She no doubt suspects that Mitch had been in her office. The next morning, Mitch goes to the garage and checks to see if his hammer is still on the wall. Davis leaves the garage and gets in his van. Mitch gets out just before she returns. Next day in court, public defender Roberts gets criticized by Judge McKenna for being late. He joins his wife in bed, but has trouble going to sleep.
The man begs him not to leave him, but Mitch grabs his jacket and stands up to go. Mitch finds the story on the Internet and listens as a reporter describes how Gonzales' skull had been smashed from behind, perhaps by a hammer. She tries to call 911 on her cell phone, but it doesn't work for some reason, so she hurries back to close Ella in the closet then rushes to the front door to lock it. Stuart asks Mitch to remind him of the details of the deaths of Davis' wife and daughter. He continues looking around and finds a bloody hand print on some wood. He then slit Davis' throat and left him for dead. As she's filling a glass with water, Rachel glances down at the papers on the floor and sees a mug shot of Davis.
Back at the jail, Kanon is questioning the jail guard, who tells her what had happened. Mitch tells her that he didn't assault Jimmy, that Davis did it. Plus, one of his business cards was in the bottom of his toolbox, with Ackerman's blood all over it. It was a horrible crime, and the people of Lehigh Valley wanted someone held accountable. He sees Mitch peeking in the window. When he gets to the office, he asks the secretary to call around the local hospitals for any information about a man involved in an hit and run around midnight. Clinton Davis , a 55-year-old car mechanic whose wife and child had been killed in a home invasion by a parolee is arrested for the murder.
He gets up to leave, but returns and confirms with Mitch that Davis had actually broken into his house. He and Wilson then go to see Davis and Terry Roberts Dean Harder of the Public Defenders Office, at the police station. He attempts to print out a copy, but the printer doesn't seem to work, so he copies the file onto a thumb drive he had with him. Mitch hurries back to the man, telling him that he can't stay, but that an ambulance is on the way. Davis then shoots him in the shoulder and Mitch falls to the ground.
The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Mitch then realizes that the murder victims had all been recent parolees. When Stuart arrives, she asks him if he'd called Mitch earlier. He had called her earlier, inquiring about the Ackerman case. Rachel is shaking her head, trying to get Mitch to stop insulting Davis.
Mitch believes that the man is innocent and helps him in his trial and Clinton is declared not-guilty. You should do a show about Patricia Rorrer, there is surely reasonable doubt about her conviction! Mitch then tells Kanon about the baggie in Davis' house, with the parolee ids in it. Mitch promises to never do it again. He wants Jimmy to help him gather proof that Davis is a murderer. His face is all bandaged up and he's using a cane. He finds a file that shows common themes with the Ackerman murder and several other unsolved murders.
Davis picks up the phone and listens briefly, hearing Mitch say that he's coming. Mitch enters Davis' house through a window and starts looking around. He finds a cigarette butt, same brand as those he'd seen Davis smoking outside the courthouse. He disposes of his jacket, scarf, gloves and suit coat, placing them in a garbage bag which he then puts in a container on the street curb. Davis walks over to the kitchen and sees his mug shot lying on the floor.
In a Chicago courtroom, hotshot Assistant District Attorney Mitch Brockden Dominic Cooper , is providing the closing argument in a case of assault. He starts looking around, eventually accessing her computer and searching for any information about Davis and possible connected cases. As Mitch says goodnight and tells Stuart and another man that he planned to call a cab to take him home, his cell phone rings. They go into the house to get out of the cold. His hand is holding a hammer. Mitch calls Davis and son-of-a-bitch and swears he's going to get him.
Mitch decides it's time to stop talking until he has a lawyer present. It looks like Mitch is going to react too slowly, when a shot rings out and Davis goes down. It's one of his business cards, soaked in blood. Right then, a man dashes in front of Mitch's car and Mitch can't avoid hitting him. He asks her how Jimmy is. Some time later, a taxi pulls up at the Brockden house and Jimmy gets out.
However, she notices a file in the print queue, and she some paper in and prints it out. Brockden is arrested by the police and while in custody, Davis threatens to kill Brockden's wife. Rachel comes out with Ella and they meet Jimmy. Brown, and he'd been in the courtroom the entire time. Mitch next stakes out the police department and when he sees Detective Kanon leaving in her car, he enters the building and finds his way to her office. Right then, Davis appears from behind Jimmy and raises his arm.