Nick Moloney is a divorced psychiatrist working for the LAPD, sometimes torn between doctor-patient confidentiality and his duty to uphold the law.
Moloney is torn between doctor-patient confidentiality and his duty to uphold the law when a cop tells him the real story behind a drug dealer's murder.
Moloney is called in when a botched jewelry-store robbery turns into a hostage situation after a clerk is accidentally shot.
Moloney is on the trail of a serial killer who murders battered women - to free them from their pain - and leaves a paper gardenia as his signature.
Moloney handles the case of a cop who accidentally killed his partner but is branded a crooked cop by an internal-affairs investigator.
Moloney recommends hypnotic therapy to trigger the repressed memory of a teenager who witnessed a murder, but the idea alienates the child's father.
A cop lies in a coma following an attack by one of Moloney's patients, a homeless man who had failed to receive medication from a clinic-delivery service.
Moloney tries to persuade a teenage boy to tell the real story behind the death of a young Latina with whom the boy had once been romantically involved.
Moloney helps solve a case involving a murdered woman who had a restraining order against her estranged husband.
Moloney tries to persuade one of his patients, a latchkey teen with psychic abilities, to use to help find a girl who's been missing for five weeks.
A man convicted of raping a married woman is released from jail - against Moloney's recommendation - and is later found shot to death.
A teenager joins a gang to try to protect herself and her younger sister---who is a classmate of Kate's---from the sexual advances of their uncle.
Moloney intercedes when one of Sarah's patients is threatened by her husband, a prominent member of a church that frowns on psychotherapy.
Moloney tries to reason with a troubled man who slowly unravels while holding a doctor and a group of patients hostage in a psychiatric ward.
Laid up after he throws out his back, Moloney leaves his bed - via stretcher - to talk to a troubled cop who's holding his girlfriend and his partner hostage after finding them together.
Moloney is suspicious of a judge who has repeatedly issued orders to remove a child from the custody of his mother, a former drug user trying to straighten out her life.
Sarah's life is in danger after a delusional detective who's obsessed with Moloney - and convinced that she's having his baby - confronts her at home.
Moloney's first love - a woman he hasn't seen in 33 years - comes to town and asks for his help in dealing with her son, a doorman at a hip club, whom she believes is in trouble. Meanwhile, Sarah drops a bombshell.
Nick is unhappy that Sarah hasn't considered his and Kate's feelings about her pregnancy; Matty is attracted to a prisoner he's escorting to a budget hearing.
Moloney tries to help a cop deal with his feelings after he inadvertently shoots and kills a troubled teen in a mall.
Moloney's efforts to help former gang member Carmella Rubios hit a snag when the girl is hauled before a judge for violating her probation.
A hostage situation ends when a preteen is murdered and the suspect - a convicted sex offender - is left in a coma following a struggle with police prior to his arrest.