Mexican immigrant parents who are accused of putting their child in danger are given an inadequate defense by their public defender. Also, Sean's current case is for the birds.
Maggie takes advantage of Tess' conflicted feelings when she defends a woman accused of murdering the man who was abusing her.
Tess' problems with Judge Booth continue to haunt her prosecution of a neo-Nazi, but Dicky continues to use his influence to aid her. Also, Kay tries to help Weldon with his drinking problem.
Tess has trouble focusing on her job prosecuting a neo-Nazi when Judge Booth crosses the line from professional to personal interest in Tess.
Judge Booth appears to be biased when Tess prosecutes a young neo-Nazi. Dicky comes to her aid by leaning on the defendant's friend to testify against his compatriot.
Dicky's fate is decided after the investigation into his alleged brutality. Tess is disappointed that her relationship with Sean has hit a rough patch, and Kay finds a kindred spirit in her professor.
Dicky is under scrutiny when he's accused of using excessive force when breaking up a fight, causing a headache for Gold, who's vying for a spot on the City Council. Also, Bruce makes life difficult for Tess.
Tess faces down Gold's uncle over a capital case of a psychotic killer. Also, Tess's parents make a surprise visit, and Kay makes a move on Dicky.
A college journalist is murdered, and the number one suspect is a professor who was negatively featured in his articles. Also, Dicky is upset when Kay thinks about leaving, and Tess is furious with Bruce's games.
Gold is put between a rock and a hard place when a politician is involved in a hit and run, with Sean and Tess on opposite sides. Dicky and Lila come to some uncomfortable conclusions about their relationship, and Kay decides to give up her bar.
Tess is stressed when she faces her mentor in court with over a case she's only had days to prepare. Also, Dicky meets Lila's parents, Bruce plays for keeps with his ex-wife, and Kay struggles with the emotional trauma caused by her rape.