Chief Justice: "Having fun?"
Diane: "Yeah. But it's sad about how I'm getting this job because somebody died."
Chief Justice: "Not as sad as it's about to be. You know how you've spent the last two weeks stressing out about Kurt McVeigh? That was actually just a miscommunication. The reason I'm fighting everybody on your appointment isn't that kind of 'partner,' it's about Will. You know how it's always about Will? It's about Will."
Diane: "Son of a bitch. Ain't that ironic. Ain't that just a glorious irony."
Chief Justice: "I mean, he was disbarred. That's the opposite of being a worthwhile judge."
Diane: "He was suspended, not disbarred, and..."
Chief Justice: (Hollers at her for a while, mostly by repeating the words "sophistry" and "scoundrel" in different sentences.)
"Ms. Lockhart. You have been striving all your life to understand the law -- to mold it to your will. You've had losses, you've had wins. Well, I am here to tell you that the law is a mountain. You've been climbing slowly, for decades, and we've been watching you climb. From the top, we've watched you. Now I can tell you you're here. You've arrived. This is the top. This room. That desk. And you can either stay, or slide back down."
Oh, man. The speech I've been wanting somebody to give her all season, and she finally gets it, and it just tastes like ashes. That's so incredible. I honestly couldn't see how they were going to fuck her on this one, even though obviously somebody was going to fuck her on this one, but this is just the worst: You made it home, now burn down the city you came here from. Ryvlan's final orders are pretty definite, considering all this: "You can't engage in this sophistry. Your partner is a scoundrel to be spurned, and not embraced."
There's a level on which she understands him, there's a level on which she honesty does not understand him, but when he asks if he's made himself clear, both sides are speaking when she says no. And then he thanks her for coming, and takes his leave.
The judge has to quash the server subpoena because the photo made it online, which Mr. Andrews the defense just finds so reprehensible, and Will and Alicia swear they don't know how that happened but that now the photo is online why do they even a subpoena anyway, which: It was clearly obtained illegally and whoever did it, it's exactly the kind of shit the gag order is meant to keep down... And that's when Anonymous stands up, flashmobbed in the back of the courtroom, chanting -- "Justice now, justice for Rainey Selwin" -- and fucking everything up for everybody. Which is good, but in this case a little more bad.