Helen's Office Where They Delineate Truthful Pain. Allison explains that she was working in Brockton as a waitress; she was folding some clothes at a laundromat and met Pearce, who was with JC. Blah they became friends, blah James was his son, blah they were living in a camper, blah. Pearce lied about his name, called himself Chris Stephenson. Blah Pearce was on the news, blah we figured it all out. Hunky DA, delightful as always, holds a pad of paper and stands next to Helen, Slinky DA's desk. He asks, "Do you recall the name of the laundromat?" She thinks it was on Crescent, near the railroad tracks. Helen: "How did you end up with James permanently?" Blah Pearce had to go away, blah he asked if she could watch James, blah of course she agreed. How long was Pearce going to be gone? Three or four days. Only he never came back. Helen: "When did it occur to you he might not be coming back at all." Not until a few months later; she thought about going to the police, but she didn't want JC to end up in a foster home. Helen looks out from her under her mud-caked eyes to ask JC if he remembers any of these events. No. In fact, he doesn't even remember being Chad Baldwin.
DA's Conference Room. The music starts as soon as Hunky DA throws open the door and thrusts himself into the room. He's cute. Helen wants to know if he believes Allison. He doesn't know. Blah it's hard to swallow that she didn't have at least a little inkling that the kid was kidnapped, but she probably didn't want to know. He sits his pretty little ass down on the table facing Helen. "Did you check her out?" Yes. Her employment record and the laundry scene both pan out, and Allison has no criminal record. Twinkle. Twinkle. Allison is a regular Mrs. Cleaver: she's a wonderful mother and neighbour. Well, Hunk argues, Allison left the situation better than she found it by taking JC out of the hands of a child molester. Blah she should have come forward blah. Hunky DA: "Look. Our endgame is to get Pearce. She can help us do that." Should Helen make the deal? Yes. He thinks she should make the deal.