Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) try to help out an old friend (Thomas Lennon) who is charged with assault of a man the bounty hunter recently took down. To win their case against Jared’s old flame Ellen Swatello (Rhea Seehorn), Peter gets shot point-blank with a bean-bag gun in court (but only after Jared chickens out). Although the stunt may get their friend cleared of the assault charges, to save his license Peter and Jared go to work as bounty hunters in an attempt to take down the man (Hart Bochner) responsible for all their friend’s woes.
Back at the office Rachel (Heather Locklear) and Infeld (Malcolm McDowell) are equally concerned with Damien’s (Reed Diamond) new zen attitude and beach-bum makeover. Eventually the promise of another judgeship brings Damien’s wild days to an end, but not before he blows a deal with a lucrative potential client and kisses Rachel causing a pair of awkward moments between the pair (and perhaps foreshadowing something more between them down the line).
Although the pair don’t make very intimidating bounty hunters, Franklin and Bash do manage to use some leverage and a little deception to get all charges against the bounty hunter dismissed. I’m also happy to see the return of Swatello and the resumption of her banter (in and out of the bedroom) with Jared. Peter and Jared take a little time off the case for a double-date (Lindsey Morgan, Katie Gill) which is interrupted by the unexpected return of Charlie (Nicky Whelan) who Peter later finds out has been spending time with Pindar’s arch-nemesis Rob Lowe (playing himself) who declares war on all three of them setting up next week’s season finale.