Elsbeth kicks at a phone-shaped lump under a painter's tarp until it stops making noises. Will Gardner is, of course, now terrified and wants to leave. Will we ever see Fantasia? I kind of hope not. Just hear about her a whole lot. Is she real? Maybe not how you or I use the term. But she's real to Elsbeth Tascioni, and that's enough for me.
Elsbeth, to the phone-shaped lump: "Call back! If you can hear me, call back later!"
Will: "I gotta gooooo..."
Elsbeth: "Mr. Gardner! Name the three most honest judges in Chicago."
Elsbeth: "And you're just... Waiting around for a grand jury?"
Will, nodding sheepishly: "Yeah."
Elsbeth: "No, you need to apply pressure to the Special Prosecutor."
Will: "Wendy Scott-Carr? How do I do that? She scares cancer."
Elsbeth: "You don't do that. I do that. Somehow I haven't figured out yet, but will be amazing. Possibly involving a haunted party-line or a unicorn injunction. Here we go, bro."
She talks to herself for awhile, then remembers he's sitting there.
Elsbeth: "We good?"
Will, quite taken at this point with her oddness: "...Yeah, we're good."
Elsbeth, gasping: "I think that's a different one! Fantasia!"
Kalinda gets into it with a cute nerd and makes him go through the database: There's not a conflict rider on this particular case. And who logged it in -- and therefore never got it? Uh oh. You're not going to like this. It was the first-year associate who was doing all the paperwork for the case. One Alicia Florrick.
(She comes in, hesitating. They're like fawns, walking on glass.)
Alicia: "...Hi. Something wrong?"
Kalinda: "Um. Huntley was your first divorce?"
Alicia: "Second. Why?"
Kalinda: "And you did the contracts?"
It's wonderful. They both desperately want this not to be true, and Alicia swears she saw April sign the thing because she countersigned it, but then she's not sure, and the whole time Kalinda is like, Well, did you maybe file it somewhere else, and Alicia is like, Fighting for this idea that she didn't fuck this up, and so stressed out she forgets to be snotty with Kalinda, and finally Kalinda's so sad that this got fucked up and that she couldn't save Alicia on this one, and Alicia's so terrified of disappointing her superiors slash bringing the entire firm down... Oh, it's a mess. It's a great misdirection because the whole undercurrent of Them stuff -- what you, the viewer, thought you wanted to be focused on -- is right now a distant second to all of us wanting this paperwork to exist.