O'Malley comes out of his apartment, and suddenly, a very chubby cop comes running toward him. Someone yells stop, and Lannibal looks a little confused. Sirens go off. Cop cars come out of nowhere. Mike and Helen run over toward the sidewalk. Detective Mike grabs a hold of Lannibal's arm and says, "Mr. O'Malley. You need to come with us, please." Lannibal asks what's going on. Helen says snidely, "We need to check your cholesterol. You've been eating too much red meat." He stares at Helen crookedly, with a strangely intense look on his face. Helen continues her "baiting": "Remember me, Hannibal? Didn't we have relations? We're gong to have relations now. You're going for a nice little stay to the Rubber Room Lodge." Lannibal says, "I was acquitted." Helen: "Oh, I must be looking for 'the other man' -- why don't you send him out so I can talk to him?" Lannibal responds, "Do you think I'm an idiot?" Blah, Helen continues to jab at Lannibal with her "barbs." And I use that term lightly. Lawrence stares at Helen; his nose flares, his eyes go a bit wild, but then he takes a deep breath and says to Helen, "I need to call my lawyer." Helen snarls, "Take him!" And Detective Mike obliges her by carting Lannibal off and into the system. Right. Now, isn't the point of a civil trial that it's civil? Why are the police getting involved? Couldn't Lindsay have just tried to get him committed herself without involving the district attorney's office? Nothing makes sense on this show. Ever. It's so annoying.
Rod's Office Where Wives Are In Combustive Pain. Rod tells Lindsay that Helen's not handling the commitment hearing. She freaks. "Who is doing it?" Rod replies, "State Attorney Michael Scannel. Helen says he's good." Lindsay barks, "Who's representing O'Malley?" Bobby doesn't know, but whoever it is, they got a hearing at 4 PM to get him kicked. Bobby thinks they should be there. Bobby says softly, "Lindsay. I think you need to see somebody." The entire world claps along to that drumbeat. She replies wryly, "See somebody? A shrink?" Yes. "What, it's unhealthy for me to be on edge?" Bobby replies, "Of course not. Which is why you need to talk to someone." Lindsay snaps, "I'm talking to you." We can't count on all our fingers and toes the ways that's a useless endeavor. Rod: "You are the most rock-steady person I have ever met, but right now, you really feel on the verge of a breakdown." He wants to get some references, and they'll go see somebody. Lindsay mutters, "Sure." She's not buying it. She's not interested in a shrink. She just wants to lose it -- it's sweeps. Plus, I think DEK's been watching too many bad action films on the Superstation. They've put some strange ideas into the man's head.