(Alicia: "It is I!")
Caitlin: "Listen, am I just really fucking up here? Eli Gold is being a little shit to me, and not in the usual way. Like he has broken the ceiling on being a little shit to people. I have something to tell him about this GLAC meeting and he won't even listen. And I am Caitlin!"
Alicia: "Don't worry about it. He runs psych ops on randoms just to stay horrible."
Eli: "Stacie, stop calling me. What do you want?"
Stacie: "I'm in bed, thinking of you."
Eli: "Gross. Also a lie. You know I'm meeting with GLAC in five."
Stacie, in bed: "Nevertheless, I am in bed thinking of you. I wish you hadn't wimped out on me last night."
I love this. There's Will-They-Or-Won't-They, and then there's this show's version of that, which is like Pascal's Wager On What The Fuck Is Stacie Hall Even Talking About Ever.
Eli: "Later, I have to talk to famous gays and show them Alicia."
Spencer: "Alicia Florrick! You're a gay icon! All gay people are the same!"
Alicia: "Thanks. Listen, give me a sec. Caitlin, tell him your infos."
Caitlin: "I was researching this meeting because I am awesome, and because I couldn't figure out why GLAC would need a crisis management person instead of just their usual national committee campaign people. So -- as a member of the youth today, who understands Facebook and tweeting and blogs -- I was reading gay blogs..."
Eli: "Stop using child words!"
Alicia: "Focus, Eli."
Caitlin: "-- Spencer Roth wrote a letter -- as acting head of GLAC -- supporting the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, and AT&T gave GLAC a $50,000 grant."
Eli: Jaw dropped. Finally gets Caitlin.
Alicia: "So it's about limiting damage on their connection to this telecom merger."
Eli: "Wait, why say it's about DOMA?"
Caitlin: "Because that's all the ever talk about, so nobody would think about whether they were actually looking for crisis management."
Eli: "I am first going to steal you from David Lee and you will be my niece from now on."