Ellen swears that she is just trying to help him and he should just give them what they want. So if Tom asked for attorney and he got Ellen, is everything they say privileged? Is this all confidential? Apparently not, because Ellen goes behind the two-way mirror and the FBI agents are standing there watching the entire discussion. Agent Glenn congratulates Ellen on her hard work; she convinced Tom to wear a wire. Ellen shakes her head, because she thinks Tom will say anything to be able to see his wife, and she doesn't think he'll go through with it. Obviously, Agent Glenn has to ask Ellen what to do next, and Ellen recommends that they tell Tom that "the charges" will disappear if he tells Patty that he refuses to bribe the judge, so Patty will be forced to use Ellen to do the transaction. Everyone agrees that is what they will do. I am SO annoyed by this entire scenario. First off, legally, Tom is sitting in there despite any charges or warrant or grand jury indictment. Second, he wasn't Mirandized. Third, he asked for a lawyer and was given Ellen who then talked to him in front of the FBI in blatant violation of criminal procedure. Fourth, Tom is apparently too stupid to balk at this blatantly ridiculous premise and/or to just get up and walk out.
Dickhead Michael Hewes is waiting with Daniel Purcell (unfortunately back in his mole jacket) to be introduced to his half-sister Erica. Daniel takes the chance to tell Dickhead that he tried to be in his life after Patty told him that he existed. They went to court, had an ugly custody dispute, and finally he backed down. Dickhead spies an opportunity to be a dick and laughs that Patty was undoubtedly pretty vicious. Daniel defends Patty, claiming that she was just fiercely defending her son. Dickhead looks slightly remorseful and then apologizes that he never met Purcell's wife. He then asks if Purcell if he really thinks "that company" killed his wife. Cue the flashbacks: Christine Purcell is screaming at Daniel that he doesn't really want out of the job and the life it affords. She screams about his houses and the lawyer he's screwing. Daniel shrieks, "Shut up!" But Christine won't. She's going to stop the pollution. She is going to call the EPA. Right now! Purcell says he can't let her do that, but she purposefully pulls out the... yellow pages? Like the EPA has a 24-hour emergency number. Daniel steps towards her and she beans him with the remote control causing the head laceration. Cut to Daniel calling Wayne Sutry and asking for help. Cut back to Daniel standing next to Dickhead waiting for Erica's return. Daniel introduces them and leaves Michael to babysit his new half-sister. Really? Chores already? You're a strict dad, Daniel.