How To Get Away With Murder (2014) s04e13 Episode Script

Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

1 Previously on "How To Get Away With Murder" I'm Jacqueline Roa, Isaac's ex-wife.
Your situation is triggering him.
Did you give Stella those drugs? Jacqueline, this is Annalise Keating! I swear to God, put the phone down! Ask him about Stella.
How'd you know Christophe? - [BUZZER SOUNDS] - Get the hell out of here! You have more than enough plaintiffs.
I want to make him my face case! - He's in.
- There's no chance in hell the Supreme Court is going to hear this case! - You just need to ask for help! - Olivia Pope? ANNALISE: The Department of Justice recommends a maximum of 150 cases at a time, but the PD's in Pennsylvania carry a load of over 200.
This is an issue for the state legislature, Ms.
Keating.
Public defenders need to demand better funding.
But the money isn't there, thus leading to long-term, systematic violations of the Sixth Amendment.
But the justices in Pennsylvania wrote that forcing counties to provide more funding violates the separation of powers.
In Johnson v.
Zerbst, this Court established Sixth Amendment violations, not as a states' issue or federal issue, but a human-rights issue.
Believe me, Noah, I am thrilled for any chance to argue a case in front of our nation's greatest court.
You've won four cases there before.
Because I study the Court and its nuances, and the only reason they agreed to even hear this case is because Ms.
Keating has made friends with some very influential people.
You're referring to President Fitzgerald Grant? Amongst others.
I can't believe that you're on a first-name basis with Olivia Pope.
I know her name.
I doubt she remembers mine.
Look, I'm just saying we all have enough to feel guilty about without you adding that to the pile.
What does that mean? "We all have enough to feel guilty about"? Simon, Wes, all the murder.
[SIGHS] Look.
It's nice that you feel bad about stealing the case from Connor, but it was your idea to on-board the Pope.
And besides, what were you supposed to do? Tell AK to send Connor to D.
C.
instead of you? I mean, what kind of lean-out crap would that be? Hmm? Of course you get to be mad.
Class action was never about me.
It's about the plaintiffs.
Well, then, prove it and come to D.
C.
with the rest of us.
I have to beg the dean to let me re-enroll.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch Annalise yell at a bunch of old white dudes! And we could check out the monuments and go look for closet cases on the Hill.
- Okay, fine.
I'll go.
- Yay! Field trip! Mwah! - [LAUGHS] - Yay.
ANNALISE: These Sixth Amendment violations are a form of disenfranchisement, primarily affecting people of color.
Are you implying that the Commonwealth intended its denial of state funding to have a racially biased effect? I'm not implying it.
I'm flat-out stating it.
6.
5% of Americans are black men, and yet they account for 40% of the prison population.
Stop.
You list those statistics in your brief.
Refer the Justices there so you don't waste a second of your 30 minutes.
I can't say it enough every word matters.
[CELLPHONE RINGING] Annalise! Oh, sorry.
I thought they stopped the investigation into Isaac.
BONNIE: They did.
Then why can't we get his testimony reinstated? [SIGHS] Isaac isn't a reliable expert anymore.
- Why not? - That's all I can tell you.
But even if our states could find more funding for public defenders, what about using that money for our schools? Or housing for the homeless? What about the millions of children in the foster-care system that - are wards of the state? - I'm sorry you're not there with her.
Or women who depend on state funds to escape battered housing.
And let's not forget my opposing counsel was just a criminal defendant herself.
Ms.
Keating was cleared of all charges.
In fact, she says that it was her own experience in jail that inspired this class action.
Well, I would make up that story, too, if I were in her shoes.
Look what just came.
Ohh.
Is he trying to win you back? It's for you.
agree that it's beneficial to rid our prisons of people who don't deserve draw the line between guilty Hmm.
You should hide that before I find a way to shotgun it.
Explain to me how someone who was just fired from teaching the law can be entrusted to change it.
It's ludicrous.
She's trying to get in your head.
I've heard worse.
And then, there is Olivia Pope, a woman well known for finding ways around the law, not protecting it.
