The killer: Paramedic Stuart Fletcher; the victim: Graeme Jenkins
Jenkins, who died in a skydiving accident, turns out to be a 40 year old man dying of terminal cancer. He dies because both of his parachutes were sabotaged and failed to open. At first, suicide is considered as the team finds it hard to believe that a terminally ill man would end his life in the middle of his bucket list activities. More puzzling is the fact the team cannot find a place where the two men might have met. Meanwhile, Angie provides Oscar with the police file of what happened between her and Cross ten years ago.
Hank makes an important decision, which will impact both Faith and his future. Charlie and Marcy also make a life-changing decision, and the group gather to make sure that Atticus arrives at the Greek Theatre, where he is co-headlining a performance with Marilyn Manson. A call from Becca and a visit from an old, departed friend provide Hank with some guidance.moreless
Ray and Tammy's wedding day arrives, but their ceremony is interrupted when Mitch is kidnapped outside the church. While captive, Mitch hears his captors speaking in Russian and comes to the conclusion that the elaborate frame on Patrick Walker must be a part of the war against the Morolto family. Despite the danger his family is under, Joey insists Mitch honor their deal on the understanding that his family will protect them.
Tammy returns to town with the surprise announcement that she and Ray are getting married this coming weekend. Meanwhile, jury selection begins for for the Patrick Walker case and Joey struggles with acting as a witness to support Patrick's claim that he was framed. If Joey testifies, he might be exposed as a mob family leader and if he does not, Patrick faces a much stronger likelihood of being convicted.moreless
Abby is back and agrees to join Mitch in getting Patrick Walker off so that they will finally be free of the Morolto family. Meanwhile, Patrick and Joey drop a bomb on Mitch: during his college years, Patrick was investigated for an incident very similar to the one he is accused of committing in the current case. Ray and Abby look into the backgrounds of the murder victim and Patrick's accuser from his college days.moreless
Mitch takes the case of Joey Morolto's good friend and business adviser, Patrick Walker, who has been charged with murder. Joey is convinced his friend is innocent and tells Mitch that if he gets Patrick off, everything between their families will be square. Mitch takes the case in the hopes of finally putting everything behind him and his family. Meanwhile, Abby makes a deep realization about herself and helps her mother look into possible misappropriation of funds at the Community Center.moreless
Sarah's in a precarious position. Holder investigates to see if there is a connection between Rosie's murder and the Mayor's water front project. Stan tries to make amends. Richmond gets a boost in the polls.moreless
Determined to work things out by herself, Abby takes Claire to Kentucky to meet her parents, whom she has not seen since entering witness protection 10 years ago. She also wants Claire to meet her grandparents. Mitch helps a young woman who is arrested at the airport on suspicion of being a prostitute. While she is innocent, she confides in Mitch that she is guilty of something far more serious that also has implications for her family's safety. Meanwhile, Ray buys an engagement ring for Tammy and Mitch goes to Kinross and Clark with the intent of cleaning out his office.moreless
With Abby and Claire in Danesboro, Mitch takes the case of long-time Kinross client Henry Kettle. Henry, who has become a recluse since writing his best-seller 15 years ago, is charged with the brutal murder of his little sister. Meanwhile, Abby gets to know Dr. Wilson better while she and Claire help her mom put on a dance at the town's community center.moreless
Abby tells her story in Kevin Stack's probable cause hearing, stunning Mitch who had no idea what his wife had been put through. As the tension between Mitch and Abby grows, she decides to take Claire and visit her parents, who have never met their granddaughter. Meanwhile, Mitch seeks to get to the bottom of Stack's mission.moreless
When Mitch realizes that Stack no longer has Abby, he hangs on to the hard drive and turns it into the authorities for decryption. Meanwhile Abby, who escaped her captor is found and hospitalized with symptoms of emotional trauma and shock from having been tortured. With Alex Clark and Kevin Stack arrested, Mitch is left to deal with the catastrophic impact of his choices on his family, especially a visibly changed Abby who is not ready to share what she experienced during her kidnapping.moreless
With Abby having been kidnapped by Stack's men, Mitch's sole focus becomes securing her freedom at any cost, even if it means giving up the hard drive taken from Kinross & Clark. His efforts are derailed when he and Ray are taken into custody as material witnesses in an F.B.I. investigation.moreless
With Abby and Claire safe with Marshal Coleman, Mitch, Ray and Tammy, with Andrew's help, set out to bring down Kevin Stack and Alex Clark.
Hank starts to wondering if he's in Hell when he realizes that the bartender at a local watering hole is his the late Lew Ashby. Richard makes a surprising announcement about Hank and Karen. Hank tries to smooth things over with Becca, but she has some news about Tyler that leaves him shocked. On the set of "Santa Monica Cop," Sam's jealousy and fondness for firearms provides Charlie with an opportunity to show Hank how far he will go to protect his best friend and top client. Hank's ex-girlfriend surprises him with a plan for them to be together forever.moreless
A break is finally achieved in Sarah Holy case when Mitch, Ray, Tammy and Abby put all their information together and discover that Noble Insurance, under the direction of Kevin Stack, is systematically killing terminally ill patients in order to save insurance money and that Sarah, using her medical training, is the one who commits the murders. Mitch asks for a meeting with Sarah to confront her with what he knows.
