Frank goes on high alert when a threat to New York City may be imminent following a terrorist attack in the Middle East.
A possible serial-killer case is assigned to Danny and Baez. Meanwhile, Erin considers becoming a judge; a mayoral candidate claims that Frank has been secretly investigating her spouse; and Eddie confronts her dad when he turns up in the hospital.
When newspaper reporter Lorenzo Colt (Zachary Booth is targeted while wearing NYPD gear on a ride-along with Jamie and Eddie, Frank puts Danny and Baez on the hunt for the shooter who may be out for other members on the force. Also, Garrett contemplates taking another job.
Erin finds out one of her informants is willing to loose his place in WITSEC to tell the truth about the true murderer of an old homicide case,
the NYPD & the FDNY deal with an issue that escalades to a fight &
Jamie Reagan finds help for Jenny.
Danny joins the hunt for two escaped convicts after hearing one of them is someone he helped to wrongfully imprison. Also, Gormley criticizes a plan from Trey Delgado, an NYPD sergeant who Gormley thinks is having an affair with his wife
When Jamie is caught on camera committing what could be construed as police brutality at an anti-policy demonstration, Frank is forced to turn the case over to Internal Affairs. Also, Danny and Baez investigate a rape case involving a civil rights attorney who claims the charges were drummed up in retaliation for the investigation into Jaime.
The last remaining Mustang from the film "Bullit" is stolen, so Danny and Baez investigate. Elsewhere, Erin clashes with Frank when she sides with her boss on a matter involving cops being held accountable for fixing traffic tickets.
When Danny and his family are threatened by Thomas Wilder, a serial killer Danny has been unable to apprehend, Linda's concern intensifies over her husband's job as well as the state of their marriage. Also, Jamie challenges his superior officer, Sgt. William Mulvey, during a hostage situation.
When a homicide case ends in a hung jury, Erin is forced to take over the case from her colleague, ADA Kelly Blake, and with the help of DA investigator Anthony Abetemarco, find a missing witness. Also, Jamie and Eddie go undercover as an elderly couple to catch a gang that is terrorizing a neighborhood
Danny is interrogated by the District Attorney's investigator when his ex-partner is accused of planting evidence in order to wrap up a homicide case. Also, when radical anti-government activists threaten to publicly burn an American flag, Frank grapples with the limits of free speech.
When Frank's first partner announces plans to publish a book filled with stories of their early days on the force, Frank worries about his personal stories being made public. Also, when Jamie and Eddie catch a call about a nearby officer needing assistance, the choices they each make will affect their future in the department and their relationship
When a local mobster is gunned down in his car, Danny and Baez try to get information from the mob's low-level errand boy they find tied up in the trunk before the gang retaliates. Also, an NYPD officer asks for a new shield number to honor her late father, but Frank is conflicted as it's the same number as his deceased son, Joe's.
When a well-regarded, newly retired NYPD lieutenant is accused of shooting a group of potential muggers on the subway and then disappears, Frank must deal with the fallout. Also, when a drug dealer returns to Baez's old neighborhood, she and Danny must figure out how to arrest him for a murder that Baez witnessed as a child.
Danny must determine who murdered a man when multiple women who worked for him all take credit for it. Also, Frank disagrees with his priest about how to handle a local boy who has been stealing money from the church, and Nicky is arrested with a group of friends when the police find drugs in her car.
Erin is overwhelmed with guilt after a man she set free is accused of killing a cop. Also, Frank and Mayor Poole continue their game of political chicken over Frank's reappointment as commissioner, and Danny and Baez investigate a case of a cop who has gone AWOL.
Linda asks Danny and Baez to help her co-worker who is having trouble with her angry ex-husband. Also, Erin must figure out how to handle her former mentor, a judge who has been handing down unfair sentences since the recent death of his wife; and Frank goes head-to-head with an outspoken City Council Speaker who publicly voices her disapproval of the NYPD's "broken windows" policy.
Jaime and Danny clash over how to deal with a brash rookie cop who is the son of Danny's pal. Meanwhile, Anthony gets tangled in a bad investment thanks to his cousin, so Erin volunteers to do some digging into the situation.
Danny and Frank team up on a case involving an ex-con who was rehabilitated, but who is now involved in a murder. Elsewhere, Erin preps for a trial and discovers the alleged killer's location is being kept secret by the former prosecutor of the case.
Danny and Baez investigate a robbery crew on a wild crime spree and partner with a detective who broke Baez's heart years ago. Meanwhile, Frank struggles with whether to promote an officer who was acquitted on charges of killing a boy, fearing it will lead to public outrage.
When serial killer Thomas Wilder attaches a message to his latest victim that taunts Danny, their deadly game of cat and mouse becomes personal for Danny.
When a key eyewitness in a murder trial flees out of fear of retaliation, Erin and Anthony spearhead their own two-person manhunt to find him and convince him to testify. Also, Garrett tries to convince Frank to attend the Police Union party, and Danny and Baez take a closer look at a suspicious convenience store robbery.
Frank, the Mayor, Erin and the DA's office contend with public outrage after a grand jury doesn't indict an NYPD officer for the controversial shooting of a teenager that was caught on video. Also, when an officer is shot in what seems like retaliation, Danny and Baez go on a manhunt for the suspect.