Outside the courtroom, Keith and Veronica rendezvous, though their eyes don't have much interest in meeting. Keith asks whether Veronica's okay, and she says that she is. Keith: "No, I mean you're okay?" He finally looks at her, and she tells him, yeah, everything's okay now. It will be, so long as you put your arm around your daughter and lead her out of the courthouse, Keith. He does, because he's Keith and, thus, awesome. As the Marses walk past, Lamb smiles sickeningly, looking as exquisitely punchable than I've seen him since the pilot. Veronica's sexual degradation must bring it out in him.
Sacks appears to break Lamb out of his revolting reverie, telling him that "Judge Ferris" wants to see him in chambers. Judge Ferris is not the same judge who's presiding over the Echolls trial. I'm not sure if we've ever seen him before, but he looks and acts like a Texas oil tycoon or one of the shadowy figures behind the scenes in The Pelican Brief. Ferris is sitting in chambers, a dark, sinister place indeed. He's joined by a couple of nameless, faceless suits sitting off to the side, as well as Leonard Lobo, head honcho at the Seven Rivers Casino. They look like they're planning wire fraud or the Kennedy assassination. Lamb enters, and asks what's up. Ferris says that Lobo has been "struck by a bolt of lightning." "Lamb: "What? That he can cash old ladies' social security checks himself and get rid of the slot machines?" I like when Lamb gets all indignant about social injustice, but is still too dickless to do anything about it. Anyway, it looks like Lobo is finally ready to remember that he was with Terrence Cook at the casino on the day of the bus crash. Lamb asks him if he's sure and whether he'd rather take another several months to think it over. I also enjoy that Lamb is ultimately pissed, because this means that the bus crash investigation is open again, and that means more work for him. Lobo goes through the usual "my memory, it's not what it used to be" stuff that lying sacks of crap have been using since Eve was all, "Apple? What apple?" Lamb tells Ferris that if Lobo takes the stand to exonerate Cook, he'll open himself up to questions about his "...dealings." Lamb looks more desperate than devious here, but it looks like he's less concerned about an unreliable witness and more concerned with keeping his neat and tidy case just that. Lobo shoots him down, though, pointing to his two "associates" -- who appear to be less "corporate attorney" and "chief financial officer" and more "Suge Knight" and "Luca Brasi" -- and says either of them could testify to the same information. Looks like Cook's off the hook.