On tonight's episode of "Boston's Finest," the episode opens, in the locker room as Officer Manny Canuto is getting ready to face the day on the Gang Unit. He came through a crossroad in his life in Boston and is optimistic about seeing changes for the good come to the youth of Boston. Diamantino "D" Araujo is his partner; they went to school together and have been friends a long time. He also saw so many of their friends join gangs, go to jail and some died. They both immigrated from the Cape Verde Islands and work together to keep the neighborhoods safe.
At Special Operations Headquarters, it is 9:15 a.m., and the Fugitive Unit gets their orders at a street-corner briefing. Officer Ryan Mason describes the Fugitive Unit as patient and methodical; unlike the Gang Unit that must act on a moment's notice. This group gets to go after the ones other police officers cannot find. As Ryan and Sean Joyce start their patrol, they are on the hunt for an unknown robbery suspect. They have a picture from a security camera, but no name. He has been on a robbing spree, and the neighborhood is scared.
In Dorchester, Manny and "D" are on patrol when a call comes in about a male shooter. As the ambulance and police arrive, they are taking a man out who was shot. He never saw the shooter before. The gangs have been feuding and usually do not want to involve the police, but rather take the matter into their own hands. The victim was shot several times, and it was clear they intended him dead.
At 10:40 a.m., Ryan and Sean are still looking for the robber. In a few days, it will be Sean's fifteenth anniversary. He has no immediate plans, but tells Ryan that he may just drop his kids off at his house. The robber has been making his escape on a bicycle, and they suspect he may be homeless.
At 11 a.m., Manny and "D" are aware that the hours following a shooting are crucial, and they are on edge. Suddenly, they get a call of a robbery in progress and rush to the scene. The robber had on a white tee-shirt and red bandana and took off on foot. He was soon apprehended, as a swarm of patrol cars entered the area. "D" chased him down as he tossed his gun away. Now there are one less bad guy and one gun off the streets. Back to patrol as the threat of a gang feud is looming, and these officers will do anything to keep the neighborhoods safe.
As Sean and Ryan get a call from Detective Joe Leeman of District 4, he identified the robber as a homeless man and gave then his name.
Tim Stanton is a detective who works with youth boxers throughout the city, and today Lt. Gerard Bailey brought his son Zach in to train. Zach will be fighting his first big fight in two days.
Manny brings his laundry to his mother, who lives next door to him in the neighborhood they have lived in for thirty-one years. She is waiting for him to settle down and give her grandchildren, but so far, Manny is married to his job.
The CBS News breaks in with an announcement that one man was killed and an elderly woman injured in a shooting at a barber shop in Boston. The twenty-year-old man was dead before the ambulance arrived. It was a gang member they knew very well and spotted him on the street just the day before. Now the police department is doing a major gang sweep. As Manny and "D" spot youths smoking pot on a stoop, they jump out of their car as the smoker runs into the house. They are not taking him in, but warn him that someone was shot dead just yesterday. As they are working a double shift, they get a call about another shooting. Three people were shot, and one is dead.
As Manny has dinner with his family, his mother tells him how much they pray for him as he works the mean streets of Boston.
As the boxing match proceeds, the officers tell viewers how they work hard to keep kids off the street. Many kids are on the verge of joining gangs, and they mentor these kids, in hope to change their direction in life.
Ryan and Sean are part of a unit that believes they know where the robbery suspect is hiding. They apprehend him without incident, but he had a huge knife on him. They treat him with respect and call his wife to tell her that she has to pick up their daughter because he was arrested.
The Gang Unit is keeping a watchful eye on the wake. They pull over a vehicle just to talk to the guys inside and give their condolences and try to get them to understand where they are coming from. The next day is the funeral, and they know that tensions will be high.
That morning, Manny and "D" started their day with a bunch of kids playing basketball at a local gym. They want to bond with the kids and hopefully, stop a crime before it starts. The funeral proceeded, and the day saw no more shooting. "D" and Manny went to the cemetery to pay their respects and pray this is the last gang funeral they will see as two of "Boston's Finest."
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