After Bella Horowitz (Delta Burke) gets blue paint thrown on her by angry protesters, she goes running to the firm of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt for help. Bella tells Denny Crane (William Shatner) she wants the entire firm's backing. Trouble arises when Bella's daughter, Bethany (Meredith Eaton-Gilden), represents the other side. The ensuing trial is a debate on cruelty to animals versus beauty.
Meanwhile back at the firm, Alan Shore (James Spader) notices Vanessa Walker's (Nia Long) yellow dress. When he remarks how nice she looks, it's clear he is taken aback. He later reveals his high school memory of a girl in yellow whom he was too shy to approach. By the time he got up his courage, it was too late.
Brad Chase (Mark Valley) has a more pressing issue to deal with after Alan hints he is a topic of a swirling rumor mill. Although he doesn't say exactly what, Brad wonders if it refers to his involvement with Denise Bauer (Julie Bowen). He asks her outright if she is sleeping with anyone else, and she refuses to answer.
This should have been a clear sign to drop the subject, but Brad takes matters into his own hands by using a substance known as 'Wilderness Ink'. Suffice to say it shows up under ultraviolet light. Brad takes Jeffrey Coho (Craig Bierko) into a closet and pulls out a portable ultraviolet light source. It isn't long before he has proof positive of his suspicions. Denise is seriously offended when she hears about Brad's trickery and confronts him. He doesn't deny anything, which earns him a well-deserved slap from the object of his affection.
Brad later finds Denise and states he wasn't trying to embarrass her, but merely wanted to know the truth. As she replies how decent Jeffrey is, Brad says he is going to walk away from being 'friends with benefits'. Casual sex, like Denise is into, is not what Brad wants out of a relationship. She accepts his words, but her look when Brad leaves gives the impression of second thoughts.
Claire Simms (Constance Zimmer) is shocked when her assistant, Clarence (Gary Anthony Williams) asks if she might be available to be more than friends. She agrees to have dinner, and later tells him she likes him a lot.
At Denny's trial, Shirley gives the closing argument. It works, but not completely. The defendant is ordered to stay away from Bella, but any protest at her place of business is fine. Denny then has to tell Bella he is still in love with Bethany. She is shaken, but says her daughter's happiness is what she's always wanted. Bethany hears Denny out when he says he loves her, but she has not agreed to anything.