Hey, that judge really does seem to hate him. When Grant announces himself as the defense, she reminds him that she told him not to come back without a second chair. He presents Skip, who whispers, "They ordered you to have help?" I guess he feels hustled into writing that brief, because Grant had to have another person in court with him anyway. Grant tells Judge Abrahams that Skip was first in his class in law school, so she decides that, "with his smarts," Skip should be the first chair. Skip says he would like a continuance, and Judge Abrahams says, "No. You would move for a continuance and I would deny it." So, Skip goes back to Paradise, who tells him that she didn't kill the man. Skip says, "Your Honor, she...I...we are not pleading guilty." Grant's totally stunned. Skip says he's "sorry" to the judge, which is kind of funny. Grant lays his head down.
Yay! Commercial break. I love that heavy guy on the Capital One commercials. Seriously, he cracks me up.
Back to the show. Grant's pissed. Skip starts to interview Paradise in a flirting manner. She apparently has her jaws wired shut, since she does not speak without clenching said jaws. That can't be a choice. She says that her boyfriend, Kem, murdered the guy, who was a rival drug dealer of his.
Grant and Skip are walking on the sidewalk with an umbrella, though it's sunny out and no one else has an umbrella. Grant says that Paradise is lying. Skip thinks she's innocent. Grant reminds Skip that Paradise was caught with the murder weapon and is angry that Kem has dumped her. If she doesn't plead guilty, she may get life in prison, so she must plead guilty, says Grant.
At Grant's office, Grant is conducting a meeting with the lady seeking damages in the insurance case for which Skip is writing the brief. Skip interrupts their meeting to ask why Grant has obtained none of the reports or evidentiary photos from the crime scene. Finally, the lady stomps out of the meeting saying she'll sue Grant if he doesn't win like he said he would. Skip assures Grant that his brief will definitely win, but, in return, he will need all of the reports and evidence for Paradise's trial. As Grant swigs some scotch, he asks if he's being hustled. He likes it.