On last night's episode of "Boston's Finest," the episode opens, at 7:15 a.m., roll call at the Hyde Park Station. Officers Jen Penton and Pat Rogers, are handing out a warrant today for a woman who allegedly cracked her boyfriend's head open with a beer bottle. Both Jen and Pat are single and in their 30s and will attest to how hard it is to find a mate. As they are talking about life in general, Pat tells Jen that he hates cats. She asked if he found a wonderful woman, but she had a cat; what would he do? He said that it was, either he or the cat. Getting back to the case at hand, they are approaching the home of the perp, she knocked on the door and spike to the victim. He told her that she has not been there but was feeling better. Jen saw him after the crime, so he knew her. Pat waited at the rear of the house when Jen knocked on the door, in case she attempted to leave through the rear entrance. She was not there, and he did not know where she was. Pat noted that he had come to that residence several times over the last five years. The couple will be together, no matter what, but there will always be trouble between them.
Meanwhile, the operation proceeds to clear drug dealers from Southie due to deadly consequences of increased drug dealing. A double murder on West Broadway, a fatal stabbing on East Ninth Street and police await the next crime. At 3:30 p.m., at the drug unit headquarters in South Boston, head of the drug unit has called in the head of the fugitive unit to help take down South Boston's most dangerous drug dealers all in one shot. They will also reach out to the gang unit for assistance with this project. Undercover police officers pose as buyers, an act that is very dangerous. Many dealers have weapons, and they are the ruination of a neighborhood.
At 4:11 p.m., at the Hyde Park Station, Jen is on the phone with people in the neighborhood to see if anyone knows where the perpetrator may be hiding. They learned that she is staying with another woman who is also a fugitive. Without a search warrant, Jen and Pat need to be invited inside the apartment where they believe the two women are staked out. She finds one, but the original one they sought is not there. They took in the woman and it is a huge score for the both of them.
In South Boston, at the D Street projects, Brian Albert is staked out with fellow officers. They plan a synchronized raid on twelve dealers across the city. They keep watch on their comings and goings to get a pattern on them.
In Roxbury, north on Humboldt, Eric Merner and Mike Burke patrol the streets. With the dealers in for the night, they get a call that someone broke to the front door of a house. They hurry to the place and catch the robber attempting to run away. When they come into the house, they find drug paraphernalia that the robber was looking for.
As Jen and Pat are on patrol, she tells Pat that her love life is lacking. She wants four kids, and if she does not find someone soon, she may ask him to be the father. He tells her that he will not pay child support, and they continue to kibitz about the suggestion.
Jen is out with her girlfriends, and they talk about what she can do to find a guy. They suggest speed dating.
At 5:15 a.m., the drug sweep briefing continues in the final hour before the sweep occurs. The most elusive suspect is assigned to Brian Albert and his team. Seventy-seven cops are spread across Boston to take in the twelve suspects. At 6 a.m., it is time to strike. The teams stay in contact with each other. Eleven arrests have been made, but the most dangerous is still on the run. As over an hour has gone by, they continue looking for their man.
Jen and Pat are still looking for the woman, and get another lead at 8:15 a.m. while on patrol. This woman has been arrested over twenty times for domestic violence. This time they finally take her in, at the home of a family member. Jen has her explain her side of the story, she tells Jen how she takes care of his kids, and he is a drug addict. Jen takes her to court and contacts her probation officer, but gave her a kind and friendly shoulder in her time of need.
In Hyde Park, northeast on Truman, Jen and Pat talk about her speed dating that will occur that evening. She is not afraid to chase bad guys all day, but when faced with this challenge, she is freaked out. She shows Pat the dresses she chose, and asks for his advice about what to wear. When the night arrives, her friend Betsy agrees to do it with her. The guys she met for thirty seconds, found out immediately that she was a cop. One asked if she yelled a lot, another asked if she was a ball buster.
The fugitive squad is still looking for the major dealer and follow a lead to a girlfriend's house. They finally capture him twenty-four hours into the drug sweep. He is unarmed, and they bring him in without a struggle.
The next day, Pat and Jen have a meal in a diner, and he hears about her night. She told him that some of the guys were nice, but she may hibernate for a while with her cat.
As the day end, a few of the cops meet in a bar to discuss how the drug sweep went. They have a few beers and a lot of laughs and will face the new day tomorrow as "Boston's Finest."
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