"Wicked City" follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock 'n' roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed to solve a serial murder case.
Starring: Ed Westwick | Erika Christensen | Jeremy Sisto | Taissa Farmiga | Gabriel Luna | Karolina Wydra | Evan Ross | Anne Winters | Jaime Ray Newman
Jack attempts to get a confession out of Kent at the police station. Paco and Wilkinson follow the evidence at hand, which points to another suspect. Karen's budding success as a reporter comes to a tragic end when the team learns she was a beheading victim. Vicki struggles with the knowledge of her father's affair and sneaks out to perform on the Strip, managing to escape Kent's hunting ground. Jack and Paco await evidence that will bring Kent to his end.
Jack finally reveals his affair to his wife. The LAPD learn the case is not yet closed as Kent targets Dianne and Jack in order to gather information. Meanwhile, Jack's teen daughter decides to lose her virginity after learning of her father's affair.
Having identified where Kent works, Jack and Paco unleash a full-scale LAPD manhunt for Kent. Kent visits Betty at the hospital to break up with her, and they begin hatching a plan to get the police off their backs. Meanwhile, Karen begins to realize her addiction to the spotlight.
Betty finally introduces Kent to her kids, but her perfect fantasy soon ends when Jimmy blackmails her. Jack and Paco begin to connect the dots, and Jack misses a direct encounter with Kent but finds new evidence inside a building. Meanwhile, Jack and Dianne navigate their feelings for each other.
Jack focuses on a woman from the past who may have been the catalyst for the murderer’s current killing spree; Betty decides to go all-in as Kent’s partner, and together they troll a club in search of a victim; Karen is offered a job with Rolling Stone, which does not please Diver; a menacing old flame of Betty’s reemerges and sets his sights on trying to reignite their troubled past; and Dianne finds herself in dire straits when her allegiances are questioned by a powerful drug lord.
Betty struggles with the revelation that Kent is a serial killer when he gives her a copy of the novel “Phantom of the Opera” and asks her if she can love him the way Christine loved the Phantom. Meanwhile, Jack and Paco trace the ownership of the lair and identify the body they found in the floorboards as Vera Bennett, a former librarian. During the investigation at the library where Vera used to work, they run into Karen and Diver, who confess about a letter Kent sent them. Hoping to get additional clues, they are shocked when they uncover a huge surprise on a bookshelf. Later, Dianne points out Jack, and the killer might not be so different after all.
Jack and Paco get a lead on the serial killer’s next possible victim and race against the clock to try and track her down before the killer gets to her; Kent struggles over whether or not to invite Betty to take part in his murderous rampage when it becomes clear that she doesn’t trust him and may leave him, and Jack and Paco continue to search for Karen, who has disappeared from the club.
Detectives Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto) and new partner Paco Contreras (Gabriel Luna) are assigned to track down a killer who preys on women seeking fame in the City of Angels. Their perp, unbeknownst to them, is Kent Grainger (Ed Westwick), a tragic soul who craves attention and goes on a murderous rampage to obtain notoriety. Jack and Paco get a break when they stumble upon Karen McClaren (Taissa Farmiga), a young, struggling journalist who may have met the killer at a club and could I.D. him – but she may also be his next target. Meanwhile, Kent has found himself a young woman who may be his ‘Bonnie’ to his twisted ‘Clyde’ in the form of Betty Beaumontaine (Erika Christensen), a nurse and single mother of two with a bit of a sadistic twist. Alliances will be formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to help solve this case and get this nut job off the street. But the clock is ticking as Kent continues to set his sights on the innocent, and Jack and Paco will go to any means necessary to hunt down and capture this scumbag – dead or alive.