The lawyers discuss a settlement. St. Vincent offers $500,000, an exchange of releases, and a confidentiality agreement. Maggie boggles at this happily, but Eli clears his throat to correct her, and she changes her tune to say it's insulted, she's insulted, and she's advising her clients to be insulted. The Chief Admin offers $1.1 million and says he doesn't have board authorization to go any higher. Maggie looks cautiously over at Eli, who puts his thumb up. Maggie says they're going to have to go higher. I would have taken that as an OK to accept the offer, but then I'm not a Maggie tumor in Eli's head. The lawyer finally offers $1.5 million. Okay, but the dude said he wasn't authorized to go higher, so…? "Take it or leave it," the lawyer says. Maggie, not even looking at Eli, is on the point of rejecting it when Eli coughs, so she agrees to it. Peter speaks up, saying, "It's not enough." Eli asks to have some time with his client. After St. Vincent clears out, Peter crosses his arm and paces, "You promised -- this isn't justice." When Eli points out that $1.5 million is a whole lotta justice, Peter argues that Eli was right in saying that money won't bring his mother back, "I want someone to say that what they did was wrong." Eli can't promise him that and says he doesn't know what the jury will do. Peter needs to find out. Eli looks over at Maggie and the Chief Admin of Cypress and neither of them seem to have any objections, so Eli agrees that's what they'll do.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B | 557 USERS: C+
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