In the complex's garage (see how I understood that transition without crazy careening camerawork? I'm smart like that), Schultz opens his car's trunk to reveal a man hog-tied and duct-taped. Hee. Weenie Man, um, I mean Jason, asks why there's a man in his trunk. It turns out Schultz has found Clay Burroughs. Jason tells him he's found "a Clay Burroughs. Not the Clay Burroughs." When Jason suggests he return the man to "wherever you abducted him from," Schultz goes to shut the trunk again. "Take him out of the trunk!" Payne yelps. Sorta cute.
Because my brain was obviously overtaxed by connecting the spatial dots between the previous two scenes, the editor has kindly included some more CRAZY CAREENING BLURRY CAMERA WORK to indicate that we are moving along to another location. It is morning and Payne walks his son to school. He conveniently runs into Frank, who conveniently has an offer from Morgan for Patty. Jason says no thanks, Frank, at which point Frank starts to get frank: "Speaking of lying. Did you ever talk about those DEPOS we took a couple of years ago in Philadelphia? No, less the depositions, more how you slept with opposing counsel?" Uh oh. Jason whines to him that he's trying to put his family back together, but Frank is too evil for any sort of family values. He tells Jason to take the offer or he'll tell Laurie about the extracurricular activity.
Commercials. Jason and Laurie are in what is now only her bedroom. He helps her zip up a little black dress and says, "The one good thing about you going out is that I get to baby-sit," and then starts to bring up the time he went to Philadelphia to take those depositions. She doesn't remember, but starts to get his drift when he mentions that "Opposing counsel was this woman." She revs up her bottom eyelids and asks, "You slept with her?" Nicely unexpected turn of events here. Even more unexpected is Laurie giving her rat bastard husband a kiss full on the mouth, and thanking him. She says, "Do you know how guilty I've been feeling, leaving you while ? And do you know who the real beneficiary of this conversation is?" Jason goes wobbly-kneed, asking, "Who's that?" when Laurie brings the death of their marriage home to him: "My date." Ouch.
At the pier, Seth Cohen stands next to Jason and Ryan and asks, "What kind of father is it that's never taken his son fishing?" Oh wait, it isn't Seth Cohen, it's Schultz, who is apparently being costumed by The O.C's stylist, who's trying to make an extra buck during the night shift. They start talking caseloads, and Jason expresses his skepticism about the Clay Burroughs affidavit. He says this guy "is a high school football coach" that "probably makes twenty-five grand a year. The video was shot at the Four Seasons. The guy can't afford a drink there, forget about a room." People, this is legal genius at work. He mentions that an investigator Hawkins and Bates often uses shows up on the hotel registry for that night. Schultz asks him if the idea is that "they get your client up to the room with this Burroughs guy and they get 'em to --" when Jason reminds him to go easy on the vulgar talk with Ryan standing between them. I have a better idea; why don't you cut the conversation all together and actually talk to your kid? Jason is sure he can settle the case by exposing these shady Hawkins dealings, and then shows a rare moment of unselfishness by asking Schultz how his case is going. Schultz isn't too confident, saying that he "can't seem to find a doctor to say you can be addicted to " and then makes the Universal Full-Body Gesture for Doin' It, pumping his hips back and forth, to Ryan's great amusement. Schultz then randomly turns to the big, beefy guy fishing next to him and tells him to move his line. They start to verbally spar and Schultz walks up to him, grabs his fishing pole, and tosses it in the water. The big dude hauls off and punches him in the face. Schultz falls to the ground, then pops back up like a Weeble Wobble and walks back to Jason and Ryan like nothing happened and asks Jason if he can help him find an expert witnesses.