Pine: "Peter, you will be crucified. You become the man who set OJ free. Also, his testimony won't mean anything to either case, because perception is reality and there is no person on any jury that hasn't had at least one Colin Sweeney nightmare in the past two years."
Peter: "Geneva, you are taking this too personally. If it were absolutely anybody else..."
Pine: "It isn't."
Peter: "Two years left, on involuntary manslaughter. You would take this deal."
Pine: "Fffffffuuuu... Yeah, I would."
Peter: "However, Geneva's definitely activated my paranoia, so we need to beef up his testimony by forcing him to wear a wire with Pike. That way, no matter how squicky he is personally we can chalk up a win, because it'll be on tape."
He's good at his job. Eli calls him aside for a few reasons, and they get their Sorkin on.
Eli: "Apparently you are close to giving the keynote at the Democratic Convention. Thank God gay people's civil rights are such a convenient football for everybody else to kick around all the fucking time. Being a meaningless pawn is such a sexy, luxurious feeling. Anyway, I'm going to talk with Donna Brazile, who is a real person in real life. I'm not saying you need to decide about governor -- which, um, any time now would be fine -- just go to the meeting with them, and talk about how you were in prison a lot."
Peter: "My very favorite thing to talk about. Um..."
Eli: "Oh God, what."
Peter: "You might hear about a plea bargain that I'm about to do. Kind of tarnishes my name and the name of the office, and will desperately need spinning, but it's for a good cause. Several, actually."
Eli: "How about you just delay it until you get the speech?"
Peter: "Can't. It's now or never, and ethically I have to do it."
Eli: "Whatever, try to keep it quiet but otherwise go for it and heeeeey, what's your deal with Kalinda Sharma and why won't she work for me on your behalf?"
Peter: "What? Who? Nothing. Who? When? Donkey balls. Space program. Who?"
GOOD WILL "PHONING"
Alicia has just said something and we'll never know what it was so we'll never know if he's lying:
Will: "...Really? I didn't know that. Is she good?"
Alicia: "Caitlin is fine. I don't overidentify with her in a self-aggrandizing way, but she's a cool customer. And David Lee is bugging me about it, so that makes me want to do something to piss him off. But there's just something about Martha that reflects so well on me, in my own estimation."
Will: "You know what they say. A students make great professors, B students make great judges, and C students make partner."