Patty is lunching alone when Walter Kendrick sits down across from her. The meeting was a planned attempt at coming to common ground. Patty is wearing her smirk again, so if I were Kendrick I wouldn't rest easy quite yet. Well, if I were Kendrick I would have come up with a better code. (Have these people not seen Windtalkers? Classic film from the Nicolas Cage oeuvre. Not that Nicolas Cage deserves an oeuvre.) If I were Kendrick I would also not wear a Tommy Hilfiger-esque grey pinstripe shirt under a suit jacket without a tie. Or really at all. Kendrick informs her that he read the magazine profile of her and Phil and then apologizes that the son of a bitch cheated on her, which Patty and I both find amusing. In a strangely sympathetic attempt of winning Patty's ear, Kendrick then launches into his life story about how his Daddy was a coal miner who died of black lung at 49. You would think someone whose dad died of corporate malfeasance wouldn't be such a corporate dick. Kendrick sallies forth, striving to find common ground in their shared humble beginnings. Patty smiles and says she is sure they can work together, but she has one question she wants to ask first: Was it his plan to manipulate the energy market? Or was it Dave Pell's? Kendrick manages not to pale noticeably or to shudder in horror. He takes a Mentos moment and then asks Patty for a number. It is an interesting tactic to tell your adversary everything you have on them. It's bold to be sure. Patty answers that it isn't about money. It's about Aricite. She wants him to clean it up, compensate the victims, and, oh yeah, step down from UNR. Kendrick busts up laughing at the very thought. He explains that he wants a fairy godmother who will make him all pretty for the ball, which just reminds me of... oh, never mind, it's a spoiler for The Wire and I want to spare myself the nasty e-mails. Patty mutters something about the judge looking over the GPS coordinates, and Kendrick points out to the star lawyer that the code is inadmissible as evidence. Patty smiles broadly and wonders aloud why she feels so confident, then? Is she wearing Sure deodorant? Oh, that was rhetorical. Patty stares at Kendrick without blinking until he leaves. She is really scary when she wants to be.
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