Already on opposite sides of Michael Hewes's custody suit against his mother, Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) prepare to face off in court after a cyber-hacker's revelations about insider trading expose damaging personal information that push an informant over the edge.
As they square off in a wrongful death lawsuit against cyber-hacker Channing McClaren, Ellen (Rose Byrne) worries that her mentor's close relationship with the judge will give Patty (Glenn Close) an unfair advantage. But while she tries to level the playing field even as she begins to doubt McClaren's honesty, Ellen is reminded of how manipulative Patty can be.
Patty (Glenn Close) looks to prove that Rachel Walling's late mother committed suicide after meeting with cyber-hacker Channing McClaren. And as Ellen (Rose Byrne) struggles to defend the shadowy McClaren, she's surprised to learn of her mother's problems at home.
Ellen (Rose Byrne) and Patty (Glenn Close) face off in a bidding war after a mysterious computer hacker offers them information pertaining to the McClaren wrongful death lawsuit. Meanwhile, family drama dogs Ellen after her mother leaves her husband.
As she and Ellen (Rose Byrne) look to exploit the documents offered by a computer hacker, Patty (Glenn Close) secretly pressures a government investigator to provide confidential information to help her case. Meanwhile, Channing McClaren's shadowy past returns to haunt him.
A surprise witness threatens to call into question Channing McClaren's account of the night Naomi Walling committed suicide. Meanwhile, Ellen's (Rose Byrne) assistant approaches Patty (Glenn Close) with an unwelcome development in a case they argued years ago.
As Channing McClaren learns that a murdered computer hacker was paid for information about the late Naomi Walling, Patty (Glenn Close) and Ellen (Rose Byrne) take a tense trip to Maine to interview an expert witness whom they hope can shed some light on insider trading practices at Princefield Investments. Meanwhile, Chris Sanchez (Chris Messina) discovers that the Army is redeploying mentally unstable soldiers to Afghanistan.
As Patty (Glenn Close) threatens to expose the insider trading by Channing McClaren's leading financier, Chris Sanchez (Chris Messina) uses McClarenTruth to release information charging the Army with redeploying mentally ill soldiers. Meanwhile, Ellen (Rose Byrne) gets closer to identifying the man she suspects Patty sent to kill her.
As they prepare to face off in court, Ellen (Rose Byrne) seeks protection from the hit man she believes Patty (Glenn Close) sent to kill her. While Ellen is forced to intervene in the collapse of her parents' troubled marriage, the case against Channing McClaren threatens to destroy both McClarenTruth and Princefield Investments.