Deramian's trying to defend his actions to Tripp. He couldn't have predicted that degree of mayhem. But Tripp points out that he also failed to turn in the papers, in addition to "standing there preening in the silvery light of the cameras while ... my beloved wife was unraveling like tape from a cassette." Dude, Tripp, you are totally aging yourself with your cassette references. Kids these days don't even know what a cassette is. Update your metaphors, would you? (By the way, Nick, Letitia, and Brian are all in the room.) Tripp goes on to say that he doesn't care how many heiresses Deramian has saved from conviction, he will no longer be defending Letitia. Deramian's like, "Fine." Nick looks skeptical, to say the least. Brian asks Nick if he's ready to take the case. Nick says that heading into a court with the victim's son is not going to fly, but Brian says it exonerates Letitia by design. Nick says it doesn't; it makes them look like they're all in bed together (um, you all are or have been in bed together, so what's the big deal?). Tripp agrees with Nick, but for some reason I'm thinking it's the beginnings of another Tripp Manipulation Session. Nick says he'll have a new list of attorneys in the morning, and Tripp thanks him. Nick leaves, and Brian follows him. Letitia asks what's going on and Tripp tells her all will be well.
In the hall, Nick tells Brian there's nothing he can say to change his mind. Brian says, "I can't believe you. We ask you one friggin' thing." Nick: "Brian you ask me to do everything!" Brian: "Why shouldn't we? You don't think you owe this family? Your whole life we've treated you like a friggin' prince." Nick says he's not so much a prince as the clean-up crew: "I'm the guy who clears your tickets, plans your funerals, and calls Kenny G." Yeah, that is asking a lot. I mean, who would want to have to call Kenny G? Nick acknowledges that he's sometimes allowed to sit at the main table, but only until someone drops their plate and he's sent for a mop. Brian says that's what family is: "We're all expendable until we're needed. At least you get paid for it." Nick reiterates he's not taking this case, "now or ever." Yeah, we'll see about that. Nick storms off and Brian looks pissed.
Tripp approaches Patrick in an office and asks him if he's given any more thought to what he's going to say at Ellen's memorial service. Tripp says this eulogy could be a political milestone. Patrick, with a conscience, says it's bad enough they covered up her death, and do they have to capitalize on it? Tripp says they don't have to, but that no one is served by missing this opportunity, and that Ellen wanted nothing more than for him to win. Tripp says Patrick needs to be a human being (because Tripp is so familiar with what it means to be one). Patrick says he'll try.