But right now everybody's super busy staring a hole in Cristian, who is working Jackie Florrick's shit like he's Gabby Douglas and she's the uneven bars. At one point he refers to her as "Robocop" and tells her to put her goddamn glasses on, and she laughs like a girl and it's so, so wonderful.
Jackie: "Cristian is, in fact, fabulous today!"
Alicia: "So the reason we're running to Mommy about this is that the witness who may have observed the attack is a Sergeant Wade Compton, who is still serving in Afghanistan..."
Hellinger: "...So we can't subpoena him, Colonel, and the command is rebuffing our efforts to transfer him home to testify..."
Judge Kuhn: "I know all of this. I'm Judge Kuhn."
Hellinger: "So we gotta get going! Kalinda this shit!"
Judge Kuhn: "You've clearly been changed by the outside world, Captain. You know I can't do that."
Alicia: "But you have shown such sympathy for..."
Kuhn: "Florrick. I have more sympathy than you can understand. I lived through fucking Tailhook, okay. But this goes beyond my ability."
Hellinger: "Got it."
Alicia: "Wait, what?"
Kuhn: "Spit it out, Alicia. You're the only Muggle I even kind of like."
Alicia: "You have to see what's going on here. The Army doesn't want her to win, they're siding with Martinel because they don't want their contractor undercut..."
Alicia: "She's being pressured to quit! Did you know that?"
Kuhn: "No, but it's obvious."
Alicia: "THEN WHY MOMMY?"
Kuhn: "Stop playing on my emotions. This is the thing you aren't getting. I know exactly what you're saying. I know that you are right. Doesn't matter."
Think of it this way: I know that you, as an officer of the court, are bound to defend your client to the best of your ability without regard to his innocence or guilt. And why? Because that is your role in the adversarial system on which our entire idea of justice is based. When you have people that get uppity about that, that question your ethics as a part of this system for defending the guilty in a court of law, what do you say?