Shirley Schmidt (Candice Bergen) and Ivan Tiggs (Tom Selleck) step out of the elevator and it is immediately obvious they are smitten with each other. Before they have time to make a discreet exit out of the lobby, they run into Denny Crane (William Shatner).
When Shirley rounds the corner into her office, Ivan's wife, Missy, is waiting. She tells Shirley while she loves Ivan dearly, she still has a sneaking suspicion that he is cheating. She asks Shirley to talk to Ivan. Missy has no idea that Ivan is cheating, and with Shirley!
Jerry Espenson (Christian Clemenson) steps out into the lobby. The last time viewers saw him, he was holding a knife to Shirley's throat. He has started to get therapy for Asperger's Syndrome and is doing better. In his efforts to express the proper social graces, he misses the mark with Brad by asking how his children are.
Jerry finds Alan Shore (James Spader) in his office. Alan knows he had better step in as co-counsel after Jerry is assigned to try a case of attempted murder.
Brad (Mark Valley) has a fun subtext in this episode! Going into the break room, he accidentally bumps into Audrey, a paralegal who has transferred into the firm. Brad was clearly too smitten to think properly, because he never introduced himself.
When Jerry and Alan arrive in court, a cute bit of physicality comes into play when Jerry heads the wrong way and Alan has to pull him back where he belongs. Jerry is thrown for a loop when the judge (Howard Hesseman) walks around in front of the bench. Alan points out that everybody has quirks. I knew the trial was going to be riveting when Adam Arkin entered as Douglas Koupfer from the District Attorney’s office. The last time he and Alan tangled, it was over a case of assisted suicide in "Live Big". As usual, Alan won. Alan gleefully tells Jerry that Koupfer is his favorite opposing counsel.
At the firm, Shirley tells Ivan that Missy suspects he is cheating, to which Ivan replies there is a misunderstanding on Missy's part. Shirley says he needs to tell Missy the truth.