What is not dumb, though, is what happens next: Alicia calls Kalinda to the stand, and she relates the whole story above, about how she and Balaban walked into the hotel room and found that letter and Bob Balaban was so sure he had found Mr. Bitcoin but once again, cruelly rebuffed by the fates of 'Skyrim.'
Kalinda: "Balaban stated that he believed I was on the right track to finding Mr. Bitcoin. Bao Shuwei, an econophysicist from Nankai University."
Balaban: "Objection, this is all hearsay..."
Kalinda: "No. No, I recorded it. By accident! I just got a new phone, and I didn't know how to turn it off!"
Which is pretty much a Team Sharma take on "look at all this paper," but the acting is solid and the whole thing is so cute that you don't really have to think about what a simple solution that was, because they tricked you into thinking it mattered who Mr. Bitcoin is by constantly talking for one hundred thousand years about who Mr. Bitcoin is.
Jason Biggs: " Here's your cashier's check. It only took 20 minutes standing in line at a bank to change dollar bills into another piece of paper! America, I tell ya."
Alicia: "Christ, you're the worst. Listen, I bought a Bitcoin last night. I went online to the internet and I surfed to the Bitcoin home page website and then I bought it and then I surfed back to the internet and then I got offline. It was thrilling."
Jason Biggs: "Really? Cool , it's the future! Although I never actually explained how."
Alicia: "I don't know. It didn't feel real. Not like, say, a gold buffalo coin with Ronald Reagan's face on it and an American flag wrapped around Jesus but there's a hologram where Jesus turns back and forth into Tim Tebow."
Biggs: "Well, real's going to change. Just watch. That was a metaphor for other things going on in this show, PS."
FERN BAR & ALSO EVERYWHERE AT ONCE
This is the trouble, and the trouble is this: That all great friendships are first and foremost the story of a grand romance, and all great romances are first and foremost the story of a wonderful friendship.
After her little run-in below, Kalinda does the only thing sensible: She takes the file to Dana, drops it off, and walks away. Maybe she's hating herself, maybe she's scared, maybe this is all an elaborate way for the show to freak us out -- trust me, it's this one -- and maybe the actress wasn't even informed entirely what was going to happen, so she's playing it as smartly as she can, but either way when we respond to the Kalinda stuff, I honestly think that's why: Because the trouble here and everywhere is simple. This job means growing up in public, and that continues to be an amazing thing and a serious opportunity and responsibility, and there's still not much I'm all that clear on, but I think I'm right on this one: We spend so much time trying to discern the difference between friends and lovers, but I don't think I'm wrong when I say the finest and kindest solution is to treat each like its opposite.