Benson is cutting the ribbon at the mall. Suddenly someone cries out a robbery and when the robber passes Benson he knocks him out with the giant scissors he was holding. Later the man sues for battery. He retains Clayton as his lawyer who tells him it's a piece of cake. Till he learns who the opposing counsel is; Nevada Bob Walker a shark. Clayton suffers a breakdown, and Benson asks the judge what are his options. Either to let the judge give him a continuance which means they will pick it up in 18 months or proceed on his own. He chooses the latter. And it turns ...
On a stormy Halloween night, a mysterious man who calls himself G. Reaper shows up. Later they learn that some children go missing. That's when the entire staff believe that the man is The Grim Reaper. Benson decides to go see him to find out who he is and why he is here. But his answers shock him.
As the fiscal year ends, Clayton realizes there is a large surplus of funds unused. The auditors tell him that he must use it now, or lose it to the budget in the following year. Benson and Clayton find ways to use the funds.
Clayton's about to be named Budget Director. But at the hearing a secret he's been keeping is revealed and might make his appointment unlikely. So he freaks out and runs out. Benson tries to encourage to stand up to them.