A bailiff brings Paul Potts into the courtroom for his arraignment. Richard jumps up and moves for "an immediate acquittal, plus cost." He's addressing this to Judge Seymore Walsh, the one who hates Richard's guts. It's a good thing I'm not a lawyer, because I'd be so confused. I would have imagined that there are more judges in Boston, and that there are law professionals who specialize in civil cases and never mess with criminal ones. It just goes to show how much a person can learn from Ally McBeal. John jumps up and pleads not guilty. Paul repeats, "Guilty, guilty, guilty." John reminds Judge W that Paul has OCD, which causes him to repeat words. "But it's never made him kill!" bellows Richard. John moves for a probable-cause hearing. Guess what time Judge W sets it for. That's right! Two o'clock!
Benny and Mindy -- The Woman Who Was Too Fat to Work for Mr. Schoefield -- get off the firm elevator and ask Ling whether John is there. "He's in court, defending the mental one," says she, in her Bedazzled-snakeskin-looking black top. Nelle walks up in her fur collar. Ling tells her, "The funny-looking people are back." Nelle looks aghast. Benny and Mindy grimace mildly as if they've lost all dignity and don't even expect common courtesy anymore. Matthew appears across the room and runs up, telling Benny that Paul's been accused of murdering Schoefield. Then Matt says hi to Ling and Nelle, who are shocked and grossed-out. Nelle says something about a meeting and the two of them peel out. Ling says something I don't understand. It sounded like, "Is it hot?" Nelle says never mind. In walks Billy. He thinks Matthew is Roshumba Williams again. He says (to himself, apparently,) "I'm sorry, call me a hound dog but that..." Then he grabs Roshumba/Matt by the arm, saying he needs to speak to her for a second. "I know you must be hit on ten times a day. Am I right?" Billy rico-suaves. "Minimum," says John sarcastically. "At the risk of offending..." continues Billy. Matthew isn't having it: "Look, buddy, I'm about to break your face," says he. Billy gapes, seeing Matthew and not a supermodel. (Although I think that Matthew should be a supermodel.) Sandy walks up, politely excuses herself to Matthew, and hauls Billy away. Billy tells her that he hallucinated that the beautiful woman turned into a transvestite. Sandy says that he is a transvestite. Maybe I'm just ignorant, but it seems to me that if Matthew were an actual transvestite instead of only a cross-dresser, he'd lose the facial hair. Sandy adds, "And, man or woman, what the hell are you doing hitting on him or her?" That would be a good question if we knew for sure that anybody gave a damn. John and Richard emerge from the elevator. The three freaks accost them. John says that Paul's been accused of the murder, but that blah blah and Mrs. Schoefield will be called to the stand. "She did it!" Mindy says with a glint in her eye, because "it's always the wife." Ha, ha, fat chicks just read mysteries and eat bon bons all day! It's ascertained that Benny was not actually at the movies with Paul the night before. The sad oboe plays.