Whoa. Hey...sorry. Sorry about that. I'm just a little...I'm just a little overwrought, is all. Come on -- we really should get back to the recap now.
In her office, Ally calls her mom and makes a big, big, stinking deal that she's not calling because something's wrong. All the office gossips are poking their heads around the door. Don't they have plot lines of their own to work on? No, I guess they don't.
Helena goes to Larry's office, where Corretta informs her that he and Ally broke up. Corretta leaves at Larry's request, and then Helena tries to talk sense into her ex. Larry rants incoherently yet still amusingly about the fact that it's not Ally, it's him. Helena points out that he's unhappy since he and Ally have been apart. Where's Larry going to sleep tonight, I wonder? He moved in with Ally too soon. I mean, I know that building extra bedroom sets costs money, but come on.
John is in his office wearing a headset and waiting to receive Richard's transmissions. On easels along one wall are blown-up, foam-board mounted photographs of Richard and other people -- the kinds of photographs that cost nine dollars per square foot to make. I know this is supposed to be farcical, though, so I'll move on. The case starts out okay, but then Richard repeats a remark of John's that he's not supposed to repeat. Then John asks Richard to buy some time with a nose whistle while he thinks. Richard instead says, "Your honor, Martin Luther King once said, 'I have a dream,' and he climbed that mountain with Abraham Lincoln..." John manages to save Richard by making his inanities flow into a meaningful argument. Then a phone-sex operator cuts into their line and they get cut off. Richard is on his own. He asks the judge whether he reads the legal language printed on the backs of his parking tickets and such. The judge scolds him, saying that a lawyer should know what a contract is. He says that Richard is acting like a layperson who doesn't know any better. "Exactly, Your Honor," says Richard. "Jane Wilco is simply a layperson who didn't know any better." He points out that Maximum had legal counsel and Jane didn't. Okay, yeah, we know he's gonna win the case. Enough, Gwen. Quit recapping every last detail.