The next day in the law firm's coffee room, Sardonic Claire is answering in the negative to Kate's questions about whether Michael or Laurel called. When Kate wants to make sure that Claire will let her know when they do call, Claire says that's pretty much standard operating procedure. Hoping for an even less sincere conversation, she starts talking to Nick about the Thompsons (who Nick calls "the naïve simpletons," much to Kate's annoyance). They've got a meeting set up for tomorrow, with Kate representing Gabby and Nick representing Peter. Nick crows that in their "boys against girls" case, the girls are going to get creamed, prompting Kate to wonder out loud about all of Nick's character flaws, such as the "hyper-competitive comment," the "self-satisfied smirk," the "giddy chuckle." Nick responds by telling her that he's a man, and as such must quote the lyrics to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger." Kate tries to squash him by pointing out that Nick's client Peter is a nice guy: "You might not be familiar with this term." She says that all Peter wants is a fair and equitable result, which Nick finds hard to believe, and he swaggers out of the break room. Kate looks pensive for a moment, then plaintively calls after Nick. He turns back, and she smirks and says, "See ya!" and winks, and I swear there was a little "ding!" as she winked. He winks back. Kate, having nothing better to do, starts in again with Claire, who is still puttering around the break room, like, maybe she could be answering phones or something. "So, when they do call " But Claire interrupts her with, "You're the matchmaker. Maybe you should call them." And Kate manages not to say, "And you're the damn receptionist, so maybe you could take some instruction."
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