Canning brings up the West Nile case while we're still saying hello, so everybody on the L/G side nods angrily and we get to it.
Canning: "Was your advice to settle that case driven by your firm's need for capital?"
Alicia: "It was driven by our client's interests. Categorically, no."
Canning: "That's a big no."
Alicia: "By definition, the biggest."
Canning, marble-mouthed: "In the past five months do you think any of the firm's settlement decisions held reducing their debt as a consideration? Did you meet with your firm's name partners before this deposition? Are you aware of any schemes the partners have engaged in regarding the firm's debt?"
Alicia: "Not to my knowledge, only to discuss the honesty of my testimony, and gross me out."
Canning: "You just made partner! Congrats. How much is that gonna cost?"
Alicia: "My buy-in is $600K. How is that relevant?"
Canning: "You're a fourth-year associate, yeah? Do you think that's weird?"
Alicia: "I mean, yeah."
Canning: "Did you know you're one of five fourth-years offered partnership?"
Alicia: "Three mil, huh? Sure, fine. So we're going co-op apparently."
She gives a Dixie Carter-esque short speech about how she deserves every goddamn accolade she's earned in this life, but when he dismisses her from the stand she doesn't bother to sit down with her friends: Just walks past that chair, and keeps walking.
PETER'S LEADERSHIP THING
Eli: "Semiformal really works for you, you look amazing."
Alicia: "What's really amazing is this chardonnay I'm guzzling."
Eli: "You seem really angry and shattered right now. Like you're in a million pieces, all buzzing like bees. It's terrifying and beautiful."
Alicia: "Just tell me when you want me to lie about God, Eli."
Eli: "Okay, I can't deal with you right now. I can barely look at you. You're going to that Galadriel place and it's freaking me out."
Alicia: "Whatever, I'm outta here. Giant effin' Christian, comin' through!"