Shannon is lured again to the gambling tables on behalf of a struggling girlfriend (Mary Jo Keenen) whose freeloader ex-husband (Darrell Larson) owes for back child support.
Jack gladly moves to an luxury firm that throws in a condo, but his heart is back at his old apartment building, where tenants are being forced out.
Following Lucy's escape from death during a police shoot-out, a law student (B.D. Wong) enlists Shannon to bring a wrongful death suit against a shop owner's killers.
Lucy still has nightmares about her traumatic experience in the shootout, Jack assures her he is closing in on the culprits.
Jack Shannon is hired to defend a bullying TV talk-show host (John Kapelos) charged with fomenting antiArab sentiments, which provoked the death of an Arab-American shop owner.
Some people don't take kindly to Shannon when he discovers the dumping of toxic chemicals while investigating an explosion that critically injured Neala's friend (Paul Whitthorne).
Jack becomes a candidate for a jail ticket for not turning in an old friend's wife (Michele Pawk), who has a secret to hide besides refusing to admit her role in a hit-and-run accident.
Neala's friend (Kiersten Warren) hides a hectic home life, until Shannon intervenes after she's whisked away by hospital attendants ordered by her father (John M. Jackson).