Hayden, bouncing: "Whatever. This is why you can't have nice things. This shit right here."
The update from Hayden is that for the $60M they need to pay off their debts, they've got David Lee pulling in old receivables, Cuesta and my darling Colin Sweeney are good, and they're at $2M toward the goal.
Diane: "He's forcing us to sell the 27th floor."
Will: "We'll be like steerage up here! And yet, you seem becalmed."
Diane: "Check this out. Our landlord went bankrupt, and the lease has been taken over by Maddie Hayward."
Will: "The semiconductor lady, yeah. But why is this a particularly good thing?"
Diane: "Because Maddie Hayward is a new member of Emily's List."
Will: "So you know her?"
Diane: "Not really, but in my imagination we're two peas in a pod. You just go win this case. And I'll finally, finally be able to use the Good Old Girls' network I've been staunchly trying to believe in my entire life."
Diane sends Alicia to back Will up in court -- "He's better when he has someone to impress" -- and relates the sad news that John Gaultner, his previous second-chair, just got fired sometime since the last scene. Meanwhile, Will places his fourth pissed-off call to a nonresponsive Kalinda, because it's not just Alicia he needs to impress. Not by a long shot.
Where Kalinda is, is at an ice cream parlor, with Nick. They are sitting at a window counter, facing away from the laughing, giddy, sugar-shocked children. Luckily.
Nick: "You left me. You left me hanging, at my lowest point."
Kalinda: "I know! I wish I'd seen your face."
Nick: "After two years in jail, I come out expecting my loving wife to be there. Instead, you'd stolen a bunch of money and burned my clothes and shit."
Kalinda: "Aww, did you cry? But I mean seriously, did it make you cry?"
Nick: "I don't remember you being such a bitch."
Kalinda, lapping at her ice cream: "Then you have a bad memory."
Nick, without further ado, digitally pleasures his wife at the ice cream counter. She remains particularly unmoved, licking her ice cream cone as though it's just another day.
Nick: "Remember that?"
Kalinda: "I remember you being better at it."
Angrily, he shoves his three fingers in her ice cream. Sanguine, she goes ahead and keeps eating. It's pretty normal, actually. For a scene that supposedly killed three CBS censors and left the other two in a gibbering mess at the local psych ward, it just seems like something you would expect from these two. A little fingerbanging, a little bodily fluid in the ice cream. If he'd grabbed her ice cream and gone in with that, I'd be surprised. That, I have never seen before. (Well, maybe like once or twice. But not in this environment). This, on the other hand, just seems ill-advised and petulant in a way I'm beginning to notice is very Nick Savarese. Why would Kalinda Sharma be afraid of, um, that? It's like her two favorite things. Get real.