The Next Day. Helen's Aquarium has finally dried up. The McLaughlins are there. She explains how difficult today's testimony is going to be. For "their own emotional welfare," she suggests they stay out of the room. But of course it's better if they are in court, for the jury's sake. Helen: "He'll look more like a monster saying the things he'll say with the parents present." Mr. McLaughlin steps forward: "He's going to attack my daughter, is that how it works?" Yawn, like the secretary last week, Mr. McLaughlin also falls into the "never seen an episode of Law & Order" category. Yeah, right. He starts to pace around the room. Then he smarts, "We'll be there! We'll be there!" Mrs. McLaughlin looks meek. Helen tells him he's got to stay under control, though. Helen: "My opinion is this lawyer would love a mistrial and if you just up in there -- you'll give it to them." He clenches his teeth and says, "Fine." Only he's not fine. We all know he's not fine. Because, well, he's not fine.
Federal Court Meeting Room. The Special Agent tells an anxious Dr. Ford and a nervous Rebecca that Habib is on his way in. Then he advises Dr. Ford not to speak to her husband or hand him any "items." The Lament Of The Prisoner comes wailing onto the scene like a police cruiser chasing a stolen car. Habib enters the room. The camera catches him from bottom to top. His ankles are chained to his feet. He does that half-walk, half-hop prisoner's stride as he comes in wearing a bright orange jumpsuit and some sort of bulletproof vest. Dr. Ford smiles at her husband. He looks blankly at her. Rebecca asks if they can have a moment alone. The Special Agent explains that Dr. Ford is not a suspect, but "if she talks, at all, and it appears like she passes coded information, she might become one." Dr. Ford can observe -- and that's all. Habib insists that she has two children to care for, and tells her not to say anything. His accent sounds more French than anything. It's really pretty, lilting, like Gérard Depardieu, only Habib is way, way cuter. Rebecca tells everyone to sit down, and then introduces herself to Habib; she explains that they are about to have a hearing. Habib: "I didn't ask for a hearing or a lawyer." Rebecca explains that Dr. Ford hired her. Habib: "She should not have." Dr. Ford looks confused. Habib wants to know if she or her kids have been harmed in anyway. Dr. Ford blurts, "Bill, we're fine." Then she quickly covers her mouth with her hand and looks at The Special Agent: "Would you tell him we're fine." Rebecca wants to know if Habib has any idea why he's there. He answers, "Ms. Washington, help my wife understand. I did what I did because it was right." Dr. Ford can't help herself: "Bill, what are you talking about?" Habib looks at The Special Agent. Then he says, "Tell the judge I'm ready to proceed."