As Judge Jim Cryer comes home early to attend his surprise 50th birthday party, he discovers that his mistress, Candace, has befriended his daughter, Amanda, and is attending his family dinner. Jim is completely unsettled when he realizes that Candace will be staying with them for the weekend.
Amanda has Wyatt and Jeffery assist her with the move into her new apartment while Hanna is set-up on a blind date by Benny.
Benny prepares for his date by asking to borrow a car but is arrested and charged with drug possession after falling trap to someone's malicious intent. Amanda seduces her professor to raise her grade.
It is revealed to Hanna that Benny happened to be behind the wheel of Candace's car. David reveals how he participated in the set-up. Katheryn ends up having a bond with Hanna regarding their issues.
After all the issues going on around her, Amanda tries to commit suicide after an altercation with Candace sets her over the edge. Katheryn shames Candace directly after Jim reveals the affair.
Katheryn tells everyone that she is leaving for vacation but that information turns out to be false. Veronica agrees to work on Benny's case. Wyatt is shocked when a previous girlfriend shows up. Jim receives the news that Amanda and Candace have moved into an apartment together.
Jim and Candace end up in a verbal altercation. Amanda is in recovery while Katheryn might have to prepare for surgery. Wyatt receives another visitor from his past. After reviewing the case, Veronica questions Jim about some of the details. Amanda reveals a shocker to Candace, that she was raped.
Information is discovered by a detective that links Benny and Tony. Veronica continues to work toward answers for Benny's case. Laura is kept away from Wyatt by Jeffery.
Veronica collects enough evidence to send it off to David, which in turn exposes the conspiracy. Katheryn gets nervous when her secret almost goes public.
After her secret is reveled, Katheryn tells everyone what she really knows about Jim's secret activities. Jeffery finally discloses his love for Wyatt.
Jeffery tells his parents that he's gay. Hanna discloses that Tony is actually Benny's father. Candace informs Amanda that her parents are keeping her inheritance.
Candace manipulates Amanda into standing up for herself and suing her parents for her inheritance. Meanwhile, Hanna is at the hospital frantically trying to see her son, Benny, and speak to doctors about his condition. While at the hospital, Hanna meets Michael and is moved by his grief. Michael's granddaughter, Lizzie, was, like Benny, also a victim of a hit-and-run. Later, the Rev. Waters reveals that the same driver who hit Benny also hit little Lizzie, who later dies in surgery. Elsewhere, Candace invites Jeffery to live with her and Amanda, and encourages him to live a life out of the closet.
Wyatt is shocked to learn that his reckless driving while high is responsible for the death of a little girl and putting a man (Benny) in the hospital. Jim plans to orchestrate a cover-up-that is, if he can find the car, Jeffery's black sedan.
At the Cryer mansion, Celine tries to destroy Hanna's reputation by lying to Katheryn and accusing Hanna of having a drinking problem. Katheryn catches Celine in her lie, however, and acknowledges that she used to be one of Jim's mistresses. Later, Katheryn and Veronica meet with Maggie Day, Jim and David's new campaign manager, to discuss a strategy for the gubernatorial campaign. Then, at the county hospital, Tony learns that Benny is in a vegetative state and tries to convince Hanna to pull him off life support. After she adamantly refuses, Tony informs Hanna that he's planning an emergency hearing to gain power of attorney with the intent of letting Benny die.
Jeffery begins to realize that Wyatt may be responsible for killing Lizzie, the little girl whose death has dominated the local news coverage, as well as for critically injuring Candace's brother, Benny. Wyatt begs Jeffery not to expose his secret, and Jeffery promises not to.
Jeffery tells Wyatt that the man he hit is Hanna's son. Elsewhere, Candace finds out that Benny is in the county hospital and that the doctors want to take him off life support, so she begs Jim to move him to a private hospital.
Jim does everything in his power to keep Wyatt from going to jail. Tony confronts Hanna and serves her with court papers.
Amanda gets revenge on the professor by sneaking into his bedroom and insulting him. Meanwhile, Candace represents Hanna in her continuing fight to keep Benny on life support.
. As Maggie prepares Jim to run for governor, she warns him not to withhold information from her about his personal life that could damage the campaign. Meanwhile, Veronica, who is concerned about the image of her family under the spotlight of the gubernatorial run, gives Jeffery an ultimatum about concealing his sexual orientation. However, despite his reluctant acceptance to adopt his mother's code of conduct, Jeffery goes on a surprise date with Landon, a man he met at a gay bar.
Tony is ecstatic when the judge ends up ruling in his favor. Hanna has to beg Tony to keep Benny on life support.
Maggie, Jim and David hold a gathering at campaign headquarters, and when Jeffery arrives, he is surprised to find that his new love interest, Landon, is the publicist for the campaign. However, things really heat up when Candace crashes the party and tries to extort money from the Cryers. Fed up with her games, Jim sets a plan in motion to end her meddling for good.
As Katheryn is helping Hanna get out of jail, Wyatt is arrested for the hit-and-run of a little girl and Benny. Katheryn is devastated to learn that Hanna turned Wyatt in, but Hanna tells her that she will not sacrifice Benny for Wyatt, no matter how much Katheryn's helped him. Furious, Jim tells Hanna that he will not be accepting her apology when she discovers she's wrong about Wyatt being the hit-and-run driver. After some thought, though, Katheryn tells Jim that they should just let Wyatt pay for what he's done instead of protecting him.
In the wake of Wyatt's arrest, Jim is confronted by the district attorney, Jennifer Sallison, and learns that Wyatt has confessed to the hit-and-run. To make matters worse for the Cryers, the DA vows to come after Jim next.
During a citywide press conference, Jim proclaims his son's innocence of the heinous double hit-and-run that killed a little girl and left Benny in critical condition. He declares that on the night in question, Wyatt did hit someone, a man named Donald (a paid prop), whom Jim introduces to the public. The gubernatorial candidate professes to have settled with Donald out of court, the actions of a loving, if misguided, father.
Hanna is overjoyed as Benny finally wakes up from his coma and makes astounding progress in recovery. He also reconnects with an old classmate who has been caring for him in the hospital.
David is put in a precarious position when Maggie invites him to her room after a few drinks, but he resolves to stay out of his house because Veronica still refuses to divulge the whereabouts of Jeffery's car.
Candace is relieved after she gets released from her debacle with the kidnappers, until she returns home to find all of her possessions gone at Jim's bidding.
Tensions flare when Veronica sees Maggie coming out of David's hotel room and Jeffery coming out of Landon's room. Jeffery tells his mother that he had sex with a woman and hated it. What's more, it was his first time. Despite her son's anguish, Veronica commands Jeffery to keep doing it, again and again, until it's natural to him.
Katheryn panics when she discovers that Amanda has left the estate with a strange man.
Just as Wyatt is about to be rearrested by District Attorney Jennifer Sallison and the police in the Cryer home, a news report comes on the television about the infamous hit-and-run that killed a local girl: A man named Norman Hewens has turned himself in for the crime, seemingly clearing Wyatt's name. Jim has played his ace in the hole, and the DA and the police leave empty-handed, foiled again.
After Carlos confronts Jim about abandoning him as a child, Jim has it out with Celine and orders Maggie to fire the new intern.