Ellen sits next to the judge as he dictates the terms of Patty's gift. He tells Ellen that this isn't for his personal use, but for his re-election campaign. He wants to make sure that the right kind of judges stay on the bench. Which was probably the funniest line of the entire season. He tells Ellen the usual amount will suffice. Ellen smiles the fake smile she saves for special occasions. Upon her return to the office, Ellen passes on the news to Patty and Patty reports that Purcell has flown over the cuckoo's nest and will not be of use to them. When Ellen tells Patty that the judge wants the usual amount, Patty rolls her eyes and rubs her forehead, desperately wishing she had a back stock of Calgon to take her away. She tells Ellen that there is something about this that doesn't feel right. Ellen pretends this bribe is the perfectest solution ever and pushes Patty to give the judge the bribe because they are out of options. At that, Patty realizes there is an option. It's a long shot by the name of Finn Garrity. Cut to the cokehead douche bag trader doing a line of coke and cutting it up with his extra special coke knife and blaring his fawking awful club music. His Highness is interrupted by a knock on the door. He opens it a crack and glares at Patty. She is pretty sure he is going to want to talk to her about the illegal energy trades he made for Walter Kendrick and Dave Pell. He lets her in. She lets him have an earful about the misdeeds and malfeasance of UNR and the illegal trades he conducted that injured thousands of people in West Virginia and Christine Purcell. If I was Patty, I'm not sure I would be trying to appeal to douchebag's moral side as it is undoubtedly buried under four pounds of hair grease and a kilo of coke. Garrity pretends he has no idea what she is talking about, but Patty doesn't care. She tells Garrity that she's had one hell of a shitty month (she said it, not me!) and someone is going to pay. It might as well be him. So he'd better (shower and) get ready to testify about the GPS codes used to order the trades. He'd better do it, because he is working with her enemies and that is the last stupid mistake he'll ever make. As he protests, Patty ignores his blithering denials and tells him to ask around about who she is and what side he wants to be on. He has this one chance and that's it. Garrity opens the apartment door and tells her he'll take his chances. Patty smiles graciously as she tells him he is making a big mistake. I know he is supposed to be all greasy and coked out and gross and I should applaud him for really getting into his character, but, man, he's just gross.
Episode Report CardLuluBates: A | 1980 USERS: B-
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