A bum is brought into Community General. Mark recognizes him as his former student George Lawson, once a brilliant medical mind, now a mental mess, who raves on about what sounds like Father Seton, but his whole speech is riddled in some gibberish. Lawson is found again on the beach near the site of the murder on Richard Fielding and is arrested, but even his degree of schizophrenic paranoia and dysfunctional state do not constitute legal insanity. Jesse has a go at Lawson's slang-type associations. Ethan Foster, the widow Cynthia Fielding's lover, is told by his wife Sophie that she knows he is Richard's murderer, but she will spare their teenage son Elliot the shame of his father's trial if he signs over all his wealth and full custody in a divorce. When a prisoner starts choking while in George's cell, George correctly diagnoses the problem and instructs Steve on how to save him. Jesse figures out what George's gibberish really means, and his computer finds who fits Father Seton, ... Written by
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The title is a line of defense used in a court trial for capital offenses that insists that the accused is innocent by reason of insanity. Instead of jail time, the accused is sent to a mental institution so that he can not harm himself or society. See more