Detective Brett Hopper is accused of killing Assistant District Attorney Alberto Garza. He offers a solid alibi which no one believes. He realizes he's been framed. And he runs, discovering en route that not only he, but also his loved ones are in danger. He then wakes up and relives the same day over and over again. In order to break the cycle and move on, he has to figure out who framed him and solve the complex mystery surrounding Garza's death. He is also forced to heal the fractured relationships with those he loves. Either Hopper can break this day, or this day will break Hopper.
Hopper makes the decision to take Rita and make a run for it by getting out of town in an attempt to escape the day. But he soon discovers the disastrous consequences of his rash actions.
Hopper discovers that somebody close to him may have had a role in framing him for Garza's murder. Meanwhile, some critical clues come to light that may aid Hopper in making his hellacious day come to an end.
Hopper gets an unexpected phone call that could lead to some answers as he comes between Andrea and Eddie, the fired cop who plunged off her deck into a ravine. Hopper also confronts Ava the swimmer about the package containing the hourglass that Garza had her send him, and he learns that Ava sent a package to his sister, Jennifer, as well.
Hopper returns to Internal Affairs twice in search of the murder book. The first time he's arrested (and Rita's subsequently killed); the second time he pulls a gun on Chad and takes him hostage. His primary demand: that Rita be brought to him. "I get caught, she gets killed," he tells Chad.
Hopper, who is in possession of the murder book, is able to track down a lead in the 1991 murder case that could hold answers he needs to clear himself.
Hopper locates a man that he believes may also be unwillingly trapped inside his time loop.
Hopper suspects that Jennifer is withholding information from him, leading him to look for clues at his estranged mother's house.
Hopper discovers that a turf war between two rival street gangs may be related to his being framed for murder.
Hopper confronts Garza's murderer, and begins to question whether he'll ever be released from this never ending day.
Hopper takes Rita out of the country before the day can even get started, but the consequences of the plot against him are never too far away.
Hopper learns that Rita has been hiding a secret that could serve to unravel the mystery behind the repeating day.
Hopper finally learns all the answers to his questions about the day, and the plot to frame him for Garza's murder. The only question now is, can he escape his final trip through this day alive?