The victim: James Dent; the killer: Peter Ward.
Peter is the home care nurse for Olivia Dent, who is ill with auto-immune kidney disease and is James' mother. James is found brain dead in a rehearsal hall, which Olivia let him use in the hopes that he would use it to earn a living and make it on his own. The murder scene suggests that James brain death occurred from auto-erotic asphyxiation.
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.
The killer: Heather Williamson; the victim: Jake Daly
Heather and Jake, a bartender, are boyfriend/girlfriend. Heather and her business partner, Gordon White, are founders and principals of a web communications company. As the investigations begins, the detectives have no body, only a bloody crime scene that suggests someone was viciously murdered. Gordon loves Kim and would clearly do most anything for her. That is tested when Heather asks him to dismember and dispose of Jake's body.
The victim: Emily Williams; the killer: Jeannine Boxton
Emily and Jeannine were best friends and, up until recently, Emily dated Jeannine's brother, Aiden. Six weeks ago, something happened in Emily's life that caused her to break up with Aiden and change her mind about a university track scholarship. As the team investigates, they discover that both families have their secrets.
Harvey and Stephen clash over Ava's case; Harvey and Jessica strategize; Louis gets Rachel's help with a broken contract.
Cameron continues to use dodgy tactics on Ava's case; Rachel visits law schools; Mike reflects on the past.
Harvey and Stephen work together on Ava's case; Mike invites Rachel to join him on a case.
Harvey’s defense of Ava hits a roadblock when the interests of her murder trial are at odds with Louis’ work to thwart a hostile takeover of Hessington Oil by a rival businessman.moreless
Cameron has Harvey's client arrested for murder; Katrina tries to win over Louis; a British version of Harvey arrives at the firm.
In the Season 1 finale, Mac is agitated by a possibly devastating announcement from gossip columnist Nina Howard. Meanwhile, Sloan ponders a new job opportunity; Neal's Internet alias could avert a catastrophe; and Will, Mac and Charlie confront Leona and Reese during a volatile lunch meeting.moreless
The power outage clarifies Mac's thoughts about the way they're going about achieving their goal for the debate. Neal poses as an internet troll, baiting Sloan's fans with inaccurate posts. Charlie asks Jim to vet his NSA source. Lisa's interview with Will about Casey Anthony goes horribly wrong, and the staff's sample mock debate for the Republican Party's representatives does not go as planned.moreless
The ratings for News Night make a huge decline after its decision not to cover a pair of headline making stories, and Will and Mac must find a way to bring enough viewers back to justify the network's quest to air a Republican debate. Meanwhile, Will considers writers for an all-access profile; Sloan is upset by the lack of coverage of a financial story; and Charlie learns a National Security Agency whistle-blower's identity.moreless
While the staff celebrates at their one-year anniversary party, Charlie gets an anonymous tip about an upcoming televised speech by the president. This prompts the News Night staff to switch gears and focus on possible reasons for the speech.moreless
Sloan subs for Elliot and takes over the ten o'clock show dealing with the Japanese nuclear crisis following the March 2011 earthquake, but her harsh tone may ruin her credibility. Meanwhile, Will sees a therapist to try and fix his insomnia.moreless
Two uprisings occur simultaneously and the news crew does their best to report on both equally. First, the ousting of President Mubarak in Egypt, then unrest in Wisconsin in response to the governor's call for budget cuts.moreless
Maggie gets pressure from Don to set Jim up with her roommate, while Neal gives his Bigfoot theories to anyone willing to listen. After a confrontation with a gossip columnist on New Year's Eve, Will becomes fodder for the tabloids, threatening the integrity of the news investigation.moreless
Will catches the eye of network executives and Atlantis World Media CEO Leona Lansing when he apologies on-air for his dishonest and inaccurate coverage before the November 2010 midterm elections.
With Mac taking full control of the show, she attempts to launch version 2.0 of the nightly news. While she battles to get an on-air economist to help host the segment, Charlie says no to Reese and Will's secret meetings. Also, Maggie miscues during the broadcast causing problems for Will.moreless
Former CIA agent, now a florist, Becca Winstone (Ashley Judd) learns that her son Michael (Nick Eversman) has disappeared while studying abroad in Rome, Italy. Also stars Sean Bean asBecca's late husband Paul, whom Michael watched die ten years earlier.moreless