We're back in Utah, and I have a question. I taped this episode on a really crappy VCR and I'm playing it back on a much better VCR, but it appears to my eye that every time we're in Utah, the film stock is a lot more stark and bleached. And I would just find it really amusing if the worldview of the people involved in this show were, in fact, so narrow that Utah was being used as The Foreign Land in the same way Mexico was in Traffic. It would make me really happy, is all. And with Ramirez, they've even got themselves a rank and file Other and everything! Oh, crap. I forgot that we weren't going to talk about that. Rant? Over. Recap? Indefinite.
At some point, Slackjaw went back to Roswell to pick up a tie. Because it's hearing day, and the Parkers are standing outside of the courthouse (I made that up), listening to a dapper man spin some news in their direction. Merry Mason approaches, and Slackjaw and Julianne Less tell him, "Mr. McGregor here was just giving us the inside scoop on the Salina court system." Merry Mason is skeptical. Happy, but skeptical. Julianne Less tells us that this so-called McGregor told them to "plead guilty," but Merry Mason reminds us that McGregor is the prosecutor in the case and WHO CARES? Julianne Less totally faces Merry Mason and is all, "You're a corporate lawyer and this is not your area of expertise!" Merry Mason tells us that "we're all in this together." And to the courthouse, where we're no longer in this together. Max is released to the custody of his parents and can't come back to Utah, and the world wonders which part of that is the punishment and which part of that is the reward. Liz, however, was the one holding the gun. She's going to criminal court. Well. That didn't work out particularly well. Max seems sad. Criminals get killer weight rooms. Not to mention the oh, never mind. Let's just say they get other things, too.