Back at court, the judge can't believe that they are dropping the charge. But when Cutter explains that they charged someone else and have a motion hearing -- and when Carlin and Lara are brought in so Marty can see them both -- he declares, "I love it when the system works." He bids Marty adieu and gives him Cutter's "profound apologies," which Cutter agrees to. Outside the room, Connie points out that if she wasn't a slut and an accessory to murder, Lara and Cutter might have really hit it off. If I hadn't already read that this episode was originally intended to air as the seventh episode of the season, that right there would have tipped me off right there since the dynamic between these two has gotten so much different lately. Ah, sexual tension.
Perhaps as a move to wrap up the nauseating dog fighting aspect of the episode, outside Lupo clips a leash on a white pit-bull type dog who wiggles and tries to lick him, and turns to walk him home. It's the most my heart has been warmed at the end of an episode this season, by far, and I think I'll be able to sleep now.
And sometime, Dick Wolf... well, let's face it. Dick Wolf is probably enjoying a glass of $30,000 wine right now.