As each week wraps up in the Elizabeth Holmes criminal trial, it is never short of minor dramatic or quasi-comedic twists and turns. While a criminal fraud trial for a startup founder in federal court isn’t the stuff of great Vaudeville, sometimes this trial seems to try.

Before testimony wrapped up last week, we learned from Daniel Edlin, a friend of Elizabeth Holmes’ brother, who became a Theranos project manager and had regular contact with the CEO, that Theranos had “scripted” tours of their offices. In other words, that Theranos was exactly like every other startup that has ever existed. What a startup does as part of its internal DNA is fake it until they make it. And if every Silicon Valley startup that faked it had their founders hauled off to federal court in San Jose, the line would reach Oakland (where many Silicon Valley startup founders live anyway, so that’s quite convenient).