Suffering County Courthouse Where Hookers Survive Their Pain. Jimmy stands before Judge Wark, the one who looks like Rod Steiger, looking nervous. Why is that Jimmy's only expression in this episode? It's almost like he's a puppet and Eugene is pulling the strings. Why doesn't Eugene just step in and do the dirty work? The judge wants to know why Team Lady Of The Evening doesn't just go ahead and file the complaint. Jimmy replies, "We're happy to do that, Your Honour. I would think that the defendant would seek to explore ways to make this go away before we file, since filing makes a public record." The lawyer for Mathis's side pipes up, "That kind of threat is evidence of the extortion." Legal banter, right to depose, happy to take that route, blah. The judge is onto the con, and he tells Jimmy that once they find out what the junior associate really has to say, their "card is played." Has DEK been playing too much poker? Or has he been watching Ocean's 11? The "life is a game" metaphors are a bit tired. Okay. Despite Judge Wark actually stating that the case "stinks," he still allows Jimmy to do the pre-filing deposition. Which means Jimmy has won this battle. But will he win the war? Yawn.
Suffering County Courthouse Where Carrington Testifies About His Lover's Pain. Catch up, everyone, we are mid-testimony. Danny says, "We had gone to a club." Joey says dryly, "At 6 PM, that's a little early, isn't it?" It was an "underground club." Because all those "underground" clubs open earlier instead of later. Yeah, they all open in the afternoon, just so their owners can get some sleep late at night. What-freaking-ever. How old is DEK? Apparently, this was a primarily "gay" club that heterosexuals also visited. Can we fill the courtroom with stereotypes now? Is that okay? Yes. All right. We'll continue. So, this gay club is where heterosexual people went to have sex. Is DEK jealous of every single show on primetime television? Now he's all down with the Queer as Folk settings. Yawn. So, the couple went to the club on the night of the murder. Joey says, "Daniel. What did you do there?" Danny responds, "We danced. We made love." What time did they leave? He says, "Probably around eight or nine. I drove her home." Joey asks if he followed Jean inside, and Danny says no. He dropped her off; he never went inside. Joey asks if he received Jean's phone message. Well, she left the message on his business cell phone, with the full knowledge that he wouldn't get it until he returned to work. Danny: "That message was left to set me up." The D.A. objects. Can he explain the blood? He can't. Jean had certainly been in the back of Danny's car -- heck, they'd even made love in there. But the blood? He just doesn't know. Joey seems satisfied, because that's the end of that.