Linden: "You're very impressive, and Lord knows Sarsgaard is a gift to the craft and I could do this all day, but you have no idea the robot you are dealing with. What did you do with your wife's ring."
Seward: "My what's what?"
Linden: "Your wife we're pretending you killed, you broke her finger and took her ring."
Seward: "Uh, yeah. Yeah, I did that. Quite bravely! And I pawned it."
Seward: "A pawn shop?"
Linden: "Thought so, punk. Do you recognize this drawing of trees."
Seward: "This is very weird. And also no."
Linden: "We are done here."
Seward: "I don't have a son!"
Linden: "Now who is acting weird."
BACK IN THE CELL
Across the way is a new inmate who may or may not matter, a man who seems to have a problem with pressured speech, who immediately recognizes Ray Seward -- "Aw damn, is that Ray Seward? Is that Mr. Big Noise? Ray. Ray! Hey! Man, everybody up in here's got your name in their mouth. Man, I don't know who's trending more, you or Jesus! Can you give me some advice?"
Again, this strange Clown Prince of Crime thing with him, where his celebrity seems like it's bigger in the outside world than we've gotten to see yet. I'm still stuck on that idea that brigands would have assaulted the transport to Death Row in order to rescue him, like, where did that come from? And now the publicity about the hanging thing seems like it's bothering the hacks, and this guy is treating him like royalty, like he's working the system somehow. I mean, I guess just the fact that it's the first execution in two years? But I don't know. I think he has some kind of following, maybe. Do-gooders, bad-doers too.
Which should be interesting, since even one of the arresting cops doesn't think he did it, and still isn't on his radar even though she just sat across from him asking questions clearly designed to pull his prosecution apart. I think he's playing a game and we don't know what it is, but his pathetic manhood obsession with Skinner is what's going to keep her safe to work. Does that sound right?
Finally! Holder's girlfriend Caroline is played by no less than Jewel Staite, and played onto the scene with a pretty funny triple-joke: His wigga tattoo across his chest says Serenity, which is of course a reference to his sobriety, but having Jewel Staite of all people making fun of your "serenity" tattoo -- "Mmm, sounds like a stripper's name" -- hangs a little bell on it.