But okay, if she trusts Simone then transitively she kind of trusts Louis, but either way she can find out this way. This is the scariness of Alicia Florrick: Morally, she can do this thing she's about to do, because either he started it so she isn't really being a liar, just fact-checking, or it's all true, in which case what she's saying is also true. The scary part is that you can actually watch her work out this whole paragraph, in her head: The problem is either way it's a ruse, so by St. Alicia rules she still wouldn't be allowed to do it. But S4 Alicia?
Alicia: "Simone? I was so sorry to hear about your husband's friend. The dying one?"
Simone: "No idea."
Alicia: "My bad. Anyway, lovely to meet you. Breakfast Buddy!"
Simone kind of hops off down the path away from her room, and Alicia just shakes her head with how gross Louis is. Who just randomly makes up dying best friends? Who does that? And to what purpose? And how did he bag such a delightful, sweet, courteous lady?
(Hey, guess what show you're on. She might well be this awesome, but nobody is stupid and kittens always have the sharpest claws. Rise to the challenge, instead of mentally separating sheep from goats all the time, and maybe you could have a friend either way.)
THE KOI POND
Kalinda: "We have found a thing I don't know, which is how to say the names of various kinds of mosquitos. The whole scene is played like that itself is hilarious, but a more generous reading would be that maybe the point of this scene is how terribly annoying it would be to Kalinda, to find out she doesn't know all about something or have instant competence in it."
The snotty mosquito expert says that the breed at the koi pond doesn't carry West Nile, so that's ruled out and the CDC can revise their revised report once again.
Diane: "Thanks, Ms. Sharma. We have to go now, Cary's gettin' a bro-job from Clarke Hayden out in the hallway."
Will: "Cary, get in here."
Diane: "Lovers' spat?"
Cary: "No, he was just asking me about the latest round of deserting clients."
Will: "And what did you motherfucking say about it?"
Cary: "Nothing, I just listened. He went on and on. It was super cute, but you know, I worry. L'il fella's gonna have a heart attack!"
L/G: "More like a sneak attack, if he doesn't lay off. Are you prepared to be our double agent, being his boyfriend by day and our bitch by night?"
Cary: "I thought that was what I was doing."
L/G: "How about testifying on our side in this mediation shit he set up?"
Cary: "Sigh. I just know it's gonna end in tears. His. And then probs mine. I hate it when he cries."