Peter and Alicia maybe did it? They're doing better than they ever have in the history of this show, anyway. Kalinda is embarrassing herself with a tiny man. The firm is in dire straits financially, but Will's finally back on the other side of that little gate so everything should be fine.
The song we'll be hearing throughout the episode goes, "Can everybody see that I'm on fire? Did they watch you burn this mother down? Please don't rescue me, I'm free to burn as I please -- Just leave me be, don't put me out." Isn't that a nice thing for a song to be about? That makes me very happy. Plus the idea of Alicia saying -- or even hearing somebody say -- "Burn this mother down" makes me very, very happy too.
Miriam Shor's character, journalist Mandy Post -- sure, no problem -- is redlining a story in the middle of their conference with Eli, regarding a story they're doing on Peter. It's a recurring image, but I couldn't tell you why. Maybe just visual bookending. At the end of the episode, Peter's redlining a speech. I don't have a lot of energy to think about all that this week, though. Miriam Shor is like so beguiling to me. I got obsessed with her on Swingtown, which by the way was excellent and she was the best part of it because she is so amazing all the time. Also she was Hedwig's boyfriend that time, which will blow your mind if you think about it during this episode where she is rockin' the side pony and not looking at all like Hedwig's boyfriend or really any boyfriend of any kind.
Mandy: "We're still having trouble contacting the mom for an interview..."
Eli: "Jackie? She's probably circling the building as we speak."
But no, she's talking about Alicia's Mom. Think about that. Alicia and Owen have a Mom. A Mom that made them, like, how they are. You know what I mean? Even Eli is like, "I am not entirely sure we need to go there." But they'll track her down.
Mandy: "Also I want to talk to Will Gardner."
Eli: "Did you say Diane Lockhart? Because yes."
Mandy: "I did not say Diane Lockhart, I said Will Gardner."
Eli: "Did you say Joe DiMaggio? Because he is dead. I'm sorry you had to find out this way."
Mandy: "They went to Georgetown together. They're lawyer colleagues and school chums."
Eli: "I'll see what I can do. And by that I mean, no."
Mandy: "How about an interview with Alicia?"
Eli: "Do you understand that you're writing an article about her husband and not her?"
Mandy: "There is more to things that are going on. You'll see in a bit."