LOCKHART & ASSOC
Essentially, since it's now his word against hers -- thanks, Alicia -- they specifically cannot advise him to be a bastard on the stand, or do things like disputing her true-but-uncorroborated statements, or attacking her credibility every chance he gets.
Colin: "Yes, I appreciate your not advising me to do those things."
Alicia: "Your ethics ping on the weirdest shit. So then when I redirect, I want you to let me drive, okay? Actually answer my questions honestly and truthfully. That's the only way I can question you. If you can't do that, you will sink us and I will have to leave the case."
Colin: "Well, I certainly won't be doing that. Like I do every time I'm on this show."
David Lee: "This is going to be a shitshow."
ALICIA CONTINUES TO LOSE IT
Alicia: "Caitlin, can I scream at you crazily for a minute?"
Caitlin: "Sure! I really look up to you and appreciate your advice and wise counsel. Just let me hide this secret stuff."
Alicia: "Honey, Sweetie, Darling, are you listening? Because I'm gonna need you to never fuck me over again, okay?"
Alicia: "You told Diane it was your idea to prep Colin Sweeney for the recall and redirect!"
Caitlin: "First of all, that's what we would obviously be doing. Sorkin strikes again -- unless you being hysterical about something small is part of the point. And but also, I didn't even do that. I just told her what was up when she asked."
Alicia: "I know your game, missy. But because I'm Alicia Florrick, I'm going to warn you several more times with an almost indetectable threat in my voice to never, ever undercut me again. Because I will fuck you up, sweetheart."
Caitlin: "Alicia, you are going a really wrong way with this. I know the difference between my innocent act and my actual innocence, and this is a case of the latter..."
Alicia: "-- Bup bup bup. No excuses. Just fall in line, okay?"
Caitlin: "...Sure thing. And thanks for helping me make up my mind about some stuff."
I knew it would be ugly, last week when she deployed Caitlin against Nancy Crozier it was clear Alicia was heading somewhere awful, but man. They put this together so beautifully. Every episode since she showed up there's been at least one questionable glance, one resentful smirk, one little mistake, one quick answer, and it was all leading up to this: The day that Alicia finally figured out sexism isn't a person, it's a force that bears down on all of us.