At the time Joey didn't really draw a line connecting the Helter Skelter stuff to the Tate and Boring murders, but looking back, it seems (obvious, really) that there might be a connection. Other than the race riot graffiti and the words "Healter Skelter [sic]" written on the stuff, of course. Joey remembers asking Charles Manson about the progress on Helter Skelter a few days after the murders, and Manson said, "I had to show Blackie how to do it." Do you think there might be a connection that he just illustrated for you with PowerPoint and felt animals? Joey just can't make the connection, although he does fishify things further by pointing out that in addition to women and the name "Chuck" (and he would know about the latter), Charles Manson totally hates all minorities. He forwards Bugsy to some guy named Paul with a very high voice and very pale eyes and very stupid fake wig-fur, who meets him in a diner and who left the Family just before the murders.
Paul flashbacks some stock docu-style footage of Charles Manson word-noising his way through the usual line of crap. We get the explanation for the third time in ten minutes about the race war going on while the Family bunkers down in the desert. The secret and unforeseeable part of this fun plan is now revealed: black people are too worthless to actually do anything of interest without all those dead white people around, so he and the Family would come out of the desert and tell them what to do, thus ruling the world in the creepy-creepy-crawliest way imaginable.
This bug-eating Family dude visits Charles to get his instructions and to ask the most important question of all: "What about Sadie?" Charles Manson is pretty cagey on both these topics: as far as the next step, Renfield "knows what to do." As far as Sadie, Charles Manson is going to have to "shut her up." Well, now I'm worried about her. Damn. Back in court and wearing a red velour disco shirt, Manson complains that he is being denied his rights, because he would like to just call off the whole case, and can't. Really, though, he would like to interview Sadie and Fresh Meat for his defense case, which their lawyers are disallowing, as is their right. Charles Manson floats the idea that Sadie's testimony might have been coerced. Bugsy looks really worried about this obvious lie as Charles Manson says that she wants to recant all her testimony.
He then files with the court, by reading it aloud, a motion that he is being denied "of my every last spiritual, mental, physical and molecular liberty, in an unconstitutional manner not in harmony with man's or god's law," and asking that he "be released, as of now." All the cult members in the courtroom yip and holler and give a holy "Right On, Charlie" and generally make themselves look even more like assclowns, to which the judge immediately alerts Manson. As the cult giggles like it's sixth grade and Manson just called the teacher a "dillweed," the judge explains that he is appalled by Manson's "outlandish behavior" and "nonsensical motions."