Glynn interrogates Schillinger, and tries to get him to confess by saying Mack ratted him out, but shockingly, Schillinger doesn't fall for it. Really, does that ever work? He goes on that he would never give Glynn the satisfaction of hearing him confess. Hee. He's basically admitting he did it and taunting Glynn with that knowledge. I am so glad Eevil Schillinger is back.
A hack whom I don't recall seeing prior to this enters the Hole, and informs Hanlon that "some friends" of his are upset about his squealing, and will be taking steps to ensure that he never does so again. Hanlon puts his head in his hands. However, Way-Too-Convenient-To-This-Subplot Hack tells him that if he confesses to Vogel's murder, the Aryans will spare him. Hanlon tells him to tell Glynn he'd like to see him. What was the point of this character? No, really?
Glynn and Schillinger pass each other in the hallway. A smirk-a-thon ensues.
Hill's taking a shower when Said comes to talk to him. How come no one ever comes to see Ryan in the shower? Said tells him it's almost time for the hearing, and Hill speculates that soon, he'll be getting out of Oz. Dude, a roach motel has a higher exit rate. He goes on that by that evening, he could be with his wife, drinking a beer and watching the Yankees. While I love both beer and Yankee baseball, I think something else might be my first priority if I were in Hill's shoes, you know?
Hearing. A no-nonsense older female judge is presiding. She calls on Said, who briefly goes over what we already knew -- that the judge in question (and I can't figure out if he's named Kimbler or Kibbler, but I'm going with Kibbler because it's close to "kibble," which is a funny word, so accuracy be damned) took bribes in certain murder cases, and since he didn't in Hill's case, he may have been biased in the way he ran the trial. Cut to the state representative, who I am getting a total Hey, It's That Guy! vibe from, telling the judge that Said has to prove the actuality, not the possibility, of bias. If you take the time to notice, Said smirks and then looks at the guy disbelievingly at different points in the speech. They go back and forth in this vein for a while, with Said claiming that Hill was denied his fundamental right to a fair trial, which makes me wonder about something. Instead of releasing him or not releasing him, couldn't the trial be thrown out and a new one conducted? I'm not sure of the legality, but it does seem like a more logical solution than just letting him out. He did kill a cop, after all, which the HITG takes pains to emphasize. He goes on that there is no precedent for the court making such a ruling as Said is asking for, and that to do so would go beyond the scope of the court's powers. No-Nonsense Judge instructs Said to call his first witness, and Hill is sworn in.