Addy and Malcolm help out a woman who's been severely injured by a hit-and-run accident. The company that runs the bus that wrecked her life don't want to pay up. Addy and Malcolm play hardball and finally get her half a mil in payments. The woman's insurance company promptly tries to take the money away from her, but Addy and Malcolm find a way for her to keep the money and subvert the assy insurance company. Meanwhile, Beth and Dylan are assigned to defend a 16-year-old boy who took a naked picture of his 16-year-old girlfriend. Even though the impromptu photo shoot was entirely consensual, the kid's been hit with child porn charges and faces decades in jail. His defense team works out a deal that has him seeing just two years probation, but things get worse when the girl's picture somehow ends up all over the Internet. A little digging reveals that it was the girl herself who sent the picture to another boy, who in turn plastered it all over the world wide web of naughtiness. Their client off the hook, they're free to worry instead about the firm's annual fancy-dress charity gala. Beth doesn't want to go as Liam's date, lest they out their relationship to all the people who really don't care either way. She ends up going with Dylan, but leaves him when Liam sparks her jealousy by bringing a date of his own. They end up accidentally and loudly declaring their love for one another while Rowdy and his Mariachi band play on.
Addy breaks up with her boyfriend Jason, and shows up at the party where the start of something with Malcolm could have happened if the show hadn't been canceled. Also at the party are Susan and Cliff, who have started to reconcile after Cliff comforts her when a burglar breaks into their house. Of course, we find out at the end that Cliff himself hired the burglar just so he could play knight to Susan's damsel in distress. They should renew the show at least long enough to show Susan finding out about this ruse and dangling Cliff's nuts in a tank of starving piranhas. Isn't that a "deep end" we'd all like to see?
Beth and Liam start their day with a little naughty talk about bagels and all the hot sex the night before, but it's all done in a disappointingly wholesome-sounding way. Maybe this show was just too cutesy and clean to survive. They walk into the break room. A rep from a small bourbon company has brought samples for Rowdy to try in his "official capacity as senior festivities coordinator" for the firm's annual charity shindig. He hands Beth and Liam invitations to the event, which is being held at Cliff and Susan's fabulous house. Attendance is mandatory. They follow him down the hall to one of the offices where he hands out invites to Addy, Malcolm and Dylan. They look the invites over and note they get to bring a date. Rowdy warns them that it shouldn't be anyone who would tarnish the firm's "sober reputation." He then gets a text and dashes off in an orgasmic tizzy, muttering rapturously, "Hallelujah, the vodka boy is here!" Oh, Rowdy, I'll miss you most of all. Liam assumes he'll be taking Beth as his date but she just smirks at him and leaves the room. Title card.
Dylan and Beth meet with their new client, a teenage boy named Charlie. Dylan asks, "Had you ever taken a nude photo before?" He's aghast. Of course not! He and his girlfriend had just been to a concert and wanted something to remember the night by. Next time, buy T-shirts, dude. Because the girl is 16, the DA considers it child porn. Charlie tries to reassure his parents that it's no big deal. Beth says a teacher at his school claimed Charlie was showing the picture around. Charlie denies it; the teacher only saw the pic after he confiscated the phone. Charlie's parents think this is all just a stupid mistake, but Dylan says that since the phone was turned over to the police, Charlie could face 20 years in jail and a label as a sex offender. It finally starts sinking in.
Susan and Cliff are at a therapist's office. Susan feels tricked and deceived and doesn't believe anything Cliff says anymore. Cliff wants to just move past everything, which ticks off both Susan and the therapist. Cliff asks, "What can I do to make it better?" Susan tells him she needs to learn to trust him again and he needs to help her. He thinks that over.
