The BEST Episodes of Close to Home

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2019

Network: CBS

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.

Eminent Domain

#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.

star 8.43
7 votes
Writers: Tom Smuts, Leo Geter
Land of Opportunity

#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.

star 8.30
10 votes
Writers: Leo Geter
David and Goliath

#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.

star 8.22
9 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Don Winslow
Hot Grrrl

#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.

star 8.20
10 votes
Directors: Paul McCrane
Writers: Alfredo Barrios Jr.
Suburban Prostitution

#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.

star 8.09
11 votes
Writers: Lindsay Sturman
Still a Small Town

#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.

star 8.00
12 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Robert Levine
Sex, Toys and Videotape

#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..

star 8.00
10 votes
Directors: Lewis H. Gould
Writers: Lindsay Sturman, Erica Shelton
The Rapist Next Door

#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.

star 7.89
9 votes
Directors: Martha Mitchell
Writers: Carol Barbee
Dead or Alive

#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.

star 7.89
9 votes
Directors: John Peters
Writers: John E. Pogue
The Shot

#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.

star 7.89
9 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Don Winslow

#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

star 7.86
14 votes
Writers: Writer: Jim Leonard
Drink the Cup

#12 - Drink the Cup

Season 2 - Episode 20

The team uncovers a group of dirty cops while prosecuting a drug dealer for murder.

star 7.86
7 votes
Writers: Tom Smuts
Hoosier Hold `Em

#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.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Dermott Downs
Writers: Leo Geter

#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.

star 7.82
11 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Carol Barbee
Parents on Trial

#15 - Parents on Trial

Season 1 - Episode 6

Annabeth must combat the defense’s strategy of putting the victim’s parents on trial by claiming their lifestyle and the father’s relationship with the defendant is to blame for their son’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.

star 7.77
13 votes
Writers: Erica Shelton

#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.

star 7.75
12 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Alfredo Barrios Jr.
Fall From Grace

#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.

star 7.71
7 votes
Writers: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Reasonable Doubts

#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.

star 7.67
12 votes
Directors: Andy Wolk
Writers: Lukas Reiter
Shoot to Kill

#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.

star 7.67
9 votes
Directors: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Writers: Jeremy R. Littman
Double Life Wife

#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.

star 7.67
12 votes
Writers: John E. Pogue

#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.

star 7.62
8 votes
Directors: Steve Lichtman
Writers: Matt Earl Beesley
Divine Directions

#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.

star 7.62
13 votes
Writers: Leo Geter
Silent Auction

#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.

star 7.60
10 votes
Directors: Kevin Dowling
Writers: Lindsay Sturman, Antoinette Stella

#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.

star 7.50
10 votes
Directors: Lewis H. Gould
Writers: Tom Smuts
There's Something About Martha

#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

star 7.50
10 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Leo Geter