The criminal series goes back to Season 6, where investigators are investigating the death of a man who accidentally killed in the park without knowing the killer. Meanwhile, Bobby's tests reveal that his heart is damaged, as the only option seems to be heart transplantation. On the other hand, investigators are returning for an interview with the suspect, who initially gave them misleading information. The suspects discovered that the suspect provided information because they were trying to protect themselves from the actual perpetrator.
It almost sounds like a double-play combination: Caruso to Smits to Schroder. But early indications are that, at the very least, NYPD Blue hasn't done itself much harm by taking on the kid, who hits the ground sprinting like a pro.
This season N.Y.P.D. Blue has been as good as ever. Bobby's decline has added a tone of sadness and anxiety rare in a weekly series, and the show has come through with a new emotional depth and stylishness.