So my concern is that these two women, claiming to fight for the poor, might actually just be using this case to distract us from their own criminal acts.
Let's not go below the belt.
Uh, talk to me about some of your [REMOTE CLICKS] It's kill or be killed.
You do know that.
I know it, and I look forward to it.
Let's get back to work.
[DOOR OPENS] [DOOR CLOSES] NATE: I got something good to tell you for once.
There's no such thing as good in here.
Annalise appealed the state's decision, and the Supreme Court agreed to hear your case.
That means she needs you at the table with her.
No way the warden's gonna approve me leaving here.
He already approved it.
You're going to the Supreme Court.
[CELLPHONE RINGING] [RINGING STOPS] [CELLPHONE CLICKING] Jacqueline won't stop calling me.
- Okay.
- No, it's not okay.
Have you heard anything? Denver's not gonna re-open Isaac's case.
How are you feeling? Fine.
You're allowed to be a little nervous.
I'm not nervous.
I just want to win.
You're going to.
Did you invite your mom? Bonnie, she'd pee herself right in the middle of the Supreme Court.
You think that's what I want to be worrying about at the podium? OLIVIA: Good news.
Ingrid Egan's interview had the opposite effect of what she intended.
So now the ACLU, the NAACP, and Public Counsel are all offering to come on board.
No.
These are attorneys who have argued and won many cases in this Court.
Then, how come I'm the one that got the case this far and not them? Anna Mae Harkness.
Born in Memphis in 1967.
Attended junior college for two years, then university, then law school, where she was one of just 20 women in her class and one of only two black students in the entire school.
And in alumnae interview, she's quoted as saying a career goal was to argue a case before the United States Supreme Court.
- And win.
- And win.
What the hell are you saying? If you lose this case, it'll set criminal-justice reform back decades.
You don't think I know that? Then think about accepting some help.
That's all I'm suggesting.
Where are you going? Take a moment.
Soak in the glory.
God knows it won't be like this on game day.
What is the point of having a burner phone if you're just gonna force me to meet you at work? I talked to Laurel's mom.
What? I showed her the photo, and she just started talking about how Laurel called her last year, told her she was in love with this guy, Wes.
Don't tell me you believe any of this.
I'm just telling you what she told me, which is that she had Dominick set up a meeting between her and the puppy so she could pay him 100K to stay away from Laurel.
That doesn't make sense.
Especially since I can't find the money.
No.
Just look into Wes' old bank account, see if there's money there.
And when there's not? You'll finally tell Laurel? Okay.
I'll let you know what I find.
So, have we made a decision? I have.
I'm doing it.
On my own.
Good.
I'm not in the mood to make new friends.
Unfortunately, it appears our opposing counsel is all about it.
- What does that mean? - I got word Ingrid Egan is trading information with one of the Justices.
- Which Justice? - We don't know.
I tasked Marcus and Michaela to find out.
[KNOCK ON DOOR] You expecting company? Oh.
My parents.
Give me a second to get rid of them.
[GASPS] Diana Ross! [LAUGHS] I just mean that my baby is singing with the Supremes! [LAUGHTER] MAC: They got you set up in the fancy suite, huh? I put myself in this fancy suite.
Who's this? Olivia Pope.
I'm working with your daughter on her case.
Wait a minute.
What'd you say your name was? - Mama.
- I didn't ask you.
I asked her.
What's your name, baby? Olivia Pope.
[LAUGHS] I'm just messing with you.
I know who you are.
Didn't I tell you, the lady from the TV was gonna be here! - It's an honor to meet you, Miss Pope.
- The honor is all mine, sir.
All right.
I got you set up in a room down the hall.
- Just Let's get you settled.
- Not before you get some food in you.
I fixed some stew and biscuits this morning.
- Mama, we got work to do.
- But you need fuel for that work.
Get out the Tupperware, Daddy.
MAC: Already on it.
Michaela, this is a stakeout.
Two sets of eyes are better than one.
