Bright young public defender Christine Sullivan finds out she still has a lot to learn after her first day in Harry's court, while Harry ends up throwing her overprotective father in jail for insulting him.
Bull takes part in a foster-father program for underprivileged kids and shows his adoptive son, Andy, around the courtroom. But Billie discovers that Andy is really a girl in disguise. Dan pleads with Mac to give up his baseball tickets to land a date with a sports fan.
Harry experiences an unusual chemistry with a charismatic madam whose brothel has been raided, and wrestles with his conscience about whether to admit her diary into evidence; Bull takes exception to Mac's family tradition of fattening a live turkey in preparation for Thanksgiving.
Selma's old boyfriend, Marty, comes after her again. While Harry is shut in his office for an annual file review, his super-efficient replacement, Judge Kopelson, charms the entire staff, but a background check reveals him to be a fraud.
A spiritual medium responds to Harry's contempt of court sentence by placing a curse on the courtroom. Harry thinks she's a phony, but Bull collapses, paralyzed, while Dan's accountant drops dead during an audit.
After Quon Le, Mac's legal wife, is caught sharing house with a group of prostitutes, she says she loves him and wants to live with him as his real wife. Billie and Dan compete for Harry's favor, wanting a letter of recommendation for a special mayoral post, but Billie takes it unusually badly when Dan gets the letter.