The Firm Where They Manipulate Crimes Of Pain. Lucy says, "The press is already calling." Of course they are. This is Fake Boston, News Capital Of Fakeland. She hangs up the phone. "I assume we have no comment." Eugene says, "None for now." Ellenor sits behind her desk and says, "Public opinion could sway the decision to indict. We should probably issue something." Eugene sort of ignores Ellenor's directive and asks, "Did you learn anything last night?" Nope. Ellenor insists that Helen says the cops will probably buy self-defense, but Lindsay's got to give them a statement. Cue Rod and Lindsay's entrance. They are well groomed and dressed as if it were just another workday. You're telling me that when Eugene went through the closet, he picked out suits for both Lindsay and Bobby to wear? That he remembered to send over make-up and hair products? Okay, and then the first question out of their mouths is not "How is the baby?" but "Where are we?" Honestly, under these circumstances, I'm not sure I can keep Anvil quiet. Eugene replies to the Emperor's question, "No decisions have been made yet." Bobby's back on track and ready to take charge. He says, "Let's get everybody in the conference room. Where's Rebecca?" Lucy replies, "She's at trial." Somebody's got to bring home the bacon while the rest of The Firm works to free a cannibal or defend the one who murdered the cannibal.
Rodney's Trial Of Pudnacious Pain. Mystery Detective X is on the stand. The press release says that his actual character name is Detective Disaia. But that's really hard to spell. Mystery Detective X is much more efficient. Of course, he's mid-testimony: "After impounding the vehicle, we did an inventory search. We found some blood in the trunk." Helen asks, "Did you do any DNA testing?" Yes. The blood was an exact match to the victim, Nancy Connell. Connell, Donnell -- whew, DEK must be running out of naming steam. Did they find anything else? Yes. They found a hammer with dried blood and hair on the head. Helen: "And sir, were you able to determine who owned this vehicle?" Mystery Detective X nods, and then glances over at the Pudmeister: "It was registered to the defendant." Did they manage to arrest the defendant? Of course they did. At the time they got him, he was using Nancy Connell's credit card. What a goofball. He deserves to go down just for being that stupid.
Rebecca gets up for cross. What's the point of this subplot? They could have squished the whole "shocking" season ender into one episode if we didn't have to spend time considering the "pud." Yawn. She asks Mystery Detective X, "You say 'the victim.' Was any victim ever found?" No. They never found the body. The detective tries to slip in something about the blood on the hammer, but Rebecca stops him mid-sentence: "Any witness ever place Nancy Connell with my client?" No. The detective looks at Rebecca. Rebecca looks back at him. Helen looks at both of them and inwardly rolls her eyes.
Helen's Office Where The Pud Is Put Forth For A Painful Deal. Helen asks Rebecca, "You really can't move this idiot?" Rebecca replies that Rodney will accept trespassing. Helen crosses her arms in front of what used to be her chest. Rebecca continues, "Don't look at me! I can't even get him to take it seriously. He keeps demanding I pet his pud." Helen changes subjects. This cues The Lament Of Lindsay. Helen asks how the poor woman is doing. Rebecca answers, "Not good. What's going to happen?" Helen doesn't know. In fact, she's not really "in the loop," because Walsh has the case. Rebecca: "That can't be a good sign." Helen: "It isn't." Their tender looks come to a halt when The Parent Connells enter the office. Rebecca tells Helen she'll see her back in the courtroom, and leaves. Father Connell says, "Ms. Gamble? You wanted to see us?" Cue the heartstrings. Cue the grieving yet strong parents. Cue The Practice Stereotype #12: The Parents Who Want To Be In The Room. Helen says, "The defendant may be taking the stand. I'm not sure you're going to want to be there for that." Pause. The Symphony Of The Suffering Paterfamilias takes over for the Lament. Helen continues, "I don't know what he might say about your daughter." Father Connell insists that they've "prepared themselves" and that they "choose" to be there. Helen: "Even so --" Father Connell interrupts, "We choose to be there."