After the meeting, Matt catches Eli and, after mentioning that his night of passion with Taylor didn't actually include penetration (thanks for that, dude), asks Eli for romantic advice on his ex-fiancée. Eli, basically: "You cannot be serious." Matt, basically: "Yes I can." Eli, however, takes a moment and gets An Idea, and tells Matt that he must know how much Taylor loves animals, as "anyone who knows her" is aware that her passion is animal rights. Hee. Eli grabs some flunky's monitor, which conveniently happens to be displaying Pete and Steve, and tells Matt that there's a lawsuit in progress to reunite the chimps. He says that he was going to take it himself, and then awesomely fakes grudging acceptance as he offers it to Matt instead so he can co-counsel with Taylor. Matt calls him an "extraordinary human being," and walks off in satisfaction. Eli: "So are you." Hee. Seriously, though, he's prissy and effeminate, can't keep up a relationship with a woman, and now is being awesomely bitchy and calculating. It's San Francisco, Eli -- do you know how well you'd do on the other team?
Eli tells Sassy Patti that he got Matt to take the case, and although she doesn't look over the moon about that, she gives up a list of the David Mosleys between the ages of twenty and forty she found, which unfortunately numbers fifty-three. Sassy Patti tells him that the extra work will be karmic payback for throwing the case to Matt, but Eli, looking at the list, says he thinks he knows which one he's looking for. He kind of gloats about it too, and his attractiveness is growing so exponentially that I expect him to be six inches taller by the end of the episode.
So the thing that made Eli pick the particular David Mosley he did is that Keith represented him a long time ago, as Eli is now telling the man in question in the break room. Keith uncertainly acknowledges this, saying it was on a felony murder case, and Eli reads that Mosley is currently serving twenty-five to life at "Tipton Bay." He goes on that he's going to visit him, and since Keith is his last attorney of record, he thought he might want to come along. Keith shows he's not a masochist by being like, "Uh, no," a sentiment he repeats when Eli asks if he's not even interested in why Eli's going to visit Mosley. He doesn't want to visit a prisoner he failed to successfully defend? What is wrong with him?