The lawyers are at their meeting table and Renee's there, too, wearing three of those little flower barrettes from Wal-Mart. Nice try, Renee, but I still think you need a new style. Richard and Ling are asking why Ling should testify at the probable-cause hearing. Richard's eating something covered with powdered sugar. "You brought me in...do you want my advice or not?" asks Renee. "Not," says Richard. Ha. He explains, "We brought you in because you used to be a DA, Renee. We were hoping maybe you licked this prosecutor's tonsils at an office party and you'd have some kind of inside...you know..." Everyone sighs. Renee says good-bye and gets ready to peel out. "Renee..." says John. "What'd I say?" says Richard. Nelle asks Renee why Ling should testify. Renee says blah blah no real free discovery. Okay. Richard says that Ling will testify, then, because they have to shut this thing down fast. They can't have this hanging over their heads, "an associate running a brothel," everything this firm stands for will be compromised. Renee hears this and is like "whatever!" She laughs and says, "He used to have sex with call girls," indicating John. John coughs on his pastry and blows powdered sugar all over Richard. HA, physical comedy! Love it. Everyone gasps again and Nelle goes, "Excuse me?" Richard says, "That is SUCH a major bygone!" Nelle won't let go; she has on her passive-aggressive super smile. John explains that the call-girl incident was "before [he] knew [his] character." Nelle asks to be excused again and huffs away. John thanks Renee sarcastically. Renee and Ling are amused, and so is the oboe. Me, too, actually. See how well the scenes go when Ally's not in them? But y'all already knew that.
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