But then Peter calls Cary over and says that the Judge will most certainly recuse himself, because he's terrified of getting turned over on appeal, so it's going to start over... But Peter says that the real problem is even deeper, because she has specific heinous reasons for doing it today, which we'll find out in a sec is that today's* specifically the Thursday before Rosh Hashanah, which means no practicing judges available tomorrow. Yuck.
So is this because he knows his wife terribly well, or because he judges everybody by his own secretly creepy standards? I don't have a good answer, because I don't like either option. There's not a walnut shell on this particular card table that I want to look under.
*(I thought maybe we could estimate the time since the finale based on the time between the election and the holiday, but the forums are telling me it just doesn't add up regardless, so that's one more thing I'm not going to worry about.)
Jewish League Taub: "Mr. Gold."
Eli: "Well hello! Listen, look at this amazing campaign I'm doing for the Muslims. Arab Spring! Sort of like Irish Spring, but with Arabs."
Which: Also sounds vaguely racist. Everything in this episode gives me hives now. The world is a vampire.
Taub: "Look, please let me bring the Jewish League Fund over here. I'll pay what I was paying Tarkovsky, and you will stop pitching a fit, and you will have to drop Wasid."
Eli: "Okay, but also you have to pay some additional money to defer the cost of lost business."
Taub: "You are the worst."
Eli: "That is why you're here."
Judge: "Alicia, you have managed to shame me out of doing a competent job I know I can do, which makes you an asshole. So I'm going to recuse myself."
Cary: "First, can I point out something that Peter told me? Tomorrow is Rosh Hashanah."
Judge: "I forgot that, because I'm a champagne liberal who gives money to Israel because it's the right thing to do, and takes holidays when I'm reminded I can."
Cary: "So even though you're not even a hardcore Jew, what Alicia's doing is making sure that no super-Jewish Jewish judges will be on the bench. It's not even about you."
Judge: "That makes sense, actually. Grody. Alicia Florrick, I hold you in contempt. Not contempt of court, just regular."