Our opposing counsel isn't stupid enough to have a Supreme Court Justice visit her house in the middle of the day.
Are you calling my plan stupid? [EXHALES SHARPLY] I have a boyfriend, Marcus.
- Asher.
I know.
- I know you know.
Which is why I need to make it clear because I love Asher very much, even though you are obviously charming and intelligent and everything I ever thought I wanted in a man.
- Okay.
- Good.
OLIVER: Every minute we wait, traffic's only getting worse, Asher.
- I'm moving my tush! - Or we could just not go.
We already lost our tickets to Annalise's parents, so We'll get tickets as long as we get up at the crack of dawn for the line.
Plus, I have the perfect thing for us to do while we wait.
- Wedding planning.
- We're not having a wedding.
Uh, you are, too.
I witnessed the proposal.
We're getting married.
We're just not wasting money on a DJ and bad cake.
That sounds like some internalized homophobia to me.
- [DOOR OPENS] - LAUREL: Hey.
Sorry I'm late.
Laurel, tell Connor and Oliver they need to have a wedding.
You need to have a wedding.
See? It's the only thing giving anyone any J-O-Y right now.
Can we please debate this in the car? 95's already really, really red.
Okay.
I tell you.
I've seen them everywhere.
Women, women everywhere.
The grocery stores, doctor's office, church, everywhere.
It's because cops keep sending the men off to jail.
No wonder Anna Mae ran off and married a white man.
- Okay.
Lunch is over.
- [CHUCKLES] I'm just saying, thank God for both of you, mm? This country's been broken for damn near my whole life.
Huh? I'm just grateful to see somebody who can possibly fix it.
Your daughter deserves most of the credit for this case, Mrs.
Harkness.
- [KNOCK ON DOOR] - And you deserve credit for being smart enough to team up with her.
What's wrong? Is it your father? They're driving him down in the morning.
I just came to see how you're feeling.
Nathaniel.
Miss Ophelia.
- How good to see you.
- So good to see you again, too.
Sir.
Oh, you know better than to call me that, son.
Olivia, Nathaniel Lahey.
You can call me Nate.
Nate Lahey? Not the face-case guy.
I'm his son.
Our face case is your ex-boyfriend's father? And your ex-boyfriend was the president, and you don't hear me judging.
These people we're up against, they're looking for anything to crucify us.
- Us or me? - You heard that woman on the news.
I am as much a target here as you.
Is that why you asked me to bring on those other lawyers? - I left that decision to you.
- And I made it as I saw fit.
Now I'm going back inside.
To work or to eat your mama's stew? You're terrified, huh? Having to rely on my messy ass to save your reputation.
Your reputation.
And I don't understand how inviting distraction into your life the day before the biggest case of your career is a good idea.
That distraction is my family.
- What about your plaintiffs' families? - You know what? I let you do your thing, but this is my world, my rules.
So stop worrying about me being prepared.
I am worried.
About me losing or it reflecting badly on you? Both.
You know, this isn't about a bucket list or saving my reputation.
It's about knowing that I've done something that matters.
And I know that you want it, too, because I can see it in you.
That's why I asked my family to be here and why I asked you to be here.
Because winning this case will matter to me like [SCOFFS] nothing in my life ever has.
So stop worrying about me.
Stop handling me and let me do my job the best way I know how.
Okay.
[KID CUDI'S "SWIM IN THE LIGHT" PLAYS] You could try and numb the pain But it'll never g-o-o-o away What's Asher saying? They're almost here.
So go.
You can meet them.
I can do this solo.
[SIGHS] G-o-o-o away What's wrong with you, Marcus? Huh? Are you an egomaniac? Do you wear sock with sandals? Or is it a micropenis? Because it makes no sense why you don't have someone.
[SIGHS] Or maybe you do and you just haven't told me.
Smarter, stronger Mm-mmm There was someone, but she had a chance to do something great without me.
And I couldn't hold her back from that.
Make it through What is to do Now out the way I hate you so much.
