Justice takes a side step when a popular football player is brought into night court for beating up a female groupie. Cynthia attempts to prosecute, but the victim is unwilling to talk and the presiding judge is a fan of the player. Television executives offer Judge Sims her own show. Cynthia and Bobby contemplate opening a legal aid office for people who don't have money for representation; Bobby would investigate and Cynthia would defend. Penelope returns to Judge Sims and Rifkind makes his decision about whether he should teach law or stay on the bench.