Phil has just been informed of his civic duty to perform his turn at jury duty. He tries to get out of it, although Alice tries to encourage him to be a good example for the girls, and just do it. Maybe he could convince Willie to pose as him for a day? When Willie figures out what is going on, he snubs Phil, and leaves.
Frankie stops by to show off his new job as fishmonger. His latest venture after being fired from the show a couple weeks ago. Frankie lays on some tall tales to try to gain sympathy from Phil, and offer him more hand outs. Frankie manages to weasel his way in to spend the night, but what will Alice say? Under the guise of practicing her song for the show, Alice sings, I’d Say You Was.
Phil tries to break the news to Alice about Remley staying over for a while. She isn’t very willing, but lays down the rules of the house. When the reality of jury duty rears its head, Remley suggests that Phil is less than educated, but Phil and Alice come back with high tone airs. Faced with his ordeal, Phil decides to study up on the potential murder case he is to be on the jury for. He wants to come across as being educated and well informed.
Phil wants to reenact the crime, just in time for Julius to enter to play victim. Will Julius go for the experiment? Not of his own free will. After he has studied up enough, Phil is confident that he can handle jury duty, and takes evidence to prove his point.
How does the courtroom scene pan out? The show runs long, so we never get to find out. Although if Phil is prepared, and well read on the case as he has become, he will find that he will likely be disqualified for jury duty anyway. Since the lawyers like to have people who don’t have a preexisting opinion on the case at hand.