A serviceman is found intoxicated in the apartment of a young woman who appears to have been strangled to death. The young man remembers nothing about how she died, but there appears to be no possible way for anyone else to have gotten out of the apartment. Brian locates an acquaintance of hers who brags that he can provide an answer, but refuses to tell him any more.
Young Miles Parker, years after being kidnapped as a child, vows revenge on the man he believes is guilty. He is arrested after holding the man hostage, leading his lawyers to plead his obsession is a form of insanity.
The team agrees to defend for free an innocent Latino youth who is being pressured to accept a plea deal but they must find his companion and like witness to the crime who is an undocumented girl who has fled back to Mexico.
The attorneys are shocked when one of their mentors, a highly respected attorney and legal scholar now terminally ill, summons them to his home, along with six other people whom he once successfully defended in murder trials. He announces that one of the six was actually guilty of the crime, though he doesn't say which one, and that he intends to make that person pay now for their crime.