Vincent's first experience as writing instructor in juvenile ward is scary, but after finding potential i the prison work shop he thanks Crystal for arranging the job and invites her a home dinner to meet the family. After Maxine's pre-teen ward Joshua runs away from his adoptive mother to a regular foster mother, who intends to bow out heartbroken, a three ways compromise is devised. Peter gets grumpy when questioned about keeping his stuff at home rather then move them back to Gillian's. Amy's biased testimony for Graciela only hurts her case, so the lawyer bans her from court, where the incorrigible brat's insolence contributes to a long jail sentence. Strict Oswell Bray's daughter challenges his custody over her kid sister, assuming without proof she must also be abused.