The music continues as Mitchell slinks past Ellenor's desk on his way out of the office. Of course, Lindsay, Lucy, and the Lump are all standing around, watching. Lindsay walks over. Ellenor says, "I don't want you asking me if I'm okay." Lindsay whispers, "All right." Could they be any more melodramatic?
Suffering County Courthouse Where They Argue After Recessing The Pain. Dr. Taylor is still on the stand. Helen: "So, Doctor, it was your phone call to social services that resulted in the defendant's arrest?" Yes. There was a second incident with a more pronounced set of bruises. Helen asks, "What did the defendant say?" Dr. Taylor responds, "He made no explanation. That concerned me." Pause. He made a notation in the file, and told Father Gosse that he wanted to see Baby M. after one week instead of the usual two. He continues, "Unfortunately, that appointment was never kept." Blah Baby M. rushed to the hospital, blah before the day, blah notified, blah emergency room, blah this child had nearly been murdered blah. Eugene objects. This time, the judge is on his side and sustains the objection. Freeman tells Dr. Taylor to stay within his observations, and not to draw conclusions. Because, of course, the doctor is not at all biased in this situation. Father Gosse is sweating. He does a lot of that in this episode. There's always a line of moisture across his upper lip. It's kind of creepy. So Dr. Taylor continues, "We did a C.T. scan which showed severe swelling of the brain. The kind of swelling we'd expect when a child is shaken violently." Mrs. Gosse looks down at her knees. I'm fighting to stay awake. Blah. "In addition, Baby M.'s arms were bruised, consistent with being held tightly in that area." Dr. Taylor holds his arms up to demonstrate. "But most telling was the bilateral retinal hemorrhaging." Helen steps forward: "What would cause the hemorrhaging?" Blah infant, blah aggressively, blah shaking blah. Dr. Taylor insists, "The force of such movement is more than enough to cause injury." The doctor's medical opinion is that the baby was shaken, almost to death. Because Father Gosse is a violent, violent man, and we just can't wait until he gets nailed to the cross -- cross-examination, that is. Helen: "Is there any way to determine when the incident might have occurred?" The doctor admits that there is not, "with any precision." Of course, he does have an opinion, though: "Based on my experience it's my opinion that this occurred no more than twelve hours prior to Baby M.'s arrival at the hospital." Helen wonders if he mentioned this fact to Father Gosse. Yes, Dr. Taylor did, but he was surprised when Tom Gosse said it was impossible, because the baby hadn't been out of his sight all day. Dr. Taylor gives a knowing nod to the jury. Helen looks pleased with herself. Because all of The Firm's clients are scum.