During Adam and Grayson's court battle for custody of Daniel, Grayson tries to blackmail their arbitration judge to rule on her behalf after finding out that Judge Moore is one of her clients for her call-girl ring. But when Carrie learns what Grayson did, she exerts some influence of her own and threatens Judge Moore to reverse his ruling, and turns the tables on Grayson. Meanwhile, Brian give Anna a place to stay after Julie throws her out of the beach house. Cynthia is devastated when Brian tells her that her bulimia has made her unattractive. Sarah's wild parting and drinking begins to catch up with her, and later endangers her when Ben tries to get her to work in a strip club. Also, Joan's ex-husband tells Eric to break up with her for an annuity of $10,000, or she will lose a million dollars in an alimony claim. After thinking about it, Eric decides to accept the offer and he leaves Joan for good.