A court reporter everyone knew and liked is found dead, and when the suspected suicide is declared a murder Grace's undercover role is a little closer to home than she'd like. At the hospital, Earl and Grace try to pull her new charge from her coma. Rhetta faces a heartbreaking decision.
Grace and the team try to determine if a home invasion robbery that included rape and murder is part of a pattern or a copycat, and Rhetta visits an evil revenge on Ham when his practical joke misfires.
In the immediate aftermath of Grace and Neely's survived fall from the top of a building, Grace, now known as "Angel Cop" by the city, decides to have it out with God once and for all. But a mysterious stranger might have something to say about that. Ham struggles with his father over the fact that Ham is now dating his dead brother's widow. And the squad investigates a deadly mauling by a dog.
As Grace deals with the aftermath of her dramatic fall from a building with Neely, she also struggles with the impending death of her grandfather, GeePaw. Meanwhile the squad investigates a double homicide involving a water dispute between two ranchers, and Rhetta discovers a secret about her daughter.
Grace tries to find out if a childhood friend is really guilty of killing her husband. But the friend isn't interested in Grace's help, which is hard for Grace to accept. The squad investigates the disappearance of a young woman with brain damage. And Grace begins to wonder if Earl has been watching over her since she was a girl.
A murder case surrounding a young rock band reveals a whole new rebellious side of Grace's nephew, Clay. Drug-addicted Neely moves in next door to Grace, while Earl helps her through detox. Also, Rhetta tries to get her marriage back on track with Ronnie.