Previously on The Practice: Lindsay flies to Los Angeles to defend Dennis Mills, accused of murdering Stacy Kingman, a woman with whom he was having an online affair but who he claims never to have met; the victims husband trashes Lindsay; Millss wife is not sure what to believe; a Los Angeles judge suffering from the heartbreak of over-enunciation denies Bobby a continuance; the D.A. tells DYD&F (well, D, D & F anyway) that he knows all about their "Plan B" garbage; the victims sister (a Sister) tells Ellenor to go to hell; a scuzbucket explains his violent-threat-based strategy for picking up women on the Internet; Jimmy tries to dig up dirt on the investigating cop; Ellenor finds a photograph of their client and the victim at the same party; Lindsay confronts Dennis with the photographic evidence.
Lindsay and Bobby are in a cell with Dennis, trying to come up with a plausible explanation for how Dennis fingerprints could have gotten on Stacy Kingmans eyeglasses. Lindsay suggests that maybe a woman spilled her purse and Dennis helped her pick up her things, or perhaps someone left glasses on his desk. Dennis points out that the murder happened a year ago and even if there were some such trivial detail that would explain the fingerprints, he simply cant remember.
Whoosh, back to the hotel room. Everyones sitting around in their casual clothes having a strategy meeting about Dennis case. Ellenor says, "Well, at least hes honest." Bobby points out that hes also a dead man; even if they can explain away the body in the trunk of the car, Stacys eyeglasses were found in a locked desk. Jimmy advances the tired old "Plan B" tactic (create reasonable doubt by accusing someone else) and suggests they accuse Stacy Kingmans husband. Bobby objects, saying theyll look like monsters for accusing the widower. (Not that looking like monsters really stopped them from using Plan B in the Vogelman case.) Theres general discussion of the fact that there are some old rumours about Mr. Kingman having an affair, but these are dismissed (rather too readily if you ask me) due to Mr. Kingmans alibi. Jimmy points out that theyre desperate, the trial starts in ten hours, and if their guy is innocent the most likely candidate is the husband. He suggests Plan B again; Ellenor accuses him of loving Plan B. Lindsay knows the judge, who already hates them, will read them the riot act if they accuse the husband. Jimmy asks Lucy, whos wearing braids that look way goofy on her, how their client looks, between all the physical and circumstantial evidence, and of course Lucy says, "Guilty." Jimmy states that thats how their client looks to the world, maybe because he is, but if hes not, the next best choice is the husband. He insists, "Plan B. No question." No one says anything but Lindsay, Bobby, and Ellenor all look pretty doubtful and dejected.