Ray forces Mickey to return to LA and brings him to Ed Cochran, who holds a press conference taking credit for the killing of Sully Sullivan. However, Kate McPherson, a reporter, doesn't believe the story and begins to investigate.
Ray and Abby are eager to get Bridget into her dream school, but Ray's fractured relationship with Stu Feldman stands in the way. Mickey has a date with his old flame, Claudette. Kate McPherson tries to get information out of Terry.
Kate's investigation zeroes in on Mickey. Meanwhile, the appearance of Tiny, a former member of Sully's gang, jeopardizes Ed Cochran's career. Plus, Abby meets a new friend and Bunchy encounters a potential love interest.
Ray gets compromising information on Cochran. Meanwhile, Abby tries to have fun with her prospective new neighbors, and gets closer to Jim, her cop friend. Marvin takes Bridget to a party at the house of an ex-con/hip-hop mogul.
Avi and Lena help Ray make contact with Volcheck to seek his aid in taking down Cochran. Mickey hopes for a big payday when he meets with movie exec Debra Gerson. And Bridget argues with Ray and Abby about a gift from Marvin.
Conor demands a birthday party with Terry, Bunchy and Mickey in attendance. Meanwhile, Ashley's stalker is back and Ray comes face-to-face with Cookie Brown when the ex-con/hip-hop mogul shows up to take Bridget for a night out.
Lee Drexler is confronted by Cookie Brown, who demands the rights to Marvin's music. Ray arranges the deal, but then Lee reneges on it. Kate reopens her investigation but is threatened by a pair of Southie thugs on the street.
Ray tells Bridget to lie for her own safety - but Abby brings Jim over to tell her just the opposite. Mickey plans a robbery with Shorty, Bunchy struggles with his fears, and Kate visits a Walpole inmate.
Ashley's stalker is back and making trouble again for Steve Knight. Cochran is nominated for the FBI directorship - and vows to protect himself from the vetting process. Kate confronts Ray over the truth about his past.
Ray starts to make arrangements in case he gets arrested when Kate publishes her story. Mickey's robbery doesn't quite go as planned when Terry gets left behind - and arrested. Ezra tells Ray and Avi that Kate needs to be stopped.