As Diane scrambles to keep the firm's partners placated while they attempt to fill the power vacuum created by Will's suspension, she delegates one of her responsibilities - a seat on a blue ribbon panel that's investigating alleged police misconduct - to Alicia. The case involves a police officer who shot and killed a man on a subway platform. When Alicia begins to suspect that the other members of the panel are unwilling to get to the bottom of what actually happened, Alicia goes toe-to-toe with some of the most influential judges and politicians in Chicago in order to find the truth. Meanwhile, Kalinda's tax audit takes a turn for the personal as she learns the motivation behind the IRS investigation may be about more than money. When Alicia's offer on her old house is rejected, she re-lives both pleasant and painful memories of her old life with Peter in the process of writing a letter to the seller in the hopes of changing their mind.