The DA greets Ed and Kate, making small talk. Ed asks if he had a chance to review the case, and says that they would like to discuss a plea bargain. The DA says that he's not going to bargain; Kate's guilty, they're going to court, and asking for the maximum sentence. Ed protests and Kate looks worried. The DA says that it's good that Kate saved a life, but she also broke the law. Ed continues to argue, but the DA isn't listening, and he leaves. Kate asks what just happened. Ed says that it's political, because the DA is running for Congress. Kate realizes that she's going to jail. Ed says that he'll get her out of it. Kate asks how, and Ed promises that he'll find a way.
In court, Kate is on the stand. Ed leads her through an explanation of why she disagreed with the rejection of George's claim. Kate explains that her company rejects claims every day, sometimes for stupid reasons, but this one was more than she could bear. Ed asks why she took such drastic action. Kate talks about how weak George looked when he came into the office. Ed adds that she knew that if she didn't cut the check, she knew George would die. Objection, your Honor! Leading the witness! This is why I shouldn't be allowed to recap shows with legal proceedings. I sit at home and yell out "Objection!" all the time. It's also why I could never be an actual lawyer. I would get thrown out, and then I would struggle with the security guards and run back up to the front and yell out, "I'm out of order? You're out of order! This whole courtroom's out of order!" But enough about me. Kate says that she was George's only hope.
The DA asks Kate how long George would have lived had she not interceded. Kate says that she doesn't know. The DA says that there was no actual emergency, and that Kate had plenty of time to pursue other options. Kate says that there wasn't much time, and that she was only doing what Morrison Crane should have done in the first place. The DA calls Kate "your Honor." Ed objects. The DA says that Kate must have the authority to render judgment on Morrison Crane. Is there a question here? The judge tells the DA to lighten up. Kate gets excused from the stand, and tells Ed that she blew it, and they're going to lose. Ed looks over at the DA.
Ed sits in his office, head in hand. Carol walks in to make sure that Ed still loves her even though she's dating Dennis. Well, she claims that she brought him string cheese, but we all know the truth. Carol makes a reference to Ed's new lady friend. Ed asks Carol that if someone does a bad thing for a good reason, is it okay? Carol says that she just had a big dinner, and she's kind of logy, so she doesn't understand the question. Ed says that Kate's going to jail unless Ed does something rotten. Carol asks what he means. Ed says that the DA has political aspirations and "an ugly little personal secret," which Ed knows about. So if he brings it up, the DA might go easy on Kate. Carol agrees that Ed is in a pickle. Ed sarcastically thanks Carol for her help, and says that he wishes there were another way. Carol says that Ed is a perfectionist and an idealist, and he "shudders at the sound of the word 'compromise.'" Ed asks if that's bad. Carol says that it's a hard way to be, which is why there aren't many people like Ed around.