Richard walks up to Billy and asks how the case is going. He isn't really listening to Billy, but rather is studying his head. Billy is talking about the case, but suddenly there are Scary Violins and Drums and a shot of Billy standing all by himself in the room. "Where did everybody go?" he shouts. Richard waves his hand in front of Billy's face and says he's right there. Billy stammers something about needing to get to work. Richard tries to talk to Billy for a second and says that he's not good about things when they are bad: "I go into surf mode." "You wanna grab the remote and fast-forward to a happy ending?" Billy asks. Richard agrees as Billy starts to walk off. Music starts playing and Billy whips around to ask Richard what he just did. Richard is clueless. Billy continues to hear music and seems to be a bit frightened that he's just stepped over into Ally's world. Billy starts to leave, but then he hears quite clearly "Love Machine." Oh, dear Lord. Suddenly there are these computer-generated images of the Ladies of Ally McBeal dancing all over the tables of the lobby. There's better graphics in my Spice Playstation game. Billy is frightened. I'm terrified of how much this scene must have cost. Billy asks if Richard can see anything. He can't. Then the dancers go back to Solid Gold heaven. Richard asks what's wrong. Billy says he needs to call his doctor. Fade to black and commercial. Hey, Bill? Can you see if he'd write me something for some Valium? Thanks.
John is on a stretcher on his way to the hospital. Ling asks when the elevator is going to be ready. Elaine says it'll be an hour. She asks why Ling is so obsessed over the elevator. Ling explains, "Hey, some of us have lives, Elaine. I'll either have to take the stairs or risk a facial." Elaine apologizes for just thinking about Billy's brain tumor. We call this scene "stalling."