Word on the street is, Nathan Lane let the entirety of Mergers & Acquisitions go just now. Everybody except Allison Saybach, the one Alicia thinks so highly of. The only one she personally knows.
Eli pulls Peter out of an interview -- about campaign finance laws, not to put too fine a point on it -- to come meet an interested contributor. A very interested one.
Eli: "Miss Hayward, meet Peter Florrick."
Peter: "Miss Hayward. It's so nice to meet you."
She doesn't mind it when you call her "Miss Hayward." She's got her eye on the door.
Peter: "I only know you from reading Forbes, but I've always been a fan."
Maddie: "I think I'm becoming a fan of yours as well..."
Peter: "Ugh, has Eli been on your jock? He's the worst."
Maddie: "No, it's your wife."
Peter: "Alicia? How do you know her? Is this some kind of a Good Old Girls thing?"
Maddie: "Doesn't exist. No, we met yesterday. But it got me thinking about contributing to your campaign."
Peter: "Don't you solely contribute to female candidates?"
Maddie: "Uh, don't parse that thought too closely. That's kind of what I'm doing, in a way."
Maddie: "I like your wife. You're separated?"
Maddie: "But she's supporting you as a candidate."
Eli: "They're trying to work things out!"
Maddie: "Like, you're not sleeping with prostitutes?"
Peter: "Ha! Good one."
Maddie: "If I do support you, do I have to worry about that? Another prostitute? Another mistress? A furtive kiss on the campaign bus..."
Peter: "-- No."
Maddie: "And why's that?"
Peter: "I just said so."
Eli: "Peter's changed!"
Maddie: "I don't believe people can change."
Peter: "I didn't either. And then, of course, I went to prison."
It's the right answer. It's the best answer. But is it true? Maybe she's not here to help ask the questions and push their marriage resolution forward at all. Maybe she... Wendy Scott-Carr, we always said, was weaponized Alicia Florrick. Maybe Miss Hayward is just weaponized Diane.