Dr. Joey thinks a spot on Brock's liver may be cancer.
An Amish victim of rape refuses to testify, but the family of the next victim sues.
Wambaugh is convinced Miryam's new beau (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) has ulterior motives.
Basketball coach Jill gets an injunction against interfering parents.
Carter proposes to Sue; Kenny, to Max; the Wambaughs renew their vows; things change for Jill and Jimmy.
Mayor Bey's mother wants custody of her grandchild.
A shock jock blasts Acting Mayor Max on the air for her sweeping changes.
Jill's emotions take control when the Brocks celebrate Zach's 13th birthday.
Zack's buddy sends a teacher's photo over the Internet; Max dates a chat-room acquaintance.
Judge Bone reunites with the love of his youth (Teresa Wright).
Judge Bone has a heart attack; snowed-in at the police station, Mayor Bey goes into labor.
Matthew's classmate shoots himself; a bear is loose; Kenny is Mayor Bey's Lamaze partner.
A skeleton is that of a suspected Nazi murdered 50 years before; Wambaugh's son returns to prosecute the case.
The Pope comes to Rome and witnesses a murder.
Animal-rights activist Kimberly is arrested for a felony; her daughter's religious beliefs inhibit a woman's medical treatment.
Pregnant Mayor Bey shields the baby's father; Jill considers tubal ligation.
Matthew cruises with his pals; Jill and Jimmy's attempt at romance leaves him in a painful position; the poker gang loses a player.
Max faces suspension for shooting a man dressed as a bratwurst; Jill suspects Kimberly is pregnant.
Two escaped convicts show up in Rome looking for one's half-brother, John Littleton (Don Cheadle); one of the fugitives shoots Kenny.
A talk-show-host/physician (Amy Aquino) tries to take over Jill's practice; an Asian man's courting ritual leads to his arrest; Kenny uses a dating-service.
A tornado threatens Rome; Max commits a felony covering for Kenny; Wambaugh's wife leaves him.
Following Carter Pike's narrow escape from a house fire, Jill fears he tried to commit suicide; Kimberly makes a career decision.
Judge Bone struggles to be objective with a youth who shot Father Barrett during confession.
A troubled relationship resurfaces when Jimmy's father wants him to take over the law practice.
All of Rome is in an uproar after stigmata appear on Zach's hands.
While Jill awaits sentencing, her lawyers ask Bone to put the euthanasia law on trial; Kenny and Carter investigate an attack on swans.
Brock arrests Jill for euthanizing a cancer patient; guest Harry Smith.
Brock asks the Dancing Bandit (Marlee Matlin) to investigate the mayor's murder; Max and Kenny are caught kissing on the job.
The Dancing Bandit (Marlee Matlin) returns to Rome to help Zack celebrate his birthday but finds federal agents waiting for her.
The community fights the relocation of a convicted child molester to Rome.
Littleton copes with his attraction to an 18-year-old assistant; Max and Kenny decide to put an end to their sexual tension.
Wanting another baby, Lydia Brock (Christine Rose) wants to use Jimmy's frozen sperm.
The embarrassed son of the Frogman (Michael Jeter) sues for emancipation; Jill strikes Matthew for accidentally injuring Zack.
The probe of a masseur's murder uncovers a scandal among his women clientele.
Brock investigates cows that are suspected to have been injected with alien DNA.
Brock experiences a mid-life crisis on his 55th birthday; Max and Kenny re-open the Latham case.
Wambaugh and Littleton argue their case in the Supreme Court; guest Alan Dershowitz.
Jill takes ailing Wambaugh to Chicago Hope Hospital for tests and locks horns with Dr. Geiger (Mandy Patinkin) over how to practice medicine.
Racial tensions escalate as the mayoral campaign progresses; Zach pens a report that gets him suspended from school.
Brock investigates the home life of a girl who spray-painted a pentacle on a school wall; Paul Williams; Dorothy Lyman; Richard Masur.
A judge (Paul Winfield) jails Jill for interfering with the busing order; Littleton and Max consider dating; guests Richard Masur; Harry Smith.
As temporary co-mayor, Jill copes with racial tensions from a judge's decision to bus city youth to Rome's schools.
Littleton feels Brock's department is hampering the investigation of a girl's murder; guest Harry Smith.
Community pressure mounts to convict the prime suspect in a teen girl's murder; guest Matt Frewer.
Howard's struggle with Alzheimer's affects his family and the town; Jill's decision during surgery may revoke her hospital privileges.
