西门庆雇韩道国住店看丝绸铺，韩妻在家叔嫂通奸，被四哥们捉奸游街， 送到衙门， 本是绞罪，岂知韩道国纵妻争风，拜西门庆胡写案子，叔嫂释放， 四哥们反入狱待毙。四兄也托人拜西门庆，案子又被胡写，人皆出狱，西门庆渔利双案。西门庆自从当官，外玩法制，家玩男风，为所欲为。
Ximen hires a man named Han to run his silk store. Han’s wife immediately has an affair with her brother-in-law when Han is at store. They get caught and are sent to the court after parade of shame in the street. Unbeknownst to anyone, Han has silently encouraged his wife to fool around. Han’s wife and brother are to be executed due to their committing the Family-Adultery-Crime, however, the case is rewritten because of Ximen, and Han’s family members are released. The gang of four who caught and turned in the couple are put into jail instead. The gang’s families go through many channels of people to reach Ximen, the case is re-written again, the gang of four are all released from jail. Ximen profits from all the families involved.
Ever since Ximen is in power, he plays with the law, plays with yang boys, he gets what he wants.