There's gossip about how badly Taurons are treated and how the "badgers" are always such dicks to them, which really gets across the interesting thing about the Ha'la'tha which is that strong feeling that they have every right to work against the law because it wasn't ever written for them, which is how shadow economies and mafias are created, and which in turn becomes an interesting thing about Joe, who tries to operate within the law and can't, both for those institutional reasons and because of the extraordinary circumstances of his lifetime.
Willie, trying to get a word in, notes that he recently went to jail, and they giggle about how cute he is for thinking that was hard time. Sam finally shows up and pulls him away from their good-natured ribbing, which he is eating up, to yell at him for skipping school... Without showing up for attendance first. Sam is so interesting. He mentally paces -- "Once you start in a direction, it's best to just keep going" -- before cracking open a beer for Willie and deciding that he'll call the school and tell them it's a Tauron day of devotion to Mars. "Your school's got too few Taurons to figure out that it's skor, right?" They clink their beers and I imagine that Sam thinks he's doing something good.
When bloody Daniel gets home, Serge cues up his 53 Google alerts and Daniel puts some frozen peas on his shiner. Of course, all of the clips are about how Graystone Industries is plummeting and how the C-Bucs are begging to get traded to a different team, etc., so Daniel erases all of them, because he loves Pyramid so much and owning his own team was a private dream. Serge asks him if he needs like first aid or something, but Daniel just heads down to nurse his wounds, where his daughter is resting.
Evelyn, Joe's assistant I think for the last three years, ushers him into the courthouse, where a pissed-off judge has summoned him on threat of bench warrant for reasons unknown. Evelyn assures him that all his paperwork -- and bribes -- are up to par, and is sympathetic. But not so sympathetic that she doesn't bristle at his request to get him some coffee while he waits in the hallway to get reamed by this judge, but he makes a smooshy face and she finally acquiesces. (House this week dealt with this particular weirdness by having the person point out that she gets the assistant coffee sometimes too, which would have made this scene less weird, but this is what we're working with.) So as she's walking away he's like, "I love those shoes!" And she grins to herself, because women don't mind being dominated as long as you act all passive about it and then compliment their shoes (Angeli Thing One: Check.) but also: Won't Bill's mother of record be named Evelyn? Hmm.