Celeste and Diane are against one wall, SA people the other, but Alicia plants herself in the middle of Cary's office. He invites Imani in, as his official babysitter, and explains the situation. He refers to Colin as "the wife-killer," and of course Diane corrects him ("the defensive killer of his stalker"), but Imani is already making that face she makes.
Offer: Sweeney will testify to who's involved in the recent increase of heroin distribution at the Cook County prison complex, the corruption of which is Peter's fifth biggest obsessions in the last week. Cary takes Imani to "check with Peter," but instead ducks just out of sight
"So where did you go to school?" Brown, you? "Harvard. Siblings?" Three brothers. "Lawyers?" No, the family was happy to have just one lawyer. One's a painter, one's a writer, one teaches at the Sorbonne. "Really? That's in France, isn't it?" And with the most delightful grin, Cary heads back inside: "Okay, I talked to Peter, and he has a counteroffer."
I mean, Cary is the best. That was the hottest thing since the finger-biting in my opinion. He is so Cary all the time, I love it. Counteroffer: Sweeney informs on Donny Pike, senior acting member of the Aryan Warlords and the recipient of Colin's stock advice. Also, apparently, "The most dangerous man in the Illinois system" and one whose last informant got murdered well fast.
Geneva Pine! I love these little meetings they have, all the ASAs. She didn't say much in the last one, when Sophia showed up and disappeared again, but I love her. She's so pretty, and so cool. And in this case, she was the ASA that won Sweeney's original plea bargain, so she's not interested in having that taken away by Peter again.
Peter: "He's served two years of it already."
Pine: "Uh, that's two years for killing a person."
Pine, appealing to Peter's ongoing marketing of himself/the SA: "Letting the famously awful Colin Sweeney go is going to burn everybody."
Cary, appealing to the room in general: "It's about stopping this neo-Nazi guy from remote-control killing people from inside jail."
Imani, jumping on it: "White supremacists are worse than wife-killers. By a hair."