Kelsey represents Julius Goldfarb, a former TV actor consumed by his crime fighting alter ego, the Salamander. Becker has a very happy birthday when he invites Judge Monica Ryan to spend it with him. But later, a deranged gunman holds Judge Ryan, Becker, and a whole courtroom hostage during a custody dispute with his ex-wife. Meanwhile, Victor stomps briefly before setting out on his case to meet with the twins involved in a civil claim. Markowitz tries to help Roxanne get through her monumental tax problem and forces her to declare bankruptcy. Brackman tries to confine in McKenzie about his home situation.