Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror (Henry Fonda) casts considerable doubt on elements of the case.
Claire's children, with the help of their dad, Phil, prepare Claire for a debate. The mock debate is intended to simulate a real campaign in which Claire will be asked about her motivations for running for office. The children provide constructive criticism on her verbal and nonverbal communication while she takes the stage.
Troy tries to leave Abed a voicemail message to meet at the flagpole but is not satisfied with his tone and delivery in every attempt. Jeff watches him struggle and walks over to help but also becomes unsatisfied with his own tone and delivery. Finally, he suggests they send a text message instead.
While at a restaurant, a waiter teaches Mr. Bean how to eat oysters and other seafood. As his facial gestures indicate, he does not like the food, but he uses different gestures to the waiter to suggest that the food is tasty. He gets through the rest of his unpleasant meal in an unconventional manner.