Frank is taking care of Courtney - they discuss Julie not running when she had the chance. Courtney thinks it's just for appearances, but Frank doesn't think so. Instead of arguing, Courtney says she needs to meet the insurance adjuster at the crash site, he wants to go over what happened exactly. He wants to go with, but she says she can do it on her own.
At the hospital, Karen is getting ready to head to the crash site to meet the insurance adjuster. Joe questions this - saying usually you just fill out a form. Karen thinks maybe they're being careful because Courtney lost her baby in the accident. Joe says he'd go with, but he has to get Neil and take him to Frank's. Karen comments on Joe and Frank getting along, Joe credits it to Neil. He compliments Frank on his Uncleness. Later, Joe and Neil come by Frank's. Joe wants to take off but Neil insists on showing him around Frank's cool place. Joe sees an indoor basketball hoop and the boys get a little mushy thinking about childhood b-ball games. They both claim to be the best and Neil talks them into one championship game. Neil is acting as commentator when he feels tired and sits down. Frank and Joe stop playing, but Neil insists he's fine and wants them to continue playing. They reluctantly do, but stop again when they see Neil has closed his eyes. Later, Neil is up again and the brothers are playing, Neil starts coughing and went to the bathroom. Frank asks Joe about Neil's state. Joe talks about being worried and Frank feels helpless. They discuss that maybe a counselor would help Neil open up about his feelings and quit trying to cover. Frank told Joe that he's a good dad, and they toast with OJ at agreeing about something - that Neil is a good kid.
In the courtroom, the judge is making sure she got it right - Scott is taking over as Julie's defense. Scott told the judge Julie did a favor for him and he'd like to return it. Dara interjects that Leopold was fired as a delaying tactic. The judge points out that, even so, Julie still needs a lawyer and asks Julie if she'll accept Scott as her counsel. Julie hesitates, then accepts. Dara objects for the record. The judge adjourns, and asks both lawyers to meet with her in her quarters. On his way in, Lucy stops Scott and asks what he's doing. Scott says he's just stepping in until Julie gets a new attorney. Chris wonders to Julie and Rachel how this move benefits Scott. Rachel wonders how it can benefit Julie, and Julie agrees. Chris thinks Scott is too close to Kevin to be trusted.
Kevin and Eve stop Lucy and ask what Scott is doing. Lucy, somewhat unconvincingly, says he's returning a favor. Lucy opines maybe Julie isn't guilty, Eve thinks Lucy is just grateful for the Christina saving. Lucy admits to being confused on the innocent/guilty issue. Eve and Kevin thinks Scott is making a mistake.
In the judge's quarters, Scott repeats that he's just filling in. The judge tells him he is her attorney until the end of the trial and gives him 24 hours to come up to speed. The lawyers leave and are set upon by the press, Dara and Scott ignore them and go back into the courtroom. Dara warns Scott she plans on nailing Julie to the wall. Chris talks to Kevin and Eve and wonders about Scott's volunteerism. He repeats that Julie is innocent and hopes Scott will see that. Kevin hopes justice is done and Chris leaves. In the courtroom, Scott takes Julie back to the judge's quarters to talk. Rachel went over and is smarmy to Lucy, Lucy politely walks away. Later, Julie told Chris she almost feels sorry for Scott - when he gets her released, she's going to take Christina away from him. Sympathetic Chris says "Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug." Scott and Lucy come up to Eve and Kevin with all the case info. Eve and Kevin can't believe that Scott will be defending Julie. Scott claims everyone is entitled to a defense. Kevin asks how he's going to feel if he sets a killer free.
At the crash site, Courtney flashes back to the accident. The adjuster comes up and Courtney starts to tell her story when Karen arrives. The adjuster apologizes that they were there together. Karen says it's her fault for arriving early. He thanks them for their time and leaves. Courtney snipes at Karen, Karen apologizes and then snipes back that they both should have not been on the road. Courtney asks if she's saying that Courtney should have stayed home because she was pregnant. Courtney asks Karen what was so important that she had to be on the road that night. Karen says that Courtney was going too fast and lost control of her car, Courtney claims Karen was in her lane.
Lee and Gail enter the courtroom where Scott is preparing for the trial. Lee asks Scott about his representing Julie and Scott explains that it was him or a public defender. Lee says he's proud of him but Scott isn't sure. He also isn't sure he believes Julie. Meanwhile, Lucy and Gail discuss the situation and their concerns for Scott. Joe, Karen, Courtney and Frank enter the courthouse and are talking about Courtney having to tell Neil where she was going. Neil still misses John. Courtney asks Karen what Scott is trying to prove by taking this case and Karen responds that Scott believes in the legal system and that means Julie is entitled to good representation. Courtney takes this as another opportunity to go at Karen and went on and on and on... Eve and Kevin enter the courthouse remarking on the amount of press outside. Eve is not pleased that Scott has taken the case either.
In the courtroom, Julie and Rachel arrive and Scott asks Rachel is Julie is okay. Yes, she's nervous but ready. Chris gives Julie a pep talk and reassures her of his devotion. Court is called to session and Scott calls Julie to the stand. He asks her about how she met Cooper and everything about her kidnapping a his hands and what was done to her. She explains how he brainwashed her and how ever when she was freed, she was still under his control although able to do her job and function in society. She told of his phone calls and how she found John and tried to help him - but he was already dead. On cross, Dara tries to use the fact that her life was normal after her kidnapping and before the murder of John against her but it's not too effective. Julie does quite well on the whole and on redirect Scott brought out her brother's death and it's effect on Julie's life. Well done! The defense rests.
Scott told Julie she did fine. While exiting, Courtney continues babbling about what a great act Scott and Julie put on. Joe says he is convinced of Julie's innocence now. Karen went to speak to Scott. Lee, Gail and Karen tell Scott they're proud and Julie thanks him. Karen tells Julie she believes she's innocent. Julie is led away and Karen heads back to work with Lee and Gail escorting her out. Lucy and Scott chat and Rachel comes over to thank Scott again. Scott told Lucy that, although he has his doubts, he feels the odds went from a long shot to even money. They go home.