FULL OF GRACE
Diane: "So you really came at him, huh? Neil Gross, the most powerful techie on the planet."
Will: "Yeah, fuck that guy! #occupychumhum!"
Diane: "This is that rage thing. I mean, it went well, but when you argue from passion it makes you look crazy."
Will: "You think I've forgotten about the case? Like I'm suddenly hell-bent on finding Sara?"
Diane: "Sweetie, it's your last five minutes at work. We both know exactly what you were doing."
We all do. And it's pretty great.
As Eli agrees to work -- under Stacie -- on Vanessa's campaign, Lockhart and Gardner pull Alicia in for some handoffs. First on the docket? Why, a complicated file involving Kalinda Sharma, of course.
To wit: "It's primarily a tax case. Kalinda has a variety of complications. Some business, some personal, several of which began before she joined the firm."
Alicia: "Uh, no. Get a tax lawyer. Get anybody. Anybody at all. Give her to Caitlin."
Will: "It's past what a tax lawyer can do, which is why I was handling it, and it's why we want you to take over."
Diane: "You and Kalinda should talk as soon as possible."
Uh, fuck yeah Alicia and Kalinda should talk as soon as possible. If by soon you mean so soon that it time-travels backwards to about a million episodes ago. If by soon you mean I might not have time to finish the portrait of the two of them talking to each other that I began cross-stitching at the beginning of the season. If by ASAP you mean before this show's title was officially changed to Alicia & Kalinda Should Really Talk As Soon As Possible.
I mean, I've admired the risk the show was taking since it started, and it's given us so many opportunities for Alicia to change and darken and harden and grow up, in such dramatic ways that everybody -- Will, the kids, Peter, even Cary -- are noticing, and I've even enjoyed the exquisite Will They/Won't They of waiting for it, but hmm, I think, yeah, I mean I guess it would be okay if they maybe had a conversation that lasted more than a second. I guess I would be okay with that.