Renee admonishes Ally for leaving Larry alone with his ex. She thinks Ally should have "put that bitch back on a plane for Detroit." Ally explains that Jamie's in town for some lawyer work, because Jamie is of course a lawyer, because it's illegal to live in McBealian Boston without either practicing law or hiring Fish & Cage, or both at one point or another in your life. Renee is ready to go over to Larry's office and kick Jamie's ass herself. Now that's friendship. She points out all the cynical stuff she usually points out about men and how they can't be trusted. Her hair is more tightly curled than usual, but I like it. Ally has the nerve to grab Renee by her ear and tell her to stay out of it. I wish Renee would kick Ally's ass and then put that bitch on a plane to Detroit. She just uses her baby voice instead, though.
At the injunction hearing, John argues that Nelle's father was not a detriment to his second-grade class. The attorney for the defense argues that such a man can't be trusted around children. The judge -- Judge Alan Rancor -- keeps trying to get straight the fact that Nelle's dad thinks he's "the real" Santa Claus. John asks His Honor if he knows of a different Santa Claus. The judge tells John, "I'm not one of those judges you can get snappish with." John asks for one lousy hearing and tells the Judge Rancor that Santa Claus will bring him a toy. See, the judges say "no" to John's snappishness, but John knows that they really mean "yes."
John, Nelle, and Nelle's nameless dad trot down the sidewalk and oh-so-coincidentally happen to run into Ally, who is giggling like a loon, for some reason. Nelle only introduces her father as "my father," and then hauls him away. Ally takes the opportunity to apprise John of her latest romantic dilemma. John casts aspersions on Ally's decision to leave Jamie alone with Larry, even though it's only for one day. He ends up asking if Ally and Larry have been "biblical." Ally foams at the mouth for a while and then stalks into a crowd of Dickensian carolers. I bet you can't guess what she does to one of them. Did you answer "hits him in the face"? Well, you were wrong. She only shoves him. With no provocation whatsoever, Ally acts violently towards a stranger. I'm sure you're just as shocked and yet amused as I am. I bet you're saying, "Oh, that Ally! She's adorably incorrigible! No wonder Robert Downey Jr. loves her!"