Is it me or was everyone talking really fast during this episode? That opening sequence was all smooth and slow and then we just dove right the heck into fast-talking office-speak and, I tell you what, I spent the rest of the episode playing catch-up.
I seriously don't like ADA Billy Desmond (Richards). He's a slimeball, isn't he? He uses that blonde legal clerk for
sex and he only likes cases where he gets to fight someone and claim a glorious victory. And then, in what appeared to
be an effort to hit on the doctor while simultaneously keeping a murderer off the street, he tampers with a witness.
Murderer dude ends up staying in the mental hospital anyway, since he knows he'll be charged with murder the second he
gets out. And, of course, Desmond misses his girlfriend's performance at a bar. She rightfully dumps his ass. I was so
not broken up over that break up.
As for ADA Jessica Rossi (Govich), she has two storylines this week.
First, the usual keep-it-casual sexual relationship with her boss (Anson Mount) gets strained, and the plaintiff in her
trial turns out not to be such a great guy. I don't understand why she doesn't drop Steele after finding out that he
slept with Alexandra Cabot (Stephanie March) last week (in the worst sex scene ever!).
ADA Nick Potter (Bridges) takes over one of Desmond's cases of a kid who brought a loaded gun to school and it all goes to hell. The defense attorney and the boy's family beg for the kid to be let out on bail but, on the advice of Rossi and Desmond, Potter doesn't budge. The boy ends up dying in prison. Man, this ADA gig really sucks.
ADA Brian Peluso's (Balfour) storyline is mainly personal. Apparently he has reconciled with Lisa and now things are moving very quickly. They're getting an apartment together and he's making an effort with her family. She's high class, he's not. We get it. They just don't fit. But, his storyline never wraps up. Did anybody else notice that?
Sadly, we don't get to see a lot of ADA Christina Finn (Julianne Nicholson) this week. She is still my favorite character and this week she just gets to tug at our heartstrings a little bit with her crush on Peluso and then is treated like crap from some jerk of an attorney. I love how she handled him. She totally shot him down with the bad breath thing. She found his weakness: His vanity!