Original air date: 10/02/2014 Runtime: 44:51 min. A young boy, Danny Solano, is found dead on an idyllic beach in the small seaside town of Gracepoint, spurring a major investigation lead by Detective Emmett Carver, who has just arrived in Gracepoint to fill a high position in the town’s police force. That job previously had been promised to Detective Ellie Miller, who, in light of the tragedy, must put any resentment aside and work the case with her prickly new boss. Danny’s parents Mark and Beth Solano, and his older sister, Chloe are devastated by the news, which carves a powerfully dark wake through the town as friends become suspects.
Original air date: 10/09/2014 Runtime: 44:02 min. The Solano family continues to grieve in the wake of their son’s death. The detectives find disturbing evidence in Chloe’s room, while Mark gets caught in a lie of his own. Beth confides in her old friend, Paul Coates, now the town minister.
Original air date: 11/20/2014 Runtime: 43:58 min. As the search for Danny’s killer continues, the Solano family tries to slowly adjust to life without their son by going back to work and school. Meanwhile, Susan Wright is brought in for questioning when the Gracepoint Journal uncovers some disturbing information about her.
Original air date: 12/04/2014 Runtime: 44:00 min. After Detective Carver’s heart condition worsens, he has 24 hours before his boss removes him from the case. So he and Miller race against the clock to find out who killed Danny Solano. Meanwhile, Beth Solano seeks out advice from Paul Coates, and Susan Wright shares a deep secret that no one saw coming.