Luke grumbles at Annie for being late at the courthouse and admits still not feeling fully accepted in the team. After a jailer, the deputy whom Luke warned against applying flippantly for the U.S. Marshalls is shot in a double escape from court. Unintentional cahoot Terry Powell is easily caught without resistance. But the ruthless killer Chris Novak proves a resourceful as violent, even killing just for a disguise. He's after former best mate Donny Green and his own lover Tia Archer, whom he suspects of an affair. To Jimmy's horror, the bloody trail enters the hospital where his girl Natalie works.