Complete with PowerPoint, Eli looking on with a dreadful darkness.
"Four of the last eight Governors of Illinois have gone to prison. Four of the last eight. Which is why we need to remember that the spouse and the children are an extension of the governor. Your choices become his choices. Now, I've looked over your work at Lockhart/Gardner, Alicia. There shouldn't be any problem there, as long as you don't actively solicit clients who have business with the Governor's Office, and your relationship with the Governor isn't used as a lure to clients. It should not look like Peter is receiving backdoor remuneration through your business. And that your clients shouldn't believe that your spousal connection..."
Alicia: "SOOO BOOOOORED."
Alicia: "Eli, Peter, we need to talk. This changes some things. It is a secret. I'm starting my own firm with Cary Agos and about ten other people. I wanted to tell you before, but everything is insane, and so I'm telling you now."
Peter: "That is fucking awesome! You've wanted this since law school!"
Alicia: "I know! Thanks. But is this going to make your ethics stuff weird?"
Eli: "Hey, have you told Will? Um, or the other one? Or anybody? Not that I'm bringing up Will or anything..."
Alicia: "I like where your head is at, but don't do that. And no. Diane either. Just you two, actually."
Peter, so sweetly: "I am damn proud of you. Damn proud."
Peter: "Do you not love Alicia? Why aren't you doing a leprechaun jig?"
Eli: "I'm still thinking this shit through, hang on."
After Eddie runs through the whole procedural nightmare of the veins and everything -- Lena Cesca bitching nonstop, without any real purpose beyond bitching, because lawyers -- they seize on one detail: A female nurse who ran out of the room crying because he was bleeding so much and the situation was so horrible.
Back in the courtroom, Lena objects for a while because of the confidentiality for people involved in executions, and then -- after a short conference -- changes course and lets it slide. This happens only after Will does his best Litigation Gardner routine, making his faces and pulling his random BS and then suddenly striking with genius: You could say that, based on her objections, Cesca's the one trying to destroy evidence in her own case by expediting the execution any way she can. Which is amazing.