Megan assures Ruth that she cares about justice for her daughter just as much her mom, who is up for reelection as a judge. It won't be easy to win considering all the bad press surrounding the Hillary Stone case. Much of the scathing publicity comes from Sheila Temple, who happens to be interviewing Hillary's boyfriend, Craig, when Bud comes to arrest him.
Craig admits having sex with Hillary, but says she was gone when he woke up. Bud tracks down a prison guard who let Hillary stay on her boat. She locked Hillary inside after she showed up drunk. Dandruff on the boat's bed sheets suggest someone else was there around the time of the murder. Megan deduces the flaky-scalped mystery person is Sheila Temple.
The outspoken TV host admits tracking down Hillary on the boat, but she wasn't there when her camera crew arrived. Later, Bud gives credence to one of the many liars who want to take credit for Hillary Stone's murder based on info in Megan's report. Only Megan didn't write that particular report. Ethan did. Due to his disgust toward the victim, he made a rookie mistake that may have compromised the entire case.