Running into an old psychiatrist friend, Sam takes a cold case crime to prove whether the doctor’s patient is as guilty as she feels she is. Sam is to extract a confession from her in what ever means he can. The mentally unstable Mrs Hamilton tells about the murder from her perspective. The murder was on an old Virginia plantation, but the family now lives in Sam’s stomping grounds near San Francisco. Sam finds Edith, and serves her with papers under the guise of being a lawyer. The melancholy girl plays the piano without any fear, but the bright weather stands as a stark contrast to the dark, and gloomy circumstance of Sam’s investigation. Sam smells a rat,, and is frustrated to the point of wanting to quit the job, and even leave his profession.
Has Doctor Sawyer misled Sam? Will the doctor’s lies get him into serious, and dangerous trouble? Its up to Sam to dig through the timeline of the past, patched together by the confession of the mentally stressed young woman.
Meanwhile, the fog of amnesia begins to clear, as Edith gets to know Sam on a daily routine. Is Sam falling for Edith? If he gets the confession he was hired to extract, it means he’ll have to turn her in. A cover up over the death is revealed, and Sam turns in his report to his secretary, Effie.