It's a hot morning in NYC as the detectives go to a tenement building to retrieve Lyle Dennison, a suspect in a shooting case they are working. On their suspect's floor Sipowicz gets into a verbal encounter with a woman that winds up with her spitting on him and him helping her to the floor. They find their suspect is one the hallway's onlookers of the incident. They take him out of there and back to the precinct where they start their questioning, but all their suspect can do is wonder what is going to happen to Sipowicz. He tells them that Sipowicz knocked to the floor, the main woman of a big player in the neighborhood named "Money T." Moments later Det. Winslow stops by and tells Clark Jr. that his name was in a dead prostitute's call book. While he doesn't recognize her immediately, Clark Jr. identifies her as one of his CIs (Confidential Informant), although she is unregistered with the department. The detective promises to try and keep him out of the report. Jones and Medavoy go to the scene of home invasion, where Jones gets reacquainted with Officer Anderson (from the end of last season). McDowell and Ortiz return from the home invasion investigation with nothing, but get to look into "Money T" when Clark Jr. tells Rodriguez about the threat against Sipowicz. IAB Sgt. Martens comes to the squad to talk with Clark Jr. about the dead prostitute and what his connection was to her, giving him some advice along the way. When the interview is done, Clark Jr. leaves the squad to go and meet with his father to tell him about the situation with the dead prostitute. His father admits to having used the woman's services. Clark Jr. hopes that it won't go past getting a rip for having an unregistered CI. His father says the he will step in if it gets past that. McDowell and Ortiz report on "Money T" to Sipowicz and Rodriguez. Ortiz then goes to tell Clark Jr. the same thing, but asks him what is going on with him and IAB. He gives her a story that she doesn't believe and leaves frustrated as Sipowicz enters the room. Their witness that will put Dennison is leaving town, they need to run a game on Dennison to get him to give them information about the whereabouts of "Money T." Jones and Medavoy interview a man caught using the credit card one of their home invasion victims. He points them to a "goofy white guy" that his algebra teacher will know. Dennison's tip leads to a small time set of dealers. Outside the precinct, Sipowicz and Clark Jr. get into a discussion about the events of Clark Jr.'s day and the situation with his dad. As they get out of their car, shots are fired, they make it into the building, but there is at least one innocent victim. The precinct scrambles looking for the shooters. Sipowicz decides to take another run at Dennison. Clark Jr. gets in his way, to make sure he doesn't go at him too hard. Sipowicz lays it on the line to Dennison, who faced with the reality of the situation, gives them all the details about "Money T"'s stronghold. The male detectives get their vests on as the women of the squad get "tarted" up. Jones and Medavoy return with their suspect, the "goofy white guy." Their suspect gives them nothing, but a piece of mail not belonging to him is discovered. They leave him to go and find this woman. McDowell and Ortiz distract the doorman of "Money T"'s stronghold and the detectives and their significant backup make their way into the stronghold and find "Money T" and a mother lode of cash. Jones and Medavoy find the woman beaten in her apartment, severely beaten. While everyone did "good work today," Rodriguez tells the squad that the Feds are taking over the prosecution. They all prepare to go home for the evening. Clark Jr. asks Ortiz is he will see her later, she says unless they have something to talk about, don't bother. Jones and Medavoy go back at their suspect hard, he breaks down and tells them about being the "new kid at school," which he is a lot because of his father's job. At John's apartment, Rita arrives and he finally tells her what's been going on. She gives him her opinion, which he doesn't seem to want to hear, so she takes her opinions and goes home. At the Sipowicz apartment, given the day's events, Connie brings her bag, telling Andy that she wants to stay the night. They decide to run it by Theo, who doesn't seem to have a problem with it (although he really doesn't understand). It is decided that Connie will stay the night, but Andy clears her some space in the closet, which means that she might be staying longer.moreless
This episode opens with Andy complaining about how hot it is and the air conditioner in his car isn't working. When they go on the early call to the housing project his car is seen pulling up to the scene with the windows up.