Horatio wonders if anyone has talked to Husband and Wife Client about reconciliation. Khanita points out that's not their job. "No, I suppose not," Horatio says, shifting uncomfortably. "You don't believe in divorce?" Khanita asks. Wait, he just asked about reconciling these two particular people; how does that even hint anything about his beliefs about divorce? Horatio turns to Khanita and says that he believes in commitments. "So does our client," Khanita says, and turns herself so that her cleavage is more readily available to Horatio's eyes. "So would you stay with your wife even if you were miserable?" "I'm not miserable," Horatio says. Khanita smiles as if she's caught him protesting too much, and says it was a hypothetical question. Horatio looks down and says, "If we only stood by the people who made us blissfully happy, the word 'commitment' would be kinda meanin'less." What's with the sudden Southern accent, Trip? "So, that's what marriage is supposed to be -- a test?" Khanita asks. Where is she getting that?
Horatio says that everything is a test of who they are and what their character is about. This show is a test of how much CRAP one single person can stand in a short period of time. Horatio asks if she would "do the right thing" even if there were a price to be paid. Khanita asks about happiness. If all this is supposed to be Stupid Sexual Subtext, I don't buy it, because I have no reason not to be sympathetic towards Horatio's wife and marriage. Yes, as yet his wife is a faceless non-character we haven't even met, but that doesn't give Khanita any more right to him than me -- I mean, than her! "If you don't live up to what you believe in, you'll be miserable, right?" Horatio asks. They're both making this discussion entirely too simplistic. Khanita stares at him. Suddenly, Horatio says, "There's sex on your screen -- pause!" The monitor pauses with Husband Client and Wife Client going at it. Khanita makes the monitor play while Horatio chastely looks away and thinks of England. She backs the video up thirty seconds and listens intently. Horatio steals a look at her profile. Right, because her genetically perfect hearing made her catch something on the video when she was passive-aggressively propositioning The Golden Boy?