The Firm. Helen, Greg Mitchell, and Bobby's client Cassell are sitting in the conference room. As Bobby walks through the door, they all stand up. Rod glances around the room, and then says, "Cassell. What are you doing here?" Helen, trying to calm the storm before it starts, says, "It's okay!" but you know Rod, always tossing those emotions around like a salad: "Like hell it is." Ah, such a formidable Emperor. He moans, "You can't meet with my client without my approval." And just before the fountain of tears starts, the Headmaster of Operation Sting walks forward and introduces himself. That stops Rod dead in his tracks. He just stares at Mitchell like he's an alien with more than three heads. Mid-stare, Mitchell introduces Cassell as "Agent Donegan." Cassell/Donegan says, "How you doin', Mr. Donnell." Bobby is exasperated: "You're a Fed?" He almost spits out the last word. Helen pipes up. Apparently, her "idiot cop" is also a Fed, and she had no idea. Bobby yells, "What is this?" Mitchell tells Rod that his office believes Judge Fleming is "on the take." Which is why they are creating a "sting." Mitchell explains that they've been observing the judge for some time, and they plan to "bring him down" with the trial Bobby is currently defending. The Emperor does not take kindly to those acting sneakier than he; we know this because he screams, "Get out of my office!" Not "How can I help." Or "I had no idea." Just Get The Freaking Hell Out. So typical, so very "emotional," so very Rod. Mitchell: "You have a very impressive track record in front of Judge Fleming." Bobby spits, "You think I'm somehow in on this?" Greg is a smooth-talker: "Well. We were suspicious but based on your interactions with Agent Donegan, we're no longer targeting you -- you're off the hook! It's official!" Mitchell smiles like he's the devil that just acquired your soul. Bobby turns to Helen and barks, "Are you involved in this?" She's stunned: "What? Bobby? No!" Translation: "I'm hot for you this episode, so, of course not!" Apparently, she tried to shut the whole thing down, but now she thinks that Rod should at least listen to what the guy has to say.
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