Tom stares in disbelief and anger at Ellen and demands to know how long she's been lying to him. Ellen calmly explains that this isn't about him, it's about Patty. Tom reminds her that he and Patty are partners, and if she goes down, the whole firm goes down. Ellen prissily states that Patty is a criminal: she's planning on bribing a judge! Tom snorts at the civic-mindedness that Ellen is suddenly parading around. I don't know about you, but I would give a lot to see Cheeseburger barrel through the door right now and shoot her. Tom shakes his head and begs Ellen to let him call his wife because he doesn't even know if she made it to the hospital. She's not at the hospital? So that five centimeters was... self diagnosed? Shudder to think. Ellen assures Tom that she called and checked and his wife is fine. Tom glowers at her that he doesn't know how she lives with herself. While Tom may need to brush up on his Law & Order, Ellen's been doing some serious Dennis Farina-channeling and tells Tom that if he wants this to end, it can end. He just needs to ...what? Point out that they don't have a warrant or a case and he can leave whenever he wants? Oh, was that off-script? Ellen wants him to give up Patty. She's going down anyway, and Tom can save himself. Tom is loyal to Patty, because everything he has is because of her. Ellen doesn't buy it -- she knows Patty would flip on Tom in a second if the roles were reversed. It's sort of sad watching Ellen's vendetta against Patty, when you know it is based on the false belief that Patty ordered the hit on her. It was Uncle Pete, Ellen! Patty is probably more loyal and a better friend than you will ever know. Although I sort of hate saying things like that about this show, because you never know when they'll twist something up and make you look silly.
Episode Report CardLuluBates: A | 1654 USERS: B-
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