Speaking of Hart, he's in his office having a tête-à-tête with Cliff, lecturing him about helping people and being good and you can see these ideas being deflected off Cliff's bald head like bullets off Wonder Woman's cuffs. Hart, by the way, is played by Clancy Brown, who has a magnificent head of silver hair. Also, I love that they cast against type here. I'm so used to seeing him (or hearing him, in his voice-over work) as a baddie. Anyway, back to the show: Cliff thinks there's no money in people, but Hart thinks taking on a few pro bono cases is good for business, as his father also believed when he built the practice. Cliff corrects him that the practice was built on big money clients. "Clients you let slip when Jessica took ill," he says, because he thinks he's in an Edwardian drama for a moment. Hart snarks that his wife's MS was an inconvenience to Cliff. Cliff and his weird left eyelid move past the awkward moment. The business is thriving, Cliff says, because of his hard work. He raises his voice. Hart looms over Cliff, all, "You don't want to get into a pissing match with me." Cliff backs down reluctantly. Hart throws a file at him and tells him to bone up on his people skills. Cliff looks like he wants to take a whiz all over Hart's desk, but walks away instead.
Later, Cliff walks and talks with wee Rowdy. Cliff is licking his wounds and wanting to vote Hart out of the firm. This stops Rowdy in his tracks. He reminds Cliff of all the great things Hart has done and how his family name comes first in the firm's name. Cliff, practically oozing oil, smiles and asks Rowdy if he's with him or against him. Rowdy unconvincingly says he's with Cliff. Cliff pawns off the pro bono case Hart had given him, telling Rowdy to find a "boy scout with a savior complex." Of course, Rowdy picks Dylan, who's giddy to receive the case. Rowdy tells him to manage expectations, which means Dylan with his boy-scouty savior ways will do the exactly opposite.
He meets his client Molly in the break room of her office. Katie the paralegal is with them. Dylan doesn't seem hopeful about the case, but Molly is insistent. After her husband died, she was depressed and couldn't function, so her mother-in-law had the court take her son away from her and froze the dead husband's financial assets. The woman wants her son, Molly says. Dylan still thinks the case against her is insurmountable. Molly tears up. Her mother-in-law is holding her son hostage, she says. At this point, Molly's boss brings the little boy into the break room, as he's been dropped off by his sick sitter. Maybe she "took ill," too. Molly rushes over to hug him. I thought the mother-in-law had him? I guess he had to show up looking like a sad little moppet so that Dylan would feel bad and take the case. He promises that he can "absolutely" help her. Katie beams at him after Molly and the boy leave. Only problem, Dylan says, is there's no way for him to win. Commercials.