Lindsay Lohan trotted into court bright-and-early this morning to face the music, but - if anything - ended up participating in a hearing that amounted to little more than a brief intro of bigger things to come.
In fact, judging by the proceedings that took place in a Los Angeles courtroom today - and in view of all the ifs, ands or buts - it is fairly obvious at this juncture that the court-room drama is not going to be an open-and-shut case for either side.
For example, at one point, Lohan's attorney quizzed the Judge about one issue when she appeared to be perplexed by a ruling.
"Your honor, you said my motion was partly denied. Does that mean that it was partly granted?"
"Yes," the seasoned bench-warmer responded in the affirmative without hesitation.
Then, the hearing got curiouser and curiouser.
A court date was set for March 25th, for instance, but - whether the parties show up or not - depends on Lindsay's decision to accept or reject a plea offer.
Armchair viewers at home - without a law degree under the belt - may have trouble fathoming the particulars on television (unless they're fans of "Law & Order" or "Perry Mason").
Then, the Judge expressed his frustration over leaks in the legal proceedings - that have been baffling Los Angeles Superior Court officials in recent weeks - and running interference with his directives.
To help combat the dilemma, His Honor requested that Lohan's attorney submit all documentary evidence and legal briefs under seal - "for his eyes only"- in the future.
Golly, the details surrounding this felony charge are turning out to be intriguing top-secret-stuff!
Bottom line, it was gut-wrenching for folks seeking closure for Lindsay Lohan.
An outcome appears to be far off on the horizon down a long-and-winding bumpy road!
Stay posted for updates @ the Tattler!
Fashion choices for Court criticized!