Then Kittleson calls on Eugene, who says, "The defense calls Dr. Donald Siedman." Helen bounces up as much as her brittle bones will allow, "Oh! You've got to be kidding!" Now, wouldn't she have gotten a witness list before hand? Wouldn't she have known that Eugene was going to call this guy? Have had to prepare for the cross-examination? What the hell is the moral outrage for? Honestly. Blah bad continuity blah, oh, and "yawn" too, just for the hell of it. Eugene snaps, "Look, if I can't put on a defense, why don't we just lynch him?" Helen argues that Eugene is trying to make the case about race. Eugene yells, "Move to strike!" Like a true disciplinarian, Kittleson calls both screaming children to the bench. Oh. The. Music. It's making me sleepy. Very sleepy. In a minute, I'll be in a coma, watching the world just pass me and thinking, "How boring can they make this episode?" Honestly. I'm the guy Alanis Morissette hides in for the duration of Dogma. Blah contempt blah outburst blah who is Dr. Siedman blah. Helen tells the judge that he testifies that white people can't tell one black man from another. Again, Helen would have been notified what Eugene's course of defense would be. Then, even if he were adding a new witness, she'd be notified. Why do we always have to have these ridiculous eleventh-hour arguments in front of the judge in open court? Has DEK noticed that a little subtlety goes a long way? Oh, right. DEK. Subtlety. What was I thinking? Chalk it up to the holiday jitters. Okay, back to the trial. The music ticks like a grandfather clock. Eugene tells Kittleson that the doctor is an expert on cross-racial impairment of eyewitnesses. Blah rejected by other courts, blah Eugene gave no notice, blah race is not an issue; blah if he can't have the witness, blah emergency appeal, blah mistrial blah. Judge Beautiful gives Eugene a cold, hard stare: "You may call Dr. Siedman." Helen barks, "You're letting him run your court." Ouch. That wasn't the right thing to say (at all) as Kittleson hisses, "I run my court, Ms. Gamble." She says that if the doctor is a "buffoon," she'll instruct the jury to disregard him.
Episode Report CardRagdoll: C+ | 372 USERS: C+
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