On her first day at Gruber and Gruber Helen consults with Ruth O'Malley (Alison Whyte) who wants Helen to enforce the 'vasectomy clause' in her mother's will. The clause states that Ruth's brother Dean, a free-spirited artist, will only inherit his share if he has a vasectomy. Roz calls Helen's old boss and finds out that Helen was fired from her last job but she agrees to keep her on if Helen will submit to some mentoring. Helen gets an after-hours visit from Dean O'Malley (Glenn Robbins).
Helen mediates a case between a bereaved daughter, Gina Munster (Daniela Farinacci) and Kellie-Joy Fraser (Jessica Redmayne), the new, much younger partner of Gina's dead father, Alan Munster. Both women want Alan Munster's ashes. Helen mediates an agreement whereby Kellie-Joy will get one teaspoon of ashes but at the last minute, Gina reneges on the deal. Meanwhile, Helen has an awkward family lunch at Dad's house, which culminates with her father accidentally killing a pesky possum with his homemade sling shot. Helen is kicked out of her Airbnb for being 'too messy' and 'complaining too much' about everything.
Helen meets with Eileen Popovitch (Annie Lee) who is demanding power of attorney over her mother, Daphne (Colette Mann) because she has dementia. Meanwhile, Helen's estranged husband, William G.H Ford (Bert La Bonte) is in town for the writer's festival and shows up at Gruber and Gruber to ask Helen for shared custody of their dog, Artie. The following day, Eileen brings her mother Daphne to Gruber and Gruber to convince Helen that Daphne is not compos mentis. While Helen is at work William shows up at May and Graham's to take Artie for a walk and never returns with him. Helen makes a late afternoon dash to the writer's festival to find Artie and makes a scene at William's serious writerly panel, run by iiterary interlocutor, Lindy Baxter-Smythe (Marg Downey).
The Gruber and Gruber workplace is a-buzz because their favourite temp, Fun Peggy (Bessie Holland) is coming in to help out with a deceased estate. Helen doesn't understand what's so fun about Fun Peggy, but everyone else, including George, thinks she is 'a hoot'. Helen tries to hand off a court case because she has no actual court experience and then has to ask Dad for help. Before she knows it, Dad and Viktor are staging a mock trial to help her up her court game. Meanwhile, Helen looks into a will where a woman's dead husband has arranged to keep texting her from beyond the grave.
Ray palms off one of his cases to Helen because he is scared of the opposing counsel, Alice Pike (Georgina Naidu). While working late one night, Helen stumbles upon Roz's passion project; an all-woman harmony group (available to sing at funerals) called, The Sadrigals (Linda Bull, Sun Park, Louisa Wall). Alice Pike reports Roz to the legal board for supposedly breaching her terms of suspension and Roz, determined to clear her name, arranges a special 'hearing' with board member, Alex Pang (Sam Pang), where The Sadrigals will perform.
Roz announces that Gruber and Gruber has been nominated for a Small Business Award at the local council awards night. The judging is done by a 'mystery judge' who could come at any time, so she instructs everyone to be on their best behaviour and has a quiet word to Helen about her ubiquitous brown suit. Helen meets with Petro (Alex Papps), a man who is convinced he is the illegitimate son of a recently deceased newsreader. Helen and George try to put on their best faces for every client, including Blayden Tork (Ed Kavalee) who comes in to consult with Helen about his will. A scuffle in reception has Helen and George worried that they've blown their chances of winning an award. Roz puts her best face (and dress and hairdo) forward at the awards night anyway, determined to enjoy the evening.
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