John's idol, Nicholas Engblume, shows up and needs his help in court, and then Nicholas's wife shows up and needs his help in getting a divorce. John hires Larry to mediate the relationship between Nicholas and Brandy, while John and Ally defend a woman with Tourette's syndrome who is accused of murdering her boyfriend.
Ling's ex-fiancé is about to get married, but he's still in love with Ling. Larry's ex, Jamie, is back in town, and she's determined that it's going to work out for them this time. The love that Larry and Ally have for each other might not be enough to send Jamie back to Detroit. John and Melanie fight intolerance when she gets fired from her school.
Much to Richard's surprise, Chubby Checker is not dead, but is in fact at the bar with a charity Twist contest. Elaine & Mark, Ally & Larry, and Ling & Richard are in their competitive mode, and Ling gets a hot Spanish dancer to team up with and coach Nelle. Meanwhile, Melanie invites John back to her place and introduces him to local homeless man, Mr. Bo. John think he's being stalked by him, but then finds out he means more to Melanie than he assumed.
In search of the most homophobic, bigoted lawyer she can find, Mark's ex-girlfriend Cindy comes to Richard to get the courts to allow her to marry. Nelle's dance partner hires her to sue over patents to his dance moves, but when the woman they're suing is his ex-girlfriend, it becomes very personal for Nelle. Young Sam Paul is in Ally's office wanting to sue his parents for separating. As she puts two and two together, Ally realizes that Larry will need to be with the mother of his son.
With Larry gone, Ally is hallucinating. This time it's Barry Manilow and therapy has taught her to physically fight her hallucinations. Richard has just hired a new lawyer, Jackson Duper, but he thinks it must be all a joke since his trial has a man wanting to dissolve his marriage to a nymphomaniac and then suing the priest who married them. It doesn't help matters that he was once biblical with Ling but never told her his real name, and Elaine sweats profusely at the sight of him. John thinks it's time to show Melanie something that is very special to him, but then ...
John and Richard get into a squabble over Richard borrowing John's baseball glove without asking, since they insist they are 35 year-old men and not little boys, Melanie suggests they go to couple's counseling. In defending his gender-biased client, Jackson portrays all the women in the court room as sexual objects. That trick just might lose him to Ling but win over Renee. Ally plays match-maker to Elaine and Mark when he gets jealous over Elaine's attraction to Jackson.
Getting concerned that Larry is never coming back, Ally starts seeing his face everywhere. Which is a problem since Renee and Jackson have just started dating and Jackson is put off by Ally's many issues. John starts a war in the office with Nelle, at home with Melanie, and in the court room when he and his client staunchly believe that the entire point of marriage is to have children.
Cage and Fish are off to Los Angeles for vacation, not the whole firm but just Richard and John and they have left Ally in charge as senior partner while they're gone. But before they've even landed Richard has been ordered to keep his mouth shut and then is arrested. At the hotel pool, Richard then meets a hot, young actress but when flirting with her, they both get arrested. Meanwhile, John defends an older woman who wants alimony after her fidelity-less marriage.
Jackson has drafted a pre-nup for a man about to marry, and when Larry represents the man's fiancée, a war is created between Jackson and Larry at home and at the office where they are likely to tear apart the couple before they marry. Ally caught Elaine cheating on Mark and now either Elaine is going to have to learn how to tell the truth, or Ally will have to learn how to lie.
On the day of the trial, Ally starts defending a little person who was sued for defrauding his date. The bigger surprise is that Larry represents his date. Going against each other in court, neither are prepared to lose when they wager a foot massage on the case. Cassandra shows up in John's office all the way from L.A. ready to pursue him, but John is currently in a lull professionally and personally.
A man wants to clone his dead wife, and nobody, even John, thinks that's a good idea, but when he finds out the opposing lawyer is Larry, John takes on the challenge. John uses Ally to try and get an advantage and Ally wagers another foot massage with Larry. But Barry White is missing and with the case falling short on merit, John is desperately going to need to find him or else he just might lose. Meanwhile, Ling keeps seeing Jackson in slow motion, and fearing that she might be in love, she throws herself at Richard.
