John interrupts Ally's stupid reverie. She says she thought he was avoiding her. He protests. She says that they "haven't talked about this." Well, did she seek him out? She didn't talk about it with ANYONE -- not even Maddie. She even tried to shut Fish and Elaine out when they approached her. But whatever. Can. Celed. John says that there's nothing to say; he knows why she's leaving, and that it's the right decision, and she knows how he feels about her leaving, so there's no need for words. Ally says that may be. And, maybe not. WE maybe don't know, and maybe, Mr. Kelley, you could TRY to put your character's feeling into words. You call yourself a writer, right? Write. Oh, fuck you, man. John looks into the middle distance and says that Ally is "the soul of this place. In some way, [she's] become the soul of all of [them]. And [he's] afraid of what will happen when [she] goes." Ally says she thinks Jon is underestimating his own soul. Wow, that is so nothing. This show thinks it is so deep, and it is not. It's empty. Completely devoid of soul. So quit thinking you can just say the word "soul" and inject some emotion, or inspire feeling in people just by using the word. Look, I can do it too: David Soul is cool. Soul Train. Hot buttered soul.
John and Ally have a quiet moment in which I and everyone else watching barfs; then he says he has a gift. I yell out, "DIAMONDS." Again, I am not heeded. He pulls out of his pocket a necklace a "friend" designed. It's made from metal from the World Trade Center. That is not a nice gift. In fact, it's sick. But John says he thinks "it's fitting, since [Ally]...." He trails off, letting the sentence go unfinished. Because Ally, like the twin towers of the World Trade Center, is finished and is never coming back? Because they're both great American tragedies that were awful and yet no one will ever forget? What a horrible metaphor -- and it isn't even completed! God, David E. Kelley sucks. Now more than ever. Ally says that the necklace is beautiful. John says he's sure she'll look beautiful in it, and I heave again. It isn't beautiful. It's a shard of metal with some stupid beads. Remember when dorks were making Berlin Wall jewelry? That was stupid, too. It's CONCRETE. I mean, out of context, it's an ugly material. Jewelry should have a decorative function, and be beautiful -- not be symbolic of a disaster or a moment in history. Ally puts the necklace on and smiles. John says he was right. She ahems and looks uncomfortable. He laughs, and looks like he doesn't know what to do with himself. Then he says there's "probably a party going on downstairs," and that they should join it. Ally agrees, and they walk off together, his arm around her shoulders. Next!