Coincidentally, the next scene finds Ed and Carol pumpkin hunting, trying to find the perfect pumpkin for Natalie Stevens' Pumpkin Pie. They're talking about their childhood as Ed confesses he always wanted to be a professional basketball player growing up. Carol then goes into a story on how her mother died when she was twelve, and she spent most of her formative years caring for her younger sister because Daddy was a sonofagun who worked all the time. Ed now sees Carol in a different light...not as the bouncy cheerleader, but as a mother figure. Carol kinda blows it off, but it's a sweet moment...one of the sweeter ones this show has produced. So sweet, in fact, that I think I got diabetes just from watching this one scene.
Back in court, Frank Jordan is being examined. He admits he had fifty "No Trespassing" signs all over his lake house shack, but kids still broke into it every year. When he invented the cantapult, he was at his wit's end. Ed then begins his cross-examination. He asks if Frank remembers him. Frank looks at him and says "no." Ed explains that, years ago, he too broke into Mr. Jordan's shack to drink some booze, and Mr. Jordan waved a shotgun at him. "I wouldn't have killed somebody," was Mr. Jordan's defense. Ed brought up the velocity in which his cantapult hurled the cantaloupe at the painting in the courtroom the day before, and concludes that indeed the cantapult could kill a man. Or a nerdy teenager looking to catch a buzz off a warm Miller Lite.