Alicia: "So like many firms these days, we've got a liquidity problem and we're looking at losing two of our three..."
Maddie: "How long have you worked at Lockhart/Gardner? Do you like it?"
Alicia: "I'm a fourth-year. And I do."
Maddie: "Do a lot of people ask you about standing by your husband?"
Alicia: "Not so much anymore, but you're probably right. It'll all start up again soon enough."
Maddie: "Are you campaigning with your husband? You agree with him politically?"
Alicia: "Yes. And... Enough."
Maddie: "I can't find five people in the world I agree with politically."
No wonder. Whatever was on the other side of Caitlin, that's what she's looking at now. She stood on that porch all summer long, two women: The one that died when he left, and the one who didn't want him at all. Hesitating. It took her all summer, but she said it last week: What Caitlin taught her was that she didn't need to waste time rebelling against the box Peter put her in, or her mother-in-law, or anybody at all. The mindfulness of being just one woman, right now. Making her decisions.
And now this woman comes to say it's simpler and more complex: That the Tiger is real, but so is the Lady. That beyond rebellion is another kind of insurrection entirely; something Diane Lockhart can't even imagine yet. Rule 243 for the economy between men and women. She's uncomfortable; this woman's open arms, and smile. She backs away.
Alicia: "So... You'll consider our proposal?"
Maddie: "Oh, do you have to head off?"
Alicia: "Yeah, um, I came right from court. Lunch break."
Maddie, scrambling: "Okay, yes. Leave it with me? And if I have questions..."
Alicia: "My number's right there on the cover."
Maddie: "Your cell?"
It was the personal touch, just a courtesy. Now it seems more ... almost something like mercy.
They stand, awkwardly. The real estate agent continues talking to a man. They can't say goodbye, right away. And then they do.
Dr. Ladera defines "excited delirium" as a condition combining psychomotor agitation and aggressive behavior.
Lionel: "Officer Mallen testified that Tyler Beacham just wouldn't stay down..."
Lionel: "Excited delirium has been linked to drug use, hasn't it? Stimulants, such as cocaine. Did you do a tox screen as part of the autopsy?"