The Firm. Bobby announces that he thinks Lannibal is faking it. He says, "Hannibal Lecter? Isn't that a little too pat?" Eugene says snidely, "I think we'll let the prosecution argue that." He turns to Rebecca and asks if the experts are ready. Rebecca says they are, and they don't think Lawrence is a phony at all. Jimmy pipes up -- he thinks the muzzle should come off. Bobby confirms, "We'll take the muzzle off when he testifies. We need to get back." He slams his folder shut.
Whoosh. Suffering County Courthouse Where The Nose Is Evidence Of Pain. Forbes, Lannibal's previous attorney, is on the stand. His nose is in worse shape than Owen Wilson's. It's got a large gash running down the entire left side. It's all red and disfigured. Poor guy. It looks painful. He says, "He kept talking about 'the other man.' How he watched 'the other man' stab them. I would gently remind him that there was no other man." Apparently, Lawrence "never liked" the fact that Forbes would remind him that "the other man" is not really "other" at all. Forbes: "He'd ask me to please not say that he was the killer." Jimmy poses the following question: "Mr. Forbes, why did you remind him?" Forbes explains how he was preparing Lawrence for trial, to let him get comfortable with the things people would say, even his own doctors. Forbes: "Friday night I reminded him again and that was it." Jimmy beseeches him to continue. "He just lunged. Like a Rottweiler, he had me by the nose." Jimmy tries to ask the lawyer about Hannibal's precarious mental state, but Helen doesn't let him. They argue about lay opinions. Helen makes some point about Forbes not being able to create a lay opinion for this trial in particular. Judge Cooke agrees, and instructs Forbes to "leave the psychiatric opinions to the doctors." But wait! Is that Lannibal standing up in court again? Why, yes. It is. The judge tells him to sit down, twice. Only he doesn't want to sit down. Instead, he says this: "Your Honour, at this time, I'd like to ask that the district attorney be disqualified." Why? "She and I have had relations." Okay, so even DEK is making fun of how little action Helen Gamble actually gets? And oh, yeah -- Anvil would like me to convey the following: "Yawn."