Synopsis by Hal Erickson
When Sylvia dies from her gunshot wounds, the squad worries that the grieving Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz) will go off the deep end. Indeed, Sipowicz shows signs of complete withdrawal, save for his tender loving care of Theo (Austin Majors), the child Sylvia bore him. Back at the Cullinen trial, it is revealed that the assassin targeted the wrong person, and that the attempted hit was masterminded by a heretofore unsuspected third party. And John Irvin (Bill Brochtrup), whose insistence that the death of Dolores Mayo be avenged began the chain of events leading to the courtroom tragedy, feels personally responsible for the whole mess. Dennis Franz won an Emmy award for his performance in this, the last episode of NYPD Blue's sixth season.