When his teenage son Adam is involved in a tragic accident, New Orleans Judge Michael Desiato is faced with an impossible decision that will impact his family forever, test the bonds with his oldest friend Charlie and put a strain on Adam's secret relationship with girlfriend Frannie. Dangerous crime lord Jimmy Baxter and his wife Gina Baxter's birthday gift puts their son Rocco on a collision course with tragedy.
On the anniversary of his wife's death, New Orleans Judge Michael Desiato and his son Adam create an alibi for the day of the accident. A favor for Michael pulls his close friends and colleagues Charlie and Lee into the web of deception. Kofi gets approached about a job.
Michael continues to use his power to obscure details of the accident as crime lord Jimmy Baxter and his wife Gina plot their revenge. Things aren't adding up for Lt. Nancy Costello in her investigation. Bad advice leads Kofi to make a bold move. Gina strikes a deal for her son Carlo.
Complicit in multiple lies and agonized by guilt, Adam moves from one dangerous liaison to another as tensions escalate. Elizabeth steps in to protect her grandson. Family dinner at the Desiatos is plagued by secrets and lies.
Michael attempts to return to business as usual until he discovers that someone is blackmailing him. Jimmy Baxter and Gina Baxter remain committed to avenging their son's death.
Adam spends the day with a dangerous new love interest, while Michael searches for his blackmailer. Lee ramps up her involvement in Kofi's case.
Michael's solution to his blackmail problem unearths deeper troubles. Eugene finds family in Big Mo's crew. Adam's secret is threatened to be outed by a problematic relationship.
Jimmy puts pressure on Michael over Carlo's trial. At a family dinner, Adam announces his future plans. Nancy and Lee discover some cops aren't what they seem.
With pressure mounting, Michael finds an answer to keeping Carlo out of prison. While helping Adam with his relationship troubles, Charlie makes a shocking discovery.
Adam reels from new information about his mother's death. Eugene tries to get justice for his family. Carlo's trial comes to an end, but Michael and Adam's secrets are dangerously unraveling.