Deputy news editor for The Herald, Holly Evans, is pursuing a story about a young woman who died following a hit-and-run by a police car. The only footage of the accident, however, is in the hands of The Post, and its ruthless tabloid editor Duncan Allen. After a young footballer commits suicide, new reporter Ed Washburn interviews the boy’s parents.
Frustrated by Leona’s lack of follow through, Holly jumps in to investigate a lead at a hospital. Ed struggles with his conscience. The Herald, faced with declining sales, proposes a deal that feels compromising to the staff, and prompts James to do his own research. Holly receives gifts from an unlikely source.
The former protegee of a business tycoon has come forward claiming that he pressured young women into sleeping with him, and Amina gives Holly the nod to investigate. Duncan proposes a deal that could make waves in the political world. Amina and Duncan make bold moves that could risk their careers.
Amina feels defeated in the immediate wake of the Joshua West scandal. Duncan gets unwelcome news from the Prime Minister. Leona is approached by a source with a particular interest in James. Peter's support proves valuable to Amina, and Holly makes a bold move.
Ed's pride in his professional achievements is marred by the arrival of a new colleague. Duncan tasks the new arrival with getting the scoop on a secret government program. Holly is accused of losing her professional integrity, Leona finds an opportunity to impress her colleagues, and Amina makes a big announcement.
Duncan’s personal life appears to be in dire straits. James reopens communication with a potential government whistleblower. Ed follows his conscience, and Holly and Duncan go head to head; but who will come out on top?