Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Grieving over the death of his son Andy Jr., Sipowicz (Dennis Franz) has started drinking again -- resulting in a confrontation with Sylvia (Sharon Lawrence). Lt. Fancy (James McDaniel) sends Sipowicz home, while Simone (Jimmy Smits) does everything he can to track down Andy Jr.'s murderer. A break in the case provides brief comfort for the 15th Precinct -- but morale takes another nosedive when Sipowicz nearly gets killed himself fighting off a gang of street punks.