A couple seeks court permission to use cryonics on their terminally ill son; guest Adam Arkin.
The town's priest may lose his parish after Brock and Kenny find women's shoes in his closet; Matthew fears his sexual curiosities are a sin.
Brock invites Max to dinner after she arrests Jill's father (Richard Kiley) for disorderly conduct.
Brock is the jury foreman in a case involving the murder of two policemen; guests James Earl Jones, Richard Masur.
A woman (Darlene Cates) claims she killed her husband by sitting on him; a synagogue ostracizes Douglas.
An old partner (Louis Gossett Jr.) that Brock once testified against kidnaps Kimberly.
A risque video from Rachel's past jeopardizes her career; Kenny admits to Brock his affair with Rachel.
Max helps Carter woo a woman; Zach gets in trouble for kissing a girl; Kimberly and her boyfriend struggle with sexual-consent guidelines.
An Alzheimer's sufferer wants to give his heart to his dying son; Wambaugh pleads with the city to house Frank the Potato Man; guest Adam Arkin.
Wambaugh blames violence in the media for his client's assault on Matthew; Rachel launches a war on crime.
Practical joking gets out of hand, which may result in paralysis for Matthew; Max fills in as sheriff.
Jill is arrested after operating on a patient whose religious beliefs prohibit surgery; Zach wants to convert to Judaism.
Kimberly's friend is arrested during a drug sweep at school; his mother's heart attack brings out the worst in Carter.
A man with a brain disease that distorts vision shoots his brother; Jill and Brock clash over his motives.
A comatose woman's pregnancy is unexplained; Matthew decides to tell Zach about Santa Claus.
A new dairy campaign model, a battered wife, causes an uproar; Kimberly considers breast implants.
Jill and Zach are taken hostage by bank robbers (Marlee Matlin, Chris Sarandon) who aid the needy.
Max lets an intoxicated woman drive home, resulting in an accident that critically injures another motorist.
A teacher raped by a woman is reluctant to press charges; Max decides to prosecute her therapist.
A therapist admits his attraction to Max; a priest (Roy Dotrice) confronts his church's stand on birth control.
Brock arrests the mayor for killing a would-be car-jacker; Jill buys a gun; guests Ed Koch, Harry Smith.
Zach plays horn for an ailing blues legend; Max delivers and adopts a criminal's baby.
Attraction to a girlfriend confuses Kimberly; Max and Kenny vie for undersheriff.
A dispute between the Chippewa and the town over enlarging a golf course gets violent.
Carter links a corpse found in the Brocks' trash to UFOs, bringing enthusiasts to town.
Jill's ex-fiance (Jamey Sheridan), an expert on a controversial treatment for Parkinson's disease, visits.
Maxine runs a personal to catch a killer who meets his victims through the ads.
An HIV-positive dentist sues after being fired; a man and his mother-in-law battle over whether to keep his brain-dead pregnant wife alive.
Kimberly's pregnant friend appears to be an incest victim; Kenny's girlfriend meets her long-lost twin; a pet duck is sacrificed.
A woman who steamrolled her estranged husband blames menopause; the onset of puberty unsettles Matthew.
Kenny is shot while investigating burglaries in which a frog is left at each scene; guest Michael Jeter.
Brock catches Kimberly in bed with her boyfriend, arrests him and cancels Christmas in the household.
A teacher defies a court-ordered ban of the annual Christmas pageant on public property.
Suspects in the death of a young woman are her snake-raising sister and her own husband, who gets involved with Max.
Jill's father arrives for Thanksgiving with a young love; Wambaugh has his wife arrested for adultery.
A nun confesses to the mercy killing of an elderly leukemia patient; Zachary fears death.
Disgusted with the candidates, Jill runs for mayor; Kenny pursues a dream after arresting a boxer.
A demented witness prompts the reopening of a 10-year-old murder case on Halloween; holiday tricks get out of hand.
A man sneaks into residents' homes and bathes; a farmer claims a neighbor's still intoxicates his cows.
Sheriff Brock uncovers town corruption and is drafted to run for mayor.
A little man (Michael Anderson) rides into town on a circus elephant, claiming he took it to save it from abuse.
The FBI arrives in Rome when a severed hand is found; Max resents their presence.
A murder during a community play throws Rome into chaos; a singing group arrives in town.
A murder during a community play throws Rome into chaos; a singing group arrives in town.