SYNOPSIS OF FIFTH EPISODE The fifth week’s episode treated everyone to another powerful trial outing for Eugene. He successfully defended Steven Frenault, charged with the knife-point armed robbery of a professional photographer who testified he had ““absolute certainty”“ about his identification of Frenault as the perpetrator.
Eugene not only took the court-assigned case to trial; he also took a couple of side bets on his own powers as a cross examiner. And, in much the same manner as the legendary Babe Ruth used to telegraph his home runs, Eugene came back with the speedy not-guilty verdict that he’d forecast.
The only thing that gave Eugene pause was his own cynicism. He hardly took the time even to get to know his client before the trial started, and he never stopped to consider the possibility that Steven Frenault might indeed be innocent.
Meanwhile, Ellenor’s classified-ad-generated date finally happened — and fizzled, and in the process we got to discover a lot more about Elle
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