Here we are at a meeting. Richard's telling everybody about some boy named Kirby who's being sued for sexual assault. He kissed a girl without her consent. Elaine rubs her breasts against Richard's arm while serving him coffee. Richard tries to assign the case to Billy, who has a personal appointment which is apparently a surprise to Georgia. John and Nelle get the case instead, which means that we get to hear them discuss the spanking incident later in the hour. Ally is sitting at the table with her hair all greasy and uncombed, staring into space with her fingers on her mouth. Georgia casually asks Billy about his meeting, and he says rather rudely, with a bitchy look on his face, "It's just a meeting. Does everybody have to know my schedule?" At this point Georgia should have said, "Excuse me for living. I guess I won't be taking your bitchy ass out to lunch today. WHATever." But instead, she does her big open-mouthed passive-aggressive smile and says, "Oh! How 'bout your wife?" Then Billy gives her the smarmiest look possible for someone so lacking in personality and says, "Potential new client." Then he just leaves Georgia there with her perpetual smile. Oh, but Elaine's right there eavesdropping, of course. She tells Georgia, "I agree with you. He's lying." Oh, no smile for Elaine. An annoyed Georgia peels out, leaving Elaine alone with her "Woo hoo, here's some good gossip" smirk. That Elaine! She's such a character!
Ally's at her desk looking pathetic. The donut box in front of her says Al's Donuts and has a picture of what I guess is supposed to be Al Green. Ally runs to confer with John. After a round of stammering and fish-faces, Ally leads John to a huge potted plant and tells him that Dr. Rose wants to put her on an antidepressant. I'm confused. Is Rose a doctor, or a therapist? If she's a doctor, why is she subbing for Tracy the Therapist? Could it be that in McBeal Land, therapists are required to have Ph.D.s? John is unfazed by this. He says "it's about time" for Ally to be on medication. Ally is indignant. Richard shows up in the potted plant and Ally asks him if he knows anyone happier than she is. Richard says that he used to know one person, but then that person jumped off a bridge. Ha. Ally asks his opinion on mood-altering drugs. He says money creates lasting happiness and that Viagra is good for a temporary pick-me-up. (Get it? Viagra -- pick-me-up? Heh, heh.) Then he and John start talking about the various name-brand drugs they take while a disgusted Ally stalks away from the plant. Oh, and she sees Al Green in someone's screensaver. Whatever.