As a litte girl, Emma Brody (Madeleine Stowe) was blinded by her abusive mother. For twenty years she had lived in darkness but thanks to the miracle of Medical Science she has her eyesight restored by an eye surgeon (Peter Friedman) who offers her a cornea transplant to restore her vision. Soon after, Emma witnesses intruders in her next door neighbours flat, she sees the face of the suspect, but not until the day after the killing. Her eyes will physically see the image before the brain is able to encode it. The case hinges on Emma's evidence and the frustrated detective John Hallstrom (Aidan Quinn) is relying on her statement. As the case develops Emma herself is unconvinced about the reliability of her own observations. Leading a tightrope case Detective Hallstrom tries to unravel the truth relying on the love-hate relationship of his only hope to crack the case, Emma.