Alicia: "No, that doesn't hit the partners, it just hurts the clients."
Everybody: "GROW UP, ALICIA."
Alicia: "Hey hey. I'm actually right about this. This one time, I'm right about this."
Cary: "She's right. The clients are the thing. So let's steal the clients."
Others: "Like start a new firm?"
Cary: "Oh no, I mean we pretend to steal the clients. Set up meetings, get close right under their noses. They'll think we are fucking them over and get scared. Just don't talk about it, and don't say anything to the clients. Just have lunches, that personal touch that makes our firm so great. Total deniability, and increased value in the firm."
Grace: "An uprising? Are you quitting?"
Alicia: "Plotting. To get attention from our bosses."
Zach: "Sounds like you're saying self-sabotage. Like you want to get fired. Do you?"
Alicia: "Don't be silly. It's just lunch."
Cary: "Actually, I didn't want to say it in front of those other guys, but we totally should start our own firm. I bring ChumHum and you bring Lemond, we instantly become the eighth largest firm in Chicago."
Alicia: "Great. Our two biggest ass-aches. The main thing of leaving L/G would be not having to constantly question my own moral superiority because of Lemond Bishop."
Cary: "Oooh, speaking of! Thoughts on Colin Sweeney?"
Cary: "Just kidding. How much did you borrow for your capital contribution, like a few hundred thousand? Put that together we have a million bucks for startup."
Alicia: "It's just that I have this weird thing about how whenever I hope for anything, or imagine what a happy life would look like, I get repeatedly punched in the nuts. I think it's how God keeps me grounded, if there were a God."
Cary: "Come on. I'm sick of waiting on other people, having them control our fates."
Alicia: "And on our own? Same problems, different day. Landlord, clients... Look at Will and Diane, look at her jewelry. They're not free."
Cary: "Uh, freer than us. It doesn't just equal out because everybody has problems. Some problems are still more equal than others. Come on. Florrick, Agos & Associates. We can change the world!"
Alicia: "I will think about it. By not thinking about it. By thinking about not thinking about it. By not thinking about thinking about not thinking about it. Ah, see? It begins."