Dorigan and Marinelli respond to a sexual assault, visit Newell in the hospital and hear a confession that makes them feel uneasy. Marinelli hugs his father (Joe Grifasi) for the first time in over 20 years; and Dorigan tell his brother that he's asked Zane to be his best man. Beatrice: Heather Burns. Vanessa Sharpe: Ami Brabson.
Marinelli's assault of Beatrice's boyfriend lands him behind a desk; and Dorigan is partnered with a lethargic cop (Arthur Nascarella), who responds (very slowly) with Mike on an assault call at a library. Vanessa Sharpe: Ami Brabson. Beatrice: Heather Burns.
Dorigan and Marinelli respond to a drug- overdose call; and a Jewish store owner who found a swastika painted on his front window. Also: Dorigan (Derek Cecil) is called to testify at the Review Board about what he saw between officers Ulrich and Livingston. Frances Robinson: Celeste Holm. Ulrich: Jeffrey Donovan. Beatrice: Heather Burns.
Marinelli claims that Beatrice has left town, and visits his father in prison and his grandmother (Celeste Holm) to resolve some of his problems regarding his mother's death. Protestors gather outside the station when two officers accused of racial injustice are exonerated. Mike Dorigan: Derek Cecil. Elizabeth: Poppy Montgomery.
On Zane's birthday, he learns it was Beatrice who torched his apartment; and Dorigan and Marinelli respond to a domestic-violence call; and a homicide. Richard Belzer has a cameo as his “Homicide: Life on the Street” character, John Munch. Beatrice: Heather Burns. Elizabeth: Poppy Montgomery. Dorigan: Derek Cecil. Zane: Mark Ruffalo.