Two kids in Halloween costumes argue over breakfast with their mom. Riley walks into the room and greets his family. Junior asks if Riley heard about his math test, and Riley bluffs that it sounded amazing. I totally thought the kid was then going to go, "But I failed it." Juniorette asks if Riley really slept at his office. Riley shows them how he fell asleep at his desk. The kids' bus arrives, and Riley promises to take them trick-or-treating at 5:30. The kids run out. Mrs. Riley sits down and shows her husband their son's math test. She tells him that his kids miss him when he's not there. I'm a little freaked out, because the last time I saw Mrs. Riley, played by Alicia Coppola, she was playing a dude on The Dead Zone. Riley claims that he's working on being around more, and Mrs. Riley asks, "Are you?" He doesn't answer. She reminds him that he can't be late on Halloween. I don't know if she's supposed to come off as a bitch, but I think she's totally right on. Riley shouldn't work so many hours if he expects to know his children at all. And if he can't give up his long hours, he shouldn't have had kids. Because I am the Moral Majority, all of a sudden.
Jack tries to convince Fineman to accompany him to see Forrester. Fineman compares Forrester to Hannibal Lecter. I hate when shows feel like just because they reference another work of fiction, they aren't totally ripping it off. Jack says that he was a "very respected legal scholar." Fineman says that was true, until "he started taking 'a pound of flesh' literally." Fineman suggests a replacement, but Jack isn't hearing it. He wants Fineman to research Forrester and bring a one-page brief with him when they meet at the prison at noon. Fineman can't believe that Jack wants him to meet with "a man who fed his own paralegal's tongue through a paper shredder." Jack says it was because the paralegal failed to research an appeal properly. Oh, that's okay then. Jack won't let Fineman off the hook, and tells Fineman that he's looking for any connection to Barrington. Fineman says that Forrester was his client. Jack wants something other than that. Fineman is still curious, and Jack admits that Forrester claims to know things about Barrington that Jack needs to know. He dismissed Fineman, saying that Forrester's last meal is in nine hours.
At the courthouse, Riley advises a client -- who apparently just got acquitted of solicitation charges -- to stay away from certain parts of town to avoid temptation. The kicker? It's a dude, and he's dressed as a nun. Har har har! The judge calls Riley to approach. She explains that she needs him to represent a client named Sanchez. Riley complains about his caseload, but the judge isn't hearing it, and sets the arraignment for later that afternoon.