Inside, Fuller is "amending" his previous testimony: "I regret to say that I...misplaced my emphasis." He admits that the detectives had no idea he planned to snag the pants; he was trying to protect the reputation of Savings Mart. As Fuller goes on in this vein, there's a foreground close-up of Van Buren whispering in Cutter's ear. After the judge snaps at Fuller to get a lawyer for those pesky perjury charges and reverses her prior ruling on the suppression of the pants (which is the name of my third album), Cutter gets up to question Fuller some more. The judge is confused by this -- "game over, Mr. Cutter; you won" -- but allows Cutter to query Fuller on why Fuller really lied. It's unclear exactly what's motivating this; I guess Van Buren asked Cutter to press Fuller so that he would have a chance to defend his honor under oath. It's highly unlikely from a courtroom-procedure standpoint, and even less likely that Fuller would decide, just based on a little pressure from Cutter, to abandon his carefully-worded "amendment" and take a stand against corporate corruption right there on the spot -- but that's exactly what happens. Cue The L&O Cellos Of Last-Minute Revelation as Fuller grunts that his original testimony was part of a deal to keep Cahill quiet about the toothpaste: "And by the way. I quit." Cutter turns to look at Van Buren, who nods, satisfied. That is some weak drama-club sauce right there. At least get Corny The Magikal Sharpshooter up in here, God.
Aftermath. As Cutter and McCoy pick up the obligatory this-episode's-case-headlined tabloid outside the courthouse, McCoy exposits that "Fuller had it all documented" -- the cover-up, the distribution, everything, and he turned it all over to the U.S. Attorney. Which is convenient, because Savings Mart will be prosecuted, and we won't have to dislike McCoy for letting them skate. McCoy then says pointedly that he made said deal on behalf of the D.A.'s office, a deal which is now broken because...Cutter talked to the press? They said they wouldn't make a statement, and Fuller's testimony voided that? I'm not sure. Anyway, Cutter's like, "It's okay -- you don't have to thank me," so I assume we're to believe that McCoy approves of Cutter tanking the deal because McCoy didn't want to make it, or plan to honor it, anyway? I...don't know. Whatever, they got the guy.