On tonight's premiere episode of "Boston's Finest," the episode opens, as police officer Greg McCormick is getting ready to leave his family and go to work. It is his day off, but he is working overtime. His goal is to come home to his wife and small child every day, and keep the streets safe for the residents of Boston. Greg works on the Gang Unit with is partner, Myles Lawton, whose father was also a police officer. The Gang Unit wear plainclothes to blend in with two unmarked cars on patrol; one close behind the other during the worst hours for gang crime; between midnight and 4 a.m., especially during the summer.
Jennifer Penton and Pat Rogers have a great relationship; these best friends are partners in the Hyde Park section of Boston, another high-crime area. Today they stop a car, of an OG; meaning an original gangster, today he is clean and allowed to go on his way.
At night, the officers patrol the streets they grew up on. They know that the best way to prevent crime is to stop it before it starts. The team is looking for a violent member of the Bedford Avenue Gang and find him with three other gang members. As one member takes off, they find a pistol in the dark, dropped by him, but fired before he dropped it. Officer Terrique Chambers knows that if a shot is fired at him or his partners, it becomes personal. They got three of the four, and a gun the fourth one was carrying. With the shift over, the suspect who shot at them still at large, but along with his gun, he dropped his cell phone, and now know who he is. The day shift gives them grief for not finding the fourth suspect. The ragging on each other goes with the friendship and camaraderie. The day gang and night gang are all fighting for the same goal. The guy they are looking for has a street name of "Mookie." The longer he is out there, knowing they are looking for him, the more dangerous he becomes.
Greg Dankers, works with the Boston fugitive unit. His wife is also a Boston police officer, who met on the job. They have two small boys. She works the midnight shift, and Greg works the day shift. Greg's mother lives with them, providing them with a built-in babysitter. Greg's job with the fugitive unit puts him in contact with the worst of the worst and criminals who do not think twice about killing someone attempting to apprehend them. Greg drops the boys off at school and is on his way to work.
Two hours later, Greg and his partner, Sean Joyce are on their way to Southie to find Tim McLaughlin, no stranger to the police. Wanted in New Hampshire, they believe he has come back home. The same people who the fugitives come seeking, are the ones the police look for too. Today his girlfriend has a court date. They will check with probation to see if she is there. They tell him that she just left and is wearing a black wig today. They spot her at a bus stop, and she gets on a bus. Greg and Sean follow the bus and alert another team to be on the lookout.
As the Fugitive Unit looks for one criminal, the Gang Unit looks for last night's shooter. Manny Canuto and D Araujo are partners on the Gang Day Unit for eight years. They go to the address linked to the cell phone they found, and are well-armed and prepared. A woman answers the door at the address and tells the cops; she is alone. One of the cops that went into the house alert the rest of the team, guarding all the doors; that the suspect is not there.
The other team watching the bus, saw the woman get off the bus. Now she is in line getting food. They change officers, just so she will not notice them. Sean takes his turn watching her to see if she orders extra food. She took the food into the emergency room of the hospital across the street, and they spot the suspect. He supposedly has an infection in his eye, and they stand down, rather than try to take down a fugitive in a crowded hospital; taking the risk of him slipping away through one of the hospital exits. Knowing they are keeping him for the night, they plan to get him in the morning.
Jennifer and Pat are back out on tour. In their area, the drug deals are not as obvious. Most of their busts are made via traffic stops. They see a car run a red light and run the tag. The owner has a list of warrants. His has lots of drugs on him and plenty of money, and as his car is towed away, he gets a trip to the police station.
As the Gang Unit is enjoying a night off, Myles is home with his wife and kids. She has three kids; he has two, and they have one together. He calls them the modern-day Brady Bunch. Their friends come over with their kids to let the women have a night out. Their men have the most dangerous job in Boston, and the women deserve a night out.
The next morning, they go to the hospital to find Tim McLaughlin. As he and his girl were leaving the hospital, they apprehend him without resistance.
At the morning meeting of the Gang Unit, they have the whereabouts of the shooter. They plan their strategy and go to get him. They surrounded the house, found their man and nobody got hurt. It's another good day for this production of "Boston's Finest," from executive producer, Donnie Wahlberg.
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