At Frank's request, Joyce tries to round up legal representation for the troubled detective.
As part of "Operation: Duckling," Belker and several others reluctantly don women's clothing to lure out a rapist. Goldblume is plagued by self-doubts after he loses a jumper.
guest stars: Andrea Marcovicci (Cynthia Chase), Mark Metcalf (Harris), Robert Bryan Berger (Eddie Hoban), Karole Selmon (Billie), Joseph R.
Sicari (unknown), Tony Plana (Kevin Herman Dracula), Luisa Leschin (Rita), Donna La Brie (Wilma), Esther Sutherland (Haitian woman), Gregory Norman Cruz (Chico), Jake Mitchell (Hingle), Kent Williams (Bernard), Jeff Seymour (Santini) writer: Anthony Yerkovich; director: Georg Stanford Brown It's deja vu for Furillo as he reaches out to Hector Ruiz who has again taken hostages, this time in a grocery store meat locker - Hunter wants to freeze them out and TV reporter Cynthia Chase utilizes the scene to incense the Dekker Avenue merchants.
TV reporter Cynthia Chase invades the precinct to document "what the station house is all about" and joins Hill and Renko on patrol.
Hunter's weapon demonstration has hilarious results. Belker busts Kevin Herman Dracula for biting a prostitute and the mental out-patient's subsequent suicide in the station's new holding cell sends Joyce to Frank for comfort.
guest stars: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardner), Dan Hedaya (Ralph Macafee), Louis Giambalvo (Rob Nelson), Charles Seaverns (Parker), Charles Fleischer (Malibu), David Caruso (Shamrock), Bobby Ellerbee (Blood), Jake Mitchell (Hingle), Gary Van Orman (Sneed), Jonathan Dasteel (Lamonica), Jorge Cevera Jr.