Mr. Brinker accuses Jamal of starting the fire in his store. Jamal denies being there the night before, even though the police have a surveillance camera that show somebody at the drop slot at the time before the fire. Ghostwriter starts asking Jamal about the F.B.I. and copyright infringement, so he and Alex head to the library to find out what Mr. Brinker was so upset about the other day. Gaby and Tina work on a video to try and figure out who set the fire, tracking down the cab driver who took the man to Mr. Brinker's and find out he left for Washington D.C. the same night. Lenni reads Jamal's letter and finds out he was at the video store and wants to know why he lied to her. The police further question Jamal about his alibi for the time of the fire, and he finds himself lying to his parents and grandma as well because he thinks the truth will land him in jail.