A nighttime fire guts the station; Buntz faces suspension for cocaine theft; Goldblume probes a series of prostitute murders.
Having been buried alive with a dead buddy for 11 days, Hunter admits resorting to cannibalism; Buntz is in trouble.
A pro football star (Keenen Ivory Wayans) is arrested for soliciting; Buntz enters a marksmanship contest; Hunter is missing.
Belker returns; Renko's attempt to reconcile with Daryl Ann only worsens matters; lonely Jablonski yields to sexual temptation.
Buntz's brutal tactics in finding wounded Belker's assailant get him removed from the case; a prostitute blackmails Renko.
Backups Flaherty and Russo nuzzle while Bates is knifed; Calletano's Hispanic coalition threatens to sue the police department.
Goldblume sets a trap for the gang member believed responsible for the mass murder of a sleeping family; guest Eddie Velez.
With Furillo absent, acting commander Buntz sends the blues out on a drug-bust spree in hope of securing future overtime pay.
The press labels Goldblume a subversive after he publicly blasts the department; Buntz checks rumors of unfaithful Davenport.
Hill and Renko help during a sanitation strike; Hill loses control at a drug dealer's funeral; ex-EATer Ballantine explodes.
Jablonski leads a hunting trip in the mountains; kidnapped Goldblume is forced to dig his own grave. Written by David Mamet.
A client takes Davenport hostage with her assistant's gun; suspect-chasing Belker wrecks a car he was test-driving.
Furillo tries to ease tensions after a white patrolman kills his black partner while both were under investigation.
Furillo discovers his father's death was suicide; dreams of a nuclear holocaust prompt Belker to phone the president.
Buntz pursues the loan shark who clipped his finger; Wade escalates his feud with Furillo; Grace's behavior horrifies Flaherty.
Grace Gardner returns as a nun, upsetting Flaherty; a showboating councilman ruins a drug bust; Buntz faces a loan shark.
The blues guard a prison-bound mobster; LaRue's suspect admits to several murders; Goldblume is asked to speak on television.
Snitch Sid bunks with Buntz to hide from a vengeful ex-convict; Hill resents a bigoted partner; Goldblume aids a writer friend.
Furillo is requested to help Calletano avert a police race-war; Russo's undercover tactics cause a major criminal to be freed.
Suspects remain in jail as the public defenders' strike continues; Jablonski undergoes heart surgery; Sgt. Hunter calls roll.
Hunter faces condemnation for the off-duty shooting of an armed boy; Davenport is held in contempt for protesting budget cuts.
Sid the Snitch proposes a cocaine deal to Buntz; Belker probes a flophouse scam; a poisoned-aspirin scare worries merchants.
While citizens vie for the reward for capturing "The Creeper," Davenport prepares the suspect's defense.
Internal Affairs grills Buntz about the shooting; Belker cautiously tends an informant (Charles Levin) dying of AIDS.
Bates defends McBride on charges of sexual harassment; Buntz confronts his ex-partner, who he thinks killed an officer.
Furillo asks Martinez to help expose a crooked judge; Buntz chooses between duty and loyalty; Bates has a new, female partner.
Buntz presses, but Bates begins to doubt her recollection of Coffey's shooting; an inept watchman bothers Belker.
Tragedy strikes as the officers adjust to Furillo's absence; ambitious LaRue oversteps; Buntz appears on a TV courtroom-show.
Furillo is shot, and vigilant Davenport recalls their rocky courtship; the officers search for the attacker.
A music-video director takes over the station and recruits Hunter's dog and Jablonski; elderly tenants fight eviction.
Buntz's drug-dealer snare angers Goldblume; LaRue falls for a tattooist; a neighbor enchants Hill; guest Billy Drago.
A political image-maker courts Furillo; dazed Hunter dreams he is held prisoner on a Soviet ship; Hill takes his father home.
Furillo speaks up for a rookie accused of placing a weapon in a dead suspect's hand; Hill sees a familiar face in the morgue.
Belker's wedding lacks only a groom; Buntz, Hill and Renko hunt for a stolen human heart; a veteran frames his rookie partner.
Unsure Davenport agrees to spend Christmas with Furillo's conservative family; a drug dealer thinks Buntz has an attack turkey.
Buntz refuses to beg an escaped psychotic to spare his life; Urban Warrior magazine asks Hunter to be a cover model.
Furillo tries to obtain evidence on a major supplier; Goldblume must protect a neo-Nazi group on parade; Hill's father returns.
