Eli and Taylor, with Salinsky in tow, rush up the stairs at their firm as Eli lets us know that Powell requested a meeting. When they open the door, Powell agitatedly tells them that his clients changed their mind, and are willing to accept the settlement offer. Taylor purses her lips and asks for a moment with their client, and when Powell leaves the room, she tells the boys she doesn't think they should settle -- the primary purpose of the offer was to avoid going to trial, and now that they're there, she thinks they can win. Eli thinks their chances are even money at best, but Taylor says she can't recommend a $20 million payout, on top of attorney's fees, at those odds. It would, of course, help to know the actual amount of the lawsuit -- how much does Salinsky stand to lose in the worst-case scenario? Some context is often a good thing, show. Anyway, Salinsky at least presumably knows, and he goes with Taylor's recommendation, and leaves. Eli says now they have to win this in court, which makes no sense. They can't possibly be suing Salinsky for the right to stay in their homes -- it was the city that ruled on eminent domain, so they should be suing the city to overturn that ruling. So win or lose, from this point, it should take the same amount of time, and I'd also point out that the trial is over by the end of the freaking episode, so what is the point of all this? Anyway, Eli and Taylor fight, and Eli says he's going to close.
Carly testifies that she saw Turk give himself two steroid injections on the day the coach died. She babbles about his mood and such, and soon blurts out that Turk said he was going to kill the coach. Jordan stands and moves for an immediate mistrial, and the judge clears the courtroom...
...and after that's done, the lawyers are arguing in front of the judge. Matt and Keith point out that in this particular case, a mistrial will mean Turk can't be tried again, as double jeopardy applies when the mistrial is a result of prosecutorial misconduct. The D.A. denies having coached Carly to break privilege, but the judge wants to talk to her before she makes a ruling.
Eli's in his office working on his closing arguments when Maggie interrupts, saying that talking to himself isn't a good sign. To paraphrase Edina from Absolutely Fabulous, it's better than talking to you. Eli sits down, and Maggie, like all girls with boyfriends they're devoted to do, sits with him and familiarly asks what's wrong. He tells her about the earthquake, although he's not explicit about the visions from above part, and he's surprised that she believes him. She replies, "Why wouldn't I?" Why wouldn't you? Why would you, you infuriating simp! I mean, he at least made a real case with Taylor and Patti. God! Eli about says as much, but Maggie says that since she's gotten to know him, he's been "nothing but honest and sincere." Except when YOU FREAKED OUT BECAUSE HE DIDN'T TELL YOU ABOUT HIS ANEURYSM OH MY GOD THAT WAS JUST TWO WEEKS AGO AND I HATE YOU SO MUCH! Ahem. Anyway, Eli is moved by this cane sugar, almost tearing up as he says that Nate, Patti, and Taylor all didn't believe him, but Maggie does. "You didn't even hesitate." That's because she's an idiot, Eli. Would you be about to burst into tears if you successfully convinced her that two and two are five? Eli moves in for the kiss, but Maggie rebuffs him, pointing out that he said nothing could happen. She stomps out, and I'm glad she stopped him but she's still bugging the crap out of me into the commercial break.