Eli puts Maggie into a cab as he says he's going to return to the office for another hour. Once she's gone, though, he gets thrown back into the "Live Brave" vision, wherein he climbs up on something to get a better view of Mosley, who's now thanking the people whose lives touched his years ago -- "people like Daryl Rhodes, the man whose single courageous voice helped me change Tipton Bay. And Keith Bennett, the lawyer who never forgot about me" -- here we see Keith, near the podium, acknowledge the crowd and then turn to Future Eli, who's right next to him -- with Maggie and their baby OH MY LORD NO. Seriously, show, we kid each other and have some laughs and it's all a great time, but if this is your inevitable endgame you can rest assured I'm not going to be around to see it. Anyway, Eli comes back to find himself standing on a garbage can, which seems oddly fitting given what we just witnessed.
Layla is on the stand, talking about how Pete was born in the wild in Uganda, but at three months old he saw his mother killed by poachers, and some conservationists rescued him. I may hate the opposing counsel, but I'll admit it's kind of amusing when she turns and give Pete, who's sitting right next to Matt, the stink-eye. Layla goes on that Pete never developed an "attachment" until he met Steve, which was especially notable since chimps usually distrust newcomers to their group, and the attachment went the other way as well, as Steve brought Pete food and groomed him, and also slept with him every night. Matt does not high-five Pete at this point, which is another truly sad omission. Taylor reaches for a folder on the desk, but is stopped when Pete reaches out and strokes her arm. She's totally disarmed, and when Layla opines that Taylor reminds him of his mother, she takes it as the compliment it's intended to be. I appreciate this being adorable without crossing the line into sappy, but I still have to give further points to the opposing counsel for her physics-defying eye-roll. Taylor asks for clarification on the "sleeping together" point, and Layla says that she was being simultaneously literal and euphemistic, as Pete and Steve slumbered together every night, but there was also sexual activity, which is why they were separated, and since then, Steve has stopped eating, lost weight, developed bleeding ulcers, and has inflicted wounds upon himself. I'm not trying to belittle Steve's pain here, but the way he was just described make him sound like Tyra Banks's wet dream. The opposing counsel has had about enough here, and after noting that it sounds like Layla's saying that chimps are basically human, asks if Pete bit her two years earlier. Layla takes the blame for that, saying he just got excited because she had food in her pocket when she went into the habitat. The lawyer presses the point, though, asking if Layla filed charges against Pete, because if she's arguing that chimps deserve legal rights, shouldn't they have societal responsibilities as well? Layla says she didn't call the police because that would have been silly, and the lawyer snarks that she trusts her judgment. "You seem to be an expert on silly." She looks like she thinks she scored a big point there, but personally, I think the chimps should be awarded summary judgment, given Pete's restraint in not throwing his feces at her.