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
Dean, the reporter that Ellen has been talking to, meets with a contact in Afghanistan and tells him he's looking Chris Sanchez. His contact agrees to help him. Boorman arrives at the safe house to find his girlfriend. She asks who the boy is and why he's locked up. Boorman throws her out.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 and Patty have decided to move Nasim to a safer place. Ellen escorts Nasim to his hotel to collect his belongings. Boorman poses as a cab driver. Just as Ellen and Nasim are about to enter Boorman's cab, Victor Huntley and a security team pick them up and take them to Hewes & Associates. Patty tells Ellen about Herndon's discovery on Dust Devil. She also informs Ellen about C.I.A.'s involvement, which means their phones could be bugged. Ellen connects "DD" with "Dust Devil."moreless
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
Victor tells Patty he suspects Michael is in Boston since he had a few friends in the area right after he disappeared. Ellen sets up shop at Hewes & Associates and files the case against High Star despite Chris's absence.moreless
Two years have passed since Patty and Ellen last worked together. Ellen has taken a position at Nye's firm, but her ultimate goal is to open her own practice. She reconnects with her high school friend, Chris Sanchez, who has recently returned from a stint at High Star, a private contractor in the Middle East. Unable to get assistance from the corporation or the government, Ellen decides to look into his case. Both her new boss and Patty warn Ellen about building a case against Howard Erickson and the High Star Security Corp.moreless
Patty's relentless pursuit of the Tobin family's hidden fortune exposes interlocking webs of deceit that propel her and everyone in her orbit into a series of deadly confrontations.