SA: "There is no privilege if the attorney becomes aware of any illegal activities that his client intends to commit in future."
Will: "Oh so this was like a helpful little visit to remind me about basic shit."
Dana, verbatim: "Yes, a reminder. With teeth!"
Ha ha ha! Nice. I like this Dana more and more, especially when she says shit like that.
So yes, the threat is that even though the 45K is out of their jurisdiction, they will still get him disbarred if he doesn't work with them on the Bishop thing. Which makes more sense as a real story than a cover story, because the actuality Will investigation makes even less sense now that they've put all that business on the table, but I guess the whole point of stressing the RICO part of this is that Lemond Bishop is only one of many different ways Peter is going to come after Will. Anyway, Caitlin sparkles about how exciting it is to be in a law firm or whatever, and Will is just like, "Yeah, it's a fucking blast."
IN WHICH THE MARWAT JUDGE EXPLAINS THE WHOLE EPISODE ONE MORE TIME
The judge in the Marwat case explains the whole episode, one more time: "Let's just let the moment resonate. Ms. Lockhart, you asked to sue the government. I said yes. Now you're dropping the suit -- and you, Mr. Childs, are taking up a criminal case... I imagine you would like me to consider a motion to dismiss, Ms. Lockhart. On what grounds? On the grounds that how else will I spend my Thursday afternoons, if the three of you aren't here?"
He's pretty great. His Judge Quirk is that he is pretty awesome. He gives them a deadline for motions, and we get that much closer to the endzone. I remember thinking how funny it was that they dropped a case so early, but then got so caught up in not caring about any of it that I didn't notice the elegant halftime way the suits turned over just as we brought in Elsbeth -- so the way the case works with the structure of the episode is that Alicia goes from being protected to being alienated right when the two cases are getting flipped, and the thing she knows stops being a burden on one side and starts being a burden to the other side, so she was never safe but now she's unsafe in the opposite way. Do you know what I mean? That's really cool.