the "Melon Felon," who is responsible for seven decapitated prostitutes; LaRue moonlights on a low-budget horror picture and "borrows" one of the props for a joke on an obnoxious detective; a department accountant dogs Furillo; Belker dreads being alone on his 37th birthday; and Chief Daniels uses his position to punish Mayo for refusing his advances the night before.moreless
Hill Street Station becomes the center of a media circus when Hill and Renko arrest an infamous mass murderer who's drifted into town and has been tracked down by a mob of alert citizens; a giddy Daniels unwisely promises one of the citizen heroes a job as a police officer during his press conference; Belker can't stop being a cop even as he coaches Robin through labor.moreless
Wachtel sentences a slumlord to time in one of his dilapidated units; Furillo is warned that his handling of the Buntz shooting investigation may jeopardize his mayoral aspirations; and, Belker discovers Eddie Gregg is dying from AIDS.
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.
The courts settle Daniels' crime operation; a jealous Furillo questions Joyce about her interview at the Justice Department; LaRue imports a surplus tank; Fay gets herself arrested so she can confront Judge Grogan about the status of their relationship; and Goldblume out-thinks some gang members threatening a stand-up young man who turned in their friends.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
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
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
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 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 and Renko arrest a young mother who regularly abandons her two toddlers and the station watches as a brutal vice cop is investigated... for a fourth time.