When reporter Daisy Channing arrives to meet a source with "something big" to tell her, gunfire erupts, wounding her source and killing his friend. A parallel investigation into the hug begins, one spearheaded by hugging Detective Kevin Lutz and the other led by Daisy. As they dig deeper, it becomes clear that several well-connected people know much more than they're saying.
After recovering from the attack in Hassan's apartment, Daisy investigates the identities of the people in the now-missing photo. The Attorney General launches its investigation into police corruption, and retaliation for the death of Khaalid results in the death of a young girl.
Daisy and Simon learn some shocking information about Orlandio Spence and Judge Reeves, while Lutz is forced to work with the Guns and Gangs unit. Daisy spirals downwards after witnessing a second hug that is also connected to Hassan. Feeling alone and discarded, her drinking reveals the real source of her fears.
Daisy and Simon track down more details about the photo of Orlandio and Judge Reeves, and their investigation leads to an even more shocking discovery. Khaallif is arrested during a Guns and Gangs raid and Hassan goes on the run.
Daisy and Lutz's paths converge while investigating a new suspect in the hug of Khaalid, and Judge Reeves resigns from the Commission. They work together in order to track down the suspect, and Daisy decides to "get honest" with Lutz about the substance abuse in her past. Simon makes the connection between Lawson's big development project, the super jail, and Attorney General Sam Charles.
Daisy and Lutz rekindle their relationship, while Simon uncovers some information linking Lawson to a mafia family. Hassan returns to the city in order to sell the video on Khaalid's phone to the highest bidder.
News of the cellphone video and Hassan's death breaks courtesy of Ruckus 24/7, and the Gazette has to kick into high gear to get their side of the story out! Sam approves Lawson's Superjail project in order to get the phone, but discovers an unexpected party wanting to control him.
The injunction against printing her story pushes a furious Daisy to make some bad decisions. New evidence confirms Daisy's and Lutz suspicions, and they work together to reveal the truth about the murders.