On tonight's episode of "Boston's Finest," the episode fans meet Tlaloc “TC” Cutroneo, a sergeant at District A-7, who grew up dirt poor in the hills of Mexico City, and now a police officer in Boston. He is a former Army Special-Ops, a veteran of two wars, with two bronze stars. He has been in places and seen things he would never want to see, but always wanted to be a Boston cop. As a shift leader, he rides alone and has to depend on his eyes and instincts as he patrols the streets. As he spotted a guy smoking crack, he pursued him as he started to run. He called for backup, and the man was apprehended and the crack pipe he threw away was found.
Officer Jenn Penton is in the gym working out just four days before her first real fight. It is an amateur boxing event set up by Detective Tim Stanton to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon. Jenn knows that training is important, and her focus has to be on the other fighter’s gloves, that is what will hit you. Her trainer tells her that she should feel that the person she is fighting stole her lunch money, and she should be pissed off.
As Tim Stanton and Rich Medina, two veteran detectives who have been riding together for years are on patrol on a dark night when a call comes in that a robbery occurred and the victim, Juancarlos Figueroa, had two fingers cut off. The victim is at Boston Medical, and they hope to have them reattached. In all the years, Tim has been on the force, he has never seen anyone with their fingers chopped off. As they got to the emergency room, they spoke to the victim. His one finger was chopped off in a crude method and had much trauma. He told the officers that he was walking and was robbed by three males who attacked him and cut his finger off. He supposedly drove himself to the hospital. They checked out his car that was full of blood, and his phone was also a bloody mess. Now they are on the way to the crime scene and discuss what it takes to chop through a bone. They know they are searching for a diligent gangster.
As they search the supposed crime scene, there is no blood to be found, and they soon realize that the crime took place somewhere else.
As Jenn Penton contemplates the next phase of her life, she is purchasing a new home, taking care of her mother and patrolling the streets alone, she has three days before her first amateur fight. She just found out she has a flat tire on her patrol car. Rather than call a tow truck, she decides to change it herself and does a good job.
As the detectives decide to check the car again, there is no sign of the fingers and very little blood on the outside of the car.
As “TC” is patrolling alone, it is time for the bars to close, when he gets a call of two guys fighting on the street. He takes care of the fight as his backup arrives to help.
The finger victim is sticking to his story, but the two detectives are not buying it. They took him with an interpreter to the crime scene, and explained that without blood, it could not have occurred there. Then they told him outright, that if he did not want their help, there was nothing they could do. He promised to call them if he saw them again.
At Jenn’s home, her mother is on oxygen. As they look at pictures of Jenn when she was in the military, her mother tells her how proud she is of her. She is Jenn’s best friend. Jenn knows that her military experience in Afghanistan got her ready for the police force. When she told her mother that she was scared of the upcoming fight, her mother gave her the confidence to go on. She told her that with all her accomplishments, she will be just fine, and she would not miss the fight for the world.
“TC” gets another call that a female claims she was robbed in front of a theater by six males. He got a description of the males on the radio, but saw nobody running near the scene. Suddenly, he spots one person running who meets the description of one of them, and sees the other five nearby. He calls for backup and then pulls his gun and tells them to get on the ground. They take the victim for a drive-by as they are lined up for identification. They were positively identified by the victim. They had wallets and a cell phone on them, and threw other stuff over the fence that was found.
With further examination of the finger victim, it was found that he had more than one address where he frequented. He has three girlfriends in different locations.
As Jenn is on patrol alone, she spots a car that seems erratic. When she pulls it over, the two passengers are shaky, and she finds out that they were buying drugs. As they were taken away, it brought back the decisions her sister has made during her life, with the hope that these people change their ways.
As the detectives got more information, they found the scene of the finger amputations, in a known drug den. There was blood everywhere and signs of drugs. Tim knows that finding the crime scene was like finding a needle in a haystack, and they consider it a victory.
Jenn’s day has come; her mother could not get her oxygen tank in the car. However, Jenn has had plenty of disappointments in her life and will fight even harder. Her trainer continued to boost her confidence and get her fired up. As the fight began, the other boxer was well-trained and a tough opponent. Jenn lost, but she is proud of herself that she got in the ring. Now she is continuing her training and will fight again.