Backstrom must make a decision when he suspects his father knows about a meth dealer’s activities.
Valentine’s abuser, Dante Trippi, is murdered and left on Backstrom’s doorstep.
I Like to Watch
The investigation into a death at a performance art festival turns up several potential killers.
Love Is a Rose and You Better Not Pick It
The S.C.U. investigates when a young female sex surrogate is found dead.
The S.C.U. investigates when a key witness in a drug case is murdered after escaping from a court-mandated rehab facility. Meanwhile, Backstrom suspects Valentine may be more than a tenant.
Give ‘Til It Hurts
Backstrom and the S.C.U. investigate a hit-and-run that leaves a wealthy woman dead. When the evidence points to vehicular homicide, the S.C.U. looks into controversy involving her charitable endeavors and finds that perhaps not everyone was pleased with her philanthropy. Meanwhile, Backstrom’s unhealthy habits stand in the way of him pleasing both his doctor (guest star Rizwan Manji) and his ex-fiancée (guest star Sarah Chalke).
Enemy of My Enemies
Backstrom’s team works with his estranged father to find a suspected eco-terrorist.
Ancient, Chinese, Secret
As Backstrom and the SCU investigate the murder of a fortune teller, secrets are revealed.
Backstrom and the team have three days to save a teen who was taken by an elusive online predator.
I Am a Bird Now
Backstrom and the team at the Special Crimes Unit investigate the murder of a prominent member of Portland’s LGBT community – a drag queen Internet blogger named Jenna Rose. Backstrom declares the murder a hate crime, and the investigation takes an unsuspected turn when Backstrom’s tenant, Gregory Valentine, becomes a suspect. Meanwhile, Backstrom has to testify in front of the Civilian Oversight Committee, regarding his shooting of a suspect from a previous case. Heading the newly formed committee is his ex-fiance, Amy Gazanian (guest star Sarah Chalke), all of which results in severe anxiety attacks for Backstrom.