Fred and Hyppolite break down as they are coming home from a party in the middle of the night, during a violent storm. In a large, isolated house, they find the lifeless body of a 35-year-old architect. Meanwhile, determined to bring to justice the reckless driver responsible for his wife's death, Rocher is subject to the increasingly vicious intimidations of his lawyer Barbara Cluzel. Not least of which entails an investigation by the family court to determine if he is fit to be awarded custody of his son Lucas. Chloe, who is now in the second trimester of her pregnancy, resolves to keep her baby a secret from the father, Judge Hoffman.