The Judge's Chambers. Ellenor spars with Alan, again. She argues that the DA is trying to coerce her client with death threats. He argues that he's entitled to put out a call for information. She argues that he called Stephen a killer on television. Judge White sort of ignores both of them as he says, "Mr. Lowe, you're starting to get a reputation." Alan seems pleased. He hopes the defense attorneys might be more inclined to plea bargain. Judge White: "No. It's not great. It is anything but great." Uh huh. Blah he hasn't stepped outside the law blah. Ellenor wants the court to put Stephen into protective custody. Alan: "That's a DA's call and I'm not asking for that!" Ellenor: "To remove the coercion I need my client safe." Alan: "Your Honour, if we're going to put every suspect in protective --" Ellenor: "How about the ones who have televised bounties on their heads?" Whew. Verbal sparring. Blah. The judge refuses to put Stephen in protective custody, because Ellenor hasn't shown him any tangible threat. Ellenor says that the first warning is often a bullet when gangs are involved. The resolute judge stands by his original decision.
Lindsay is back with Andrea, Frank's daughter. She's explaining that Andrea might also have a claim against the state. "They took your father away from you!" Andrea insists, "He's not my dad. He's my biological father. And does that help him if I sue?" Well, Lindsay just wants to have her on board as a witness. Andrea: "A witness to what?" To what he lost. Cue the sob story. Lindsay says that Andrea is all Frank has ever thought about for the last fifteen years. Andrea gets up and asks Lindsay to leave; she doesn't "need this" right now. Then Lindsay gets pushy; she "doesn't understand" why Andrea doesn't want to meet her father. The young woman makes a good point, saying that Lindsay doesn't understand the rest of her life -- why should this be any different? Her first memory? Yeah, finding her mother dead. Her early years? Spent in and out of foster homes. Now? She's just getting her life back on track. She's got a job and a boyfriend, and Lindsay is asking her to go back to a place where she just can't go. "And it's not that I don't want a father. I've wanted nothing more. But I can't do it. I can't."