Eli's Take: "I offer my deepest, sincerest sympathies to the families... I'm doing everything I can to trace the source of our missteps."
Diane's Take: "I offer my deepest, sincerest sympathies to the families... I'm doing everything I can to trace the source of the outbreak."
Eli hates it, because the sacrifice needs to be over as quickly as possible. Mea culpa, fresh news cycle. The CEO loves it, because he can at least say he's tracing the source of the outbreak. That's what he's doing. That's the authentic thing that he is doing.
THE IMMOVABLE AGOS
Will swears to Gretchen that the leak isn't true, or at least that it's not going Farland's way. How does he know? Because Celeste has an agenda, the only agenda, and must be the source of the leak. He offers to give Gretchen back-channel on the case, implying that you can drum up a better story on big-medical money leaking FDA information against a pretty little lady in constant pain than the opposite.
She laughs, pointing at her monitor: "As pulse-racing as that is, get me back-channel on this."
There's a moment where Will jokes that she's talking about her computer, not the images on it. There's a moment coming up when Will makes a choice.
They flirt a little; Gretchen quickly fills him in on what's been going on back home at L/G -- he gets a headache when she mentions Eli's position in the story -- and says she'll delay the FDA story in exchange for info on the cheese thing.
Will: "I'll have to talk to Eli..."
Gretchen: "Well, then it wouldn't be a back channel, would it? Get me something behind the scenes."
In return for his promise to try, Gretnchen tosses him this: "It's not the FDA investigation that's concluding. The call I got was about the State's Attorney. Turns out, they decided not to bring fraud charges against Dr. Farland."
Which is quite a tidbit. Really demands a quid pro quo, after all. Doesn't it?
Kalinda speeds over to the SA, now that she's investigated cheese for the day and it doesn't involve that hotel, for a little sitdown with Cary. I feel like there's a scene missing here, maybe from last week, or I'm just forgetting something, but the tone is really abrupt and weird and he seems to be having off-screen character development I'm not sure about. Maybe Sophia just told him some more true things? Maybe he's only here, in this scene, to deliver a message from gravity.