It's Ally's birthday and she's upset because she's alone. Not alone alone, but alone with somebody else. While everybody is planning their song choice for her party, Larry is in a deposition. Sting is in town and is being sued by a jilted husband for wooing his wife. Larry is going to have to pull out something extraordinary to make up for missing Ally's birthday.
An attractive woman has come to the office to hire Richard and John, but she's the queen bee, and all Richard wants to do is suck on her toe and John has to try and win the case while fighting the urge to lust after her. Meanwhile, the Reverend and Lisa Knowles are fighting again, this time because he's dating a new woman in the church choir and Lisa keeps singing at her. Jackson and Nelle are supposed to mediate, but they seem to be making things worse by accidentally making fat, dumb and ugly jokes about Lisa's lawyer.
Richard flies to L.A. when Jane asks for his help in keeping photographs of her from being published in a magazine. But he keeps being asked if he's a real lawyer and he calls on John to help him. Meanwhile, John is trying to cheer Ally up when she's convinced that Larry is about to dump her, even though it's something completely different that he is planning.
With Larry gone, Richard assigns Ally to a case. A high school boy is seeking a court order to force a girl to take him to the prom. It's a long shot, but Ally wants to help the boy out, and she also thinks that Larry is the opposing lawyer. Richard has just hired Jane as his new secretary, but when she points out to him that everybody in the office is cold, he is sad and with John's help, decide that drastic measures need to be taken.
On her way to Cage and Fish, Ally runs into herself, better known as Jenny, a young lawyer just fired and heartbroken over her ex. So Ally hires her. Problem is Richard has also hired Glenn, Jenny's ex, better known as the cute uterus-tickler. To help her deal, Ally hires Attorney Steven Mittler as her therapist. John is irreparably fraught when he thinks Ally loves him as a lover rather than a friend.
When Ling is sarcastically nice to a stranger, she gets a surprise promotion as a judge. John is still irreparably fraught over thinking that Ally loves him, but he's concerned that only crazy people are attracted to him. That worry is not alleviated when Claire Otoms arrives at Cage and Fish as the main plaintiff in Jenny's class action lawsuit. Jenny thinks Ally likes Glenn when Ally keeps finding herself looking at him while they are second and third chair in Jenny's case.
Jenny is concerned when Ally has a dream that Jenny had a dream that had Glenn and Raymond boxing. Glenn assures her that it has nothing to do with their case, but just that Ally has repressed feelings of sexual intimacy for him. After crawling out from underneath her desk, Ally finally admits that she's interested in him, but he denies having any sort of feelings for her. Meanwhile, John is embarrassed by the new body suit that Coretta designed for him, and just has to bite the bullet and let Ally know the truth about what he feels for her. He is not prepared when ...
Raymond is sued for sexual harassment and he hires Jenny to defend him. The closer Raymond and Jenny get, the more they think they might like each other, and fewer reasons that Glenn and Ally have for not dating each other. Meanwhile, John is gone and Richard inhabits his hole.
Jenny's mother arrives at Cage & Fish in need of a lawyer. She has been fired for dating a younger man and she's suing for sexual harassment. Ally and Glenn take the case, and once again find themselves dancing around the idea of dating each other. Meanwhile, Elton John is at the bar singing about wanting love.
Ally has Glenn all hot and bothered on the dance floor, but then Glenn has Jenny all hot and bothered while singing Elvis Presley on her birthday. They're on a double date that is more awkward than imagined. John is back, but he's upset that Richard has violated his hole. Richard has become a trial lawyer, or a litigator, either way he's off to court, or to meet the client. This is the type of confusion that John's disappearance has caused in the office.
A widowed Reverend who no longer believes in God believes that Ally has been brought to him by fate and he hires her as his lawyer which brings Ally back to a former client. John is helping a man sue his town for cancelling Christmas, but the case hits a holiday nerve and John has become disappointed in mankind. Elaine is preparing a Christmas party duet with Glenn but Jenny is having nothing of it and is willing to fight over her man.