Patty and Phil storm around their kitchen, each reaching for a bottle of their favorite sedative. Phil apologizes gruffly and swears he will never see the woman again. Patty coolly tells him to stop apologizing -- he's a man and he cheats. She gets that. (FYI, honey, if you're reading this, I don't.) What she doesn't get is being sloppy enough to get caught. She does not approve of getting caught. It makes her look bad. Phil claims that he has told Patty everything, but Patty disputes that with a file filled with Phil's financials. Try saying that five times fast. Phil opens the file as Patty announces that she knows he bought stock in UNR. Phil's jaw drops and he stupidly points out that the records are confidential. Patty doinks him on the head, 'cause, really, Phil: Duh. Phil cannot believe that Patty had him investigated, which is pretty standard operating procedure for Patty, but maybe he doesn't realize it practically spells "love" in her world. As Phil sputters about their agreement to stay out of each other's work, Patty calmly points out that by buying UNR stock, he was basically betting against her. That stings. Phil pathetically reminds her that the stock was at an all time low and he just couldn't help himself. Besides, he warned her to drop the shareholder suit because the stock price was going to go up. It's not clear whether Patty is putting two and two together right now or whether she had this all mapped out on a white board back at the office, but Patty then reminds him that not once, but twice he tried to get her to drop the UNR case. The first time was when someone tipped him off that she was under federal investigation. Was it the same person? Phil looks confused, blinks a few times and then admits that it was the same person. She tells him that he was being used to make her drop the case and he seemingly agrees. She wants a name, but he is hesitant to tell her. She asks again and he quietly says, "Dave Pell" (a.k.a. Lester). Patty takes a deep breath and then calmly asks if that is the same Dave Pell who put him up for energy secretary; the same Dave Pell who came to her house and sat at her dinner table with her friends. Phil sighs yes. Patty shrieks, grabs a mug and throws it against the wall and orders Phil out of her house. He tries to convince her that he loves her, but it is unconvincing in the midst of all this, and she orders him out again. She tells him he will be hearing from her divorce attorney. He swears he is going to fight her on it and she tells him to go ahead, because, really, what does he have to fight over? Not getting divorced? Your affair was all over the papers. I don't think you have much to fight over. Phil throws the file down as he walks out. Glenn Close did an amazing acting job in this scene. She was so cool and reserved, but you could tell she was struggling to maintain that faĂ§ade and then she just let it rip when she screamed and threw the mug. Really great acting.
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