Will: "How many women are on the jury? Half. So we should argue she's being prosecuted because she's a woman."
Hicks: "That's not true, and even if it were, it doesn't matter."
Will, mission-creeping Alicia by accident: "Why isn't it true? The pilot isn't being prosecuted, none of her commanders, all men I think. Check the transcripts. I thought it was all male names."
Hicks: "No, I mean it doesn't matter and it won't work. Women have to work twice as hard as men, just like any other sector of human work. Institutionalized sexism exists everywhere, but when you submit to a whole separate world like this you are agreeing to the rules of the system. You joined in when you joined up. A woman in the military has already made these decisions for herself. Stop thinking about the jury like they're civilians, they're not. This is exactly why Kuhn hates you. Try this and she will shoot Elkins in the head herself and it will be a proportionate response because you truly are muddying the water when you do this. Facts on the ground, please."
Alicia: "Hmmm, no. We're doing the fake feminist defense and you're going to be the one that does it."
Hicks: "Fine. I didn't really think any of this was going to work anyway. I just figured you were a better way to contain the civilian fuck-uppery than trying to bring in yet more civilian idiot newbies. Plus, you make me look good by comparison so Kuhn will still respect me."
L/G: "But the brilliance of the adversarial system of justice is that it works just this way. We do our best, they do theirs, justice is served."
Hicks: "Right, but she killed a bunch of people. Justice will be served, no matter what a great job you do, so keep it clean and don't succumb to mission creep."
Alicia: "Nope. My Alicia powers don't work unless I totally believe in my defense. The only thing I can compartmentalize is my affair; everything else goes into the Alicia hopper that shoots out feelings and compassion in every direction, dazzling everybody. It's what keeps me from being Wendy Scott-Carr."