“I do not believe Violet Turner is a fit mother.” These are Addison’s words as she testifies in the custody trial over Lucas. All of Violet’s friends and colleagues also take the stand. The questions are brutal and some of the answers are surprising. And at the end of it all, a judge will decide if Violet can have her son.
Before we get to the trial, we flashback to Violet’s time in New York. She has a job interview with Ellen, a psychiatrist who needs someone to fill-in during her maternity leave. Violet is shaken when she meets the pregnant Ellen. This prompts the psychiatrist into asking Violet if she’d like to talk. More on that later.