...but outside, he runs into Maggie, who chirps that she can't believe she's going to beat him. My God, she's dumb. She goes on that Marci told her she has big plans for her, so Eli has to ask her why she thinks Marci picked her as her second chair. Maggie actually says it's because of her work in the St. Vincent's trial, so Eli, with more patience than most saints, tells her that was actually his work, and Marci easily would know that. Maggie's still not getting it OH MY GOD SHOOT HER IN THE HEAD WITH A NAIL GUN, and she calls herself "spunky" I HATE SPUNKY PEOPLE AND ALSO PEOPLE WHO DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS SUCH, so Eli points out that Marci didn't exactly choose an experienced associate here, so it's reasonable to conclude that she picked Maggie because she knows more about him than just about anyone else at the firm, and she'd be a good source of information on him. Maggie takes offense, and with this little brain activity she's the one who ought to have a living will. Eli appeals to the do-gooder in her, pointing out that if Foote's right, a lot of people could die, "or...a person you know." He asks her to please, when Marci comes to her, "don't be...you," and the only thing wrong with that request was the qualifier about Marci. Maggie, however, spits something about Eli alienating people and stomps off. Maggie, I like your moxie! If you'll meet me on the Golden Gate Bridge at 5:13 PM on Thursday, I'll tell you more!
Eli calls a rebuttal witness -- Foote's wife. Marci objects, but Eli points out that she brought Foote's wife into the equation the day before, and Judge Graham agrees. Moira Foote is played by veteran actress Molly Hagan, whom I recognize both as Miles's daughter Caroline from The Golden Girls, and Eris, the first Vorta ever seen on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. No wonder I forget my wallet so often. ["Also? Matthew Broderick's wife in Election among a billion other things." -- Joe R] She talks fondly about her husband, saying she loved the way he'd eat bacon and eggs for dinner. "He never understood why certain foods were rigidly considered only for breakfast." Foote obviously didn't do a lot of partying in his twenties, or he would have run into a lot more people eating breakfast foods in the evening. Eli says that the day before, they were left with the impression that Moira left because Foote was crazy. Moira considers this, and tells the court how Einstein filled his closet with multiple pairs of the same shirt and pants, so he wouldn't have to waste a thought on what to wear, which was a quirk of genius that would today be labeled OCD. Well, be that as it may, such lack of imagination will at least have the effect of keeping you off The Fug Blog. Eli asks if Moira thinks Foote's machine can predict earthquakes, and she smiles that she's not sure, but she didn't leave him because she thought he was wrong. "I left because being right was more important to him than I was." That, and sleeping on a seismograph is a lot less comfortable than it looks. Eli passes the witness, but Marci has no interest: "Given that Mrs. Foote offered no relevant testimony, I have no cross-examination." Maggie looks confused, which doesn't say much about what just happened. SHE'S MAKING A POINT, YOU SIMP.