It's morning and Skip is staring into space, dressed, as his alarm clock rings. Tom asks him "again" if Paradise will be executed if they don't win. I like Tom.
In Grant's office, Skip is looking at pictures of Paradise that her mother apparently brought in for him to have. Her sister is in the pictures with her. Skip is hoping to use the photos to humanize Paradise in front of the jury. It's something he read he should do. Grant, in another un-unfattering double-breasted monstrosity, argues with Skip that, instead of their defense being that Kem committed the murder, they should go with self-defense. At this point, Grant is starting to just sound like a contrarian. If he wanted an easy innocent theory, blaming it on Kem is much more obvious than self-defense.
In the courtroom, on the stand, the coroner talks about the angle and thrust of the knife that killed the victim. Skip notices that Paradise's sister is in the courtroom. Paradise says that her mother wouldn't come. She must be feeling really stupid that her daughter named "Paradise" is on trial for murder. Should have named her "Sing Sing." Skip decides to cross-examine the coroner, to which Grant takes issue. "Is the victim not dead?" Point taken. Skip asks the coroner to demonstrate how the knife was used on the victim. He sweetly asks Judge Abrahams how he would go about that. Though she is stern, she is really helpful to Skip. Luckily, she asks the coroner to use a pencil instead of the actual murder weapon, which Skip had in his hand and was ready to use. No time for Boy Scouts, huh, Skip? Conflicted with Model UN? Too bad, 'cause they would have taught you safety with weapons. I guess. I don't know, I was in tap class. The coroner knocks the wind out of Skip, which seems unnecessary.
Afterward, Grant is drinking more scotch in a bar. Still daytime, by the way. Detective Walsh comes in and tells Grant to make sure Walsh doesn't go on the stand, because Walsh finds it "insulting." He brings up the insurance case and really does a number on poor Grant's self-esteem, talking about his reputation and how he hasn't won a court case in years. Grant sinks into his sad self and assures Walsh that they'll settle in the insurance case and that Grant will make sure Skip doesn't call Walsh to that stand. Walsh then says that, after the trial, he wants Grant to "fire that little bastard." This Walsh guy is a pretty effective villain, though contrived. He finds it "insulting" to go on the stand? Really?