Helen ignores the rhetoric and goes straight for the jugular: "You held up a convenience store with a gun. Was God your witness that night?" Jerry insists that he already told the jury that he was "no saint." Again, he doesn't rape people. Yes, he's a convicted armed robber, but he's not a rapist. Helen brings up his history of domestic abuse. Lord, does everyone know this guy's innocent? It seems that whenever they've got the "obvious" choice on the stand, he's never really the one who committed the crime. Is everyone tired of twisting? Should DEK just call a time-out? Right. Sorry. Anvil just admonished me for getting so far off topic all the time. Any. Way. Jerry admits that he used to beat up his wife. Helen then asks, "Mr. Cochran, do you go to a bar named Jasper's?" Sometimes. Well, they've got witnesses that can testify to the fact that Jerry heads over to Jasper's two to three times a week. He admits that he goes there after work for a beer sometimes. Blah testimony, blah goes out weeknights, blah incorrect blah. Jerry insists he meant to say that if he does go out -- he always gets home early. Again, he insists that he was at home the night of the crime, alone. Helen: "The only person that saw you that night was Callie Fairbanks." Jerry repeats that Callie's got it wrong. Helen: "You raped her, almost killed her." Objection! Sustained. "Now you're lying about it?" He's not lying! "I see -- you beat up women, you're an armed robber but you're not a rapist. You go out several nights a week to Jasper's, but the night Callie Fairbanks was raped you just happened to be at home alone." Pause. "Is that your testimony?" Yes. Again, Jerry insists that he doesn't rape people. Helen's sewed up the edges, finished her hem, and knotted the string. She's got him. How do we know? Because the guy is innocent. And they always get sent to jail.
Client Room Where They Discuss The Appropriate Method Of Pain. Jerry is livid. He doesn't think Eugene protected him enough. He sarcastically insists that Eugene didn't "pull any punches in there." Eugene screams, "I didn't pull no punches in there and I'm not pulling them with you. We've got to plead this out!" The camera juggles all over the place. This director has been watching too much Traffic. Oh, so "cutting edge" for television. Oh, so dramatic, oh. Snore. The two lawyers try to convince Jerry Cochran to lock himself up and throw the key away with his own two hands. He doesn't want to plead. He says, "Okay. Okay. I got a twin brother. He's going to pay you a visit." Eugene asks why. Jerry continues, "Because he is. You just listen to what he's got to say." And the plot thickens into lukewarm tomato soup, cafeteria-style.