Synopsis by Hal Erickson
After Danny (Rick Schroder) and Diane (Kim Delaney) decide to amicably break off their relationship, Diane joins Baldwin (Henry Simmons) and Greg (Gordon Clapp) in their investigation of a strangling. The victim is a 15-year-old girl who left behind a school essay which might contain a clue as to her killer. In another unrelated strangling case, the only witness is an apparently unhinged homeless man named Nicholas (Kevin Vincent O'Connor). And back on the domestic front, Andy (Dennis Franz) again goes out with Cynthia (Juliana Donald), the niece of his old friend Gibson (John F. O'Donohue).