An Internal Affairs officer takes over a Brooklyn police precinct in this tough series. Created by Steven Bochco in the mold of his more successful police dramas `Hill Street Blues' and `NYPD Blue,' the drama explores the cops' personal and work lives.
Female members of a Puerto Rican gang are questioned in a homicide; and, on his last day on the job, MacElwaine (Ray Finn) deals with a suicidal Vietnam vet who's holding hostages in a bar. Doyle: Dylan Walsh. Kersey: Yancy Butler. Santoro: Gary Basaraba.
Johnson is seriously wounded during a shoot-out involving a con artist; Jonas interviews Doyle and Cerutti about the suspicious death of a suspect who was found in his cell. Johnson: Richard T. Jones. Santoro: Gary Basaraba. Doyle: Dylan Walsh. Valentine: Klea Scott.
On Kersey's first day as a detective, she gets a tip about a possible terrorist bombing; and Johnson (Richard T. Jones) has a run-in with a discriminating hooker. Renny: Channon Roe. Dee: Miriam Flynn. McKintrick: Richard Schiff. Cinnamon: Persia White.
Kersey (Yancy Butler) runs into trouble during an undercover assignment for narcotics, and the resulting department coverup proves advantageous to her career. Jonas: James B. Sikking. Valentine: Klea Scott. Donovan: Jon Tenney.
The Latvian immigrant whom Lowery (Titus Welliver) had been seeing is found dead and the suspects include Russian mobsters; and an abused wife (Carrie Hamilton) takes drastic measures to protect herself. Sergei: Ilia Volokh. Dimitri: Pavel D. Lychnikoss.
Donovan's ex-cop pop (John Mahon), in town for a heart operation, learns about his son's involvement as an Internal Affairs mole. Donovan: Jon Tenney. MacElwaine: John Hill. Roussakoff: Michael DeLuise. Villanueva: Adam Rodriguez.
Fallout from Internal Affair's investigation of Santoro (Gary Basaraba) leads to a stunning revelation that turns cop against cop; and officers are sent to assist in the eviction of tenants from a run-down apartment building. Donovan: Jon Tenney. Kersey: Yancy Butler.
Long-simmering tensions between two policemen (Richard T. Jones, Titus Welliver) lead to a confrontation; and Santoro (Gary Basaraba) has more problems with a lieutenant (Bryan Cranston) from Internal Affairs. Valentine: Klea Scott. Donovan: Jon Tenney.
After gang members shoot up a hospital emergency ward, Jonas (James B. Sikking) calls for a summit; and a lawyer (Kurt Fuller) sues the cops who were unable to stop the suicidal "jumper" (Tara Karsian) who landed on his car.
Doyle (Dylan Walsh) partners with a cop who's been transferred to the 74th Precinct in hopes of shaking him out of an emotional funk over his wife's death. Terry: Patrick McGaw. Emmeline: Brigid Brannagh. Villanueva: Adam Rodriguez.
A court officer (Don Stark) takes matters into his own hands when a flasher (Richard Gilliland) exposes himself to the officer's teenage daughter (Jessica Alba). Det. Ng: Michael Paul Chan. Emmeline: Brigid Brannagh. Off: Bannon: Erika Eleniak.
An Internal Affairs officer questions an off-duty cop's statement about a shooting in a gay bar and suspects that Santoro (Gary Basaraba) might be a homosexual. Jonas: James B. Sikking. Donovan: Jon Tenney. Jimmy: Dylan Walsh. Roussakoff: Michael DeLuise.
Terry (Patrick McGaw) gets deeper into an undercover assignment that might be "going somewhere bad"; and Off. Kevin Patrick (Mark Kiely), who was paralyzed in a shootout, returns to work. Emmeline: Brigid Brannagh. Joe: Christopher Meloni.
An old precinct buddy (Richard McGonagle) who is suspected of murdering his estranged wife asks Donovan to keep tabs on the investigating detectives; and Terry Doyle (Patrick McGaw) gets in the middle of a volatile crime situation.
Members of the squad bristle when an alcoholic detective (Mark Rolston) is assigned a multiple murder; and Doyle's brother Terry (Patrick McGaw) gets more deeply involved in his undercover investigation. Flannagan: Bill Bolender. Honeydew: Dylan Haggerty.
An officer (Christopher Stanley) viciously beats a gay man (James Morrison) who's in custody and being transported to the station; the precinct gets a new captain; and Doyle's police-cadet brother (Patrick McGaw) goes undercover. Doug: Joseph Fuqua.
A religious leader (Anthony Lee) pressures Off. Johnson into finding the gang members who murdered a drug dealer, his wife and son. Santoro: Gary Basaraba. Donovan: Jon Tenney. Zerola: Bradford English.
A woman (Lynn Wanlass) complains that "there are clowns having orgies in the apartment next door" to hers; and a man (Robert David Hall) in a wheelchair is robbed and assaulted but refuses to cooperate with investigating officers.
Violence erupts between long-feuding neighbors; Lowery (Titus Welliver) testifies before a grand jury about his involvement in the in-custody death of a cop-killer. Donald: James Lorinz. Mariah: Kathryn Joosten. Zerola: Bradford English.
After two Hasidic Jews are attacked on the street, a citizens' patrol made up of members of the sect tries to arrest a black suspect (Richard Cummings Jr.). Also, contentious neighbors bang heads. Rosenfeld: Theodore Bikel. Mariah: Kathryn Joosten.
The community is enraged when word gets out that a suspected killer died while in custody---and that there was a witness. Off. Valentine: Klea Scott. Lowery: Titus Welliver. Yvonne: Jana Marie Hupp. Mavis: Cynthia Martells.
When a cop killer dies in police custody after a shooting rampage, an Internal Affairs investigator (James B. Sikking) begins asking questions about the arresting officers' conduct. Lt. Jonas: James B. Sikking. Sgt. Donovan: Jon Tenney. Off. Doyle: Dylan Walsh.