When Nicole receives a tip on a story she is working on ? an apparent suicide may actually have been a murder ? she skips her bond hearing to meet with her informant, causing the judge to revoke her bail and issue a warrant for her arrest. Unfortunately, just before Nicole arrives, her informant, Jimmy (Adam Rose), is kidnapped.
Milo is ecstatic when Nicole's bail bondsman, Sid (Jeff Garlin), offers him the job of tracking down Nicole and bringing her to jail, for a bounty of $5,000. After questioning Nicole's mother Kitty (Christine Baranski) (a cabaret singer in Atlantic City), Milo apprehends her at a race track in New Jersey, throws her into his car trunk and drives back towards Manhattan. Nicole manages to escape briefly before he catches up with her again.