Will Graham’s trial begins and he must watch as those closest to him are forced to take sides. Jack Crawford, already in hot water from Alana Bloom’s scathing report about his conduct with Will, is pulled in conflicting directions. He acknowledges that he may be partially to blame for pushing his star pupil over the edge. The trial is thrown into turmoil when Will receives an envelope in the courthouse containing a human ear, a clear nod to Abigail Hobbs’ remains. Adding to the suspense and confusion, a court bailiff is killed in a Copycat-like manner, and those closest to Will start to wonder if they were wrong about him. The outcome of the entire trial hangs in the balance as one last key victim is served up.