Sipowicz receives a late night phone call and he goes to the bar where Clark is drinking and tries to convince him that it is time to go home. He takes Clark's keys and leaves with Clark in pursuit. Outside of the bar three shots are fired in their direction, one of them strikes Sipowicz in the shoulder. At the hospital Sipowicz has been stitched up and is going to work. He tells Medavoy that he thinks the shooting was a random act, or related to Clark and had nothing to do with his stalker. Murphy and Ortiz interview the bartender, who admits to making the call to Sipowicz about Clark's drinking. He also tells them that an off-duty cop works his door, but he had left before the shooting occurred; he also tells them that he isn't giving up that cop's name. They convince him it is in his best interest to do otherwise. In the squad's coffee room, members of Sipowicz's AA support group are there to give him some support. Someone called and told them that he had begun drinking again. Medavoy tells Sipowicz that request for his credit card information was requested by the IPI Agency, the PI firm that Hatcher works for. Sipowicz goes there, finds out who does the security equipment in their building and then he confronts Hatcher, to find out who requested that credit check. Hatcher says that it wasn't him, but that he will look into it for him as a "personal favor." Sipowicz and Bale tell Martens of IAB about Clark's conduct and what happened the night of the shooting. Murphy and Ortiz talk to the off-duty copy who worked as a doorman at the bar and he tells them about the woman that Clark was hitting on and the arrival of a man who broke up their relationship. Then they talk to Clark about what happened and he is able to give them the name, Christine, and number of the woman. Sipowicz stops at a security firm that did work the IPI Agency to see if he can find out who purchased the listening device. After Sipowicz tells the owner how the device was used to help with the abduction of his son, the owner agrees to search back through his records. Murphy and Ortiz talk with Christine, the woman that Clark was with last night. She tells them that the man that came into the bar to collect her was her father. She vouches for the presence of her father in their home between the hours of 2 and 3 am, the time when the shooting incident occurred. Sipowicz finds the guy who installed the listening device at Hatcher's request and also took Theo for a ride. The bartender has come back in again and is talking with Jones and Medavoy. The bartender remembered a guy from a couple of weeks earlier that Clark had stolen a woman from. The guy hadn't been back in the bar since that night that was until last night. Jones and Medavoy ask Clark about the woman and he eventually remembers her first name and where she lived. Sipowicz gets Hatcher and takes him for a ride. Sipowicz holds a gun at the back of Hatcher's neck. Sipowicz tells Hatcher that since he has he has involved his family he wants Hatcher to know what he is capable of. Sipowicz lets him go with those words of warning. The next day the woman whose attention Clark stole comes into the squad. The woman remembers the name of the guy was Larry Mytelka and she finds one of the many business cards that he gave her. In the meantime, Sipowicz (with Bale) has been called down to IAB and we find out what Hatcher was capable of, he has made recordings of his recent conversations with Sipowicz, including the one from last night. Martens tells them that with the evidence at hand, that at a minimum they are looking at a departmental trial. Bale asks him to hold onto that information for at least one day. Jones and Medavoy interview Larry Mytelka about what happened in the bar the night he lost the woman. Using John Irvin as their "eye-witness" they get Larry Mytelka to give up the fact that he fired the shots. Bale meets with Stan Hatcher and Hatcher's uncle and works out a deal to get the whole matter between them dropped. Hatcher doesn't like the deal, but his uncle convinces him otherwise. When Bale returns to the office, he calls Clark into his office and tells him that he needs to straighten up if he wants to continue to "be here." Sipowicz is next in the office, Bale tells him what went down and the conditions of the deal. Sipowicz thanks Bale, but Bale doesn't want his thanks. Bale didn't feel good doing what he did and he wants Sipowicz to know that he did not win a confederate based on these recent events. Clark asks Jones if he wants to go to the gym or get dinner. Jones denies the request, citing that Clark's recent behavior bothers him. Clark asks Sipowicz if he has put in his request for reassignment (to another partner) yet; he asks him to hold off and asks for a chance to get his act together. Sipowicz tells him that he hasn't, and that "we'll try it."moreless
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