The loss of one of the firm's floors to the bankruptcy restructuring re-invigorates Diane, who zealously assists Alicia in the firm's latest case--the prosecution of a university over the death of a student. A member of the school's water polo team was killed during a hazing ritual at a party, and Alicia successfully argues that the school had knowledge of the event and didn't do enough to try and prevent it. Sensing the case turning against them, the opposition changes their approach and argues that the killing was a hate crime. If they can prove that the killer was motivated to act by the victim's sexual orientation, the university is off the hook.
As Alicia and Kalinda both work with Eli to disprove Indira Starr's assertion that she slept with Peter, Jackie is tasked with giving speeches to retirees on Peter's behalf. When she starts to flub her deliveries, however, Alicia begins to wonder if the stroke may have affected her mind.