During the commercial, Frink, who's really vague on TV scheduling (he can be, because I can't), casually wonders aloud, "So when does the season wrap up?" He's taken aback by my abrupt "Too soon! Don't talk about it!" There are only seven more episodes. Joan and Adam don't have to be engaged by May or anything, but Iris had better be gone soon.
Will and Toni are in Roy's office. I guess she busted him to their boss. Will, naturally, is refusing to accept help or see a shrink because of this. Roy: "You've had a lot dumped on you lately, Will: you've been taken hostage, your kid's accident..." Will: "No, don't go there. Don't bring my family into this." Roy says it all contributes to how he acts on the job: "I can't have you jeopardizing people's lives because of issues you're not dealing with." Will turns to Toni: "Jump in any time, partner." She agrees with Roy. Will: "Nice. Let's all pile on Girardi." Toni says he pulled his weapon on a four-year-old holding a doll. Well, to be fair -- he was in a crack house in a rough neighbourhood, and he heard a loud noise. Shouldn't he have reacted with something more than mild curiosity? I think the greater problem is that it took him so long, after seeing it was just a little girl, to pull himself together. Will says he's apologized to the girl's family, and it was a natural reaction to a loud noise. Roy insists they're trying to help him: "Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome..." Will interrupts: "I've been a cop for twenty-eight years! I never used my gun unless it was called for, never hurt anybody unless it was called for! I would never have hurt that little girl!" Roy says he can't take the risk, and orders Will into counselling. Will: "I gave you this job, if I remember." Roy: "And I'm doing it." Will: "I'm not gonna have my record screwed up because you want to brand me some mental case!" Toni says that's not what they're saying. Will puts his gun and badge on Roy's desk and says, "You can suspend me with pay pending an investigation. That way, at least I can keep a shred of dignity!" He storms out. Toni and Roy kinda shrug at each other.