Geneva: "This arrest on the third floor qualifies for the hot pursuit exemption..."
Alicia: "That doctrine applies only in emergency situations when the officer doesn't have time to alert another jurisdiction!"
Geneva: "She threatened a guest lecturer at the university. He fled, she followed him, verbally assaulting the victim while he was trying to get to his car..."
Judge: "Whatever. It was a legal arrest. Campus police are categorical shits, but in this case they had cause..."
Alicia: "Fine, we don't care about the arrest. Just let her get a bond hearing down the hall."
Geneva: "No fair! That was the whole point of this charade! This court lacks the authority to overrule a Skokie psychologist's determination on her mental state!"
Alicia: "Come on. She's here now. You want to waste everybody's time taking her back to Skokie today, and then back here again on Monday? That's bureaucratic nonsense."
Geneva: "That is my middle name! Geneva Bureaucratic Nonsense Pine! This is the most important ruling you will ever hand down! We request that Ms. Florrick be sanctioned also for pulling this trick!"
Alicia: "Oh my God, what is wrong with you today."
Geneva: "ASK YOUR FUCKING HUSBAND WHY I FEEL LIKE A RAT IN A TRAP TODAY, I DARE YOU."
Judge, verbatim: "Stop it. Seriously, stop. Please go find some criminals to prosecute, and defend. Jim, please escort the defendant down to bond court so she can post bail... Come on, Ms. Pine. When the law is an ass, someone has to kick it."
I LIKE THAT
The tribunal rules against the chain of custody thing, because they feel like it, and just as Will is getting ready to actually blow his top -- which, considering what a simmer he's been doing all episode, it's impressive he's only now boiling over -- as Elsbeth appears, literally running across the ice toward them with like a million tote bags and shawls and whatever other crazy Elsbeth accessories come with her. She tells the tribunal to wait, puts her shit down, messes with her shit for awhile, gives Will and an archly affectionate Diane huge hugs and small talk, giggles a bit, and calls up one last witness.
German Dedrick Klein is a cyclist who two years ago was accused of using banned substances, and suspended from cycling. He appealed, like we're doing now, and at his arbitration in Lausanne, despite a total lack of evidence, the French judge here convinced the two Egyptian judges on the tribunal at that time to kick him out. Well, the German judge at our current hearing didn't know about that. What he does know, as it is his business, is who won that year: The French cyclist. Everything goes to shit, of course, and Elsbeth just crosses her arms proudly, watching the absolute chaos she was able to create with like five seconds' worth of effort.