Jackie: "My key seems to be sticking..."
Alicia: "Yeah, I know."
Jackie: "Explain to me why you changed the locks, young lady."
Alicia: "Yeah, it's because I don't want you in here anymore. Boom."
Jackie: "You don't want me picking up the kids?"
Alicia: "Not especially, but I haven't figured that part out yet. I can't control what Peter needs from you..."
Jackie: "-- You need me too, Alicia..."
Alicia: "-- Ahem. But I can control my home. I don't want you in here, Jackie. I don't want you going through my things. I don't want you in my computer."
The Jig: She is up.
Jackie: "You're hurting your children!"
Alicia: "Not sure how you got there, but whatever. That's between me and them anyway, and I would never take your word for it."
Jackie, losing it: "They're not safe with you!"
Alicia, chuckling: "Go ahead, Jackie! Reach into that bag of tricks. What do you have that could hurt me?"
Jackie: "Zach is dating Eli Gold's daughter! A Jewess!"
Alicia, nastily: "Oh my gosh, that's terrible!"
Jackie: "They were in your bedroom!"
Alicia: "Bullshit. What else you got?"
Jackie: "Grace goes into her bedroom with her tutor! And locks the door!"
Alicia: "Grace's door doesn't even have a lock, you crazy old bat."
Jackie: "Um, she pushes the chair against it! They do lesbian autism drugs in there!"
Alicia: "Look at me, Jackie. Look at my face. You no longer have the power to wound."
Jackie, trying anyway: "They're your children! You need to be their mother!"
Alicia, smiling sweetly: "Good night, Jackie."
I don't think there's any amount of lacking compassion in there either. It's got to be scary to be so old and left behind and think that everything is so scary all the time. She worries, worries, about her son. So much. And her grandchildren. And she knows something fishy is going on with Alicia. All those things are true. It's sad that their relationship is set up that Jackie can only attack her, instead of talking to her, but Jackie made that rule for herself a long time ago and -- now that Alicia has broken the golden rule, the Good Wife rule that says you overlook everything because men are more important than women -- she's become a threat. To the world, as Jackie understands it.
Alicia is the call coming from inside the house, in a lot of ways that are so deep-set in Jackie's psyche that they color everything she says and does and thinks. Her obsession with Peter has always been half about being his mother and half about him being the only man in her life; without a man, a Good Wife has no meaning, and now that he's out of the house the only thing Jackie knows how to attack is Alicia, through the children. Not to break something, but to make something right again. To save the world. Mission creep; motherhood gone septic. For Jackie, the easy answer she was taught was simple: Men.