Ariel and Jack work in Jack's office. Jack says there are several things that make him think that Rebecca is telling the truth. Those things include the secret meeting Christianson has planned, and the rush to settle. Ariel thinks the rush to settle just means that Rebecca is lying. Jack says that Rebecca doesn't want to settle. Ariel asks if this is all because Rebecca specifically requested him. Jack denies it, and then asks Ariel why she doesn't believe Rebecca. Ariel hesitates and then says that Rebecca is withholding information; she suggests that Rebecca might be playing Jack. Jack admits that he's thought of that. Then he blurts, "Her hard drive." Non sequitur, much?
Jack and Ariel meet with Rebecca again. Jack explains to her that they would like her hard drive from her work computer. Rebecca asks if the opposition asked for it, and Jack says no, so Rebecca refuses to give it up. She claims that there is "highly confidential pricing information" on there that could compromise her company. Jack points out that if the case goes to trial, it would also compromise the company. ["They would have asked for her hard drive long before this; they can't defend her properly without all the facts. Bad lawyers!" -- Wing Chun] Rebecca asks whether Jack is trying to scare her. Jack says that, as her lawyers, it's their job to present her with options, and one of those options is settlement. Rebecca asks whether one of the options is Jack figuring out a defense strategy, which might include discrediting the plaintiff instead of Rebecca. Ariel smirks knowingly and brings up the Christmas party, asking if Rebecca promised the plaintiff a promotion. Rebecca is disgusted that they even brought it up, and says that the plaintiff got a promotion and Rebecca told her that it could mean a change of title in the next year if she played her cards right. Ariel asks what Rebecca meant by that. Rebecca asks, "What do you think I meant, Ariel?" Ariel asks the question again. Rebecca whispers, "If she used that beautiful mouth of hers on me, I'd make her a senior VP." Ariel and Rebecca stare at each other. Jack says that this could come back to bite them in the ass. Rebecca says that now Jack wants to play too.
Ariel primly says that flippant answers will be exploited by opposing counsel. Rebecca says it's not the real deposition, so they can have some fun. Ariel asks her question again, and Rebecca says she doesn't need to leverage sexual favors. Ariel firmly says that it's not about need. Rebecca looks suddenly interested and asks Ariel what it is about. Ariel says she'll ask the questions. Rebecca keeps asking what Ariel meant by that, and Ariel keeps asking what Rebecca meant by the "playing her cards right" remark. Jack tries to step in, but Rebecca says she thinks she hit a nerve, and Ariel shoots back that Rebecca is withholding information. Ariel finally answers that it's about power. Rebecca tells her that she's right. Ariel looks upset with herself. Jack is kind of like, "What just happened here?" Rebecca emotionally says that the reason some of the men on the board want her to settle is because "they think [she's] guilty based on their past behavior." Rebecca says she knows about their past behavior, because she was on the receiving end. Ariel and Jack don't meet Rebecca's eye. Rebecca leans back and says that, by her remark, she meant that the plaintiff should do her job well, but that she didn't, which is why she wasn't promoted, which is why the plaintiff is pissed off. Rebecca tells Jack to tell Christianson to inform Henneke that she won't cave, even if it means she'll lose her job. Rebecca walks over and looks out the window. Then she tells her lawyers not to take her hard drive at work, because she doesn't use it. ["Yeah right. And if they fall for that: bad lawyers!" -- Wing Chun] She only works on her laptop, which they can have. Rebecca walks out.