Renko and Hill puzzle over a sudden influx of bums; Belker has twin suspects in a diamond theft; Calletano considers resigning.
Washington romances a single mother; a sculptor clings to his work; Renko explores past lives; guest Alex McArthur.
Furillo's corruption probe sweeps the media; a madman wreaks havoc with a water gun; Buntz screens prospective female workers.
Immunity stops Furillo from arresting Garibaldi's killer; a stakeout team snubs Belker; a Korean grocer hires an ex-gang youth.
LaRue stalks an officer's killer; despite being robbed, a cancer victim continues a cross-country run; Fay protests aid cuts.
Furillo considers directing a corruption probe; Calletano earns the command of Ferry Precinct; freewheeling Norm Buntz arrives.
Furillo stops the blasting of a guru's tenement; Belker hides in a trash bin; LaRue and Renko race for $100.
Renko and Hill escort a police mascot, an old bear; Furillo and two others fail the drug test; Jablonski returns.
Drug-testing hits the precinct; a family inhabits a carton; Hunter and Calletano take the exam for captains.
Hunter storms a drug lair with a modified tank; Coffey arrests his old mentor; Furillo wants to surprise Davenport.
Davenport defends a boy framed by housing authorities; a hobo witness is groomed; Hill and Renko split.
A pro-lifer faces charges after a mishap causes a premature birth; a black family enters a white housing project.
While Furillo attends a meeting, a series of odd events including officers turning blue plagues Ray's one-day command.
Goldblume becomes a hero to a girl (Jennifer Tilly) he rescued; Fay urges a woman to press abuse charges against her boyfriend.
Bates poses as a prostitute to catch a maniac; a spat with Daniels jeopardizes Mayo's job; Belker gets a birthday surprise.
A man will testify against the driver who killed his family; Davenport decides whether to try a case on scant evidence.
A man who lost his family in an accident faces warrants; LaRue films a dentist molesting sedated Mayo.
Furillo doubts Perez's claim that he rescued a family from a fire; Washington, LaRue and Belker infiltrate a garbage company.
A rape suspect goes free on a technicality; Belker, Washington and LaRue investigate a garbage company threatening rivals.
Budget cuts end overtime while a gang war brews; Belker poses as a hairdresser; Garibaldi tries to help a teenage prostitute.
Furillo charges a councilman's mother with murder; vagrants take Belker prisoner; a fat man dies in a holding cell.
The Cisco Kid returns as an Indian; Furillo pressures a businessman to help him stop assassins; Coffey risks all in Las Vegas.
Belker wins $5,000 from a Las Vegas slot machine; Davenport learns of a plot to kill the mayor; Stan receives obscene calls.
Belker battles fear of flying to extradite a prisoner; a released teenage murderer causes mayhem; Bates "adopts" an urchin.
Furillo's deal to find a murderer may end a drug war; Martinez returns; Belker and LaRue almost shoot each other during a raid.
Washington quits over Garfield's dismissal; an Indian eatery reveals its secret; a widow fingers LaRue in her spouse's murder.
A party results in a rookie's suicide; LaRue is with a woman the night her spouse is slain; a reporter tails Renko and Hill.
The rapist of Goldblume's ex-wife goes free; a woman invades the men's restroom; undercover Belker dons a chicken costume.
Goldblume wants to avenge his ex-wife's assault; the press scrutinizes the EATers; guests Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker.
A female detective eyes Furillo; Jablonski assumes roll-call duty; Davenport tries to get a stay of execution for a murderer.
Loan sharks capture a jail bus and take Belker hostage; Renko reconsiders marriage; Davenport goes to Paris; Martinez quits.
Bloods and Diablos war; Renko makes plans to wed Daryl Ann; Furillo and Davenport consider the future; Hunter's horse is ill.
Washington covers for Garibaldi; an ex-gang member is picked to head a jobs program; Davenport asks Furillo for a separation.
The Hill tries to accept Furillo's removal; Furillo fights the urge to drink; Goldblume has detectives harass William Mullins.
Davenport ignores threats and agrees to testify; Cleveland relieves Furillo of command; pregnant Daryl Ann wants to wed Renko.
Furillo criticizes Mayor Cleveland; Belker's old nemesis dies; seeing Timothy Mullins commit murder rattles Davenport.
Holding cells overflow with temporary transfers; Bates' first roll call is rocky; Furillo executes Esterhaus' last wishes.
