Alicia: "Does anybody say no?"
Will: "Nobody we would choose ever would. Now go, engage in the bloodbath that this episode is sure to quickly become."
In self-help they call it "negative self-talk," that little voice in your head that helpfully tries to balance out your hopes or ambitions and protect you from getting hurt by reminding you to manage your expectations. It's one of those tools that hurts as much as it helps, when you're as smart as Alicia Florrick: If you're always right about everything, then your doubts are just as right, because they're realistic. Alicia Florrick is a woman who knows how to manage the shit out of her expectations, and half the time that's what does her in.
Not today, though. Today she goes spinning out of there like something from the Revelation, wheels within wheels, a hundred eyes and wings, everything on fire, bumping into walls. And it's beautiful, because we can manage our own expectations for her without begrudging her this little moment before the story continues. As it must.
Judge Chase: "So you're almost halfway there, and you're looking for another five-month extension?"
Will: "Not another one. This would be our first extension."
Diane: "But basically yeah. Also, Nathan Lane is a twat."
Nathan Lane: "Be that as it may, let's talk to the creditor. Mr. Canning?"
Louis Canning lays it on thick, dyskinetically making his way up to the bench and talking about America and explaining his disability and pulling all the levers at once.
Diane: "Your Honor, we'd respectfully ask that Mr. Canning give us a fucking break."
Canning: "The thing is that any money I make from being L/G's sole creditor goes right back into neurological research, for patients with stuff like what I've got going on here. Every day they spend in the red another child wakes up denied the dream of even throwing a simple frisbee to his or her family pet."
L/G: "Be that as it may, the hypothetical children would be happy to know that Alicia's put together evidence that shows we'll be in the black in five months."
Judge: "All right, that's fair. Let's talk about it later. Dismissed."
Will: "Canning and Nathan Lane working together. It makes me sick. Not like it morally sickens me, I mean that it actually makes me feel like I have a virus."