DCF; The al Jamals have been brought in by the police, who suspect them of stabbing Ayesha. Susie "The Dark Lord" Nixon makes an Ishtar joke. Maxine tells her that she isn't cute, and that she had planned to just go and talk to the al Jamals, to treat them like any other parents. Susie calls them "Nomads" and makes rude commentary about the way the Yemenites treat women in their culture. Maxine glares at Susie's back, and says that her job is taking care of their children, not passing judgment on their cultural mores. Susie wipes her hair out of her eyes, inadvertently revealing the sign of the Beast on her forehead.
Nazi case. Kids have been kidnapped; Dad has called the police to let them know that the kids are okay, and loving the Fatherland. The police call the courtroom to tell Amy and all assembled the bad news Bruce makes the Patented Bruce Van Exel Smirk of Great Concern, and Amy rules that the Nazi is in for a world of hurt. And that's all we hear about this case. Let's raise a glass to loose ends, people.
Maxine meets the al Jamals. She tells them that Ayesha will not be released to her parents until DCF is sure she is not in danger. Blah, blah, blah "in my country," "in this country," "I speak for the family, my wife does not!," "woman, come with me," "you want to talk to me, come to my house," "I'll see you there, Mr. al Jamal." What. Ev. Er.
Judicial Conduct. Nobody has suddenly started to care, have they? Excellent. So, the case is pretty weak, and the council recesses. Behind closed doors, an old coot on the council wonders why they're all wasting their time, seeing as, and I quote (because to miss the beauty and grandeur of his speech would be to miss the true glory of judicial rhetoric), "we all know MacNeil's a pansy! Do you really believe he asked this bimbo to give him a helmet scrub?" Oh, man, that's the art of the spoken word. Anyhoo, turns out the mysterious sexual allegations in MacNeil's past were homosexual in nature, although he was exonerated in this case. Much conversation regarding the likelihood of the case having actual merit, seeing as MacNeil is more than likely, as the old coot puts it, "a Homo Sex-you-all," commences.