Hayden: "You worked with Allison Saybach in Mergers & Acquisitions?"
Hayden: "And how was she?"
Alicia: "Indispensible, you gnome."
Hayden: "Because didn't you get into it over the Sweeney proxy fight? That time he secretly impregnated that lady while going down on her in a pizza joint? Which actually happened on this show?"
Alicia: "Yeah, but it wasn't about that. Saybach turned out to be sweet and a real asset to her firm and department."
Hayden: "There are a lot of people in that department. We're in the lifeboat here."
Alicia: "I like Allison Saybach, and I don't know anyone else in that department, so you don't even need to ask me about them."
Alicia, to herself: "Good one, good twist there at the end. No way can he fuck you on that. You said that real good, Florrick. Real good lawyer-type thinking. And under such pressure, too! You are doing great today."
Some folks think we can have it all: That right here, this time in this century, is a tiger you can catch by the tail, that by your vigilance and your self-reliance you can tame it.
Kalinda: "...Why was that gnome in here?"
Alicia: "I don't know, everybody wants a piece of me. How's it going?"
Kalinda: "So, um. You know that tiny scary man? The towtruck guy?"
Alicia: "Actually, he's incorporating today and I was going to ask you to sit in..."
Kalinda: "PS, though, he is my husband."
Alicia: "Hold on. What?"
Others think the beast isn't tame yet. Not quite yet. That thinking you can do it, or worse, thinking you have done it, is a road into the dark. That we're in a time where wisdom is the better part of valor, that sisterhood is your better currency; better this, they say, then end up turned to stone. End up a beast yourself.
Alicia: "Did you... send him to us?"
Kalinda: "Hell no! He followed me to this country and wants to throw down roots in Chicago so he can stalk me full-time. I do not want that to happen."
Alicia: "Was he that scary man who called me?"
Kalinda: "No, that was Bill. I dealt with Bill."
If you catch yourself wishing you were the equal of a man, you're not wishing hard enough. But if you catch yourself thinking you're better than that, if you think you've got the tiger by the tail, chances are you'll end up dead.