James SkinnerPlayed by Elias Koteas
James Skinner is the well-respected, well-regarded leader of Seattle's Special Investigations Unit and Sarah Linden's ex-partner. Prosecutors relax a little when they see his name on the docket because they know they can trust the work. His partnership with Sarah was intense, a meeting of two likeminded people doing work that very few can stomach. It's been over three years since Sarah and Skinner have seen each other, and when they are forced to work side by side on a new high profile case, they will have to confront some of their past mistakes neither wish to face.