Convicted sociopath Henry Dahl is shot ten times trough the head in his San Francisco motel room shortly after his release on account of faulty DNA evidence. Patrick is openly uninterested, while the attorney general's office is in PR panic. TV host Karen Cross, once the top prosecutor whose high-profile convictions included Henry, films Jane sleeping, but her company paid Dahl's motel as scheduled guest, now replaced by his victim Jenny's widower Max Winter, who claims to have reached reconciliation years ago, to devote himself to fine son Jackson. Wayne must watch Grace date dashing FBI agent Craig O'Laughlin, which makes him cockily competitive. Henry's art study and cocaine dealing mate Arty Mock is found hiding in his halfway-house. Henry had an admirer, Sean Meyers's wife Betsy. Patrick accepts Cross's live TV dare, but has to revise his conclusion.