Megan's mom, Judge Joan Hunt, acquits Hillary Stone of the brutal murder of her five-year-old son. The most hated woman in America is later found dead near a construction worksite. Peter doesn't think anyone will care if this murder goes unsolved. Well, that's not quite true. Megan Hunt cares.
Sheila Temple (guest star Marcia Gay Harden) is a sensationalist TV reporter who has been capitalizing on the press from the Hillary Stone case for her show Temple of Justice. Ethan is a big fan of the program. However, he's no fan of the deceased, Hillary Stone, who Megan believes was beaten, raped and buried alive.
Bud escorts Hillary's mother, Ruth (guest star Rita Wilson), past the media frenzy out front led by Sheila Temple. An angry public has egged this woman's house and slashed her tires. Ruth tells Megan that her wild daughter got pregnant by her boyfriend, Craig. Even the birth of her grandson couldn't ground a troubled Hillary.