A prostitute (Kay Lenz) intrigues Goldblume; the freed Diablos kill an old man; Coffey has trouble accepting Bates' promotion.
The officers mourn Esterhaus; Bates debates becoming roll-call sergeant; Furillo deals with the Diablos; guest Linda Hamilton.
Furillo arrests corrupt officers; an argument between officers ends in gunshots; the killer hits Coffey; guest James Avery.
The paranoid blues hope an arrested suspect is the killer; LaRue and Washington arrange a meeting with the renegade officers.
LaRue and Washington probe police corruption; murders of police officers unnerve the Hill; the station calls in a rat expert.
A visiting Soviet journalist wants to defect; Belker rides with a paramedic; LaRue seeks to profit from his brother's arrest.
LaRue and Washington try to nab a corrupt judge; Belker does a stake-out in a wheelchair; Hill trains for the police boxing finals.
Shaky testimony hampers the Top Hat Cab case; a paraplegic spray-paints illegally parked cars; a past incident shames Howard.
Daniels infers Furillo will be his successor; a seemingly harmless man starts a one-day mayoral bid; Wachtel goes under cover.
The Emily Post Bandit ruins his polite reputation; Bates' new beau tends her wounds; Daniels debates; Renko hits a booby trap.
Daniels uses the blues to upstage a new candidate, a police commander; Perez mistakenly shoots a child; guest Alfre Woodard.
Candidate Fisk falls out of the running; Hill's gambling makes him a liability; Kiki tries to find evidence; Fay gives birth.
A gang member holds Daniels' mayoral rival as a hostage; Hill gambles his lottery winnings; Washington and LaRue look for a limb.
Goldblume moves to stop a gang power struggle; Daniels' opponent wants to move into a housing project; Hill wins the lottery.
A bar massacre outrages the homosexual community; "The Cisco Kid" rescues Bates and Coffey; Fay looks for a surrogate father.
LaRue hunts Washington's ambusher; the precinct payroll is stolen; a stock collapse ruins Jesus Martinez.
Furillo worries over Washington working with Benedetto; Renko and Hill find a bag of cash; Leo's addict mans precinct phones.
Narc Sal Benedetto (Dennis Franz) arrives; Leo helps an addict; a surveillance robot enthralls all; guest Jonathan Banks.
Coffey's murder charge seems headed for a grand jury; Furillo and Davenport wed; LaRue gets Vic Hitler (Terry Kiser) a job.
The mother and preacher of a dead man demand action; biker Sonny Crockett accuses Coffey; LaRue pursues a teen (Ally Sheedy).
Coffey is suspected after a drug-addled prisoner he visited is found dead; Calletano confronts Furillo; guest Ally Sheedy.
Operation Big Broom draws legal protestations; Calletano sports a new toupee; Furillo interrogates Davenport upon her return.
Daniels berates Furillo for suspending Operation Big Broom; Davenport has a job interview; Renko saves people from a fire.
An enraged lieutenant seeks revenge on his daughter's rapist; a rat bites Daniels; Renko is relegated to parking-ticket duty.
Davenport defends a radical (Elayne Heilveil); a video-arcade stakeout ends in tragedy; bad Chinese food turns the blues green.
Christmas-costumed officers chase rampaging youths; a months-ago shooting gnaws at Washington; Hill's vagabond father arrives.
Furillo warns Nydorf about Bernstein's plans; the dog-hunt ends; Renko confronts Coffey; a humiliated rookie risks his life.
Hunter is sent to find the lost dog; Esterhaus' engagement ring is stolen; Fay dates a judge; LaRue plays a prank on rookies.
Daniels orders a search for a dog belonging to the governor's wife; rookies hear tales; Eddie wants to be Belker's informant.
Furillo helps Daniels defuse Detweiler's attack; Bates and Coffey find a baby in their car; Hill seeks treatment for a boil.
Furillo is dragged into Daniels' political war with a mayoral candidate; a Vietnam veteran takes hostages.
Hill must evict an old woman; Goldblume tries to save a jumper; a detective makes trouble for LaRue; Davenport is assaulted.
Awardee Calletano delivers a scathing speech; Furillo's son is missing; Bates has trouble in court; Washington shoots a man.
The heat continues; LaRue and Washington stake out crooked officers; Gennaro's role-research ends in tragedy; the rain comes.
Furillo seeks the truth; Washington is offered a job; Hunter needs surgery; Goldblume faces allegations of misconduct.
