Detective Corcoran must take drastic action when destruction threatens Five Points. Matthew is pushed to the breaking point. Eva goes to trial. Elizabeth sinks deeper into addiction but an unlikely source intervenes.
Detective Corcoran asks the Sixth Precinct coppers to help him figure out the truth behind Donovan's strongholds in Five Points. Morehouse's marriage is threatening his business ventures. The Freemans tackle community bigots while striving to maintain their freedom.moreless
Detective Corcoran is stunned when Eva is sent to the tombs for attempted murder. Doing his best to get help from those in power he finds that Donovan is of no help, as he's involved in an upcoming political and business deal. Doctor Freeman seeks out Morehouse with an idea to aid the city.moreless
While investigating the firing of a lesbian couple from a news station, Kate discovers a scandal that may involve D.A. Davidson. Kate has to choose between Justin and Ben.
Nick is surprised when his father refuses to do the Christmas festivities in the house, and he decides to find a way to learn why. Physical Phil continues his tradition of pretending to be an architect when his parents come for a visit, which irritates his girlfriend. Eddie freaks out when Janet gives him a very personal Christmas gift. Owen and Alison end up in bed, but their happiness as a couple is soon put to a test.moreless