Suffering County Courthouse. Rev. Crane is on the stand. The gallery has been cleared, and so has the jury box. Right now, the only people in the courtroom are the judge, the witness, the defendant, and the defense attorneys. Oh, and the court reporters too. The judge orders Rev. Crane to testify. He refuses. Blah higher power blah. The judge responds by saying that the Lord can't throw him in a jail cell. Heh. Lindsay starts asking questions: "Leaving aside identity. Did a man come to you and confess to killing Trevor Coyne?" Again, the Reverend refuses to say anything. He throws a mini-temper tantrum about his own damn privilege. The judge again steps in: "Obviously you've agonized over what the right thing is to do here." Blah don't tell me who, blah answer the question, blah confession blah. After a poignant silence underlined by the Reverend's own musical interlude, he says, "Yes. I received such a confession." Did the confessor give any details? Now, the minister refuses to give any more details. And he leaves the courtroom. Lindsay wants to put him on the stand. The judge refuses. Blah hearsay blah, blah totem pole privilege, blah no right to reveal what they told him blah. The judge won't allow him to take the stand. Good. Because no one has made any effort to check out the minister's story. They're all just taking him on his word. Jimmy jumps up and shouts, "Your Honour, somebody else confessed to the crime and the jury doesn't get to know about it!" That's correct, and then the judge smacks Jimmy down by reminding him about the whole boy/aneurysm/privilege issue from a couple of episodes ago. The defense is noticeably upset at the judge's decision. Oh, please -- did they honestly expect him to go for it?
Suffering County Courthouse. Ellenor and Helen are walking down the hall. Ellenor says she's telling the truth. Helen says the whole episode just doesn't sound like Mitchell Wheeler. When Ellenor starts whining, Helen tells her twice that she believes her; then she says she'll get hold of the case and make a fair deal. She can't promise six months, but she'll do what she can. Ellenor says okay, and Helen leaves. As Ellenor walks down the hall, the elevator dings, and out comes Mitchell, the man of the hour, a man whom we've never seen or heard of before this episode, but one that Ellenor just can't stop running into. Yawn. He tries to walk by, but Ellenor has to have the last freaking word. "You know, Mitchell," she says, "the first thing you did was unethical, but accusing me, that was despicable." And just when you think things can't get any worse, Mitchell takes an even bigger step toward Asshole Of The Year: "Ellenor. You really need to get some help." With the ease of a garter snake on a hot summer day, he slithers away. Again, Ellenor stands there with her mouth wide open. She just can't catch a break.