Now, it's the evil lawyer's turn, which is to say, the lawyer who's representing Amaad. He uses complex legal jargon to try to trick Ronnie, so let me break it down: "You only hear of theft at the house of spirits from a mouth to your ear." Ronnie says, "Affirmative." Evil Lawyer turns to the attack on Harry: "You say to village protector that bad man who run away go past you very fast." She confirms this. "When he go by fast, you move your eyes to him." She agrees. "Where he was?" She says he was heading for the door. "So when you move your eyes to him, you see only the side of him that has his not-face?" Ronnie insists that she recognized Amaad -- or, rather, because she'd never seen him before, recognizes him today as the man she saw that night. Evil Lawyer asks again, "You saw his face, of his not-face?" Then he asks again, "His face you saw?" Ronnie has a fierce internal struggle, then says, "Negative."
"They didn't make probable cause!?" Incredulity, you ask? Yes, indeed. Ronnie has gone to see Steven in the ICU, and he can't believe that the judge has given the prosecutors twenty-four hours to come up with more evidence. They should get a hold of Agent Jack Bauer; he could stretch that out into a whole, long, repetitive season. ("They took Kim? AGAIN!? What. The! Hell!!") All of this comes down to: "They somehow have to convince Jamal to testify against his brother. Otherwise, there's a chance Amaad could be kicked." Steven wonders if it's possible that Jamal might do that, and Ronnie says she's going to try to convince him. Steven sputters. Ronnie suggests that he go home. "I'm stayin'! Harry admitted to me once that his greatest fear was that he'd die alone. He doesn't have any family, really. His father's in prison. I won't. Let him die. Alone." Ronnie says she'll stay. Steven says she can stay with Harry, then.
Ronnie goes to the other side of Harry's bed, and says to him, "I was up there on the stand, all ready to lie and say I saw his face, when I asked myself: what would you do? Big mistake, because I knew you'd tell the truth. I'm sorry." Poignant. Except: since when is honesty at all costs, like, a hallmark of a Harry's character? He has many admirable qualities, but I think chief among them is an ability to make judgments on a case-by-case basis, taking into account all factors, and often choosing, in fact, ends over means: he'll lie for Tyronn if it keeps the kid alive, he'll yell at the boy with cancer if it will spur him to apply to college, and so on. Harry, in fact, might lie on the stand to keep a murderer off the streets. But: whatever.