The BEST Episodes of Close to Home
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2019
Annabeth Chase is a criminal prosecutor with a near perfect conviction record, but balancing her career and family life, in Indianapolis is her hardest case yet.
#1 - Eminent Domain
Season 2 - Episode 22
While the case against the corrupt police officers continue, someone in the D.A's office is murdered.
#2 - Land of Opportunity
Season 1 - Episode 17
Annabeth and her office investigate a string of real-estate fraud cases involving a crooked real estate developer. Annabeth and her D.A team try to help homeoowners who are being scammed into buying homes more than they're worth by the housing developer who build them. It gets to the point where the real estate developer fires her own husband from his contruction housing job in order not to get caught by the D.A.
#3 - David and Goliath
Season 1 - Episode 21
When a professional baseball player goes on trial for the murder of his mistress, Annabeth has to go up against a high-powered celebrity defense lawyer.
#4 - Hot Grrrl
Season 1 - Episode 22
Annabeth prosecutes two teenagers for the murder of a man they claim was an online sexual predator. However, the more she investigates the more the teenagers' story falls apart. And at home, she and Jack make plans to go on vacation, not knowing that their lives will soon change.
#5 - Suburban Prostitution
Season 1 - Episode 3
Annabeth finds it difficult to convince the women working for the ring leader to testify against her because they are afraid that their husbands will leave them and take away their children. Meanwhile, Steve urges Maureen to push for more drug convictions so that their office can receive a $7 million grant from the federal government.
#6 - Still a Small Town
Season 1 - Episode 18
Annabeth attempts to link several of her former classmates to the murder of their high school friend who dies after a game of touch football.
#7 - Sex, Toys and Videotape
Season 1 - Episode 19
Annabeth gets involved on a murder trial where her victim was strangled the night before her wedding. During the trial Annabeth discovers that her victim was hiding a terrible secret from her friends and family which may have lead to her death---that she was previously married and not a virgin that many had thought to believe..
#8 - The Rapist Next Door
Season 1 - Episode 13
A recently paroled sex offender who moves into Annabeth's neighborhood becomes the prime suspect in the rape of a young woman. Although the victim identifies the paroled rapist as the man who attacked her, Annabeth does not think she can convince a jury that he is guilty of committing the crime because the behavior he exhibited is different from his usual M.O. Meanwhile, Maureen tells Steve that they should ease up on Annabeth's work load because she thinks juggling a new baby along with all of her cases is spreading her too thin.
#9 - Dead or Alive
Season 1 - Episode 14
Annabeth tries to convince the mother of a man who confesses to the murders of three people to testify against her son after a judge rules the blood found in the defendant's home is inadmissible in court. The defendant's attorney argues in court that his client did not commit any crimes but confessed to the killings because he is fascinated by crime and police investigations. Annabeth's case against the defendant begins to crumble after one woman he confesses killing turns up alive and admits she ran away from her parents to be with her boyfriend. Annabeth tries to convince the defendant's mother to testify against her son in order to salvage her case and bring the defendant to justice.
#10 - The Shot
Season 1 - Episode 20
Annabeth brings down a high school basketball player on murder charges on the death of another teammate in court. The suspect confesses that it was an accident. During the teenager's trial, a witness comes forward to testify that the shooting was intentional. Soon after hearing the testimony, the defendant's father changes his initial statement and confesses to the crime. Convinced that the teenager's father is lying to protect his son from prosecution, Annabeth digs deeper and stumbles upon a secret the boys were keeping which may have been the motive for the shooting.
#11 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1
Since having a baby with her husband Jack (Christian Kane) Annabeth has been having a more difficult time returning back to work as her cases are hitting more close to home and in her neighborhood---literally. It'll be a struggle for her to balance family
#12 - Drink the Cup
Season 2 - Episode 20
The team uncovers a group of dirty cops while prosecuting a drug dealer for murder.
#13 - Hoosier Hold `Em
Season 2 - Episode 14
Annabeth prosecutes a college student for a bank robbery, who did it to fund a gambling dependency. However, the case takes an peculiar turn when the young man is discovered dead.
#14 - Privilege
Season 1 - Episode 12
A successful African-American man is abducted from his home and presumed dead. A suspect is quickly arrested and refuses to cooperate, but he reveals the location of the body to his lawyer. Annabeth tries to persade the defending attorney to testify against his client after a second black man goes missing, hoping to stop the hate crimes, but the man is reluctant to betray his client's confidence.
#15 - Parents on Trial
Season 1 - Episode 6
Annabeth must combat the defenseâ€™s strategy of putting the victimâ€™s parents on trial by claiming their lifestyle and the fatherâ€™s relationship with the defendant is to blame for their sonâ€™s death. Now, Annabeth must find evidence that will convince a jury that the defendant is guilty of the murder of the 6-year-old boy.
#16 - Escape
Season 1 - Episode 16
Annabeth tries to build a case against a convicted criminal whom she put in jail years earlier after he is arrested for robbing a jewelry store. After he is arrested for robbery, the D.A.'s office learns that during the convict's escape from jail he murdered a guard and kidnapped a young woman whom he has held hostage for a year. During the investigation, Annabeth discovers inconsistencies in the kidnapped woman's story and uncovers a secret causing her to question who is really to blame for the prison-break and robbery.
#17 - Fall From Grace
Season 2 - Episode 21
Annabeth tries to re-prosecute a dirty cop for murder, after a witness in his previous case is found dead.
#18 - Reasonable Doubts
Season 1 - Episode 15
When Annabeth has to prosecute a man for killing his mother-in-law, his defense attorney creates a case against his own wife by claiming she committed the murder in order to establish reasonable doubt for the jury. The judge throws out the defendant's testimony after his lawyer claims that he was not given legal counsel during his interrogation. When Annabeth learns of a hidden secret in the defendant's past which easily explains why he killed his mother-in-law, the defense tries to deliberately mislead the jury into believing the defendant's wife committed the murder in order to create doubt.
#19 - Shoot to Kill
Season 2 - Episode 9
Annabeth prosecutes a man for the murder of his co-worker. The case gets complicated when his sons fingerprints are also found on the murder weapon.
#20 - Double Life Wife
Season 1 - Episode 7
During the investigation of the crime, Annabeth discovers a picture of the defendant and the victim's husband, leading her to believe that the murder of his wife may not have been an accident. Meanwhile, Steve asks for Maureen's help after he must recuse himself from the appeal of a death penalty case after a key witness accuses him of suborning perjury.
#21 - Protege
Season 2 - Episode 17
Annabeth and Conlon disagree on whether to seek the death penalty or not for a developmentally disabled defendant who is charged with killing a respected judge.
#22 - Divine Directions
Season 1 - Episode 4
After a competency hearing finds that the woman is fit to stand trial, Annabeth tries to find a motive for the murder and discovers several skeletons in the church-going couple's closet. Meanwhile, Maureen finds out there is more to the story behind a seemingly open and shut case of justifiable homicide. Annie Potts (""Any Day Now"") guest stars as Dr. Marla Dodds, the defendant's razor sharp, media-loving lawyer.
#23 - Silent Auction
Season 2 - Episode 7
The team investigates a man's murder during a function at his kids school. Further investigations reveal a secret affair between the victim and another woman.
#24 - Deacon
Season 2 - Episode 4
Annabeth prosecutes a drug addict for the murder of a young woman, when evidence that a dormant serial killer may be the actual suspect surface.
#25 - There's Something About Martha
Season 2 - Episode 8
A minister's wife and secretary are possible suspects when he is found dead in his home; when the team discovers that the church's building fund is missing, they realize the case is about greed