Season 5

Episode Guide


S5 E1
Sep 27, 2014
As Danny and Maria escort confiscated drugs to a remote location for incineration, their convoy is attacked and Baez is seriously injured, leaving Danny to track down the drug cartel responsible. Meanwhile, Frank must carefully navigate personal and political waters when an exemplary lieutenant's actions cause controversy for the NYPD.

Forgive And Forget

S5 E2
Oct 4, 2014
When a fellow officer is ostracized for testifying against her partner, Jamie stands up and volunteers to ride with her for a week, facing the wrath of his own partner and fellow cops. Meanwhile, Erin and Danny clash when a settled case becomes a new homicide. Boomer Esiason guest stars.

Burning Bridges

S5 E3
Oct 11, 2014
Danny and Baez are temporarily assigned new partners when an officer is outed and his current partner won't ride with him. Meanwhile, Jamie and Eddie work on a revenge mission to steal a collar from a pompous detective, and Frank compromises his relationship with the Archdiocese when he speaks out about equality in the police force.

Excessive Force

S5 E4
Oct 18, 2014
When Danny is charged with using excessive force, Frank must decide whether to stand up for his son or for the reputation of his police force. Meanwhile, Jamie hits it off with a beautiful doctor after bringing a homeless man into the hospital, and Eddie can't hide her jealousy.

Loose Lips

S5 E5
Oct 25, 2014
Jamie is targeted by a vengeful thug after he intervenes in his abusive relationship with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Frank must deal with a political scandal involving insensitive comments made by Henry that were illegally recorded and leaked to the press.

Most Wanted

S5 E6
Nov 1, 2014
Frank and Danny are determined to put away an international felon who repeatedly manages to walk away from murder charges, but they struggle to come up with the necessary evidence to earn a conviction. Meanwhile, Erin debates going into private practice when she looks into college costs for Nicky, and Danny butts heads with his new boss. Rebecca Mader guest stars.

Shoot The Messenger

S5 E7
Nov 8, 2014
Frank is blindsided during an on-air interview when he and the interim District Attorney disagree over an issue. Meanwhile, Danny's new boss rides along with him, but their methods and personalities clash as they investigate a drive-by shooting. Norah O'Donnell guest stars.

Power Of The Press

S5 E8
Nov 22, 2014
Frank faces public backlash after an officer's body camera malfunctions during an altercation with a civilian. Meanwhile, Danny and Maria struggle to protect an informant after the U.S. Marshall's Service decides not to put him in Witness Protection, and Erin investigates an old friend's daughter's claim of rape at a prestigious university.

Under The Gun

S5 E9
Dec 13, 2014
As Danny and Maria investigate the murders of three prominent community leaders who appear to be the casualties of hate crimes, Frank meets with a group who wants to make sure these incidents are not taken lightly. Meanwhile, after Linda is mugged, she decides she wants to carry a gun, even against Danny's wishes. Victor Garber guest stars.

Sins Of The Father

S5 E10
Jan 3, 2015
Frank pushes to find evidence against a suspected cop killer who shot one of Henry's fellow officers years ago. Meanwhile, Danny and Baez investigate a string of murders involving adult film stars.


S5 E11
Jan 10, 2015
Danny is conflicted when he learns that a group of highly trained Army veterans are responsible for a robbery. Meanwhile, after a bomb scare in a subway turns out to be the work of a famous street artist, Garrett and Gormley argue about how to deal with the fallout.

Home Sweet Home

S5 E12
Jan 17, 2015
Jamie gets Danny involved when he finds a homeless teen who claims his aunt was killed by her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Erin is angered when McCoy replaces her as the prosecutor on a case involving a corrections officer.

Love Stories

S5 E13
Jan 31, 2015
Danny and Maria investigate when a homeowner shoots an intruder, only to find out that the intruder is a hitman. Also, a young attorney attempts to bring justice to his mother who Erin put away on a murder charge 12 years ago.

The Poor Door

S5 E14
Feb 7, 2015
Danny and Maria investigate a murder of a lower income resident in a luxury building where 20 percent of the units are made affordable for lower income housing. Also, Frank takes issue with a detective friend of Gormley's who takes advantage of his position with legal loopholes.

Power Players

S5 E15
Feb 14, 2015
When a star witness in a double murder case drops out, Erin is tasked with bringing a protected mob informant back to New York for a case and keeping him safe, with help from Danny and Maria. Also, Frank enters into tense negotiations with Mayor Poole about police officer benefits. Dan Hedaya guest stars.

In The Box

S5 E16
Feb 21, 2015
When an emotionally distraught man holds Maria hostage at gunpoint in an interrogation room after she served him with a restraining order, Danny must try to meet his demands before he harms her. Meanwhile, Frank is faced with a personal and moral dilemma when Garrett asks for help in dropping charges filed against his son. Dominic Fumusa guest stars.

Occupational Hazards

S5 E17
Mar 7, 2015
Erin is rattled when an unknown assailant breaks into her apartment and also attacks her co-worker. Meanwhile, Jamie and Eddie discover a pipe bomb in an elderly woman's apartment, and Frank looks into a charity that is soliciting money for the NYPD.

Bad Company

S5 E18
Mar 14, 2015
Eddie goes on her first undercover operation to investigate a kidnapping ring targeting young women via fake youth hostel websites. Meanwhile, Frank helps a woman he knows from early in his career meet the inmate who killed her family. Tovah Feldshuh guest stars.

Through The Looking Glass

S5 E19
Apr 4, 2015
Frank goes toe to toe with an investigative journalist who refuses to give up her source, despite the source admitting to committing murder. Also, Danny is paired with a troubled teenager as part of an NYPD program aimed at influencing youth to make better decisions. Leslie Hope guest stars.


S5 E20
Apr 11, 2015
When a suspect voluntarily admits to killing a reality show celebrity chef in his own restaurant, Danny and Maria are convinced the suspect is taking the fall for someone. Also, Frank faces a moral dilemma when a longtime friend, Sen. Ted McCreary (Peter Coyote), asks for Frank's help to make a DUI go away, and investigative journalist Anne Farrell returns.

New Rules

S5 E21
Apr 25, 2015
When an assassination of someone close to Frank transpires, Frank orders all hands on deck to catch the killer. Working the case, Danny and Maria go see Mario Hunt (Cliff "Method Man" Smith), a well-known member of a deadly gang. Dennis Haysbert and Cliff "Method Man" Smith guest star.

The Art of War

S5 E22
May 2, 2015
When a member of the Reagan clan is shot, Danny tries to track down the gang member responsible, without letting his emotions get the best of him. Also, he must get creative in order to bring in witnesses.