Later, Cliff walks and talks with wee Rowdy. Cliff is licking his wounds and wanting to vote Hart out of the firm. This stops Rowdy in his tracks. He reminds Cliff of all the great things Hart has done and how his family name comes first in the firm's name. Cliff, practically oozing oil, smiles and asks Rowdy if he's with him or against him. Rowdy unconvincingly says he's with Cliff. Cliff pawns off the pro bono case Hart had given him, telling Rowdy to find a "boy scout with a savior complex." Of course, Rowdy picks Dylan, who's giddy to receive the case. Rowdy tells him to manage expectations, which means Dylan with his boy-scouty savior ways will do the exactly opposite.
He meets his client Molly in the break room of her office. Katie the paralegal is with them. Dylan doesn't seem hopeful about the case, but Molly is insistent. After her husband died, she was depressed and couldn't function, so her mother-in-law had the court take her son away from her and froze the dead husband's financial assets. The woman wants her son, Molly says. Dylan still thinks the case against her is insurmountable. Molly tears up. Her mother-in-law is holding her son hostage, she says. At this point, Molly's boss brings the little boy into the break room, as he's been dropped off by his sick sitter. Maybe she "took ill," too. Molly rushes over to hug him. I thought the mother-in-law had him? I guess he had to show up looking like a sad little moppet so that Dylan would feel bad and take the case. He promises that he can "absolutely" help her. Katie beams at him after Molly and the boy leave. Only problem, Dylan says, is there's no way for him to win. Commercials.
Back from the break, his bad day just keeps getting worse. He misses his bus. Rowdy pulls up in his black Porsche convertible, blaring douchey club music from the speakers. He gives Dylan a ride and chastises him for not managing expectations like he was told. Dylan complains about not getting the nurturing guidance that Rowdy had promised him. "You lied to me!" Dylan whines. Rowdy says, "I do not lie; I embellish." Did Dylan go straight from under a rock to law school? How is any of this a surprise to him? Rowdy promises to be Dylan's mentor, but drops him off two blocks from the building because he can't be seen with Dylan until he proves himself. Dylan is aghast. What about being a mentor? "I'm your secret mentor," Rowdy says with a wink.
Adler Bris. Liam is apologizing profusely as he and Susan arrive. She pins a yarmulke to the crown of his head and expositions for us that Liam nailed the niece of a client of theirs the day before. Because Liam is a horndog, in case you hadn't gotten that yet. Liam explains about his "impulse control problem" when it comes to women, which sounds even grosser than it already is, but Susan explains that what he has is a "career evaporation problem." Forget his photographic memory and perfect GPA, she says, if he doesn't replace the lost client with a new one, he's gone. The unseen baby is circumcised and everyone shouts, "Mazel tov!" Liam looks like someone just took a knife to his junk.