Close to Home – Season One

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019

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1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.13
1.14 1.15 1.17 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22

1.01 – Pilot

Directed by: Simon West Air Date: October 4, 2005

After the birth of her baby, Annabeth Chase returns to work and a case where a woman set her house on fire with her children inside of it. The women claims that her husband has abused both her and her children for many years and kept them locked in the house, which is why she committed the arson.


1.02 – Miranda

Directed by: Karen Gaviola Air Date: October 11, 2005

Annabeth takes a risk to force a confession from a kidnapping suspect to find his victim alive. She then has to find evidence not linked to the confession to convict the kidnapper.


1.03 – Suburban Prostitution

Directed by: Steven DePaul Air Date: October 18, 2005

Annabeth investigates an alleged prostitution ring among desperate suburban housewives and finds more than she anticipated. Maureen is tasked with increasing the number of convictions for drug offences and struggles with a case in which a junkie with a long criminal record is supposed to be a sophisticated dealer who deserves more serious charges.


1.04 – Divine Directions

Directed by: Helen Shaver Air Date: October 25, 2005

Annabeth prosecutes a case against a very religious women who is accused of stabbing her husband to death in the name of God.


1.08 – Under Threat

Directed by: Martha Mitchell Air Date: November 25, 2005

Annabeth prosecutes a gangster who has his gang attempt to murder a witness and threatens her daughter during the case.


1.09 – Meth Murders

Directed by: Kevin Dowling Air Date: December 9, 2005

Annabeth prosecutes a man who was hired to kill two people. However, while high on meth, he murdered the people in the house on the wrong side of the street. After the accused said that he would turn in one of the biggest drug lords in the state for a lighter sentence, the team tries to find the drug lord without his testimony in order to fully convict the murderer and capture the drug lord.


1.10 – Baseball Murder

Directed by: Emilio Estevez Air Date: December 16, 2005

A 13-year-old murders another teenager in a minor league baseball game. Annabeth believes that he was encouraged by his coach to hit the victim in the head with a baseball bat.


1.13 – The Rapist Next Door

Directed by: Martha Mitchell Air Date: January 27, 2006

Posters are put up that a convicted rapist named Brian Ford, who is now on parole, is now living in Annabeth’s neighborhood. When a woman is raped using a knife, Ford is the main suspect. Despite video evidence showing he has an alibi, the neighborhood erupts in vigilante justice against Ford. After new evidence is found and the rapist is apprehended, one of the neighbors, Don Wheeler, tries to kill Ford, knowing Ford was in prison at the time, as revenge for the rape and murder of his own daughter.


1.14 – Dead or Alive

Directed by: John Peters Air Date: February 3, 2006

A disturbed man is accused of killing his neighbor after a heated argument. He then later confesses to murdering two other people who have been missing for a long period of time. After one of those people is discovered to still be alive, the defense tries to exclude the confessions from the case after getting most of the physical evidence excluded. Annabeth must convince the accused’s mother to testify against him.


1.15 – Reasonable Doubts

Directed by: Andy Wolk Air Date: March 3, 2006

Annabeth prosecutes a man accused of killing his mother-in-law after a long term of humiliation and abuse. The defense tries to accuse his wife of killing her own mother. Annabeth is shocked to discover that the man was having an affair with his mother-in-law, which the defense argues was a motive for the wife to kill her mother.


1.17 – Land of Opportunity

Directed by: Jonathan Glassner Air Date: March 31, 2006

Annabeth’s office investigates a number of real estate fraud cases. The case makes a complete turn when one of the real estate salesmen is found murdered. While Annabeth thinks that it was his boss that he was testifying against who committed the murder, she discovers that the victim’s brother/co-worker was having an affair with his wife, which leads her to believe that the victim’s brother is the murderer.


1.19 – Sex, Toys and Videotape

Directed by: Lewis H. Gould Air Date: April 28, 2006

Annabeth investigates a case of a woman murdered the night before her wedding. She discovers that the woman had many secrets from her family, including that she was married previously. After the victim’s fiance murders the accused in court, Annabeth discovers that he could have possibly been in on the murder all along after he mentions a secret about the relationship in his confession.


1.20 – The Shot

Directed by: Kevin Dowling Air Date: May 5, 2006

Annabeth investigates the case of a high school basketball player charged with murdering a teammate. Her case changes when she is convinced his father is lying when he confesses to the crime in order to save his son.


1.21 – David and Goliath

Directed by: Kevin Dowling Air Date: May 12, 2006

Annabeth brings a case against a professional baseball player and his celebrity lawyer who uses his client’s fame to convince the jury that he is not guilty. Aside from this obstacle, Annabeth’s key witness to the case is the victim’s alcoholic sister.


1.22 – Hot Grrrl

Directed by: Paul McCrane Air Date: May 19, 2006

Deputy Prosecutor Annabeth Chase is once again involved in an odd case when she prosecutes two teenagers for the murder of a man they claim was an online sexual predator. Upon further investigation, it is discovered that one of them, a girl, is running a website tricking her friends into playing stripping games on webcams she purchased for them and charging people to view her friends, who were unaware they were being watched. One of the teenagers agrees to testify that they knew the man and that they killed him because he threatened to report her pornographic website to the police and the media.
After winning the case, Annabeth’s co-workers inform her that her husband Jack has been killed by a drunk driver while on his way to pick up their daughter, Hailey.