Pierce is sure that a psychiatric hospital is full of secrets after he investigates a stabbing there.
Will struggles to deal with a judge from one of his cases who made a comment about him outside the courtroom.
A hacker claims to have pertinent information about the leak at Princefield; Patty's former colleague offers her services to Ellen.
In the Season 5 premiere, a whistle-blower case pits Patty and Ellen against each other.
Carter stops Afghan men from killing Chris Sanchez. Ellen tells Erickson to make an offer to her clients and she will make sure the case is dropped as long as he produces evidence Sanchez is alive. Patty and Michael along with his attorney meet regarding Catherine.moreless
Patty continues her therapy sessions with Dr. Baldwin who confronts her about her legacy. Boorman tells Erickson Nasim was deported. Boorman wants Erickson to make a decision about Sanchez—either keep him locked up or get rid of him.moreless
Patty is still worried about Catherine's health. The nurse, Angel Auroro, suggests Patty tell Michael about Catherine's sickness. Patty shares that she doesn't know where Michael is.
Ellen is visited by Nasim Marwat, the son of Chris Sanchez' Afghan contact, who gives her Chris's skull medallion. Patty reaches out to her former mentor, William Herndon, to help get government info on the "Double-Dees" inscription on the medallion. Herndon, now a raging alcoholic, warns Ellen about tangling with High Star.moreless