Miguel's Trial. Jimmy has Miguel up on the stand, explaining why he hid in the closet. He honestly thought there were drug dealers at Christina's door. Apparently, he owes some money because he uses from time to time. And dude doesn't have enough cash to pay for his infrequent drug use? Please. But this is the story they are going with. Blah the night of the murder, blah I was home, blah movie, blah I was home. Jimmy: "Do you own a gun?" No. He's never even fired a gun before.
It's Helen's turn: "You don't just use from time to time, you have a drug problem?" It's under control. "But you use." Very rarely. Helen says, "You robbed a liquor store once, isn't that right?" Miguel explains that that was six years ago and he didn't use a gun. Did he lose his job three weeks prior to the shooting? Yes. Can anyone account for his alibi other than Christina? No. Except, again, the video store clerk, someone in the elevator on the way up to his apartment, the neighbour who might have heard the movie, and so on and so forth. Yawn.
Helen's Office. Emily Coyne is sitting with Helen, who is talking about the whole minister/congregant situation. The D.A. insists that the reverend has no real reason to lie. Emily replies, "Are you now doubting me?" Helen: "I'm asking you: Are you sure?" Blah eyewitness, blah affected by trauma, blah unsure blah. Emily insists that she remembers her attacker's face. They run through the whole "eyewitness testimony is shaky" rigmarole for the three thousandth time this episode. Emily says, "He's it. He's the one."
Miguel's Trial. We cut directly to Lindsay's closing statements, where she of course denies that Miguel committed the crime. Blah facial hair, blah no physical evidence, blah no forensics, blah somebody else killed Trevor Coyne blah. Helen's closing statement rests entirely on the fact that Emily knows it was Miguel. Blah circumstantial evidence, blah shady past blah. Helen's eye make-up in this scene looks like it was applied three weeks ago -- it's that smudged. I am amazed she can even keep her eyes open, there is so much crap caked on the poor things. Does Tammy Faye run a school for this sort of thing? It makes LFB look about ten years older than she actually is -- I mean, I'm sure her "party girl" lifestyle will catch up with her at some point, but come on, do they have to accelerate the trashy-actress-on-the-outs look with her make-up? So, yeah, blah eyewitness, blah saw the whole thing, blah it's all you need.