Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Rick Schroder joins the cast of NYPD Blue as Detective Danny Sorenson, the replacement for the late Bobby Simone. Making his entrance as everyone -- including the heartbroken Diane Russell (Kim Delaney) -- is painfully adjusting to Bobby's death, Danny plunges into the thick of things by investigating a drive-by shooting, which has already led to the shooting of the shooters. Perhaps understandably, Diane resents Danny's involvement in what would have been Bobby's case, but the show must go on. Meanwhile, Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz) is approached by Sylvia Costas (Sharon Lawrence), who wants to reopen a murder case in which a man named Suarez may have been unjustly convicted. Unfortunately, this requires Andy to renew an unpleasant acquaintance with Sgt. Bill Dornan (Richard Gant), the cop originally assigned to the Suarez case.