Ellenor learns that Marsha Ellison is guilty of the crime for which her husband was convicted. Ellenor goes to Keith Ellison, who is now in prison, and urges him to come forward with the truth, though he refuses.
Meanwhile, Eugene Young represents a man who is up for parole, Leonard Marshall (guest star Charles Dutton). Eugene insists that the best chance for parole is to confess to the crime and beg forgiveness. During the parole hearing, Leonard refuses to admit guilt, though the parole board still sets him free.
Also in this episode, Rebecca assists a powerful attorney, John Mockler (guest star Ron Silver), who is famous for fighting death penalty cases. Rebecca discovers that Mockler picks only the cases that he feels are worthy. If he doesn't believe a client has a good chance of getting his penalty overturned, he will not fight for the case. Instead, he urges the doomed clients to find religion.
Rebecca believes that every person, no matter what the case, should be defended to the full extent of the law. She tells Bobby about John Mockler's questionable tactics, and they attempt to get a stay of execution for Mockler's latest case. Their argument is not successful, and the death penalty is carried out.