When Al Ware doesn't show up for work, Jack decides to stop by his flat to see what the problem might be. What he finds is Al's partner Steve dead on the floor. Al's story is that after he and his partner had a fight the night before, he went out by himself for a drink and then went straight to bed on his return home without checking to see if Steve was in. Jack is of the view that once Al admits to the fight, Al will be charged with murder so they concocts a story for the police. Annie and Charlie defend a young man who is charged with raping a teenage at a party. Two other youths were allowed to plead guilty to lesser charges but the prosecution is determined to get a conviction. He maintains his innocence but the barristers feel he's not telling them the whole story.