Meanwhile, Mitch's first paying client, Gerald Sykes, is in jail charged in an ABM robbery and shooting. Despite DNA evidence, Gerald protests his innocence claiming he was not there. When Mitch tells him that he needs a viable defense, Gerald changes his initial story to claiming he was there but was the victim, not the robber.
Mitch takes the case of condemned murderer Jim Thorne, scheduled to be executed in three days, who wants to offer his heart to the teenage daughter of the man he murdered. The girl has but a short time to live and Thorne wants at least one good thing to come from his life.
Meanwhile, Tammy and Abby interview relatives of deceased Noble Insurance clients, individuals whose case numbers are on the Moxon list, and Tammy's unexpected news of an inheritance causes friction between her and Ray. Ray also meets with Sarah Holt's ex-husband, who tells him Sarah was an Army medic who saved hundreds of lives.
Mitch takes on the case of Elena Vosco, who is accused of kidnapping a three-month old baby, while Abby struggles with what to do about Kyle Hannon, a student she suspects is being abused by his father. Meanwhile, Tammy and Ray both make progress pursuing different aspects of the Sarah Holt case and Joey Morolto makes a statement to prove he is the undisputed mob boss.moreless
Mitch and Ray are hired by Sergeant Leonard Debbs, a 20-year military man who enlists their help in finding his son, who he is convinced was murdered. Despite the lack of a body, the investigation proceeds into the arena of the Federal Government where Mitch and Ray are thwarted by a wall of secrecy in the name of national security. Meanwhile, Tammy goes job hunting with the hopes of garnering more information on the Sarah Holt case.moreless
Thanks to Andrew Palmer, Mitch is cleared of murder charges in the Martin Moxon death while Abby and Tammy finally decipher the cryptic list of numbers Moxon slipped Mitch.
Mitch also takes on the case of Dr. Richard Kellner, who is seeking an injunction against a rival pharmaceutical company in the hopes of protecting his life's work - a promising Alzheimer's drug.
Mitch's new client is a learning impaired young man named Nate Murphy who, along with his brother Shawn, was part of a three-man robbery-homicide at a jewellery store. The third man committed the murder and the prosecution is offering a plea to only one of the Murphy brothers. When Nate wants to stick together, Mitch makes an agreement with Shawn's attorney to do so only to have Shawn take the deal anyway. Now Mitch must find a reason for the prosecutor to change his mind.
Also, Tammy persists with Martin Moxon in order to crack the code of the list of numbers he slipped Mitch in hopes of better understanding the Sarah Holt case.
Mitch defends Zoran Mirkos, who is accused of burning down a nightclub where he was seen in an altercation earlier in the evening. Meanwhile, further developments in the Sarah Holt case suggest that the she is keeping vital information from Mitch.moreless
Mitch defends a recently graduated lawyer who is unable to find work in the profession and opens an illegal casino. He is accused of killing a gangster who was trying to extort money from him and, when unable to do so, fractured his best friend's spine leaving him wheelchair bound, possibly for life. He is pleading self-defense in the shooting.
Meanwhile, the Althea Sanderson moves towards a settlement and significant facts are uncovered in the Sarah Holt case.
Mitch takes on the case of psychiatrist Elle Larson, who is accused of murdering a patient that had been stalking her. Meanwhile, Ray digs deeper into the Sarah Holt case.
Mitch takes on a Kinross & Clark client whose girlfriend, Amy, is missing. In his father's presence he claims that his girlfriend took off with his car only to later tell Mitch he accidentally ran her over. While Mitch works on making right things without violating his ethics, another man walks into a police precinct and confesses not only to Amy's murder, but several others as well.
Meanwhile Claire sees the popular girl in school cheating and is left to choose between telling her mom, the teacher, and being popular with the kid.
Picking up 10 years from where the movie left off and based on John Grisham's bestselling novel of the same name, Mitch and Abby McDeere, along with their 10-year old daughter Claire, decide to leave witness protection and, along with Mitch's brother, private investigator Ray, and secretary Tammy, set up their own law firm.
In the opener, the family celebrates Claire's tenth birthday. On the professional front Mitch takes on the case of accused murderer Sarah Holt and, at the behest of Judge Trott, the case of 14-year old Donnell Heywood, who stabbed a ate to death. Also, Mitch is offered a temping partnership with a law firm who want him to head up a newly created Criminal Division.
Time may be against Horatio and Natalia as they try to find why and how a killer escaped.
Gail's stolen uniform has the rookies looking for a cop impersonator, but it's Chris and Dov who find clues that may offer up the motive. While undercover, Swarek finds himself in a life threatening situation when he and Andy can't stay apart.moreless
Swarek’s gone missing and Andy tries to find clues that will help her and the rookies locate him before it's too late. Meanwhile, investigating this case will implicate one officer and threaten Andy's job.moreless
Andy, Dov and Traci participate in an undercover training exercise which results in some unplanned situations and choices. Chris and Gail must determine if a young boy found tied up is the result of bullying.moreless