Furillo sits on the Board of Rights; Coffey and Bates drive a trapped steer; an actor visits the precinct to research a role.
Furillo orders his force to find a nun's attacker; an IRS audit worries Calletano; Belker busts a prostitute (Charles Levin).
Thieves steal a van containing the elder Renko's body; Belker looks for the killer of bums; Davenport defends an accused rapist.
The gun that killed an officer came from police property; Belker's driving test goes awry; the hospital calls about Mr. Renko.
The Hill's basketball team plays a gang; Renko and father try to reconcile; Goldblume considers divorce.
A car-theft probe recovers Esterhaus' steering wheel; Davenport abandons a client; LaRue is demoted; Renko receives sad news.
A cabbie gives evidence in the Gilliam murder; Belker feels his age; Hill resigns from the BPOC; LaRue is asked to quit.
Furillo must release Gilliam's murderer (Eric Laneuville); Hill goes on recruiting duty; LaRue drinks; Fay proposes a sit-in.
A public defender's murder shakes Davenport; Hill tries politics; Goldblume investigates evictions; guest Edward James Olmos.
Furillo threatens to resign as Daniels probes the Hill; Bates plays poker; Captain Freedom crusades no more.
Furillo gets a lawyer; injured Hunter faces feral dogs; Captain Freedom invades Belker's investigation.
Furillo must testify at a grand jury probe of corruption; Renko looks for his gun; Captain Freedom thwarts robbers.
Three young hoods' visit to a sleazy nightspot ends in murder; a crimefighter interferes with the arrest of a robber.
Furillo confronts Renko, Hill, Bates and Coffey; Belker chases a suspect; Fay's beau finishes dinner early.
A stressed officer loses control; Furillo meets Fay's politician beau; an initiation backfires on Renko.
Davenport outwits Furillo and Washington; Grace may be pregnant; Bates shoots a teen; a murder forebodes a gang war.
Bates lets a prostitute take a drug before her arrest; Furillo watches Hudson; Esterhaus goes to lunch.
Belker blames Furillo for an undercover officer's death; a man taunted by neighbors kills a boy; Esterhaus courts his ex-wife.
Heartbroken Furillo concentrates on Hudson; Goldblume begs to go under cover with Belker; the orangutan resumes its old ways.
An ex-gang leader (Danny Glover) returns, advocating peace as he plans war; a shootout erupts in the station; LaRue dries out.
Washington continues his search for evidence to clear Weeks; LaRue reaches the breaking point; tragedy strikes.
To everyone's surprise, Washington crusades to clear Weeks of the shooting; LaRue's life begins to fall apart.
Neighborhood tempers grow short; LaRue's drinking nearly causes a tragedy; Goldblume considers early retirement.
A brutal vice officer is suspected in a shootout; Hill and Renko help neglected tots; LaRue's drinking increases.
Esterhaus' wedding runs into obstacles; crooked officer McAfee surfaces; the officers admire a stylish thief (Michael Tucker).
Furillo demands the councilman be subpoenaed; Hunter's tank is stolen; LaRue's business is razed; Marv's ashes lie in state.
The furnace dies; a bite catches up with Belker; Furillo suspects a councilman of a call girl's murder; LaRue solicits backers.
Rumors of Furillo's promotion circulate; a search for alligators isn't entirely unsuccessful; Fay receives obscene phone calls.
Vigilantes and a youth gang collide; LaRue's pursuit of reporter Chase endangers a stakeout; Belker's dream girl is no angel.
Furillo confronts a TV reporter who has spurred vigilantism; Esterhaus thinks a nemesis is coming to settle a score.
As Furillo negotiates, Hill and Renko abscond with a side of beef ejected from a meat locker by a hostage-holder.
Washington and LaRue close in on Hill and Renko's assailant; Belker deals with a self-styled vampire; a TV-news crew films on.
Furillo and Washington seek the crooked officer who framed LaRue; Goldblume faces two crises; Hill and Belker stalk a rapist.
Gang war erupts when the president cancels his visit; the lights go out; LaRue's bribery case goes to the district attorney.
Furillo arranges a fragile gang truce; LaRue accepts a bribe, then is framed when he tries to return it; Renko and Hill clash.
Furillo calls a gang summit to make peace for the president's visit; Hill and Renko meet for the first time since the shooting.
Furillo tries to ease tensions when gang members take hostages during a robbery attempt; Renko and Hill learn a hard lesson.