Mark pops out to meet with Aaron's father, Mr. James, a.k.a. Billy from that old Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell movie Overboard. Give TBS a week and you'll catch it at least twice. The poor guy is distraught, and admits the whole thing was his fault. "I told them!" Billy frets. "Told who?" Mark asks. "Aaron and Chris, that we shouldn't, but they kept bugging me to," Billy says. "That's where adult judgment comes in," Mark condescends. This from the man whose adult judgment has a worse track record than a broken go-cart. Chris's father rages up to Billy and tries to start a fight, demanding the man be arrested. "He shouldn't even be allowed to operate a motor vehicle!" seethes the man. "He's only got half a brain!" Billy hangs his head, ashamed. I want to hug him. He's so well-intentioned and lost. The evil angry man spouts evil venom about how Billy's wife left him because he's stupid. Shut up, man! Even though I know he's a plot device to sway my pity toward Billy, I still...just shut up, evil goblin!
Mark pulls Billy aside. "It's okay. He's kinda right," Billy admits. "I would've never done something like this before I was stupid." Mark sits Billy down, because stupid people can't sit on their own. Billy shares that a lead pipe clocked his noggin at work. "My brain doesn't work as good as it used to," he says sadly. Apparently, Aaron lives with Billy "occasionally" now that their relationship is good. "We're buddies now," swears Billy earnestly. "We don't fight like we used to." Mark is touched because, in many ways, he is Billy and Rachel is Aaron, and thank the Lord for scripts, because how else would he know how to live his life?
Mrs. Fawkes wants attention now, so Mark promises to update Billy when he can and follows the worried woman down the hall. "Nobody's telling me anything," she frets. Mark vows to investigate Guy's condition.
Frank hands Abby a phone message. The district attorney called to tell her that her subpoena to testify against Brian has been revoked. "Revoked?" she echoes, coughing up the Jinx Fairy. Evidently, the trial got cancelled, but Frank doesn't have details. "You know lawyers," he notes. "They're half as smart as doctors, but twice as sneaky." Is that the slogan for John Wells's new show, The Court? Starring Sally Field and Chris Sarandon? And about lawyers? You should watch! Watch John Wells Presents Yet Another NBC Show: The Court. Just to see if it's true, this myth. Watch. Abby purses her lip and stares skyward, mentally counting to ten to prevent some kind of outburst. She's clearly thrown that Brian's trial, the would-be tidy trim of her mind's split ends, is a no go.