Whoosh. The Firm Where They Try To Repair The Pain. Eugene: "If anyone's got an idea, don't hold back now." Rod is stunned: "The wife ran from the courtroom?" Rebecca says, "She's afraid of her husband. That's what the jury's going to think anyway." When exactly did Rebecca become second chair? What happened to Jimmy at the beginning of the episode? Huh? The Lump says, "Did Eugene cut down the paramedic and make good points with the doctor?" Blah, the chief of pediatrics, blah he's not an intern, blah points may have made, blah forgotten when Tom went wacko blah. The Lump: "Is it really that bad?" Eugene insists that it's not good, and that Tom Gosse is their biggest problem. Solid food, that's my biggest problem. Ellenor: "Why not have him testify?" That's not an option; Father Gosse is way, way too unpredictable. Rod: "So who do they have next?" Eugene: "The wife. Rebecca, are you ready?" Ah, she'll do her best. Rod: "Rebecca. We need this." Why is he there? In fact, why are they all there? This ridiculous summarizing of the plot is so inane and unnecessary. Blah drama, blah weak writing blah. Yes, Rebecca understands, she knows she's got to "get" Kelly; blah Father Gosse is still the key blah. "If he won't give us anything to attack her with on cross, he's going to prison." Because it's up to the husband to attack the wife. You know, that's right, we're missing the key to this puzzle; the wife did it, because the wife always does it on this freaking show.
Later that night…Ellenor is at home putting away various baby props. There is no actual baby. There are just props: books, blankets, an empty bottle. She hears a knock at the door. Of course, she answers the door without seeing who it is; of course, it's Mitchell Wheeler. Ellenor: "Are you stalking me now?" His hair is sticking every which way up and about. He needs to speak to Ellenor. He's been standing outside for over an hour. Ellenor: "You're pathetic, did you know that?" She tells him to come in and warm up before she kicks him out again. He comes into Hellenor's and closes the door. Mitchell: "The cops did a more thorough background check." Pause. "It seems Katherine Kim's been involved in two similar incidents." Ellenor replies, "I've advised my client to sue." She's got her hands on her hips. Mitchell gets to the point. The Melody Of Mitchell's Confessions starts up. "What you said this afternoon. I want you to know I heard you. But I also want you to know, immediately after what happened in Kittleson's courtroom, I started to take stock of myself." Ah, he looks all pale and tortured. Despite the fact that his hair belongs on Happy Days. Apparently, his divorce is final in three weeks. He quit today, and this was his last case with the D.A.'s office. Mitchell: "If I was capable of propositioning you in exchange for a lighter sentence. If I was able to betray our close friendship like that…" Ellenor is warming up. But goodness, can we not get through a single episode without some man, Rod or otherwise, having some sort of life-changing monologue dedicated to introspection? Please? I'm drowning in self-realization over here. "Then I needed to examine my life. Ellenor." He tears up. "I am so, so sorry." Aw, Scott Cohen is sweet when he's pouring out his soul. Ellenor gives him a hug.