Jake Brady is a teen who makes an early morning 911 as he's gasping for air. The young man is dead by the time help arrives. An ultraviolet light reveals that Jake had paint on his face matching the hidden signs leading to the aftermath of a rave party. Jake was found with pills on him. Megan asks Special Agent Derek Ames (guest star Cliff Curtis) of the FBI for help identifying the drugs.
You remember Derek Ames, right? He's the guy who was flirting with Megan as they worked the case in "Missing." Flirting may turn to dating if work would stop getting in the way. Speaking of work, Jake Brady has bruises on his body that suggest the victim made his 911 call after he'd been dead for at least four hours. That can't be an easy thing to do even with speed dial.
The drugs found on Jake were for ADHD which puts the kibosh on any overdose theories. The victim's father, Harvey, is a non-nonsense guy who pushed Jake hard. He shows Megan and Bud the honor society ring he wanted his son to earn just like he did in high school. Harvey also recognizes the voice on the 911 call as that belonging to a friend named Patrick, who gave Jake the ADHD pills.
Patrick freaked out when he saw Jake was deceased. Someone put a sign around his neck that read "dead meat." It made its way onto the school newspaper's website. The paper's editor, Maxine Hall, says someone hacked into her computer to post the picture. The mystery hacker/picture-taker is someone Jake used to harass at school, but the kid's no killer.
Once again, Megan asks Derek Ames for help on the case which leads to an intimate moment at home. They miss sharing a kiss when Lacey comes in unexpectedly. She's dealing with a tricky situation. Todd got a great job offer to teach at a top law school in California. Lacey needs to decide if she's onboard with this. Of course, moving away from Philadelphia would mean moving away from her mom. And for Todd, that would mean moving away from Kate. That's why he asks her to come with him. But Kate's life is in Philly.