But first, on second thought, a little kiss. Everybody wants a pet tiger, after all.
I can't believe I'm saying this, and I doubt I'll have much occasion to say it in future, but that little smile Grace gives herself, walking away from the scorching sexual disaster that is Team Edward, made me love her more than anybody on this show. Just for a second.
We talk a lot about how Zach is his mother's son, and his father's. That belief that runs so strongly in both of the Florrick kids, what they got from their parents and their grandmothers and is the best thing about the whole clan, it just comes out so much less annoyingly in Zach than in poor old dorkwad square-peg Grace. But my God, she's never seemed more like Alicia's daughter than right now. Or more beautiful.
Kalinda's voice does that thing Nick noticed. The Alicia thing. If it's the only gift Nick ever gives us, noticing that Alicia thing, it'll be enough. It delights and entrances.
Alicia: "Yeah, I'm fine. My daughter is having a thing, but otherwise I'm fine."
Kalinda: "Okay. Well, if you want to talk, let me know. PLEASE. Otherwise, I'll get going on whatever work thing you're asking about."
Nick: "...That thing. Is it Cary that makes you do that?"
Kalinda: "No, but you're kinda cute with all that. You jealous little beastie."
Sadly, though, by the time Nick calls the number back, Alicia's on the move, so her friend and officemate Cary's the one that answers her phone. As friends do.
Redheads: "So ever since this one volunteer who has magic hacking powers decided he can't work here in case you catch him, things have just gone to hell."
Eli: "First of all, I hate that we're playing out the female middle-manager IT Peter Principle thing. That's become a trope. And second of all, you tell that little shit I don't care if he's valedictorian..."
Redheads: "He's new! He is implacable! He has grown quite large in the last year!"
Eli: "Where is he. I'll yell at him myself."
Poor old Zach just keeps his head down and starts gathering up his shit before Eli and the Redheads have even arrived.