Detective Copeland returns to Susan's house, wanting to take her down to the station for questioning. She tries to bail, since she and Julie planned to watch a movie that night, but Julie takes a quick glance at Zack's burgeoning pool party across the street and sunnily informs Susan that she needs to study, anyway, so Susan should totally go ahead and get this done. Susan bites, and Copeland reels her in to the station while Julie shoots a secretive smile at the balloons adorning Zack's driveway.
Susan sits in a stark holding room, with a grim-looking Harrison Ford wannabe observing her through one of those two-way mirrors. (Apparently this guy used to be on The X-Files, according to Jessica. That's some synergy.) Copeland is in the room questioning Susan. She awkwardly confirms that Mike came over on the night in question at about 10 PM. "Do you know of any tension between Mike and [Mrs. Kravitz]?" he asks. Susan doesn't. Copeland then brings up Mike's sudden gunshot wound, and she spits back the story -- which clearly now sounds absurd to her ears -- that Mike cleaned his gun and dropped it, and the floor reached up and wrapped itself around the trigger, pulled it, and discharged a bullet into the sweet six-pack that is his stomach. But Mike couldn't make a citizen's arrest because you can't cuff a floor. "I've never seen [a gun] discharge when it hits the ground," Copeland says plainly. Then he lays on her that an intruder broke into a house three blocks away and got shot in the stomach -- the day before Mike's alleged accident. Susan is rocked by this, and Teri Hatcher is doing a nice job looking like someone just gutted her. She makes me want to give her a hug. Copeland then takes this down Personal Street by asking if she's in love with Mike. "People do stupid things when they're in love," Copeland says. "I should know. I've been married four times." So, what, he's calling her stupid now? That's mean. Except: GUN. MONEY. HIDDEN. Maybe Susan is kind of stupid. ["'Maybe'? And for that matter, 'kind of'?" -- Wing Chun] Copeland tries to get Susan to admit that she's lying for Mike, but she swears she isn't, and then digs her own grave: "Mike wouldn't kill anyone, I'm sure of that." Copeland picks up a shovel and dumps dirt on her, by way of handing her a file that details Mike's criminal record. He was convicted in 1987 and did five and a half years' prison time for drug trafficking and manslaughter. Susan loses her breath. "Want a coffee?" Copeland asks cheerfully. Oh, now, that crosses the line, Copeland. Don't ruin caffeine for Susan, you cold, rotten-to-the-core joy-killing rat bastard.