Will: "No, I did wrong and this is how I will atone. You just helped me decide."
Alicia: "Just like that?"
Will: "Just like that. Thanks."
Alicia: "Six months? Hell. I can't imagine that."
Will: "You gave it up for a decade."
She smiles, blushes; it is beautiful. A lovely little moment. She has changed, so much.
Diane, springing into action: "Okay, then we'll close out the Neil Gross case, I'll reassign your other cases to the partners, you can run it all down for me at the end of today, you can't come back into the office unless it's a business issue or you're handing off cases, I'll file the name change with the Bar right now, we'll call it Lockhart & Associates, where are your keys, here is a box for your shit, kiss on the cheek, see you in six."
Will: "You are a whirlwind of efficiency today."
Diane: "Look, you'll be back. There will be a place for you when you come back. I don't really want to linger over this because it is horrible, but I get where you're coming from and I'm just trying to be cool and not make it weirder."
Will: "It is working! You are awesome."
There's a lot of back-and-forth, of course, because he's the star witness. We revisit the Chinese thing with ChumHum, and show a pattern of lenience with torture regimes, and Viola manages to push the Occupy bruise again with Abernathy, and then the fatality: CoursePoint pings Gross's servers when it's used, meaning that no matter who made the purchase, ChumHum would have known every single time that the Syrian government was using their shit...
Which wouldn't matter, except L/G can show that Sara's being held -- thanks to Pink Damascus -- in the same place they're using the software. Walsh objects because it has nothing to do with anything, but Groff -- and Alicia -- are pretty moved. Especially considering that none of this -- none of it -- was discussed with Alicia or Caitlin beforehand. Or has to do with the merits of the case. It was a sudden shift in movement, a truth-to-power temper tantrum that does more for Will than a million basketball games. A Hail Mary.