Then Brian asks Nick again to take Letitia's case. Nick asks why he's so committed to getting him to take it, and Brian says he knows his mom didn't do it, and if the only way to get her off is to have Dutch's son stand up and say she didn't do it, then that's what Brian needs to happen. He says, "She's innocent. And you used to be the kind of person who cared about stuff like that." Nick's frustrated, but it's Brian's turn and he's not stopping yet: "Besides, we both know who killed our dad." Nick asks who, and Brian says, "Who do you think? The woman he loved, or the guy he betrayed for the past 40 years?" Nick states the obvious: "Tripp?" And Brian confirms it, but says neither of them will be able to do anything about it, because "We all know how that works." And I think I am finally getting what Peter Krause was referring to when he said that "last year there was concern on behalf of the studio and network that the characters all be likeable and nice." Tripp is that character that they're going to sort of let be ruthlessly bad, which is why those moments of humanity we saw in him last season seem to be gone now. But if that means we get more moments like this between Brian and Nick, I am totally on board with that decision.
In comes Nola, telling them the officers don't want to testify against the Darlings. Brian mutters, "Sissies." But they leave. Nick tells Nola it's tough luck. She says he's not the Darling she wants anyway, and he says he's not a Darling. She says, "Aren't you? Come on. You're the Darling-est Darling of them all," and leaves Nick speechless.
Patrick's picking up the kids from school, when a mother approaches him. His daughter whispers that she's the one who thinks he killed Ellen. She introduces herself and compliments him on the eulogy, saying it felt like he was speaking straight from his heart to anyone who's ever lost a loved one. She adds that he'll make a great Senator. And we may have just turned this campaign around, folks. Nice work, Patrick. He thanks her, clearly overjoyed that it worked.
Jeremy knocks on Nola's door, and she says he's four minutes late. He stopped to get flowers, but she tells him he has only 60 seconds. He just wants to know if she set him up. She says she set herself up. She says she's such a good lawyer that she has developed a bad habit of getting involved with someone close to the case to create a challenge, and that's all this was. She starts to close the door, but he stops her and asks, "So, I'm, like, your handicap?" When characters as dumb as Jeremy call themselves a "handicap," I don't really have to add any commentary, now, do I? She says that the way she screamed when they did it in the limo proves he's not a handicap. He wants to come in and do it again. She tries to refuse, but he makes such a compelling argument, all, "I know you're trying my mom for murder, but I want you so much." She says it's just sex, and he says it's not about sex. She has the most beautiful face in the world, and, uh, have we heard this somewhere before? Oh, right, last week, when he told Lisa the Exact. Same. Thing. He elaborates this time, though, about her freckles, her ear, the back of her head. She says it can't happen, but he says it can, and that no one will ever find out. They do it.