Client Room. Bobby asks Joey if he killed Jean Holmstead. Joey: "Bobby, I was throwing out a hypothetical." Bobby doesn't think so. In fact, the whole thing, according to Emperor Rod, "totally fits [Joey's] narcissistic disorder." Blah the only reason, blah audience for the smile, blah he did it, blah he wanted them to do it. Joey tells him he's been watching too much television. Bobby's not listening. Nor does he care for Heric's smug remarks. He's been waiting all through this episode to yell, and no one's going to take this moment away from him. "Did you and Danny used to be lovers?" Yes. In fact, that's how Joey got the case. Rod snarls, "I'm going to the D.A." Joey snaps back, "Oh, please, Bobby -- the jury's out. If we win you've got nothing to say. If we lose, well, the D.A. just loves to throw out convictions." Ellenor pipes up. She thinks Joey wanted to lose, that's why he put Danny on the stand with a prior conviction, and why he did that reckless closing. Joey is offended. What was wrong with his closing? Ellenor bounces to her feet: "It was ridiculous. Maybe the judge did it? Maybe a juror?" Joey interrupts, "I also said maybe the lawyer did it. That part you seem to believe." Bobby screams, "You killed him." Joey patronizes, "Bobby. Bobby. You think I'm evil?" Rod keeps on keeping on. That man sure loves to scream: "You murdered his lover. Framed him. Got yourself put on as his lawyer to guarantee he goes away!" Joey: "Well. I must say it does sound worthy of me." And here comes that smile. It'll undo us all, that smile. Way to go, Joey -- outwit them all. Well maybe not "them all"; I think the majority of people around here could smell that one coming a mile away. Right? Yawn.
The Firm. Jennifer arrives with her baby in tow. She's all smiles and good humour. The entire firm gives her a collective evil eye. She says, "Hi everybody!" After she notices the cool temperature in the room, she continues, "What's the matter?" Jimmy stands up with the cheque in his hand. "The name Mark Greene didn't ring a bell with you Jennifer?" Mark Freaking Greene? Is DEK that hard up for names that he has to take them from ER? You can't tell me that DEK didn't know that there was a character on ER with exactly the same freaking name. Damn. Mark's death has become the stuff of television legend -- how long is it going to take, when is it going to happen, how much can he resemble Campbell Scott in Dying Young -- and to top it all off, the hooker's name is Jennifer? The name of Mark's ex-wife? Damn. DEK's inferiority complex is getting a bit too large even for his standards. Last week he railed against The Sopranos, this week he's knocking ER. The man has plenty of issues. Right. The end of the episode, that's what I'm recapping. Okay. So Jimmy is pissed. He can't believe that Jennifer did the same thing to Mathis that she did to Mark Greene. He holds up the piece of paper. He walks over to Jennifer, holding the cheque from Mathis's law firm. "Here's your cheque. Take it. Walk out of this office and never come back here again." Jennifer tries to redeem herself. She cries, "These people are rich, Jimmy. It's expensive raising a child." He says indignantly, "The biggest problem your child has is having you for a mother." Pause. "If I hear of this happening ever again, I'll go to the police and to social services to take that child away from you." He hands over the cheque. "Take the cheque, walk out of here and never come back again." Jennifer grabs the cheque, and leaves the office -- on Jimmy's terms? Perhaps. But only time will tell if DEK will bring this character back to life again.