Alicia got duped this week.
She teamed with an outside attorney on a case that involved the daughter of Stern, the unseen partner at Alicia's law firm. She found herself a bit attracted to this lawyer, as well as to his unusual methods.
But, even though she ends up winning the case, Alicia is angry by episode's end: turns out, the guy failed his bar exam and wasn't a real lawyer. So much for trusting another man.
In other storyline news: Will wants to oust Stern as a partner in order to save the jobs of others at the firm (they're getting fired in cost-cutting moves). Diane isn't a fan of this plan, however.
Alicia's son, meanwhile, is caught talking to a phone sex woman. However, he thought she was the same prostitute that helped set his dad up for a major fall and was just trying to get information from her. When confronted, though, he doesn't reveal this information to his mother.