When his girlfriend Shondra Robbins disappears, basketball star Dion Wilkes calls on Chris, who soon finds himself investigating her death. When details of Shondra's apparent suicide don't add up, Chris turns to Dion. However, basketball coach Stuart Adams convinces Dion' s roommate Lenny Erickson to claim they were together all night. But Lenny's girlfriend, Karen Woodley, tells Chris about Dion's fight with Shondra. Meanwhile, when she and Chris decide to tell Lipschitz about their romance, they are forced to put the announcement on hold when Rita mysteriously falls ill.