But the real answer is, Let's ask Alicia, because Alicia knows what she's doing, even when she doesn't, and mostly because it's her body and her stuff to decide about, but also because the rest of them are adults: The extent of even Diane exerting her will over any of this is making them watch a movie.
It's possible to weigh in on a choice without making that choice for someone, when it's an adult you respect, and that is the part that seems to get left out. I guess because sexism is like government creepiness, or cronyism: When the system is so used to administrating itself, it can be hard to see your position inside it. So we tend to victimize the victim, even at the cost of valorizing the bad guy, because that's all we know. That's what she, the victim, looks like all the time.
Next week: A death row inmate provides a tip on one solved murder that affects a client of Lockhart, Gardner; Kalinda finally comes back into play after getting kicked around by Cary a while back; Eli's buddy finally brings in his flip-flopper candidate and we find out a little more about that guy's hobbies, which spoiler alert but they involve Eli saying the word "fellate Santa Claus" about sixty billion times. So there's that to look forward to.
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, Pretty Little Liars and True Blood for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, most recently A Friday Night Lights Companion and Fringe Science.