No previouslies. We open on a close-up of Violet's face, which is totally unsettling. She's in court, stating her name: Violet Maryann Turner. She says she's here because she wants to share custody of her son, Lucas. And she's wearing a white dress with black flowers. This might be important for understanding this episode's pointless, nonsensical timeline. Her lawyer asks her why she's ready now, when Lucas is almost two, to finally be a mother ... which leads to a flashback of Violet going in for a job interview in New York. Turns out she was applying to fill in for a very-pregnant psychiatrist who was about to go on maternity leave. But she didn't know the woman was pregnant, and that makes Violet cry. Because everything, always, in New York or L.A. is always, always about Violet. (Except when it's about Addison.) This New York doctor invites Violet to talk. Then we're in a restroom, where Violet's wearing that same dress. Addison walks in, in a blue dress with her hair up, and they stand next to each other at the sinks without talking. Addison says "What do you want me to say?" But then we cut to where her voice is coming from, which is at Pete's house, in the morning, while he's showering and she's brushing her teeth. She asks him if he wants her to be honest or nice, because she can't be both. He wants her to be honest. Back in court, Addison's in that same blue dress, being asked by Frances Fisher if she believes Violet is a fit mother. Her answer is a resounding, "No." Because, you know, she has the abilities of sight and hearing. Title card.
Then we're in court on a different day. Addison's still in a blue dress, but this time her hair's down, as she walks into the courtroom. Dell's on the stand. Because he's on Violet's side, Frances Fisher, who's Pete's attorney, wants to bring up how Dell wouldn't let Betsey see Heather, and wonders if it wasn't because he thought she was unstable and undeserving of seeing Betsey. "No further questions." Cut to Violet's, where Cooper and Charlotte stand in the doorway and watch Violet sulk on the couch. They talk about how she got "beat up in court today." They offer her food and a martini, then bicker over each other's offerings. Violet makes a call and tells whoever's on the other end (hint: It's Naomi) that she needs someone who's on her side. Cooper tells Charlotte he is, and Charlotte asks if he's sure about that. ... And we get another quick cut to the courtroom, where Cooper's on the stand, saying Violet's his best friend. She smiles (and is wearing the white dress with black flowers). Frances Fisher first asks Cooper if he met his ex on a sex site, then asks him if he didn't recently spend time in jail trying to protect a child he thought was being abused. Cooper says he's proud of that, so Frances Fisher asks if he would think Violet should have Lucas if he were a patient instead of the son of his best friend. Would he really think Violet were a fit mother in that case? There's so much suspense! What's he going to say? Oh, I guess it's time for a commercial.