Back at court, Marty enters a not guilty plea. As he leaves, Carlin tells him they'll get him out, while his lawyer turns to Connie and says she believes him, and assures Connie that she doesn't always believe her clients. At the office, Connie goes over, for the billionth time, the no evidence that they have. There's nothing to show Marty was up there where he could dump the body. Cutter won't let it go, but they move on to talk about Lara. Turns out she's actually a good journalist, and Connie goes over the stories she's done, including one about price fixing in the wine business. She notices there was an unnamed source and mentions it could have been Carlin -- now it's her turn to be dense. She notes that a year after this story, it's a coincidence that Carlin and Lara are now the witnesses against Marty, really seeming to not entertain any idea about it being more than a coincidence. Cutter sees it though, and points out that everything they have against Marty could also be used against Carlin: they knew where the kennel was, they saw how violent they were, and Lauren looked into Carlin's wine business finances. Connie points out the chlorine, so Cutter asks if there's any connection with chlorine and wine. Turns out it used to be used to wash corks before they were put into bottles.
The next morning, Jack walks into the office and is handed a glass of wine by Cutter. They have a wine chemist, Parsons, on hand to talk about the vanilla and persimmon notes as well as the tannins. I suppose this is also why I wouldn't buy a $30K bottle of wine -- trying to recognize the ingredients is a talent I don't seem to have whatsoever. I love wine, I just can't pinpoint why, apparently. Basically, Parsons can tell that the wine in this supposed $2,000 bottle is fake, and they realize that Carlin has been running a scam selling counterfeit wine. Cutter points out it's the perfect crime since the people buying don't know how the expensive wine is supposed to taste, and so they don't know they've been duped. I feel this is another point to add to my "not worth it" argument against buying these bottles. I mean, unless I have so much money that I'm sitting in a solid-gold suit on a sofa upholstered with diamonds, I'm going to go with the $80 wine that had been poured into the $2,000 bottle. (Okay, let's be honest. I'm going to go with the Two Buck Chuck, actually.) He has to use the chlorine to cork them like they did in the years when the wine was supposedly bottled. This is all well and good, but Jack points out the problem, which is that they might have just arraigned the wrong guy.