Will and Toni walk through the police station as Will reads from the Arcadia Register: "'Ben Pollack's bail-free release and pending plea bargain are further proof that Arcadia's judicial system is more interested in protecting criminals than their victims.'" They sit down in an office, and Toni says, "I thought he was just doing docket reports like the other guys." Well, I guess you don't know that that paper will print just about anything Kevin feels like writing. This strained credulity when he was sleeping with Rebecca, but now that he's not, it's even less plausible. Will says he was. Toni: "So, getting a feature run. This is a big deal. You must be a proud papa." Will: "Proud? My kid body-slams the entire county judicial system. We'll have to wear armour to the courthouse." Toni says Kevin's a good writer. I don't know that one can tell that from the sentence quoted above. She adds, "The way he spins it even made me think twice." Will points out that Kevin didn't mention that it's Pollack's first offense. Toni points out that he stole five grand in two robberies. Will: "Both on the fourteenth of the month. His child support was due on the fifteenth. The guy's been out of work for a year. He was about to lose his kid. That doesn't mean anything?" Will's phone rings; it's the DA.
Joan's at her locker when Adam steals up behind her and draws her curtain of hair aside to kiss her quickly on the neck. Joan seems sort of nervous, and vaguely surprised, saying, "Oh, it's you!" Like who else would be kissing you on the neck? He asks where she was; she says she was studying in the library. Adam thought they were meeting on the roof. Joan feigns flakiness, which as you can imagine, isn't a huge effort for her: "What? Oh, I'm such a tube sock. I'm sorry." Ha! "Tube sock." Must remember that one. She suggests meeting later. Adam says he has to pick up some stuff for his dad and then go to work: "You know that " Joan: "Oh, right. Well, it must be finals. Mush brain." Adam looks concerned and asks, "Are you avoiding me, Jane?" She quickly replies, "Of course not! Why -- why would I do that?" He doesn't know. Frink comments that she's a terrible liar. She says they'll meet on the roof tomorrow after study group. He agrees to that pleasantly enough, but quickly turns away, leaving with a hurt look on his face. She calls after him and he stops and turns: "What?" She walks up to him, looking like she's going to tell him she loves him, but she kisses him instead. She tries to smile brightly; Adam can barely return a weak smile.