Marci, with Maggie in tow, enters the court and tells Judge Graham that she'd like to call a rebuttal witness herself -- Maggie. Eli objects, as Maggie is an attorney of record, but Marci points out that this is a hearing, not a trial, and besides, Maggie hasn't said a word in court so far. I don't know about this -- it seems wrong in several conflict-of-interest ways -- but I'm not going to argue with Marci, so Maggie gets on the stand, and Marci asks if, since she's been working with Eli, she's noticed a change in his legal practice? Eli objects, saying that he and his practice aren't on trial, but Marci points out that he's opened the door here by seeking the mandamus writ personally, and Judge Graham agrees. You should have tried objecting on the grounds that Maggie isn't qualified to evaluate legal practice, Eli -- you certainly can speak to that with plenty of expertise. Maggie desperately says that Eli is trying to represent "more individuals and less corporations. There's nothing wrong with that!" Except that it's "FEWER" COPORATIONS YOU DINGBAT HOW DID THIS GIRL GRADUATE LAW SCHOOL? Marci asks how Eli tried to help the Silver Terrace residents in the Salinsky case, and quickly establishes that Eli's reason for wanting the residents out was different from that of Salinsky. Eli objects to her leading the witness, so Marci asks for permission to treat Maggie as hostile, prompting Judge Graham to inquire mildly, "Your own co-counsel?" Marci: "I don't get along with my co-workers, Your Honor." At least she has a sense of humor about it. Anyway, the questioning is allowed to proceed far past the point it seems like it should be stopped, and eventually Maggie has to tell the court Eli wanted to evacuate Silver Terrace because there was going to be an earthquake, and he thought that because he could see the future. Foote rolls not just his eyes but his whole head at that revelation. When it's Eli's turn, he simply asks what Maggie said when he told her about the earthquake. Maggie: "That I believed you." We don't get to hear Foote's internal monologue, but I'm guessing it's going "That makes me feel sooooooooo much better."
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