After Kim blackmailed Parker to promote her senior partner, he left her in charge while he chases his ex-girlfriend and the son he didn't know about. Finding the law firm financially near disaster, Kim bribes Jane with perks and a raise to return from Italian holiday with Owen and help by winning a murder case defense for a wealthy, adulterous law school friend Emily Horn, tried for murdering her boyfriend and blames her husband Anton. To get over disloyal Stacy, Fred found another girlfriend, Allie, but accepts Jane's advice to stick to his true love. Instead of following her heart and making up, Stacey follows coffee bar 'love guru' Nikki LePree's counsel to 'stay firm'. By the time she realizes her stupidity, Fred has disclosed being Jane's guardian angel and is replaced by assertive Luke Daniels, who has a prestigious law firm 'cover'.