The murder case against Maya Hartman has Jake working all kinds of angles, including wanting her mother to plead her case on "LHL," even though Louise once aired an illicit video of Dana with her daughter's boyfriend. Meanwhile, Louise and Julia plan a trip to Mexico to interview a ruthless drug kingpin, much to Max's dismay.
A disgraced TV news host needs help from Julia and Jake when her daughter is a murder suspect in the death of a wannabe filmmaker. Meanwhile, singer Ray J gets involved in the case when he claims the murder weapon is his.
Jake's affair with Sarah is revealed on live TV, but he also learns a disturbing secret about her as he's surprised by fresh allegations. Meanwhile, the disappearance of a girl from a wealthy background gets wall-to-wall coverage by the media, so Julia turns her attention to a victim the public barely knows.
A baby's biological parents are the focus of a search by Jake and Julia. Meanwhile, a terrible incident may have been inspired by a heated interview on "LHL"; and the truth about Sarah and Jake's relationship is revealed to Oscar.
A college football player's murder gets Jake's attention when he realizes the suspect is the son of an old friend. Meanwhile, Oscar's jailhouse interview reveals troubling photos and information that rattle Levi.
Julia takes a big risk airing a tape of a revered rock star and humanitarian, who recently fell into a coma, allegedly having his way with a woman backstage at one of his concerts. Meanwhile, Jake represents the tape's distributor; a news story shatters Louise's steely resolve; Ella and Ryan try to get to the bottom of the photos sent to Julia; and an interview with Sarah's brother reveals shocking news about Oscar.
Oscar goes off the rails as Sarah's funeral approaches, but Jake must defend him and shield him from the media even as tries to keep his feelings for Sarah in check. Meanwhile, Julia searches for Sarah's brother to get the lowdown on a family quarrel; and a woman's appearance on "Louise Herrick Live" could inadvertently provide clues in her baby's kidnapping.
In the premiere of a drama that goes behind the scenes of the murky relationship between criminal law and the media, a TV producer learns that a billionaire playboy and Internet mogul may have been involved in a hit-and-run, and she presses the tycoon's high-powered attorney for details about the case. Meanwhile, the son of the network president tries to rise above his job as a production assistant; and a junior producer gets shocking news about her boss's fiancé.
The fallout from Jake's arrest for Sarah's murder on "LHL" forces him to hide from the paparazzi at Julia's house while Bradley and Ella try to find proof of his innocence, but a shocking revelation leads Jake to hunt for the real killer.