Mickey: "So you're the flavor of the month these days in crisis managers..."
Eli: "I hear you're the flavor of the month in strategists. What campaign are you on?"
Mickey: "I can't tell you. He has a problem. I can't tell you that either. He's launching an exploratory committee regarding a campaign about which I cannot tell you."
Eli: "You want me to crisis manage a crisis you can't tell me?"
Mickey: "More like he wants to know if the controversy will sink him, or how to deal with it, without actually waking the dragon."
Eli, verbatim: "This is BS. It's like a bakeoff without any ingredients."
So now we have another bakeoff happening, between Eli and two others, with even more untrustworthy moving parts, but at least one of them isn't about Alicia...
Alicia: "Hey, you wanted me to step into this meeting for about one second?"
Eli: "Yes, Alicia, thank you for physically walking into my office."
Mickey: "Ha! Nice one. Saint Alicia's working with you. Got it."
Alicia: "Sometimes standing around is a thing I do that makes incredibly dramatic shit happen. Possibly this is one of those times. Really, it makes me feel much more powerful and competent to be a cardboard prop, over winning awesome libel suits like I just did before this quote meeting."
Mickey: "I will be back here sexing it up with y'all on Thursday. Peace!"
Eli: "Who's the investigator here?"
An Unearthly Choir: "Ohhhh girrrrrrrl"
Alicia: "Um, Kalinda Sharma. Why?"
Eli: "I need her to investigate a scandal before it happens."
Alicia: "Sounds like her kind of deal. Hey, punch her in the box for me. But also tell her she's doing a great job. I'm conflicted."
Cardiff: "Boom, I'm back!"
Alicia: "I just kicked your ass, bro. Turn tail or I'll do it again with this knuckle sandwich."
Eddie Izzard: "Cheerio, Guvner."
Alicia: "Do I know you?"
Eddie Izzard: "Instead of answering that no-doubt apposite question, permit me to educate you in the ways of my people. In the UK, you see, libel laws are reversed and the burden of proving the information lies on the libelator."
Alicia: "This was already adjudicated, dude. Nothing but net. I killed it."
Izzard: "Right, but two weeks ago my British staff bought a bunch of copies off Amazon."