Dunaway: "So here's the thing. You've basically descended to character assassination. It is rank, what you have done to this man, and I don't think any of us would survive a similar onslaught of tackiness..."
(Nevertheless, Hirsch makes it in this morning, and sits sadly and quietly. Presumably thinking about the Emmy he deserves for this episode.)
Dunaway: "I mean, you people are disgusting..."
Diane: "Your Honor!"
Dunaway: "...But you made your point. So congrats, dicks. We'll reassign the Pilates murder to somebody else."
Alicia watches Judd Hirsch stumble out of there -- ten years older than he was at the beginning of the episode, I mean it's heartbreaking -- but let's herself smile a little bit as Diane and Will quietly celebrate.
Laura: "Here's the thing, you're gonna want to settle."
L/G: "Excuse me?"
Laura: "Actus Reus isn't just a legal term, it's a website for cheaters. While Hirsch's marriage was going to hell, he logged on. Saw your client's profile. He wasn't just saying he knew she did it, he was saying he knew she did it. And I'm doubting this Pilates guy is the only person she solicited to murder her husband. So yeah, I'd settle."
Alicia: "Yay for Laura! But boo on Laura! I want to make so many different faces right now that they all boil down to just my same face."
Alicia: "I share an office with Cary now, you know? So it's kind of rude to just be sitting here at his desk when I come in."
Eli: "But it's where my couch used to be! Anyway listen, the trackers are on Zach too."
Alicia: "Him, I don't worry about."
Eli: "Just saying your kids are involved in the campaign now..."
Alicia: "I know that too."
Eli: "...You want to let them be interviewed, maybe? You should let them help, maybe."
Alicia: "You're doing a thing and I am too tired to figure out what the thing is. So go back to your lair and we'll all get some rest. Storm's comin'."
The storm is bad, by the time Nick's guy finds Cary. Our guy gets in one good punch, but it's not enough. Stupid fuckin' Nick. I mean, there are plenty of ways in which Cary probably deserves to get beat up a little bit. He's a smug little shit with a bunch of entitlement and grudges and the manipulative survival instincts of a feral animal. But the ugly irony here is almost too much; it's a brilliant twist but it's also so sad. Kalinda loves Alicia so much that it shows is not a fair reason for Cary to go down. Not when he's worked so hard on being a better man.