12th Precinct. Day. Sam is following Jane around and is just now getting to the question, "How am I supposed to watch your back if your front keeps running off to talk to John Clayton?" Making no sense, Jane tells Sam to be her chaperone some other time. She says "the point" is that Tarzan saw the entire thing. She tells Sam that Flicker was assaulting and robbing someone when he was shot. Sam asks where the woman is. They're interrupted by an actual woman who goes for the file cabinet between them. This forces Sam and Jane to find another quiet corner to botch the good name of police work everywhere. "She ran off," Jane confesses. "Aw, Jane," Sam says. "Come on." Jane says, "Sam, think about it." She tells us that the first guy who got shot was also some kind of "dirtbag" who had a record "as long as your arm." This show makes me long for the intelligent, Peabody-winning dialogue of Boomtown. Jane says that now Tarzan has proved to them that the second victim "was a bad guy, too." Sam, just to reiterate, asks Jane if she thinks that the sniper has "some vigilante thing going on." Jane says there might be, and asks if he thinks she should take it to "Connor," who I guess is the Lieutenant. "Absolutely," Sam says. "Absolutely. I think you should go right in there and tell him that some barefooted wild man who's supposed to be dead jumped off the roof and whispered it in your ear. Yeah, go in there and tell him that. Please."
But Connor is busy giving a lecture to the force, holding up the front page of Xena's paper, The New York Star. Today's cover announces a sniper, with "DEATH FROM ABOVE" the headline. Not that they're jumping to conclusions. Connor says there's lots of panic out there, and he now wants all hands on this case. He then tells us this is an HJ-130 precision sniper rifle. They've apparently been pretty rare since '98, when they were banned from being imported: "Slug's full metal jacket, military round." Some lumberjack in the back takes notes. "The profile's a psych case, possible veteran acting alone, random targets based on opportunity." What? Two targets, one in an alley? Jane asks what makes Connor think it's random. He asks her what makes her think it isn't. Sam begs Jane not to say anything. Jane apologizes for interrupting. Gene says here that he doesn't want to see Mike's murder investigation take second place to this sniper. Connor calls Gene "Taylor," and says he understands. Sam and Jane make guilty faces. Connor says that Mike's case is cold right now, with no new leads, so until something happens, it's time to focus on the sniper.