You could try and numb the pain But it'll never g-o-o-o away You could try and numb the pain But it'll never g-o-o-o away [ALARM BEEPING] [GIL SCOTT-HERON'S "ME AND THE DEVIL" PLAYS] NATE: The guards will bring you in before court starts.
It'll be crowded full gallery.
Plus all the Justices and the clerks and You say that like you think I'm gonna flip out in there.
I just want you to be prepared.
I've sit quiet for 30 years.
I got this.
Okay.
No good? Early this morning When you knocked upon my door Early this morning When you knocked upon my door And I say, "Hello, Satan I believe it's time to go" Can't believe they let you bring a blade around me.
Just hold still.
[CHUCKLES] Me and the devil Walkin' side by side Tell me you slept better than I did last night.
Sleep's overrated.
Until I get satisfied Me and the devil Walkin' side by side Michaela! Over here! You made it.
- Yeah.
Did you get my text? - Uh, my phone died.
How come you didn't come to the hotel last night? I stayed up all night with Annalise helping her prep.
It was crazy.
Everyone, this is Marcus - Walker.
- Yeah.
Former press secretaries need no introduction.
Asher Millstone, part-time law student, full-time Michaela's boo.
I hear you guys need tickets.
Let me check with the guard.
I'll come with, in case you need backup.
Michaela, please tell me you didn't.
- She totally did.
- I didn't.
- Didn't what? - Bang the press secretary.
What?! Former press secretary.
And I didn't.
Okay, I did, but it was a one-time mistake.
It meant nothing.
Please don't tell Asher.
It'll destroy him.
Destroy him like you destroyed me when you stole this case? Hey, guys.
Main gallery.
Marcus Walker is the man! Boo-yah! - Pizza guy.
- What? The pizza delivery guy is with Justice Strickland.
Strickland's working with Ingrid.
Oh, my God.
Let's have each of you sign the Supreme Court guest book.
Your signatures will join the likes of Thurgood Marshall, F.
Lee Bailey, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Ms.
Egan.
Let Ms.
Keating go first.
She's never done this before.
CLERK: Right here.
She has no idea what she's in for.
[CELLPHONE BEEPS] It's Marcus.
I'll be right back.
- Something wrong? - No.
Do your thing.
You didn't tell me you saw a pizza guy.
- What do you think was in the box? - Strickland's prep questions.
He's a hard-line conservative.
He wants to help Ingrid any way he can.
So Annalise is screwed.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATION] [CELLPHONE RINGING] - Hello? - Annalise.
It's Jacqueline.
I guess I should have blocked my number days ago.
Um, I've been out of town.
You're in D.
C.
I know.
Which is why this isn't a good time.
Isaac overdosed, Annalise.
The police found him in his car three days ago.
Is he dead? No.
But his kidneys are failing.
Do you get why I told you to stay away now? This wasn't my fault.
Telling me about Stella is what sent him to this place, Annalise.
You needed to know.
I already knew.
But now look what you did.
You ruined him, just like you ruin everyone in your life.
[BEEP] ISAAC: I haven't felt this bad since Stella died.
ANNALISE: I'm with Isaac and he's relapsed That's because of you.
- His kidneys are failing.
- Ask him about Stella.
ISAAC: You really think I'd be in this position if it weren't for you? JACQUELINE: Look what you did.
You ruined him ANNALISE: This wasn't my fault.
JACQUELINE: just like you ruin everyone in your life.
ISAAC: And here I am.
I'm just sucked into your life! Your boss had you personally deliver ex facto communications to Ingrid Egan the night before oral arguments.
You have no proof of that.
I have a photo of you in a pizza uniform.
- You're bluffing.
- I'm Olivia Pope, Kevin.
I don't bluff.
Get me in to see Justice Strickland.
[CELLPHONE BEEPING] Get back here, Kevin! [CELLPHONE BEEPING] What is it? This is because of Strickland.
I didn't get a chance to tell her.
I just walked in, and she was like this.
You okay? I can't do this.
Of course you can.
You have to.
Annalise, no one else can do this but you.
No.
I can't.
All right? It's you.
You have to do this.
