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When senior crown prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave, she is thrust into the spotlight on a controversial case involving a senior-ranking police officer. While building cases around a series of suspects, King clashes with Owen Mitchell, a cunning colleague who will do anything to win. She also contends with Chief Superintendent Jack Rizzoli, who has strong convictions about the direction of the investigations and regularly challenges her authority.
Season 1, Episode 2
Janet feels guilty when Blakely is found dead of an apparent suicide. However, Detective Campbell believes that Blakely was murdered by Dianne Vaslich, a woman who was angry with Blakely for covering up her daughter's murder. Meanwhile, Erin and Owen become involved with a biker murder that ends with their witness being killed in a drive-by shooting.
Owen takes on the case of Zabina's murder and the police soon identify the two bikers responsible, Franzen and Collard. Janet goes for a murder conviction when Blakely's blood is found on Dianne's coat but she claims she merely found him injured. Franzen offers to testify that Dianne tried to pay him to beat information out of Blakely, in return for immunity from prosecution. Collard's confession is ruled inadmissible and Erin's testimony is torn to shreds. Dianne and her son are found guilty but then Blakely's body is found far away from where they supposedly dumped it.
Season 1, Episode 4
Season 1, Episode 5
Janet recognizes Moreno's daughter Ruby in one of the photos from Clarke's computer and Lina discovers it was taken in a house owned by Blakely. Gail Jones orders Tony to oversee Dianne's appeal but the judges overturn the conviction with little discussion. Andy is taken off the case when he has to cover Rizzoli's leave, while Janet is harassed by the press when she is accused of having an affair with Erin, who has just been promoted. Ash and the children are taken into protective custody when a bomb goes off in Janet's empty car.
Season 1, Episode 6
Janet is convinced Moreno was involved in the bombing but no evidence can be found. Blakely's daughter Maya reveals she was abused as a child by Keith Nelson, a family friend; Owen and Lina get him committed to trial but Maya is reluctant to give evidence. Janet and Richard investigate Judge Renmark, who acquitted Moreno and is currently investigating Janet and Erin; Rizzoli suspects he was in the pay of organised crime.
Renmark is found dead after a fall from a multi-story car park, and a USB stick full of child pornography, similar to one Nelson had, is found in his house. Lina tells Andy about her apparent infertility. Richard tells Andy and Janet that Owen knew about Richard's investigation into the history of Renmark's judgements, and Tony discovers that he spread the story about Janet and Erin to the press. Tony convinces Maya to testify but Owen fails to cut a deal with David Sinclair. Drew claims in court that it was Blakely who abused them.