LA Law: "Beef Jerky" (2/5/1987): Grace's first case back in day court involves the theft of something used in bovine reproduction. The actual trial challenges both sides' ability to keep it together. Arnie represents a woman named Carolyn Glassband (Patricia Wetting, thirtysomething) who is blaming herself for the end of her marriage … until she finds video evidence her husband (Mark Withers) cheated on her with her sister. Victor tries to get a shy young woman to come out of her shell to testify in a trial regarding her little brother's death four years ago in a car crash with a sleepy truck driver. Ann asks Abby who she's taking to her cousin's wedding. Eventually, she agrees to go out with George Handleman, whom she introduces to her son. Arnie meets his professional match in Renée Quintana (Sheryl Lee Ralph, It's A Living). This episode shows how well the show manages to go between humorous situations and gripping drama without seeming forced. Unfortunately, with Disc 5, they crammed 5 episodes onto this disc, so the compression artifacts are even worse. LA Law: "Becker on the Rox" (2/12/1987): Kuzak lands a case representing a pharmaceutical company called Northland, making him the first lawyer in Mackenzie-Brackman to land a Fortune 100 company. They also own a consulting firm whose business includes jury selection. Kuzak believes they are guilty, but he still has to represent them all the same. Stuart and Ann try to keep their relationship professional. Roxanne requests a raise of $100 a week. Arnie says he'll talk to his superiors to see if they allow it. When they won't give her anything better than a cost of living increase, and he starts to get suspicious of her intentions, Roxanne resigns. Since the judge has had it in for him from his Public Defender days, Victor asks Abby to take a case involving a mentally disabled man named Benny Stulwicz (Larry Drake) accused of beating and robbing a shoe repairman because a friend asked him to. The connecting theme here seems to be the downside of mixing work and romance. That's no coincidence: Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry have been married in real life since 1973. It also explains why the late, lamented MAD Magazine's parody was called "LA Lewd." If the show was on today, the #MeToo movement would likely figure into the storylines heavily. LA Law: "Fifty Ways to Floss Your Lover" (2/19/1987): Grace asks for the death penalty for a cop killer; the defendant, Walt Buckner (J.W. Smith), threatens her, but she refuses to get a gun for protection. A guard he threatened (Jason Ross) who takes the stand worries he'll kill again if he's convicted because he'll have nothing left to lose. A doctor (Philip Reeves) argues that he is a victim. Roxanne still has to clean up after the temp Arnie hired; Arnie begs her to come back, but she won't without a raise, and she gives him a deadline of Friday to make up his mind. Then, she sits in as a juror on the case of a traffic accident; two of the jurors become two angry men during the deliberations. Eventually, she has to defend her dissenting vote, forcing another vote. Victor has a dentist's appointment, and his colleagues' recollections of their own dental problems do not ease his mind; the descriptions are more than Douglas can take. During the appointment, he learns his old dentist died six months ago and his new one (Jennifer Holmes, Newhart) is involved in a malpractice suit filed by a patient (Laura Esterman) claiming she implanted radio signals in her teeth. He takes her case. Arnie's new temp is an Englishwoman named Meredith Wiggins (Jane Windsor); Arnie wants to take her out to dinner, but he learns that it's not going to happen with her when he learn's who she's going with instead. A gang member takes revenge after a guilty verdict. Some shows seem to act like there is only one side to any issue. This isn't one of them. John Hancock, who plays Judge Armand, also played Gus the Cameraman on Family Ties. He died in 1992. LA Law: "The Grace of Wrath" (2/26/1987): Douglas buys a new toupée. When it fails to get the intended results, he gives it up. He also meets his former mistress's (Clare Wren) new boyfriend. Victor ends up representing an elderly man (Alfred Dennis) prosecuted for smoking cannabis, which California did not decriminalize until after this show went off the air. Grace testifies against the juvenile gang member (Damon Hines) who shot her. Arnie tries to convince his client Leon Schachter (Stephen Godwin) to stand up for himself and try to get more from his ex-wife then he's asking for. A female juror asks Victor out after he loses his case. Roxanne dates Leon Schachter. Over lunch, Stuart and Ann debate whether men or women are more vain about aging. D.A. Rogoff (Bruce Kirby) demotes Grace to a desk job for being too lenient on sentencing. Self-fulfilling prophecy alert: In one scene, Grace says to Kuzak, "you think we can go to Disneyland?" while planning a weekend together. With the Disney-Fox merger, maybe they can get a discount. Probably not a coincidence: the episode production code 4L20 is relevant to one of the subplots. LA Law: "Sparky Brackman, RIP" (3/26/1987): Abby represents Douglas in a lawsuit a neighbor (Warren J. Kemerling) filed over his dog Sparky. When the judge (Clyde Kusatsu, All-American Girl) rules in Douglas's favor, the neighbor threatens to get even. When that revenge turns tragic, Douglas asks Vinnie La Rosa what to do when the police won't intervene. Kuzak is involved in a civil suit filed by a girl named Laurie (Whitney Kershaw) accusing a student-athlete named Richard Bertrand (Nick Cassavettes) of date rape; he offers her a settlement with a non-disclosure agreement, and the client turns it down. The lawyer defending the accused is a woman named Patricia M. Pittman (Tess Harper). Ann advises Abby to use condoms if she and George decide to go to bed together. Arnie calls Leon "cheap" when the bouquet of flowers he gives Roxanne has no roses in it. Kuzak's client receives the smallest monetary judgment in history, then someone comes forward with a confession after the fact. This was one of the first dramatic shows to use the word "condom"; one of the others, Valerie, also aired on NBC and premiered six months earlier. LA Law: "Oy Vey, Wilderness" (4/2/1987): Arnie reconnects with the now-adult daughter of a former client in a grocery store, now a model named Lucinda (Lise Cutter, Perfect Strangers). Grace turns to pills, coffee, and alcohol to cope with the stress of a desk job. While facing assault charges against him, Douglas sues his neighbor for killing his dog. Leland has to go to the doctor. Stuart and Ann go camping, but things don't quite go as planned. While Kuzak represents a man (Luke Askew) accused of using his boat as a drug-running front, he makes an ultimatum to Grace regarding her growing pills and drinking problem. After Lucinda's boyfriend wants her back, Arnie starts to regret losing Roxanne.