Will: "So, you decided against an audit. Smart."
Diane: "Have Alicia and her husband separated?"
Will: "...Is it any of our business?"
Diane: "If there is blowback on our firm, then yes. It is our business."
Literally. It's their business, and their lives. His, and hers. No Zach, no Grace, no Tammy, no Kurt McVeigh. Just a gun, and a dog named Justice. Is there blowback? Have they separated? Is Peter still carrying Alicia, or is it Lockhart, Gardner? Is she dead weight? Diane's high enough that she can't trust her perceptions anymore, but what her perceptions are telling her isn't matching up with what they're all saying.
Will: "Ask her."
Diane: "We can't be the enemy of the State's Attorney. He wants to audit us."
Will: "Because he wants to run a clean office! Stop being wise and intuitive about this or you'll take me down with her because of our affair!"
Diane: "Well, something is going on. If she's not working for us, in every sense of the term, you take her out. We're letting her go."
Cold motherfucker. Way up high.
Next week: Will's (and House's) ex shows up, while Eli fights with Diane. Good, great! Because what we needed is more tension up in here.
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, Pretty Little Liars and True Blood for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, most recently A Friday Night Lights Companion and Fringe Science.