This subject hasn't gotten a lot of play, at least not that I've seen, but why was Darin absent during the first days of the trial? I'm pretty certain he already knew or suspected Darlie of the murders, so it couldn't be the shock of a sudden revelation or anything that kept him away. He'd been to the preliminary hearings so he had no expectation he'd be shocked by the evidence presented against her. So why avoid the trial in its early days? For that matter....why come back? (Other than the obvious - subpoena) Where was he? I think he was running away but I don't know the importance of the timing. I'm fairly sure he wasn't in town or he would've been seen, probably interviewed and asked about his absense. On a slightly different note, I've always wondered if Barbara Jovell was implying anything anything when she testified about Darin not paying attention to business, being absent. I always wondered, with no evidence to support my suspicion other than instinct, whether Darin was seeing someone else during this time. Maybe Dana, maybe someone else.