Bobby gets up for his cross-examination. He strides toward the defendant. Fully capable of walking, he is so back in the saddle. Yawn. Good to see that Lindsay's hug really did cure him of all his ills. Bobby: "You say you heard the television." Chen confirms that he heard someone talking and that he thought it might be the defendant. The Emperor's hands swing together like an intricate piece of clockwork, ready to chime at any second, just narrowly missing one another. He says, "Did you hear anything else, a band playing, laughter from an audience?" Nope. Chen just heard talking. Bobby says, "You opened the door and this is when you saw the television?" Ah, wrong again; the television was actually in another room. So, in fact, there was no talking from this room after all. Bobby reminds the police officer that despite the fact that there was no talking, he still entered the room and continued with the search. Now, here comes the kicker: "And you say it was Mr. Cassell's girlfriend who you say consented to the search?" Chen stutters. Where is she? The cops can't find her. So she can't testify. Rod feels good. He sufficiently shut this case down. Bobby immediately asks Judge God -- I mean, "Judge Fleming," to dismiss the charges because of Fourth Amendment problems. Helen, of course, counters this argument. Rod contends that the girlfriend never gave consent, and that Officer Chen has made up the whole story. Helen and Bobby argue about the fruit of a poisonous tree. In the middle of their picture-perfect debate, Judge Holier-Than-Thou interrupts, first by saying, "Thank you, counsel, well-argued!" Like it's a kind of adult pep rally and not a court of law. And then continuing, "The line between issues of fact and law here is a hazy one, is it not?" At first, Bobby thinks that Judge Altars-Down-In-Front is actually talking to him, but alas, it was a rhetorical question. Of course it was, the old blowhard continues, but "I'm not entirely certain that a ruling would even be appropriate at this juncture, without the benefit of additional evidence that might arise at trial." Honestly, if I weren't typing, I would have tuned out hours ago. "I think we could all benefit from more time, but the defendant is entitled to a speedy trial and a speedy trial he should get." Blah jury selection, blah trial date set blah.
Episode Report CardRagdoll: C- | 942 USERS: C+
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