In a conference room at the firm's offices, Jordan suggests to the opposing side that they settle, and Principal Neelix expresses his willingness to reinstate Molly, but Molly says no -- she wants the school to have a real Sex Ed program. Principal Neelix says that's impossible without Federal funding, but George pipes up that he thinks they could raise the money in one night. Jordan: "A hero arises." Hee. He asks Molly how quickly she can get a message out, and Molly opens up her Blackberry and is like, "Six seconds." That sounds more like zero seconds! Sorry, did I do that wrong? George smiles at his revolutionary adopted daughter.
Matt and Taylor are trying to put a brave face on their options, but CCJ ruefully says he's getting what he deserves, so Taylor stands and counsels him to use the time he has left to reach out and make contact with his son, to help him let go of some of that anger before it's too late. CCJ doesn't leave, though, before picking up a picture of a grown Matt and a suspiciously fatherlike figure with his arm around him on a fishing trip. CCJ snarks, "Nice picture, Mr. Dowd." Heh. He leaves, and Taylor lights into Matt for lying in court and playing on her sympathies. It's all Matt can do not to giggle, although if I were Matt's dad I'd be a little worried about jinxes, and even when Taylor snits that the night before was a "drunken, stupid mistake," Matt asks if they can make the same mistake again that night. The answer is no, and Taylor stomps off.
Jordan comes in to see Eli and asks if everything's ready for that night -- "insurance, security, lighting rentals?" Eli says yes, thanks to their insanely large client roster. Jordan lingers, so Eli asks if there's something he can help him with, and Jordan eventually gets to the point -- working on the case made him feel something, and he now sees why Eli has been taking the kind of cases he has. Eli points out that Jordan also got to meet George. Jordan: "You don't think he noticed, do you?" Eli diplomatically offers that it was "barely obvious," so I guess they've all decided not to discuss that one time where George slipped on Jordan's drool. Jordan reminisces warmly that he discovered George's music back in the early years of the firm -- he was stuck on "this hellacious document production" for three weeks, and he would stay so late that it was just him and the cleaning crew, one of whom had a boom box on which he would play only George Michael songs. "Most nights that music was the only thing that kept me going." Aw. He goes on that he still associates it with his better days, "and now, as I enter the waning side of my life, losing everything..." "...is like the sun going down on me," Eli supplies. Insulin! Jordan sincerely thanks Eli and shakes his hand, saying it's the best week he's had in a long time. The sadness and regret with which Garber tinges those words doubles the resonance of the scene. The man is good. He leaves, and is quickly replaced by Nate, who starts to apologize until Eli cuts him off, saying he didn't do anything wrong. Nate asks if things are going to be weird between them, but Eli says no -- Nate's his brother, and he loves him no matter what. Nate offers his opinion that the doctor they saw is the guy -- "and I'm stickin' around to make sure he's the right choice." I hope that means you'll be around for more episodes, then. I know how Eli feels with the abandonment!