Please.
No.
No one knows the case as good as you, I guess.
I don't have standing with the Court, Annalise.
That's only you.
- Mnh.
- So you need to talk to me.
What do you need to walk into that courtroom? Because that needs to happen now.
So tell me what you need, and I will get it for you.
Vodka.
Okay.
Go to Marcus.
Tell him to find vodka.
She's an alcoholic.
She'll get disbarred if she drinks - I know.
- That's just in normal court.
- This is the Supreme Court.
- Michaela.
Marcus.
Vodka.
Go.
[BREATHING SHAKILY] [DOOR CLOSES] I need you.
Something's wrong.
Olivia, what if I fail? Then you fail.
No, I can't.
I can't.
I can't let these people down.
Stop thinking about those people.
You said it yourself.
You're not doing this for them for Nate, his father, your mother, me.
You're doing this for you.
You're doing this for you.
And for that little girl who clawed her way out of Memphis after always being told she wasn't good enough.
Three minutes.
The countdown isn't making anyone feel better, Oli.
Oh, God.
[EXHALES SHARPLY] I can't believe I'm a grown-ass woman asking for help.
Well, you're a terrified grown-ass woman.
[BOTH LAUGH] And I get that.
What you're about to do is terrifying.
I'm terrified for you.
But, Annalise, this case chose you.
So you need to pick yourself off of this floor and walk into that courtroom.
Not for anybody else but for you.
MICHAELA: Here.
Vodka.
We just don't have a cup.
We only have about two minutes.
Get out.
- But - You're not helping.
Leave.
Whatever it is you think is in this bottle is already in you.
I know that, but I don't have time to convince you of that.
So if you think you need to drink, drink.
Okay.
Okay.
- Okay.
- Okay.
Okay.
- Ready.
- Okay.
Let's go.
- 1 minute, 45 seconds.
- Stop, Oliver.
Oh, here she comes.
WOMAN: Is that him? [SPECTATORS MURMUR] Okay, this may not be the best time to tell you this, but Strickland's the Justice who's been feeding Ingrid information.
You need to be ready for him to gun for you.
Anna Mae! Listen.
You gotta eat something, baby.
You can't be keeling over during a debate contest.
- Please.
- Having a bit of an episode.
Mama, we ate breakfast.
Remember? Just a sip.
Just a little sip.
Just Just Okay, okay.
Mrs.
Harkness.
How about I eat with you, and Anna Mae can go to her debate? No.
Yes.
Anna Mae - Ophelia, let Anna Mae go.
- I said - Ohh! - [GASPS] - Annalise, go inside.
Go.
- I'm sorry.
It's okay.
It's okay, Mrs.
Harkness.
- I'm sorry.
- It's just 29, 28, 27, 26 [DOOR OPENS] There she is.
Thought maybe I'd scared you off.
Not possible.
[GAVEL BANGS] MARSHAL OF THE COURT: The Honorable Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! All persons having business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of the United States, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the Court is now sitting.
God save the United States and this Honorable Court.
Mr.
Chief Justice and may it please the Court Until my client, Mr.
Nathaniel Lahey, was 9 years old, it was illegal for him to sit at a white-only counter.
That changed when Brown v.
Board of Education ended segregation.
Until he was 18, he had no right to free legal counsel.
Gideon v.
Wainwright ended that.
At 20, Miranda v.
Arizona stopped the police from being able to arrest him without informing him of his right to an attorney.
With each of these landmark decisions, this Court helped Mr.
Lahey get closer to the equality that our constitution promises every citizen in this country.
But he's still not there.
He's still not equal.
Instead, he's the victim of a broken system.
- A victim?! - Yes, victim, Your Honor.
Of repeated instances of Sixth Amendment violations.
Your client is a confessed murderer, Ms.
Keating.
Justice Strickland, my client was never informed of his right to appeal the sentence after his first conviction.
That's how ineffective his counsel was.
This is a version of the story coming from him? Every one of the 15 public defenders that he has had represent him told him to plead guilty.
