Today on Quantum Vibe: Misplaced evidence
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Panel 1
Judge Antonio Neapolitan's office. Dark-colored walls and furniture festooned with commorative photos, a mounted ceremonial sword, and on the wall be hind a desk, a large screen showing various images in succession. The judge is seated behind his desk and the prosecutor Ursula Schroeder and Nicole's attorney George Ringo stand before him.
Caption: Judge Anthony Neapolitan's office.
Neapolitan: Sorry for not offering you chairs but I want to keep this meeting brief.

Panel 2
Two-shot of the judge and Ringo.
Neapolitan: I don't know where this Claud Southend fellow got some of his information, Mr. Ringo, but I'm assuming he's working on his own, and not for you.
Ringo: He does not work for me, your honor.

Panel 3
Two-shot of the judge and Schroeder.
Judge: And Ms. Schroeder, even aside from the embarrassing publicity, I am finding it difficult to understand why you continue to fight the habeus corpus motions and won't provide the materials demanded in discovery.
Schroeder. Uh ...

Panel 4
Schroeder turns confrontationaly to Ringo.
Schroeder: Can the defense explain what it intends to do with the evidence you are requesting?
Ringo: Certainly.
Panel 4
Medium close-up of Ringo.
Ringo: Multi-spectrum testing of the cheez and the vial containing it can pin-point its age and determine if its source matches that of any other samples of cheez known to the system.
Ringo: For instance, and not to make accusations, it could tell us whether that particular morsel of the substance had previously been logged into the police evidence store.
Panel 6
Medium shot of the judge at his desk, striking a no-bullshit pose, looking levelly at Schroeder off-panel.
Judge: Ms. Schroeder, that vial of 'cheez' is your only physical evidence on the narcotics charge, without which you have no case.
Judge: So tell me now, will you, or can you, produce that evidence for examination?

Panel 7A
Close-up of Schroeder looking at the judge nervously.
Schroeder: ... I ...
Panel 7 B
Close-up of the judge glaring back at Schroeder.
Schroeder (OP): ... uh ...

Panel 8
Three-shot of Ringo, Schroeder, and the judge. Ringo is looking quietly triumphant as Schroeder stammers out her answer. The judge just looks at her coolly.
Schroeder: Th-that evidence has been ... m-misplaced.
Schroeder: At this time the prosecution intends ... to drop all charges against Ms. Oresme.