Diane: "Canning, stop saying 'shenanigans.'"
Canning: "Fine. Mr. Hayden, you were closest to the 'goings-on' at L/G, correct?"
Hayden: "I mean, I was the Trustee. I knew about the five partnerships, and I disagreed with them, but only because it's a pattern they have of valuing relationships over..."
Canning: "And they were doing it to raise money, of course."
Judge: "Objection sustained."
Canning: "But okay, that $3M in capital contributions would, on paper, give the illusion of financial success. So isn't that really just a Ponzi scheme to sway this court?"
Hayden: "I mean, you're being gross, but financially it would play out like that."
Canning: "So isn't this a quid pro quo?"
Hayden: "You mean like when you offered me a job yesterday for the same reason?"
Canning: "-- Whoa! Let's move on from that."
Diane: "Your Honor, can we hear the rest of that, actually?"
Canning does some fast-talking -- which, in a sad way, mirrors the testimony Cary gave Serafina about Hayden's own unspoken quid pro quo -- and eventually just shuts down his examination altogether, watching the whole thing go falling through the air like trash on fire, so Diane steps up.
Diane: "Keep talking, you cute little badger."
Hayden: "He asked me for info on past cases, in exchange for a job offer once I pass the bar. I helped, because I thought he was in the right, but once he pulled that shit I freaked out. I ended up staring at the L/G elevator in the middle of the night for what seemed like hours, until an angel appeared unto me."
Diane: "By the way, we like you again."
Hayden: "Thanks. Me too."
Five month extension on the bankruptcy hearing? Time to break out the champagne, of course. It is the Lockhart/Gardner way. Especially now that five fourth-years and an investigator all just got raises. Lots to celebrate!
David Lee: "Not to mention, the new Mrs. Gross is probably going to give us her entire Midwestern portfolio, just like I said she would."
Diane: "Cheers to that. Maybe things will stop sucking for a minute."
Cary escorts Hayden over to their little group, and Will refills everybody's glass.
Diane: "That was awesome. And confusing."
Hayden: "You didn't try to buy me. I still think you're shitty managers, but as people you're vastly superior to Louis Canning. I'm gonna miss this place... No, that's going too far. But parts of it, sure."