Mia and Connor Smith are at the firm, meeting with Hart, Malcolm and Addy. Mia was hit by a bus when she was riding her bike and now she's wheelchair-bound. Witnesses say the bus driver didn't signal. He pulled into traffic, hit Mia, and kept going. Connor (the delectable Kevin Alejandro) says Mia dragged herself out of the street, with her pelvis shattered and her back broken. Malcolm discusses possible settlement options. Mia and Connor are broke, living on his income alone, and trying to pay for her ongoing therapy. Hart and the associates start to formulate a plan to take to the bus company. Later, Addy is showing off her engagement ring to the other associates. They tease her about Jason not going down on one knee to propose. In the middle of this, Addy reveals that she doesn't want to go to the party, partly because Jason doesn't like all that fancy stuff. When the others press her about this, she makes some excuse about a conference call and leaves. Liam starts to ask Beth to go with him, but she cuts him off by asking Dylan, who readily accepts. Beth leaves the office and Liam trails her. She explains that it's a smart move because going with Dylan is just a work association. Going with Liam is romantic, and office romances are considered "poison" in law firms. Liam tries unsuccessfully to get her goat by announcing at full volume that a "prime hunk of Australian beefcake" is available to the ladies. Even he doesn't really seem to buy his line of bull.
Addy and Malcolm go to Mia's physical therapy session to bring her and Connor the bad news. The bus company is only offering $75,000, which is just insulting. Malcolm wants to reject the offer and take the case to trial. Mia is unsure, because a trial could take years and she might not get anything. She wonders if they should take the offer. Malcolm and Addy want to "push back" against the bus company and try to get more money. Later at Blue Velvet, Addy is talking over the case with Liam when Beth shows up with Jason, having found him at the bar. Addy hugs him awkwardly while trying not to seem awkward. Beth mentions the party, which causes Addy to immediately change the subject and drag Jason away from the bar. Beth tries to cozy up to Liam, but he pulls away from her.
Susan gets home and kicks off her heels. Man, what a fabulous house. She goes to get herself a glass of wine, turns around, and sees a man in a ski mask standing in her living room. She gasps sharply and drops the glass. She hits the panic button on her alarm system and Masky runs away. Later, the cops are looking through the house. One of them tells her that they found a broken window by the garage. The sensor on that window has been broken for a while, Susan says. Cliff shows up and runs over to hug her. The alarm company called him. He asks the cop about the burglar and the cop says it seems to be part of a "large pattern" of break-ins around the neighborhood. Cliff wants to stay in the guest house. Susan resists the idea, but she's clearly frightened. "I'll think about it," she finally says.
The next day, Hart is arguing with Rowdy about something of great importance: Whether or not to have a mariachi band at the charity gala. Rowdy, naturally, is passionately in favor. Hart is less enthused. On legal fronts, Dylan and Beth are at the courthouse, trying to work out something with the ADA. She offers two years of probation and counseling, and drops the child porn charges so Charlie won't be labeled a sex offender. They celebrate with fist-bumps. Back at the firm, the bus company and their reps are being douches. Hart and his go-getter associates keep after them while Mia and Connor look on with worried expressions. The bus douches want time to "confer," but Malcolm tells them they've stalled long enough. "We'll hear your offer now, or we'll see you in court." The bus douches write a number on a slip of paper and hand it to Addy. Stone-faced, Addy reviews the offer and tells them it will be discussed. Only when the bus jerks leave does Addy giddily reveal that the offer was for $500,000. Mia and Connor are thrilled and nearly collapse with relief.
At Susan's house, Rowdy is persevering in his duties as senior festivities coordinator by going over hors d'oeuvres options. Susan delights in the stuffed mushrooms. Rowdy also perseveres in his duties as the show's emotional center by asking if she's sure she still wants to have the party after the break-in. (He simultaneously offers her a mini chocolate flan served in an edible white chocolate spoon. I'm envisioning white chocolate fingerprints everywhere.) She says it's too late to change the venue and the charity needs the money. He wants to bring up another matter of importance... The mariachi band enters behind Susan a moment too soon and Rowdy frantically waves them away. Susan looks at him curiously. He covers by pretending he was waving away an insect: "Das a bee!" Hee. This scene is of no importance, but I had to transcribe it anyway, for Rowdy.
Mia and Connor Smith return to the firm not much after winning the settlement, seeing as how their clothes are the same. They break the bad news to Addy and Malcolm: Mia's insurance company is suing them for the settlement. They're going to take everything as reimbursement for Mia's care. "If they take that money, we'll be bankrupt," Connor says. Ominous music plays us into the commercials. The next thing we see is Malcolm and Addy explaining the concept of "subrogation." Addy plans to subpoena all the insurance company's documents to make sure they're acting legally. She'll need copies of everything the insurance company sent to Mia. Mia wants to know if they really stand to lose all the money they just won. Malcolm: "Let's cross that bridge when we get to it." That's... reassuring.