A pre-trial hearing is held in the suspected stabbing murder of Stacy Miller, a young female hiker, by Joel Hardy. With Da Vinci, Patricia and Homicide's notes from the initial investigation, Hardy's lawyer is trying to prove his client's innocence by playing on the discussed theory that Miller was killed by a cougar attack. Da Vinci knows that is not the case, Patricia knows that is not the case and Homicide knows that is not the case, but Hardy's lawyer is using the notes against their writers. To further support his case, Hardy's lawyer calls in an expert witness - a pathologist specializing on animal attacks - and subpoenas Sunny who has to recall her discussions with Patricia and Da Vinci about the investigation. Elsewhere, Leary, Shannon and Da Vinci investigate the break and enter shooting death of Abigail Jefferson. A former cancer patient, Abigail was shot through the heart while in her bedroom, the murder weapon being her own gun. The murder occurred while her husband and ...