Patty flashes to Uncle Pete telling her "it's done." Ellen stops to get herself a drink, rudely not asking Patty if she needs one, which clearly she does. Ellen talks in strange one liners about how Patty shouldn't be scared, she should be terrified, she knows what this is about, it would just be easier if she said the words. Patty makes no motion that she has any idea what Ellen is talking about. She just sits stone-faced and glassy eyed like she just wants Ellen to get done with it already. Ellen claims all she wants is Patty to tell the truth, but since that is hard for Patty, she brought a gun to speed things along. Patty shakes her head and looks decidedly more teary eyed and tells Ellen not to, it's not who she is. Ellen shrugs that she's right, the gun isn't even loaded. Agent Glenn watches the proceedings from his surveillance van. Ellen continues drinking and one lone tear makes its way down Patty's cheek. Ellen hands Patty the file from Uncle Pete's Trapper Keeper. She opens it and stares in wide-eyed horror at Ellen and then back at the file where Ellen has written a note, that says, "The Feds are watching us." Agent Glenn watches from the van as Ellen veers off script cursing that she is going to screw it up. Ellen pulls out a gun, points it at Patty and says her line, "It's okay, I lied too." She fires off two quick shots and Agent Glenn throws down his headphones and jumps out of the van. But Patty is fine. Ellen shot out the surveillance camera. Wow, her marksmanship really has improved. Ellen tells a much-relieved Patty that she is an informant for the FBI. Patty denies any knowledge of that. Ellen explains that in working with Patty she has come to realize that Patty is corrupt, narcissistic, and cruel. Patty agrees that she can be. Nothing like a gun to the head to inspire self-awareness. Ellen continues that she also now realizes that the rest of the world is too and she doesn't want Patty in jail. But! Now that the microphones are off and the camera is toast, Ellen wants to know the truth. She throws the gun to the side and tells Patty that she knows she tried to kill her during the Frobisher case. Patty says she was afraid and didn't trust Ellen and Ellen knew too much about her. So she told Pete...she struggles to get out the words. She takes a deep breath. There are tears streaming down her face, but when she speaks, she is calm. She told Pete to have Ellen killed. Ellen thanks her, sincerely even. She then gets up, picks up the gun and stands over Patty as if trying to decide what to do. Patty closes her eyes and tells Patty to do it. Ellen reconsiders and tells Patty that she will just have to live with it. Ellen sits back down and tells Patty that the Feds are waiting for Patty to bribe the judge so they will have to figure out another way to win the case. Oh, so back to business then? Guess you have to keep racking up those billable hours. Ah the life of a lawyer. Patty gasps that Ellen has to give the briefcase to the judge. Ellen looks confused. Patty tells her that she just has to trust her. Ellen looks sideways at Patty and then picks up the briefcase and leaves. Wes watches her go through the peephole in his hotel room. Which is kind of creepy. Except that it's Wes, so it's cute. Wes rushes to the elevator to catch Ellen, but the elevator doors shut on him. He takes the stairs. In the lobby, Ellen sees someone suspicious looking and takes the back exit.
Episode Report CardLuluBates: A | 1980 USERS: B-
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