After a discussion with Doc Porterhouse, Corrinda decides what to do about her pregnancy. During this time, Heather continues her professional manoeuvrings. Things take an unusual turn at Crim's trial for Larry's murder. Those in the viewing area include Marnie who is Ricky's eyes and ears as he investigates the murder, and Death himself. Absent are Marilyn who has more important things to do, and Dusty who would rather be intimate with Larry himself. And Sam would rather be with his semi-comatose cat. After day one of the trial is over, Death finally manages to take his second victim in Shuckton.