The interim boss Lt. Henry comes into the squad and introduces himself to the detectives, who in turn introduce themselves. They offer to bring him up to speed on their cases, but Lt. Henry is the anti-Bale and tells them they can get to it when they get to it. He is more interested in knowing if any of them like to play golf. Murphy and Ortiz go to the scene of a homicide where a young Muslim woman, Farah Amar has been stabbed to death. In questioning the neighbor they learn that the woman had numerous loud arguments with her husband. Back at the squad while Sipowicz tries to bring their new boss "Arnold Palmer" up to speed on their investigation into Bale's shooting, Jones and Clark try to get more information about Sergei Yesenin's whereabouts from "Russian Mike" who has come back in for further questioning. "Russian Mike" wants a deal before he will cooperate any further with the investigation. The husband of Murphy and Ortiz's victim, Adeeb Amar, comes in for questioning. The man is broken up when he finds out about her death and he tells them that Ibrahim Moussadiq was probably responsible. Ibrahim had always wanted to marry his wife back in their home country and once indicated that if he couldn't have her then no one should be able to have her. Sipowicz goes to the hospital to visit Bale and he tells him about the case and his temporary replacement. Bale tells him about the nerve damage that will probably keep him from coming back and make his temporary replacement permanent. He tells Sipowicz that he should consider the possibility of taking over the squad himself. It something that Sipowicz doesn't think he wants to do, in fact he has some regrets about taking the sergeant's exam. He thinks he should have remained a detective, something he's done since he was 31. Munson comes in with the detectives to assure "Russian Mike" that he has a deal. He knows that Sergei has some Russian girls working for him, but he doesn't know where he keeps them; he does know the name of a hotel where Sergei has a deal with the clerk to provide women. Murphy and Ortiz find Ibrahim Moussadiq and bring him in for questioning. In the course of the interview, Ibrahim indicates that he had once had a relationship with Farah Amar, that he was offering her the kind of support she needed but wasn't getting from her husband, but only as a friend. Sipowicz, Clark and Jones go to the hotel and interview the clerk. Under threat of embarrassment the clerk gives them the location of a home where the working girls can be found. Murphy and Ortiz find Adeeb Amar and ask him some follow-up questions based on what Ibrahim told them. They decide they need to bring him in for further questioning. Meantime, Clark, Jones, and Sipowicz interview the working girls, but none of them are cooperative, fearing the potential reprisal from Sergei. Sipowicz tries to bring Lt. Henry up to speed, but the lieutenant is more interested in getting his new gadget working. In the coffee room, John Irvin tells Sipowicz that all the recent change in the squad is making him decide to put in for a transfer in the hopes that he can find another squad where he can feel like he is a part of things, like he used to feel here. Murphy and Ortiz reinterview Adeeb Amar about what Ibrahim told him. They try to get him to admit that his wife wasn't the woman that he thought she was. He responds by refusing to talk to them any further. Some Chinese food was delivered to the squad in honor of Medavoy's retirement. Sipowicz, Clark and Jones go back to the pokey room to reinterview the woman "Varenka," that BCI identified as Sergei's sister, Dasha. They convince her to help them safely bring her brother in and with it they manage to bring Sergei into custody with only a few shots fired. Ortiz brings in a translation of their victim's last entry in her diary. Her death was self-inflicted. They bring the information to her husband, who insists that they charge him with her death only so that her family doesn't find out that she had taken her own life. At the hospital Sipowicz brings a photo array to Bale for identification and he can't positively ID Sergei. Bale then asks Sipowicz if he wants him to make the call to the Chief of Detectives about taking the squad over. Sipowicz tells Bale that if he is comfortable making the call, he will take the job. Back at the squad, Sipowicz tells Jones and Clark that Bale couldn't make a positive ID and that they should go ahead and conduct the interview without him, since it is their case. Looking for advice Murphy and Ortiz run the complication of their case for Sipowicz, who makes a great suggestion to them. Then the three of them run it by Lt. Henry, who not wanting to be bogged down with all the details (he's a big picture guy), tells them to do what Sipowicz suggested. Clark and Jones get Sergei to admit to shooting Bale, claiming that it was self-defense. Later that night the members of the 15 Squad celebrate the retirement of Greg Medavoy (amongst others). The Chief of Detectives, who is at the event, stops by their table and takes Sipowicz aside. They discuss the phone call that the Chief received from Bale recommending Sipowicz taking over the squad. Sipowicz makes a convincing argument that makes the Chief of Detectives determine that he will be all right for the job.moreless
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