Judge Olivia Lockhart considers a career move that could cost her a new romance and force her to leave the town and friends she loves in the premiere of this drama series about the life of a small-town judge in and out of the courtroom.
A developer plans to demolish the town's landmark lighthouse, causing tension with the residents and forcing Olivia to find a way to keep the peace and save the lighthouse.
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A suspicious death occurs at Bob and Peggy's bed and breakfast; Justine has an opportunity to display her artwork; and Olivia tries to help Jack's son find a job, but the move backfires and threatens her relationship with Jack.
Grace fights to save the library as she organizes fund-raising. Eric refuses to work so Jack wonders if issuing an ultimatum will inspire him. Olivia makes a ruling over a contentious divorce.
Justine looks for a missing Seth in Alaska. The local theater company put on a production of 'Romeo & Juliet'. Jack tries taking things to the next level with Olivia. Maryellen finds herself drawn to a photographer.
Olivia and Jack take a trip to Seattle, but the getaway doesn't go as planned; Olivia tries to help an ex-con who claims to have cleaned up his act; and the conflict between Rosie and Zach Cox takes a toll on their daughter.
A charity bachelor auction is held, and Justine and Olivia decide to play matchmaker for Grace and Maryellen. Elsewhere, Stan and Olivia see a therapist to deal with the pain from the loss of their son.
Jack grows concerned when Olivia bonds with her ex-husband. Meanwhile, Grace becomes attracted to two different men; Seth and Justine allow their romance to progress; and John's secretive behavior troubles Maryellen.
Grace finds it difficult to open up to Olivia about Will. Meanwhile, Olivia realizes that Jack may relocate if he gets a new job offer; and Justine comes to Warren's aid as he faces a health crisis.
Stan and his wife separate and he returns to Cedar Cove hoping to reunite with Olivia. Meanwhile, Jack weighs his options as he ponders his new job offer; and a curious Maryellen digs into John's past.
Olivia plans a trip to Philly to win back Jack, but she finds him back in town tying up loose ends. Meanwhile, Seth has a new business proposal for Justine; and a pregnant teenager arrives in town, and Jack is stunned to learn her true identity.
In the first-season finale, Eric returns at Christmastime, and Jack wants to help him transition into fatherhood. Meanwhile, Justine is surprised to discover that the FBI is targeting Warren; and a fire hits Seth and Justine's new restaurant.