Jason Biggs shows up as a smirking lawyer who pays for things in cash and whatever, with the Fed up in his piehole for protecting his client, the person who invented Bitcoin. Cue the show taking thirty minutes to explain to Alicia what Bitcoin is, in the confabulated studio-adulterated way the show has of talking about technology, before finally she just throws her hands up in the air and says that Bitcoin makes her feel old.
Also making her feel old is Zach telling Nisa that he loves her, which weirds Alicia out, but then then plays her and Jackie off each other in a really funny, non-jerky way to keep them out of it. I don’t know what he thinks he’s doing with a girlfriend, I’m so sure Zach has time for a relationship, what with going to high school and his full-time job being the entire IT department of a giant Chicago law firm.
Because Alicia’s been up against the Treasury before, and won, Biggs comes to her for help. Balaban is not thrilled to see her, and the legalities of the case are a thicket of whether Bitcoin is a currency or a commodity, whether you are bartering with it versus paying for things with it, etc. I don’t know why I’m bothering to explain that part, never mind.