Lindsay's opening. She doesn't think that anyone really and truly knows what's going on in Hannibal Lawrence's head. She says, "Filleting three women? This is not how sane people behave." Blah trial, blah wonder if he's human blah. She turns to the jury and continues, "You might look at me and the other lawyers defending him and say, 'How can we defend such a monster?'" Blah judicial system, blah protect society, blah especially their weakest, blah vulnerable members blah. Lindsay argues, "Laurence O'Malley is severely mentally ill. The evidence we present to you will establish this convincingly." Pause. Blah sympathy, blah victims, blah make the jury ignore the evidence, blah reasonable doubt, blah Hannibal, blah insane. As Lindsay sits down, O'Malley stares at her like she's a candy apple and he's a kid about to enter the annual summer fair.
The Courtroom Where They Attempt The Castration Of Cannibal Pain. Mystery Detective X is on the stand for Team Put 'Em Away. Helen has just asked him a question, to which he responds, "We've had so many complaints about just how bad the house smelled, we finally sent an officer up there." Apparently, the officer took one step inside and realized the smell was from rotting bodies. According to our Mystery Detective, the police got a search warrant and then returned to the scene. There were three bodies in the basement, in "different stages of decomposition." Helen: "Was anybody else there, Detective?" Yes. The defendant. He kept apologizing over and over again. Helen: "Now. You said the bodies were in different stages?" Yes. One was basically skeletal. The other two were "carcasses." The detective swallows and says, "It was extremely gruesome." Did they find anything else? Of course they did. Yeah, they found a freezer. And what was in the freezer? Frozen meat. Of a special variety -- human meat, that is. Ew. After the freezer meat situation comes out, Eugene looks over and scowls at Lannibal the Cannibal. Helen moves on from the disgusting portion of the testimony to the police interrogation of Lannibal. Mystery Detective X explains that O'Malley explained each of the killings in detail, and according to the coroner, the descriptions were dead-on correct. Helen thanks the detective and sits her bony ass down.