Back at the courtroom, Will walks up to Kevin and demands, "You couldn't give me a heads-up?" Kevin: "I didn't think they'd print it, but they thought it was a new take on the system, so " They did? "Too soft on crime" is a new take on a judicial system? Will ignores Kevin's obvious satisfaction with himself and says, "You killed the guy's plea bargain." Kevin: "What's the problem? It's your collar. I thought you'd be happy." Will wonders why ruining a man's life would make him happy. Kevin thinks what the lawyers agreed to (felony reduced to misdemeanour; one year of probation and no jail time) is a crock and that the perp doesn't deserve to walk. Will: "Oh, so three days in the courthouse and now you know the whole system?" Kevin says he did his research on repeat offenders who got plea bargains. Will: "Then you know that I was part of the deal. It was carefully designed to help the guy and now Pollack is going to jail for two years. And he'll never get custody of his kid again because of your damn article." Kevin falls back on the creaky old "all I did was report the facts" line. Will persists: "His life is a fact. Decent people screw up. It's not so black and white." Now Kevin's mad: "No? I screwed up. I didn't get to make a deal. Where's my deal?" Will: "Well, I'm sorry, but that excuse doesn't work this time!" The judge bangs her gavel and says, "Detective Girardi! I imagine you want to stay on my good side, so shut it." She calls the next case, and Will gets up and walks around behind Kevin's wheelchair. He grabs the back of it and starts pushing Kevin outside.
Kevin asks angrily: "Hey! What the hell are you doing?" As the reach the exit, and get outside, Kevin's even madder: "Stop it! Get your hands off my chair!" Kevin tries to pry his father's left hand off the chair. Will stops the chair where Kevin can conveniently watch Pollack being taken away, while his ex-wife and little girl say goodbye to him through a chain-link fence. Pollack, in handcuffs, walks over and kneels in front of his daughter and kisses her hand through the fence. What the hell are the parents thinking, letting their little girl watch this? Kevin watches with consternation as his father says, "This is the part of the story you left out." Kevin swallows hard. I know a lot of viewers feel that what Will did, forcing Kevin outside, was completely inexcusable and unacceptable, and I basically agree. I feel sure that even if Kevin were not in a wheelchair, Will would have tried to do the same thing. Of course, Kevin would have been better able to resist, and obviously stands a good chance of succeeding. Will was being a pretty big jackass in his approach, but I do think it was realistic that something like that could and did occur. In fact, it's starting to become clearer just where Kevin learned the kind of physical violation and aggression he inflicts on others. They both need to learn to keep their hands to themselves, if you ask me.