You're saying that he was not guilty - of an of these crimes? - Thank you.
Without properly funded counsel, he received sentences longer than the average man.
And these years in prison included solitary confinement, which resulted in mental-health issues that led to the tragic events of this murder.
But you just said that your client was the victim.
The victim of underfunded public defense system.
Don't interrupt me.
OPHELIA: I'm so sorry.
Really I am.
I'm fine.
Mrs.
Harkness, you need to go watch Anna Mae.
Anna Mae doesn't need her mama right now.
She needs you.
No, I think she'll be fine all on her own.
Stop yapping and go sit sit your butt down.
The only victim in this case is Gerald Reinhoff, the man that your client beat to death in cold blood.
We are not here to try a murder, but to understand the events that led up to this murder.
But of all the plaintiffs that you could've brought us, you're asking us to feel for a killer? A man the system made into a killer.
I said don't interrupt.
JUSTICE STRICKLAND: Now, what is apparent to me and to several of my fellow Justices Let's not speak for the rest of us.
is that this is a money issue, one that the legislature of Pennsylvania can decide.
Except this case is not only about money, Your Honor.
It's about race.
You're just like Anna Mae.
Always taking care of everybody else but yourself.
Oh, I see it on the TV.
Sometimes, you're standing next to the man president.
Then the lady president.
[CHUCKLES] Fixin'.
Fixin', fixin', fixin'.
Sometimes that doesn't leave you any time for yourself.
I know this.
Because I was you.
I mean, not hanging with no presidents or anything like that.
Just people needed me.
People needed me.
That's for sure.
Sometimes, I think this whole country would just fall apart if we weren't around to clean up all the mess.
Only, this time I made the mess.
- Hmm? - Mnh.
You were just being a good mom.
One in three black men will go to prison versus one in 17 white men.
Either you are arguing that your plaintiffs are getting ineffective counsel because of poor funding or because of their race.
- Which is it? - Both.
Not all of your plaintiffs are people of color.
My sample of plaintiffs matches a racial breakdown of incarceration.
40% of my plaintiffs are black.
20% are Latino.
If you want us to consider race here, it would have to be the determining factor.
It's one of many factors.
But is it the determining factor? Either it is or it isn't.
Yes.
Race is the determining factor.
Oh.
You did not file this class action on the grounds of discrimination, so we cannot consider race in our decision.
I disagree.
This bench must consider the validity of Ms.
Keating's equal protection argument.
CHIEF JUSTICE MONTGOMERY: The impact of a ruling based on race would have adverse procedural implications.
That was the argument in Brown v.
Board.
Segregation was designed to discriminate.
Can't say the same thing OLIVIA: Don't lose a second of your 30 minutes.
Every word matters.
Court decided the effects of racism were so So let us listen to Ms.
Keating.
JUSTICE STRICKLAND: Let me say this again.
Race is not a variable in this case.
Your Honor, I'd like to use the remainder of my time to prepare my rebuttal.
CHIEF JUSTICE MONTGOMERY: The request for rebuttal is granted.
Mr.
Chief Justice and may it please the Court, Ms.
Keating has pulled a bait-and-switch on this Court.
The minute she made race the determining factor, she took it out of the purview of this trial Go to the library and look up this ruling.
- Okay.
- Michaela.
We lose without it.
INGRID: race but on the expertise of the individual attorney.
In Washington v.
Davis, your predecessors decided that even if a law has a discriminatory effect, - it is unconstitutional - You did your best.
if that was not its intended purpose.
If that is the precedent that Ms.
Keating wants to challenge, then that case needed to be built and argued in the state appellate courts.
Bryant v.
Topeka.
Topeka means Kansas, which means it has to be in the 10th circuit.
So I'll start with the indexes from '82.
You start with '87, and we'll meet somewhere in the middle.
Why are you looking at me like that? Your brain.
It's hot.
Focus.
JUSTICE SPIVEY: Washington v.
Davis was decided on a technical issue of the lower courts for not applying appropriate legal standards.
INGRID: While Ms.
