Peppy music plays as the show opens. Dylan, Liam, and Addy are legging it to work and talking some kind of nonsense about how many first-graders Liam thinks he could take on in a karate fight. In case you were wondering, it's fifty. He was just walking by a dojo the night before and the hypothetical situation occurred to him. Listen, I'm not crazy about kids, either, but I don't fantasize about fighting them. Usually. Malcolm pops up behind them to give Liam a hard time. Liam says his mind never stops searching for the "ultimate hypothetical" and he's utterly serious. Everyone thinks he's nuts, as they should. Inside the office, Cliff is walking around with his sleeves ridiculously rolled up to his elbows. Susan catches up to him and bitches him out for not paying her gym membership on time. He says he left his checkbook at home, from whence he's been banished. Who writes checks anymore? More bickering. A bit later, Rowdy has gotten Dylan and Liam together to meet with their client, Mr. Mather. His son Kevin was picked up by police after getting into a fight outside a club. The other man died and now Kevin has been charged with second-degree murder. Due to Kevin's history of substance abuse, he and his father are "estranged," as Rowdy delicately puts it. Mr. Mather didn't even speak with his son after the arrest. Rowdy presses the fact that Mr. Mather is an "important client" of the firm who wants his son to do as little jail time as possible. Liam is surprised. "So you want to negotiate a plea?" Mather wants his son to take some responsibility. Rowdy tells them: "Get the kid out before he goes gray and call it a day." Liam and Dylan give each other "WTF?" looks.
Addy is in Beth's office and is availing herself of Beth's deodorant; since they're "so close" she figured Beth wouldn't mind. Beth snits that if they're supposed to be close, why didn't Addy tell her about Jason, her boyfriend from Ohio who is waiting for her in the lobby. Oh, wait, no -- he's tracked them down before Addy can finish explaining to Beth about the long-distance complicated thing. Jason and Addy smooch before introductions are made. (Jason, by the way, is being played by David Giuntoli, who had a particularly gut-wrenching turn as a gay soldier in an episode of Grey's Anatomy. I hope he gets a big gig soon because he's fantastic.) He says he's flown in to celebrate Addy's birthday and invites himself to stay at Addy's apartment. "Oh, sure!" Addy says, smiling like she's biting her tongue.