He leaves, quickly, and Laura kind of loses track of what's going on. It's like the face Alicia always makes right before she comes up with the thing of the week, except nothing comes out.
Lady: "...He's a blackout drunk, so probably he could have said that stuff and not even know he said it..."
Dunaway: "Hellinger, you object now. Come on. Get in the game."
Laura: "Okay, I object!"
Still making that face. Interesting, Laura. Speak up. (Later on, you'll see that she was making the exact face and figuring out the thing of the week, but it's weird to end a scene without the usual "Eureka, Your Honor!" that comes at the end of that face.)
Eli: "I don't actually have a problem with you working on the campaign. But I am very afraid of your mother, who has never really given a fuck when it comes to me and has now doubled down on never ever giving a fuck about anything. So maybe we should strategize about how exactly you can talk to her and how to keep my name out of your mouth..."
Team Edward: "Sup."
Eli: "...What? Zach, who was that ridiculous creature that just walked through here?"
Zach: "Team Edward. He's Grace's friend."
Eli: "Oh no! Oh no, you gotta shut that down. That little red corvette right there's runnin' way too much horsepower for your dorky sister. That kind of shit's how girls end up dead, or going on killing sprees through the Midwest..."
Zach: "You have completely lost track of what you were saying, haven't you."
Eli: "Only human, dude. Get me back on track, please."
Zach: "You were advising me on how to manipulate my mother? Possibly the dumbest thing a person could ever try to do?"
Eli: "Yeah, right yeah, right. Just tell her you're part of the campaign anyway, right? So if you take your talents away, you could cause a loss, and that means you have to do everything you can to make him win."
Zach: "That has the undeniable smell of exactly the kind of honorable America feelings I am constantly having anyway. We have a deal."
Eli: "And do not under any circumstances tell your mother I was here, or she will take all of us down."