Milt puts his career on the line when he illegally uses NSA feeds to help a woman figure out who tried to kill her husband. Meanwhile, a local doctor is drawn to a display of compassion by Russ; and Holly grows frustrated that her new relationship isn't progressing.
Milt finds himself caught in the middle of Cdr. Guziewicz's personal life when her adopted son, Danny, goes behind her back to ask him to investigate whether the man jailed for the murder of his birth parents really did it.
Russ is forced to turn to the last person he wants help from during the course of a murder investigation when he reaches out to his mother, a convicted counterfeiter and con artist who he doesn't exactly trust.
Russ and Milt work to identify a would-be assassin, and at the same time protect his prospective target after an attempt is made on the life of the fun-loving mayor of Battle Creek during the city's annual Breakfast Day celebration.
Cdr. Guziewicz narrowly escapes when her house is burned down by an unknown arsonist. As the Battle Creek Police Department investigate, Russ and Milt question a variety of suspects, including a string of ex-lovers and the commander's own estranged son. Meanwhile, Russ is determined to find out who sent Holly a gift.
The murder of a local waitress is investigated by Russ and Milt, who pit the skills of their crime-solving police dogs against each other as they work the case. Meanwhile, Russ decides to employ a new tactic to get Milt to admit what has brought him to Battle Creek.
Cookie the police dog sniffs out a stash of heroin in a little girl's backpack, leading Russ and Milt to search for evidence to back their competing theories as to where the drugs came from and why she had them. Elsewhere, Jacocks does some digging into the reason Milt has been sent to Battle Creek while she's in Detroit for a training seminar.
The jaded Det. Russ Agnew reluctantly partners with charming FBI agent Milt Chamberlain to solve a drug-related double homicide in the premiere of this drama, which follows their rocky relationship as they employ very different tactics when solving crimes in the down-and-out-streets of Battle Creek, Mich.