Suffering County Courthouse. Rod The Renegade has Bud "This Rat's For You" Reynolds up on the stand. Blah he hates Pearce, blah he told on me, blah. Are you a vindictive person? No. Pearce just deserves to go down for what he did to "that Baldwin boy." Bobby pinches the air to rid himself of the rotten ratty-like scent emanating from Bud. Blah Chad was a pretty boy, blah good to see him out from under his mama's nose, blah the kid on the news, blah. According to Bud, John Pearce wished he kept Chad around longer before, ahem, disposing of him. Mrs. Baldwin bows her head. Blah dreamy look on his face, blah it's like he was remembering a woman, blah.
Suffering Downs. The horses are out of the gate. The commentator is, well, giving commentary. Many, many people make noise as the horses run around the track.
Suffering County Courthouse. Henrietta the Hawk wants to know what Bud went down for, and Bud replies, "Embezzlement and assault." So, it's safe to assume he's both a dishonest and a violent person. Heh. Blah you even have a reputation as a snitch blah. No. That's undeserved. And, again, couldn't have someone on the Rod Squad have investigated his reputation around the block? Any. Way. Blah he hates pedophiles blah.
Suffering Downs. Jimmy, clutching a newspaper in his hands, pushes his arm through the air in four-four-time. He grits his teeth and yells, "Move it, Four!" Slams his hand against his thigh. "Come on, Four!" Stares at the screens in front of him as the horses continue their race. "Come on, baby! Come on, Four, run! Get inside!" Chuffing his hands back and forth and back and forth: "Bring it inside." Then, as they reach the final stretch, he screams, "Go! Go! Go! Four! Four! Four!" And, "Go-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!" Then, after his horse actually wins the race, with his mouth wide open he says, "I won."
Suffering County Courthouse. Judge Spindle asks if Rod has anything else, which, of course, he does, as he calls John Pearce to the stand. Henrietta the Headstrong objects. Blah Fifth Amendment rights blah. Bobby argues that the likelihood of charges being brought after eighteen years is slim. Blah moral indignation blah. Blah Chad Baldwin non-evidence blah. "We all know we can't get him criminally. At least give us the chance to pursue him civilly." Judge Spindle orders the pair to step up to the bench. She chastises Bobby for his tone, but then she sort of orders Pearce to testify, despite the fact that it's pretty much bench blackmail. As a convicted pedophile, Pearce can be kept in jail even after his sentence has expired. And the judge is more than willing to use this to her advantage. She doesn't think he's reformed; she wants to hear from him. Bobby can't help but look pleased.