Helen's Office. Rebecca shows her the tape. It's just as disturbing the second time around. Helen asks the same questions Rebecca asked of Lucy. The answers are no different. Blah delivered early this morning, blah doesn't know who dropped it off blah. Rebecca says, "Obviously, you have to dismiss, Helen. There's been no murder." Helen's going to show the tape to the parents to make sure it's Nancy. Has Rebecca talked to her client? Rebecca looks at her watch and says that he hasn't arrived from jail yet. Helen: "When he gets here, tell him the murder charges will be dropped. He'll be re-arrested for kidnapping and tell him I'm adding a torture charge." Helen will drop the torture charge if Rodney tells the police where Nancy is being held. Of course, this entire storyline is a pretense for Helen to show the world just how concerned she is about Lindsay. Each scene follows the same pattern: Rebecca and Helen discuss their farcical case; then Helen acts concerned about her friend and Rebecca relays the gravity of the situation. If Helen and Lindsay are such freaking good friends, why doesn't the Ice Queen just go over to The Firm and find out what's happening for herself? Honestly, every time Helen asks Rebecca how Lindsay is, I hear the ice caps in the Arctic refreezing. Helen could stop global warming with her faux friendship. Right. That doesn't mean Rebecca doesn't answer her and continue the fa├žade, though. I'd never be that lucky. Instead of screaming, "Go down to the cop shop your own damn self," Rebecca replies, "How would you be?" They share a poignant pause, and Rebecca leaves Helen's office.
The Hallway Of Lindsay's Arresting Pain. The cops lead her down the hallway. She's dressed in prison blues now. They head into a courtroom filled with media for the arraignment hearing. The case is called. Eugene announces that he's for the defendant. They want to waive reading and get Lindsay released on her own recognizance. Walsh announces that he's there for the prosecution. They want to disqualify Lindsay's firm from acting on her behalf. Eugene objects. Blah attorney/client blah, blah legal banter blah, blah Bobby testifying blah. Judge Warren West presides. He tells the pair that he's not going to rule right now, but he does recommend that Lindsay hire another firm. Eugene continues, "We'd also be seeking an immediate trial date." Bobby looks like someone just strangled his cat. Walsh says, "Commonwealth can be ready in a month." So be it. West sets the trial date for June 23. Slam. He tells Lindsay that she's released on $200K of bail. Where did the money come from? Because the uniforms release Lindsay into Bobby's waiting arms. Didn't Eugene just say they wanted recognizance? Any. Way. All practicality is thrown out the window when a member of The Firm is on trial. Forensics can figure out to the nth degree what happened at the crime scene, but no one can explain to me where the hell the bail money comes from. Did Bobby just hand the judge a blank cheque before the hearing? Bah. It's so frustrating. And this is only the first episode.