We're still in the lobby and Richard is upset to hear about Ally's intrusion on Jackson's case. Ally blows him off and goes over to confront Elaine. Mark walks up and asks if they're talking about the guy Elaine had dinner with the other night. Elaine denies the dinner with the guy. Mark says that a "buddy" of his saw the two of them. Small freaking world, huh? Elaine says that she was with Ally that night. Then she and Ally pretend to have cramps and leave. Whatever. Mark looks suspicious yet sort of sexy.
Courtroom. Thompson Daddy testifies that he hopes his company will make up its lost profits over time, when productivity picks up due to the positive changes he's made. Ling asks him how he feels about his son's backstabbery. "I'm devastated," Thompson Daddy smilingly replies. Ling acts charmed by his abnormal happiness, giving him tender smiles of her own. We learn that Thompson Mom has cancer, Thompson shipping has lost almost a million dollars, and that Thompson Dad is happy, anyway. I'm so freaking sick of cases pivoting on neurological disorders. If it ain't tics, it's boobs, I tell you.
Conference room. Larry and Jackson argue over the pieces of meat named Julie and Gilbert. "Larry " says Jackson. "Love that name," says Larry. "Man to man, here We both know what the law provides. We also know how young, beautiful women can capitalize on it, especially at the expense of fat, rich, bald guys," says Jackson. Larry says that he'll advise Julie not to sign the agreement. Jackson threatens to tell Gilbert that Julie only wants him for his money. Larry says, "Tell him you presume that, since he's fat, rich, and bald." Jackson laughs a fake laugh and says, "I like your style." "I hate yours," Larry mutters. "Excuse me?" Jackson asks again. "Kick his ass, Larry!" a bunch of Robert Downy, Jr. fans scream. I can't say that I blame them.
In Ally's office, Elaine tries to convince Ally to lie for her. Ally doesn't want to. Elaine doesn't seem very remorseful as she attempts to manipulate Ally into covering up her inability to function in a relationship. This plotline annoys me because it goes against Elaine's previous office-slut-with-a-heart-of-gold persona. Also, Mark doesn't deserve to get dissed by two women in a row while that sexist asshole John hooks up with two or three women a month. Whatever, though. It's not like I count on this show not to disappoint.