Peter: "It's a titular New Day and we are going to run a clean office. Not like Childs with those creepy investigators running around doing cynical shit all the time, just because of how the world is hard and not all wives are good. No. We will be clean, ethical, honest and strong. We have smaller budgets, but clearer eyes and fuller hearts. We will not bow to the red tape of bureaucracy or business-as-usual plea bargaining, no. In this New Day, we will endlessly complicate matters by refusing to plead. It will run the defense attorneys into the ground, until they are hares startling at every shadow. It will cost the State bajillions of dollars in unnecessary fees and wages, but so be it. You have to spend money for no reason to make money for no reason, and I have a governorship to not think about. Now let's get out there and refuse to work within the system we ourselves administrate. Who's with me?"
Sophia Russo: "I am. I am with you."
Cary & SA's Office: "Who said that? Are you invisible?"
Sophia: "No. I am stretched out on this chaise lounge like a housecat, because if you remember last season when Kalinda was going to work for me I said her first assignment would be working in Peter's office. She had a nervous giggle breakdown about it, so now I am here. But since I'm here to replace a Kalinda that never was, I have decided to strap on some thigh-high boots and dress like a sexy assassin and lounge around on things as though this is my personal home and not a public office."
Everybody: "That is very Kalinda. That is uncannily Kalinda."
Peter: "She's good, and she's cheap..."
Sophia: "-- Thanks!"
(Okay but where is Andrew Wiley? Does this mean no more Andrew Wiley? Because I liked how he and Cary liked each other more than they did Childs, and also how his dedication to detail came from his OCD demons instead of from being a superhero like Kalinda, and also how he carried around a baby. But then over here it seems like we're cruising for a bisexual adulterous three-way love triangle because Cary and Sophia are both obsessed with Kalinda, Kalinda likes to play with Cary like a cat with a mouse, and Sophia hurt her feelings by being married that one time in the middle of them fucking. So do you really need Andrew at this point? I kind of do, but you know what I mean?)
Cary: "Mr. Florrick, I already broke your first rule and offered a plea. On a case that is three domino-drops away from what I'm trying for, but we don't know that yet."
Peter: "What does the law say about hate crimes?"
Cary: "Three to seven."
Peter: "Fine. So follow the law. Pursue the case as though you're not being totally disingenuous, and lie to me about it until such time as you can bring me something amazing. That's how life works when you're a snake like you are."
Cary: "PS, the defense attorney is your wife, and she's going to accuse you of taking Jew money for Jew reasons and making that the basis of the case."
Peter: "So you follow the law. Alicia can separately suck it, but just stick with the plan."