The first half of the fifth season of the popular comedy-drama based around the antics of America's zaniest legal practice. In 'Friends and Lovers' Ally meets lawyer Jenny and hires her to come and work at the firm. 'Judge Ling' has Ally, Jenny and Glenn work on a case involving strangely glamorous older woman Claire Otoms (Dame Edna Everage). 'Neutral Corners' finds Ally making an infomercial. 'Fear of Flirting' sees Richard step in when John goes missing. 'I Want Love' has Jenny's mother Francis (Jacqueline Bisset) ask the firm for help. 'Lost and Found' finds John making a return visit. In 'Nine One One' Ally helps a minister (Tom Berenger) who is undergoing a crisis of faith. 'Playing with Matches' sees Ally consider having an affair with Jenny's mother's fiancé Tim. 'Blowin' in the Wind' has Ally buy a house and hire handyman Victor (Jon Bon Jovi) to help fix it up. 'One Hundred Tears' finds Ally defending a man who has been pursuing his life-long dream of self-propelled flight. Finally, in a 'Kick in the Head', Ally's ten-year-old daughter Maddie turns up on her doorstep.