The Karr family celebrates Christmas, but Mike is called away to deal with the Gerry McGrath murder trial case. Cookies shares a brief Christmas with Malcolm before leaving to continue the holiday with her family. At the hospital, Gerry is under police guard, but has been visited by her mother and Mike. John Barnes joins Mike and Gerry, and they speculate that Otto Zimmerman is running a gambling operation out of his nightclub. John meets Cookie. Mike informs John of his plan to go after Zimmerman but wants John out of the firing line. Malcolm lies to Cookie so that he can see Eve Morris on the side.