In Tripp's office at Darling Enterprises, Nick's telling Tripp about Chase opening his eyes. Tripp thinks it was a reflex, but Nick says it doesn't matter because Chase's wife's already filing a suit to nullify the living will. Nick says he can offer to represent the hospital. Which is such a stupid conflict of interest, but I will try to ignore that. Nick says he's okay with killing Chase because of what Chase did to Carmelita, and him, and Karen.
Brian, in his minister suit, is with his bishop, who is telling him how many people will be at Brian's big, welcome-back church service. Brian says it's not because of him, but because everyone wants to gawk at his relatives. The bishop's all, "I know! Will Jeremy be there?!" ...Not really, but he does want to know if they'll be there. He wants to thank them for giving $1.6 million. It was an anonymous donation, in Brian's honor, so it's clearly the Darlings. Right? Brian doesn't look pleased. (I'm noticing a theme.)
Kiki and Nick in fake New York City streets. She's asking why they can't be together; she doesn't like seeing Nick only every couple days. He explains that he and Lisa are immature idiots and can't make it work. She wants to know what happens if he moves to Germany. Oh, and this is yet another Kiki, I swear. Unless I am losing my mind, there is a new Kiki almost every time she's on the show. He promises her he's not going anywhere: Germany, France, New Jersey.
Nola, in a pretty red coat in the courthouse lobby, is on the phone with Simon Elder, who wants to make sure Nick can make sure the living will is respected. She tells him not to worry, and he says he's not, but she should be. He explains the nasty truths that Chase would bring out of his coma with him about Patrick, and how that would upset their plan, and make Nola worthless to Simon. Inside a courtroom, Nick's arguing to kill Chase, saying no medical evidence points to Chase coming out of this. Chase's wife's lawyer calls Chase's daughter, Jillian, to the stand, and she cries about how much she wants to see him again. And then you know Nick loses based on the sweet, sappy strings of music playing. And the fact that his objection gets overruled. She ends with, "Please don't make my daddy go away." I'm so brilliant at reading courtrooms. Thank you, television. Nick calls a recess, and in the hallway, Nola tells him he's an idiot and he's going to lose. Only she somehow manages to make it even bitchier than that sounds. Tripp comes up and asks her to leave. Then they have a conversation that makes no sense, in which Tripp agrees with Nick, but Nick gets mad and yells at him anyway. These are two people who do not understand each other at all. Nick's grown a conscience and can't take away a girl's last chance at seeing her father. He tells Tripp he can't just eliminate people whenever he feels like it. Tripp asks what he's talking about, and Nick says that Letitia went to trial, but everyone knows who really did it. He says his dad was a bastard, but he didn't deserve to die either. Then he says he's going to rest the case. Because fathers shouldn't die, ever!