Catherine just has her head in her hands at this point. It's evident she's lost control of the interaction and has no idea how to get it back; it's equally evident that Sara has no plans to help her out by recognizing the other woman's authority as a supervisor. Anyway, Sara takes in the line "It's nice to be needed" and shoots back, "Yeah, I find dependence and isolation really sexy too." Well, fifty percent of that is good news for Gil. Melton decides he's had enough of picking Sara's barbs out of his skin, and leaves. Catherine is not at all happy about this turn of events.
Since Sara's PEAP counseling did not tell her how to read trouble signs from newly-minted supervisors, she then takes the ill-advised step of dogging Catherine's steps as Catherine stomps through the Labitrail, the better to ask for black-and-whites to drop by and check up on the second Mrs. Melton from time to time. Catherine points out that the wife has to ask for help. Sara counters, "That's kind of hard to do when you don't speak English and you're a sex slave. I'm sure she doesn't know her rights." Catherine sighs and points out, "You can't arrest someone for marrying the wrong person." And thus J. Lo continues to elude the long arm of the law. Sara snots back, "You would know." Oh, there's no need to go there. That's my job. Catherine keeps it on topic with, "If the guy's an abuser, if he killed his first wife, we will build a case and we will nail him." Sara says heatedly, "And in the meantime, he can just keep using her as a punching bag!" Catherine points out that there wasn't a mark on her. Sara shoots back, "Not that we could see, Catherine." I dunno. It's not like June's outfit left a lot to the imagination. Catherine stops in the hall and says, in a low voice, "Every time we get a case with a hint of domestic violence or abuse, you go off the deep end. What is your problem?" Well, Sara's immediate problem might be that they're having this discussion in the hall instead of in Catherine's office. Or it might be that Ecklie's walking right into the scene. But let's just say that Sara's raised-voice response here -- "Yeah! I do! And you let your sexuality cloud your judgment about men, and I'm gonna go over your head!" -- is Sara's number-one immediate problem.
Yeah, I'm going to have to go with that one. Especially since Ecklie's all, "Sidle! Get in my office! Now!" Oh, she's in for a lecture now. Ecklie will tell her to "Be the bridge -- problems become opportunities when the right people join together." We go to commercials with Sara looking like she's dreading a lecture that starts with, "Wisdom is knowing what path to take next…"