So fine, Alicia will be meeting with Bob Balaban, the designated Treasury monitor on this case. He explains that she's just going to be reporting to him about some stuff from time to time, and that there's a wall between him and the Department of Justice so she needn't worry about the egregious violation of privilege, except for how Treasury is like the scariest one of all sometimes. Or at least it used to be. I think all the scary Treasury things went to DHS. Maybe that's why they're grumpy, because they lost all of their scary things.
In case you were wondering, Bob Balaban is still completely beautiful to look at, as he has been since like Midnight Cowboy: Like a painting of a statue of a Weimaraner. In Heaven.
Balaban: "Okay, is Daniel Marwat involved in your trial strategy sessions? Has anybody else been involved, other than your firm lawyers, in these strategy sessions? No one of Middle Eastern descent? No? Then who is Kalinda Sharma?"
Alicia: "She's an investigator with our firm. But she's not... She's an employee."
Balaban: "Right, but she's not a firm lawyer and that was my question."
Alicia: "Oh. I see how it's gonna be."
Balaban: "It gets weirder. Marwat ever receive remuneration of any kind from overseas? Ever make calls overseas? No? But you have seen him make calls, right? How many occasions? Was he speaking English? Was anybody at your firm close enough to say what language he was speaking? Ever mention the Afghan region of Badula Qulp? Could you please make a note if he ever does in the future?"
Alicia: "Bob Balaban, you are amazing to look at. It's like Middle Earth is real and elves are real and magic is real, or as if Tim Gunn were real. When I look at you I hear Steely Dan. But you are not going to make me do your Treasury investigations for you."
Balaban: "Fine. Come back later so I can menace you some more."
Alicia: "I hope everybody on this episode says 'Chinese Wall' a bunch of times. We haven't repeated that word over and over in a while."
Diane does one of those all-hands meetings where they all cheer and groan in unison, which is always fun on this show when they do that.
Diane: "The good news is, they complied with our subpoenas."
Diane: "The bad news is, they depo-dumped us."