Keating's statistics make it clear that our judicial system should be reformed, that is not the duty of this Court today.
Ms.
Keating, we'll now hear your rebuttal arguments.
"As an arbiter of the law, with whole knowledge of historical jurisprudence in this country, race must always be considered a variable.
" You have precious time, Ms.
Keating.
I suggest that you don't waste it by making arguments you've already made.
These are not my words, Justice Strickland.
They're yours.
You wrote them in your 1985 ruling in Bryant v.
Topeka, an equal protection case dealing with a state-housing lottery program.
Racism is built into the DNA of America.
And as long as we turn a blind eye to the pain of those suffering under its oppression, we will never escape those origins.
The only safeguard people of color have is the right to a defense, and we won't even give them that.
Which means that the promise of civil rights has never been fulfilled.
Due to the failure of our justice system, our public defense system in particular, Jim Crow is alive and kicking laws that made it illegal for blacks and whites to be buried in the same cemetery, that categorized people into quadroon and octaroons, that punished a black person for seeking medical attention in a white hospital.
Some may claim that slavery has ended.
But tell that to the inmates who are kept in cages and told that they don't have any rights at all.
People like my client, Nathaniel Lahey, and millions of people like him who are relegated to a subclass of human existence in our prisons.
There is no alternative to justice in this case.
There is no other option.
To decide against my plaintiff is to choose lining the pockets of prison owners over providing basic defense for the people who live in them.
And is that the America that this Court really wants to live in? Where money is more important than humanity? Where criminality is confused with mental health? The Sixth Amendment was ratified in 1791.
It's been 226 years since then.
Let's finally guarantee its rights to all of our citizens.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] REPORTER 1: The word is Ms.
Keating won over some of the more moderate Justices.
Trying to predict what the Court will decide is a fool's errand.
REPORTER 2: Ms.
Keating, what is your response to critics who say you are attacking public defenders? Tell them to see me when they get more time and money to argue their cases.
REPORTER 1: She did catch Justice Strickland in direct contradiction of his previous ruling.
Justices are allowed to evolve in their thinking.
In fact, I think that's called wisdom.
Next question.
REPORTER 2: Do you think you won in there? Oh, win or lose, I'd like to give a shout-out to my team, and that includes my named plaintiff, Nathaniel Lahey.
I hope that this is a first step in getting him the fair and proper defense that he never received during his 33 years in jail.
Dad, I'd like you to meet Annalise's parents.
It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr.
Lahey.
You're a very brave man, sir.
Not half as brave as your daughter.
Well, thank you.
ANNALISE: I had a great team of smart people that helped me get this case heard several of my former law students, Connor Walsh in particular, as well as members of the Grant Institute that really pushed the Court to hear this case.
And that includes someone that you all know Olivia Pope.
Did you know Ms.
Pope before working together on the class action? Do you see the two of you working together in the future? FRANK: Hey.
Yeah, there no money in Wes' account.
What about a Swiss bank account or something? Tell Laurel already, Frank.
FRANK: Come on, Barbie.
Mommy said you took the money, so where's your hiding spot? Frank, if this is some sort of relationship talk, I'm too tired.
Laurel.
Your mom's been lying to you.
SANDRINE: You're having legal trouble.
Wallace Mahoney was killed.
WES: Not sure what that has to do with me.
But you've had other troubles with the police, no? Okay, I'm telling Laurel about this.
Okay.
I'll tell her.
[BEEP] That was President Grant.
He said the Justices might be swinging in our favor.
I'll believe it when I see it in writing.
Smart.
Now, when you get home, I've set a meeting with the Pennsylvania Bar Review.
- They're gonna do a profile on you.
- No.
You say yes to every interview, no to every book offer.
You're done, okay? You don't have to handle me anymore.
We did good.
Yeah.
[CHUCKLES] Take care of yourself, Annalise.
[CELLPHONE RINGS] Bonnie.
I was just about to call you.
Annalise, I'm so sorry to do this, but I'm at the hospital.
Is it Isaac? No.
It's Simon.
He's awake.