As Green Grove prepares for the annual Fall Festival, the town residents are at odds over whether Danny should be allowed at the Festival. When Danny shows up, tensions escalate into a riot, which Kyle has to quell. Green Grove's Mayor Rollins chastises Kyle about the lagging case and Jo's increasing involvement with Danny. Father and daughter find it increasingly difficult to see eye to eye when Jo questions the significance of the necklace in the hug investigation. Lacey also wonders about the necklace and approaches Regina's mother, Gloria, for information. Meanwhile, Jo and Rico's friendship is strained as Jo spends more and more time with Danny.
Danny Desai is a charismatic 16-year-old with a troubled past who returns to his hometown after spending five years in juvenile detention.
Immediately branded an outcast, Danny attempts to reconnect with his two childhood best friends, Jo and Lacey, and to smooth over tensions with his mother Karen, whose socialite status plummeted after her son's imprisonment and the mysterious disappearance of her husband, Danny's father.
When a fellow student is found dead in her home, Danny instantly becomes the prime suspect and town spirals into a frenzy of suspicion and mystery. Jo and Lacey must decide if their childhood friend is unforgivable, or if he's really a victim being persecuted for his own twisted secrets.