Lucy is unconscious and in the hospital after the brutal knife attack by Julia Mallory, who blames 'Dirt Now' for the destruction of her career. Don has a hard time after finding Lucy near-death and his schizophrenia begins taking a toll. Meanwhile, Holt's fame is rising, as Willa begins to rise at 'Dirt Now' in following down Lucy's ruthless and aggressive nature. Lucy prematurely returns to work when she hears that 'Dirt Now' is behind in sales and she hires a new employee, Farber Kauffman, whom she assigns alongside Willa to seek out a story about a pregnant ...
Lucy sends Don out to the L.A. County Jail to photograph a Paris Hilton-type celebrity débutante, Milan Carlton, who lands in jail after one too many drunk driving charges, and she later meets with Lucy to ask her to put a spin on her supposed 'redemption' to her brash life. Meanwhile, Willa and Farber team up to investigate the feud between washed up TV sitcom star Jimmy Darby, and his estranged teenage daughter who plans to make a comeback. Elsewhere, Holt continues to go on with life without both Julia and Lucy.
Brent decides it's time to make the fact that he's the boss known to Lucy by allying himself with notorious gigolo Adam Proteau. Meanwhile, Lucy embarks on a dangerous mission of bringing down Tweedy McDaniel, the violent gangster/music mogul, but soon finds that Tweedy is connected to almost everyone. Also, Don finds himself a prisoner when he uncovers the deadly hidden secrets of a famous politician, named Cassie Hope, which involves her murderous son Craig, and the things he hides in his parents basement.
Willa and Farber score another big story as they uncover the dirty secrets behind a hit television series. Meanwhile, Holt's estranged, redneck father appears and gives negative press about him. Lucy decides to get back into a relationship with dating Ted Rothman, a powerful studio executive. Also, Don learns that his estranged brother was involved in an auto accident.
Lucy and Holt make serious decisions about their love affair, or lack of it as she hires a British paparazzi to tail him and Holt's new love interest, while she continues her own tryst with Ted Rothman. Meanwhile, Don's friendship with a pop icon reaches new levels. Willa and Farber explore the love lives of top celebrities and reveal some very juicy secrets about them.
The entire crew of 'Dirt Now' attends a live awards show where scandalous going ons overshadow the entire ceremony. Willa and Farber try to find out why a recovering alcoholic actress was suddenly taken ill after vomiting on-stage. Meanwhile, Sharlee Cates asks Don to be her escort for the evening and she even gets a spotlight kiss from lifetime pop star Mia. Meanwhile, Lucy and Holt have a meeting of minds much to the jealousy of Ted. Elsewhere, Brett succumbs to the party lifestyle under the tutelage of the debauched Adam Proteau.
Lucy is hit with two deaths; first when Brent Barrow is found dead in his new car from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, and later, Leo informs Lucy that their narcissistic, selfish, estranged mother also has died from a few too many plastic surgery operations. Lucy and Leo then go after the doctor partly responsible for their mother's demise. Meanwhile, Farber feels betrayed when the crafty Willa uses their romance to get dirt on a gay actor friend of his who wants to keep his arrest for oral copulation a secret. Elsewhere, Don is assigned to stalk Perri, a ...