Rod's Den Of Ragdoll's Immortal Pain. Oh. Mercy. Stop. With. The. Non. Plot. Related. Scenes. And why do these people always simply "drop by" the offices at The Firm? Every freaking episode, they "drop by" like they're about to have tea with the freaking Emperor. Any. Way. Mama Hannibal: Blah make up fictitious characters, blah feel stronger, blah started Hannibal ten years ago, blah feel dangerous, blah at some point, blah thought he was. Papa Hannibal: Blah Lawrence, blah never kill anyone, blah they're his parents blah. Papa Hannibal insists, "This is some sort of insanity, but Lawrence, he is not a killer!" Reasonable doubt: 3. Prosecution: 0. Anvil? Getting agitated.
The Firm. They're watching the confession tapes. It's late on Monday night now. The tape is black and white, of course, and Lawrence is neither muzzled nor shackled. In his quiet tone, he explains how "the other man" (which for some reason makes me think of David Lynch) took out his knife and gutted the girls. The detective asks, "Who did?" O'Malley responds, "The other man. She didn't die right away." Rod's heard enough. He turns off the tape and faces his colleagues. Lindsay drinks her soda. Aw. Rod intones, "Look. We have to make a decision here on the restraints. He's going to look like a monster if he's shackled and muzzled." Ellenor snaps, "I'm not sitting next to him!" Lindsay chimes in, "He attacked his last lawyer, Bobby." Rod suggests they petition the court to leave him out of the room. Rebecca: "I say let him look like a monster. Our strategy here isn't to make him feel relatable." Jimmy insists, "Juries don't acquit monsters, Rebecca. The first thing they teach us in law school is that monsters lose." Is that really the VERY FIRST THING they teach someone in law school? Right. Welcome, class; we're not going to have an overview of ANYTHING. We're going to get right down to it. Number One Rule Of The Law: Monsters Are Never Acquitted. Make sure you all take that little gemstone with you on your chosen career path -- you're going to need it one day. Yawn. Right.