Adam is somewhat overwhelmed by the scale of the trial and media attention, along with the seeming mountain of evidence against his client, and when Gus and Shawn first see him, he's accidentally alienating the jury by his delivery and dress. With the dynamic duo's help, however, he gets a rapid makeover, and is led to the vital information which will exonerate the teacher and put his name, like that of so many Hornstocks before him, on the company's headed paper - as a partner. Hornstock also wanted to ask Juliet out, only if Shawn was ok with it. Adam appears in "Cloudy... With a Chance of Murder" and "Remake A.K.A. Cloudy... With a Chance of Improvement".