Cameron Tiernay (from Episode 29) is ranting outside the Eaton Centre. Recently sprung from jail, still dressed in his prison orange, he angrily tells shoppers the mall – commerce - is the real prison. Eventually the police arrive to take him away.
Elliot meets with Duncan and Maddie Armstrong at their new spa. Duncan, a goth, was arrested for assaulting a luxury car salesman who insulted him because of how he looked. He explains his goth appearance to Elliot, who seems very interested in it.
Leigh Sullivan is with Ronnie in the office. Jack is nowhere to be seen, and since he’s her lawyer, and her trial is today, she’s obviously distressed. She’s worried that Jack won’t show. Jack arrives to let her know he has everything covered. Jack explains to Ronnie that Leigh is Jack’s favourite stripper and they used to date.
Anil is trying to get into his office; Zona won’t let him. He tells her he needs his “lucky tie” from the garbage bags in which he keeps his files and then panics when Zona tells him she threw them out. His client, Mrs. Rupert, is the reason Anil needs the tie. He’s helped her on other occasions, always wearing the tie and she blames their good fortune on the tie alone.
Cameron is brought into Bail Court. After ranting to the JP about his thoughts on the farcical title “Your Worship”, Alice recommends – with trepidation – that the matter be traversed to Mental Health Court. Surprisingly, Cameron consents, and Cameron is led out.
Anil is in an alley dumpster next to the office, frantically rummaging through garbage looking for his files and his tie. Ronnie stands nearby helping him. Later, Anil finds the tie and is able to negotiate a good plea for an enthusiastic Mrs. Rupert.
At Duncan’s trial, Menon examines Nick Taunton, the complainant. Nick tells the court that he thought Duncan’s request to test drive a ninety thousand dollar car was a joke, considering how Duncan looked. Duncan lost his temper when Nick wouldn’t help him. On cross, Elliot suggests that it was Nick’s prejudice for Duncan that caused the conflict.
In Trial Court, Rogan examines Kristy, the complainant, who insists that Leigh took her to a small apartment full of strung-out prostitutes and forced her to work there. After Kristy ran away, Leigh took her to a man named Emile in Montreal who beat her and held her captive. On cross, Jack pokes many, many holes in Kristy’s story, and accuses her of violating her probation and outright fabricating these charges in order to save herself. Later, Jack gets Emile to essentially confirm this. Leigh is vindicated and the charges are withdrawn.
Alice meets with Paul Tiernay, an evangelical minister and Cameron’s brother. He explains to Alice that aside from Paul, Cameron has no other friends or family who will acknowledge him. Paul is confident Cameron’s problems stem from the fact that he hasn’t accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and saviour. In Mental Health Court, Paul stands and to act as surety, but Cameron fiercely rejects the offer. Dr. Neuman and Judge Malone both agree that there may be a psychological explanation for Cameron’s “passion.” In the end, Cameron, genuinely shocked that these professionals think he has a problem, agrees to plead guilty on the mischief charge, serve a conditional sentence and attend regular visits to a psychiatrist.
Elliot is back at Duncan and Maddie’s spa. They’ve made him up in Goth makeup, and Elliot is thrilled. He poses in front of a mirror, finding a new side to his self.
Written by:Joseph Kay and Bruce Mitchell
Directed by:Lynne Stopkewich
Guest stars:Rick Roberts as Cameron Tiernay
Scott McCord as Duncan Armstrong
Sabrina Grdevich as Maddie Armstrong
Ingrid Kavelaars as Leigh Sullivan
Sandi Ross as Mrs. Rupert
Joe Pingue as Mr. Litvack
Graham Harley as Nick Taunton
Martha MacIsaac as Kristy Hausman
Ted Atherton as Paul Tiernay
Guy Letourneau as Emile Ducrose