Barker goes on a buy to get hold of stolen plates but whilst there his contact is shot dead. Although Barker was miked up, Ellis only heard what sounded like Barker was going to kill the contact. However, when Ellis gets to the meet Barker tells him the contact was taken out by a sniper. Barker then realizes he was set up and goes on the run. A new investigator, Robicheaux, is brought in to track down Barker and Ray is re-assigned. Ellis and Conrad work to try and prove Barker's innocence but they are running out of time as Robicheaux steps up the pressure. Ray decides to do his own investigation and finds evidence that Barker was framed. He goes with Ellis and Conrad to bring him in but Barker goes with Ellis instead, and tells him he's not turning himself in and goes to look for who framed him.