Eugene's closing takes on a whole other tone. Blah the law, blah reasonable doubt, blah integrity of the system, blah Catholic Church, blah don't trust society, blah instill the law. He goes on and on and on. Anarchy. Suicide bombers. Jingoism. Reasonable doubt. More jingoism. More reasonable doubt. And then some more reasonable doubt. Add some more reasonable doubt. Choke on your reasonable doubt. Then try to get out from under the reasonable doubt. Yawn.
The Firm. Bobby and Lindsay are back in the office. He instructs Rebecca, Lucy, and Ellenor to call the police if Lannibal decides to show up at the office. Ellenor asks where Lindsay is, and he replies that she's in his office. He's going to take her home. Ellenor says respectfully, "Could you make her take a couple of days off?" He's trying. Lucy hangs up the phone. Apparently, Eugene's jury was out for a total of eleven minutes. Ellenor: "And they have a verdict?" Oh, that doesn't sound good.
Courtroom. Isaac sits behind his brother. The film looks strange and doctored, because, well, it is doctored, because the same actor is playing both brothers. The Twin Sonata In Elegiac D Minor chimes as the judge asks the defendant to rise. Has a jury reached a verdict? Yes. They find Jerry Cochran guilty. The gallery gives a collective sigh. The bailiffs take him away. On his way out, Eugene tells Jerry that they'll review all the grounds they have and let him know if there are any possible appeals. Callie thanks Helen from the bottom of her heart. Ah, justice was served.
But was it? Outside the courtroom, Isaac asks if there will be any appeals. Jimmy thinks that the fact that the jury deliberated only for eleven minutes might be a good place to start. Helen walks by and says, "Dr. Cochran. I'd cancel your appointments for the afternoon. I'll be sending officers to arrest you for perjury. You made a big mistake." Isaac looks flustered: "They can't get me on that, can they?" Eugene says, "You lied under oath!" How do they know that? Isaac insists that he's just going to keep saying he did it. Eugene says the DNA evidence, while it can't be used against his brother, can be used to prove that he didn't rape the girl. Isaac insists, "Mr. Young. Jerry and I are identical twins. We have the same DNA." Pause. Eugene still thinks the story is tough to swallow. Oh, trust me, Eugene, it's not as hard to swallow as the following: "Well, if we really get desperate, I can just show them the scar where she gouged me with the key." Ah, cue the music. Ah, cue the wonder. Ah, cue the shock. Eugene and Jimmy just stand there staring at one another.