A Change Is Gonna Come
Lola and Mark try to rebuild their friendship after Mark witnessed Lola being detained during a protest while defending a teen amid an escalating encounter with police. Through a series of flashbacks, details emerge surrounding the night of the protest.
Keep Ya Head Up
Lola may be asked to recuse herself from a case after the video of her detainment is leaked. Also, Mark continues to seek the hate crime enhancement in Jesse's trial, even after being met with resistance.
Presiding over Luke's cases forces Lola to acknowledge her own implicit biases and brings her into conflict with Judge Benner. On the home front, while Lola's husband, Robin, is in DC, she ponders single motherhood.
When Lola's husband shows up in her courtroom in his official FBI capacity, Benner insists that Lola recuse herself. Also, Mark Callan, in possession of evidence in an officer-involved shooting, enlists Sam to help him figure out what to do with it.
The Perils of the Plea
As the holidays descend upon the Hall of Justice, Lola begins her first jury trial in the COVID-19 era. Also, Mark digs deeper into his case against a police officer.
It's a new year and Lola's baby is due any day. She learns the jury was going to deliver a "not guilty" verdict in a case in which she pressured a defendant to take a plea deal.
Almost the Meteor
While Lola is on maternity leave, she attempts to participate remotely in Judge Brenner's special training. Also, when Luke finds himself opposite Emily on an armed robbery case, he sees an ally in his experiment with restorative justice.
Bette Davis Eyes
Mark is forced to prosecute his childhood icon, Samara Strong, an '80s Hollywood star accused of murdering her husband 30 years ago. It's a showdown between him and celebrity lawyer Adam Pryce, who makes a mockery of the courthouse.
Safe to Fall
Emily and Sam face off in the courtroom in an emotionally gripping case that will determine the fate of a mentally ill young man who attacked his father. Also, Rachel crashes at Mark and Amy's place, reigniting Mark and Rachel's flame.
Emily and Mark face off in a jewelry store robbery case that puts the entire concept of eyewitnesses on trial. Also, still struggling with financial woes, Amy brings in a potential client who happens to be an old friend of Mark's father.
Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Lola sets Ness up to shadow Emily, who is defending a young man who reoffended, and the verdict lies with Judge Campbell, who is notoriously harsh on repeat offenders. Also, Rachel reveals to Lola that she kissed Mark.
Mark and Sam think their murder case is a slam dunk until a lead witness is proven to be lying under oath to protect the real eyewitness of a relative's murder. Also, Amy is furious with Mark after a secret is revealed and decides they need time apart.
Lola presides over a case where Amy represents a young woman accused of a swatting incident that resulted in the dean of a university being shot. Also, Amy and Rachel make up, and Amy brings her divorce papers to her dying husband.
Caught Up in Circles
Lola is conflicted when a former judge, Prudence Jenkins, whom she idolized, has been accused of bribery and is representing herself in a bench trial. Also, Mark moves forward with the case against McCarthy.
Hear My Voice
Lola finds herself in the judicial hot seat when she presides over the case of former Sherriff Wayne McCarthy. Also, Detective Rashel and other cops come forward to speak against McCarthy, but Corinne continues to turn their testimonies against them.
Leap of Faith
Lola is tested like never before during a high-profile murder case when Rachel and Amy combine forces with Public Defender Emily to represent the co-defendants. Also, David Sanders helps Lola prepare for her upcoming re-election campaign.
The murder trials against Alexander Moore and Jack Allen begin, and the pressure mounts when Lola agrees to allow media into the courtroom. Also, Mark and Amy commit to their relationship, and Luke looks for a way to win Emily back.
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Lola feels pressure from all sides as she awaits the election results. Luke struggles with his new position, and Vanessa "Ness" Johnson files a lawsuit against Amy's firm. Plus, Lola is challenged by a new case while Mark faces a difficult decision.
Sherri's volunteer activities put Lola's judgeship at risk, Ness receives her bar exam results, and Mark and Amy go head-to-head in a domestic violence case that leaves Lola conflicted.
Give It Time
The investigation into Lola's campaign takes a shocking turn, Amy makes a confession to Mark about their future, and Emily's new case tests her.
Lola courts Sherri to return to her chambers, Luke and Mark's friendship is tested while on opposite sides of a trial, and Emily continues fighting for Charlotte.
It Ain't Over Till It's Over
Luke and Mark continue to fight on opposing sides of a murder case, and Mark has a startling revelation about the defendant. Lola runs into someone from her past, and Emily represents a juvenile charged with serious crimes.
I'll Be There
In a race against the clock, Emily tries to find justice for a client she believes was wrongfully convicted of murder 20 years ago. Lola and Robin discuss hiring a nanny. Ness works on a new case.
Through the Fire
Sara struggles with work, Luke represents a client accused of arson, and André makes an unexpected appearance in a case Lola is presiding over. Plus, Emily helps Gloria with a family issue.
Lola Through the Looking Glass
Lola has a dream which reveals what her life might have looked like had she, and those around her, made different life choices.
Luke and Teddy are on opposite sides of a sexual assault case Lola is presiding over when things take a surprising turn. Mark goes up against the federal government on the smash and grab case and discovers new information about Amy and her ex-husband.
Fire and Rain
Mark and Teddy take on Brandon Page in the smash and grab trial with Emily's client, Maddy, as their star witness. Meanwhile, André and Lola address their past, and Mark confronts Amy about her divorce.
Ness is in the ICU, Amy and Mark take a step forward, and Mark and Luke are on opposite sides of a high-profile case. Plus, Emily returns to the Public Defender's office, Robin and Lola's relationship is strained, and Sherri gets an unexpected visit.
Guilt Is a Bully
An organ trafficking case takes a shocking turn, and a young girl is on trial for residential burglary. Plus, Amy and Mark start wedding planning, Lola and Robin remain strained, and Luke and Mark continue to pursue a serial killer theory.
Carl Brewer's murder trial begins, and it leads to a shocking discovery. Ness earns the respect of her firm during a huge civil class action lawsuit. Elsewhere, Emily introduces Luke to her father, and Robin confronts André.
We Are Family
Amy represents a sushi chef on trial for the attempted murder of his sous chef, and Emily represents a client charged with felony vandalism. Also, Lola learns about Robin's conversation with André, and Emily and Luke's relationship gets more complicated.
Emily represents a man who retaliated against his child's bully, and Amy tries her first case in the court of appeals. Meanwhile, Mark and Luke's road trip goes awry, and Luke and Emily's relationship hits a roadblock.
Mark's father Vic unexpectedly arrives with troubling news, Ness tries her first case, and the new Head Deputy DA is named. Also, Lola finally talks to André about their kiss.
I Will Not Go Quietly
Bravo's no-cash-bail policy is blamed for the murder of a famed philanthropist, and Bravo decides to try the case himself. Elsewhere, Amy and Ness represent a pro bono client accused of using false identification while seeking an abortion.
Emily represents someone charged with premeditated attempted murder for attacking her alleged rapist, and Mark is being strong-armed by a mobster who is connected to his father.
Come Hell or High Water
Amy gets an unexpected visit from her family. The Russian mob asks Mark for another favor, this time involving Lola. Luke and Carver are on opposite sides of a three-strikes case, and Gabriel has child custody issues. Plus, it's Mark's bachelor party.
Sometimes Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
Emily represents a client charged with murder, and a new presiding judge is announced. Also, Mark's father makes a difficult decision to protect himself and his family. Later, Mark and Amy celebrate their wedding.