Susan and Cliff have taken up residency in the library with Beth and Malcolm. They legal-babble about the candy job and pat themselves on the back for how well things are going. Which means it's all about to go to hell. Cliff wants his brother to have a stake in Susan's brother's company. Susan doesn't budge. They bicker about the brothers while Beth and Malcolm look on in confusion. Susan takes it personally because she sees Cliff as wanting the bigger party to screw over the smaller. She calls him vindictive. Cliff, knowing full well he's purposely pushed Susan's buttons, says she's letting her personal feelings get in the way. She storms out of the room. Cliff follows soon after. The negotiations a bust, Beth and Malcolm head out and catch up with Addy in the hall. They liken the negotiations to the Thunderdome. Heh. I would enjoy seeing Susan get her Tina Turner on. They try to get Addy to spill about any trouble in Cliff and Susan's relationship, since she worked with Cliff a few weeks ago. Addy denies everything in a way that completely confirms Beth and Malcolm's suspicions. Addy turns on them. Her boyfriend's in town and she's all off-balance and she doesn't appreciate them coming after her. She stomps into her office, shutting the door behind her. Malcolm stares at her through the door. "What boyfriend?"
In a grimy alley, Dylan and Liam wait for Rowdy, who emerges a moment later from an unmarked door looking a little antsy. He chides them for interrupting his "high-level settlement negotiation." His cover is blown when a lady pops out of the same door to chastise him for leaving his poker chips on the table. He winks at her. "Just leave 'em next to my highball." The unidentified lady gives Dylan and Liam a salacious once-over before slinking back through the door. They catch Rowdy up on the case. He thinks five years is a great deal for second-degree murder. They tell him that Kevin's sober now and Rowdy thinks they can use it to get less time for him. Liam points out the arraignment is in thirty minutes and the ADA is trying to pressure them into taking the deal as-is or else face Judge Joan. The name is clearly familiar to Rowdy. "Take the deal," he says, calling the judge a "burr under the saddle of justice." Heh. Dylan thinks they have an obligation to keep working. Liam, after being prompted, agrees. Rowdy tells them to get out of Joan's court. They legal-babble their plans.