Cary: "Alicia, I just got a yacht brochure in the mail! Do you know what this means?"
Alicia: "You come from rich white people?"
Cary: "No, it's because we got all that ChumHum money that saved us, and these direct-mail people know we're now partners in the firm. We are going to be hella rich."
Diane: "Cary, Alicia? Can we have a meeting? Not about that thing. I am still letting that thing fester for a little bit, until you do me this favor."
The favor is: Cary and Alicia will be the mock plaintiffs in the war game. They will fight Will and Diane in a pretend legal battle, with the client deciding on their course of action.
Alicia: "So we should try as hard as we can, even though you are our bosses?"
Diane: "Yes, but also if you beat us, you'll spook him and lose the firm the money we could have won in real court."
Alicia: "So you're saying we should win, but also lose, but appear to really try, but also protect your egos."
L/G: "That's what we're saying, yes. Don't think of it as a trap, think of it as your new partners putting you in an impossible situation."
Alicia: "As long as there's nothing else you're hiding from us, that sounds workable."
This is thrilling. It's thematically exciting, especially with that second bomb still to be dropped, but it's funny to think about something this on-the-nose happening on the show. Like if this were a medical show and somebody's ex-husband came in to get heart surgery and everybody keeps talking about how he has a broken heart.
Alicia: "Well, this is going to be fun! And challenging, considering they've been working on this case for three months and we have a day."
Cary: "The important thing is that we totally lose."
Alicia: "How do you figure?"
Kalinda: "Hey guys! I hope you enjoy this impossible situation they're putting you in. PS, I refuse to help unless you pay me an exorbitant fee."
Cary: "I've seen this show enough times to know nothing ever happens without Kalinda's direct involvement. Even if we can't afford her, we have to do it."
Alicia: "Fine. But only 80% of our budget. No higher!"
ELI & ELSBETH
Elsbeth: "Eli! Come right into this coat closet, which I'm told opens onto Narnia. No, that is a just a dude eating a sandwich in that one. Well, I know a couple guys from the DOJ are around here somewhere, so let's just whimsically try some doors."