Walsh fiddles with some papers on his desk. Bobby taps his fingers on the witness stand. He looks coldly at the prosecutor. Walsh stands up and says, "You said your wife started to unravel during the O'Malley trial." Yes. "When?" Bobby responds, "It happened almost immediately. He made his obsession known from the beginning." Walsh persists -- blah Lindsay didn't back off, blah she continued to be his lawyer blah. Then he criticizes Bobby for letting Lindsay take O'Malley's direct testimony. Hello! We were ALL there for the episode. We all KNOW what happened. Do we have to re-live it over and over and over and over again? This show runs in so many circles around itself. I'm tired of chasing it. Anvil is tired of chasing it. The Practice is a blood-sucking leech on the beach of good television. Bobby explains that when Lindsay did her "direct," she was still okay. It was after that when she totally lost it. Walsh steps forward: "Did you get her to a doctor?" Bobby says he was planning to. Walsh badgers, "You were 'planning to'? You wouldn't be lying now to save your wife, would you, Mr. Donnell?" Ellenor objects. The judge overrules the objection. Bobby answers, "I'm not lying." Walsh wants to know if Bobby told the police about Lindsay's "dazed, vacant" look. The Emperor glances over at his wife and responds, "The police never asked what she looked like." Walsh swoops in for the attack. He accuses Bobby of knowing the minute Lindsay shot O'Malley that she committed murder. Bobby categorically denies that this is true. Ha! But the prosecutor has an ace up his sleeve. That's right. He's got the call Bobby made to 911. You know, when he hesitated to answer the operator's question about who shot the man lying dead on his living room floor. Walsh: "When the operator asked who shot the man, why didn't you just tell her?" Bobby answers, "It wasn't necessary to tell her." Walsh pounces. He's like a lioness in a herd of antelopes. "'Wasn't necessary'? So a man is lying on your floor with three gunshot wounds and you're deciding what is and is not necessary to tell the police operator." Did he call anyone else? Well, yes; Bobby called Eugene Young. A lawyer! Bobby insists, "A colleague." It's almost as if Walsh is gaining power with every new sentence. He's a super-villain to Rod's infernal super-ego. Walsh argues that Bobby "huddled" with his lawyer colleague/friends immediately after the event, and only after a day did they discuss the events with the police. Walsh steps forward. He's made his point. Bobby didn't tell the police what happened. He lawyered himself and his wife up instantly. Now, that's some damaging testimony. Despite Ellenor's very weak attempt to object, Walsh makes his point -- Bobby and Lindsay considered themselves suspects from the beginning. Walsh then wants to know what happened to William Hinks. Ellenor objects; it has no relevance. Judge West overrules. Walsh repeats, "What happened to Mr. Hinks?" Bobby says, "He was killed." Walsh continues, "He was killed by a man you did business with, correct." Bobby clarifies, "By a man I used to represent." Blah Bobby was arrested, blah for conspiracy to commit murder blah. Bobby insists, "I was acquitted." Walsh says flatly, "I smell a pattern here. Threaten Lindsay Dole and you end up dead." Bobby glares at Walsh, who glares right back. This time, Ellenor's objection sticks.
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