Down in the bowels of the building, Ainsley's working in her office, playing with her pendant, and listening to music. Her office gets more and more homey all the time; she's probably got half the furnishings she owns in there now. Sam knocks and enters, noticing that she's done some decorating. Sam remarks, "A woman's touch." Without looking at him, she replies, "It was a guy named Kirk." Sam says, "Hang on, I know this piece of music, I love it." She agrees that it's great. He says there's a reason he likes it. Ainsley responds, "Well, it's beautiful." Sam thinks there's another reason. She suggests, "It's called 'Air on a G String' Could that be...?" Sam seems relieved and says that it is, and thanks her. I don't know what it is about the innuendo that's written for these two, but it always seems to bug me, more so than that written for Donna and Josh. C.J. and Toby have the best innuendo going. Ainsley and Sam need to take a page out of Toby and C.J.'s book. Anyway, she asks what he needs, and he replies, "A lawyer." She tells him he came to the wrong place. He's serious. She finally looks up at him and asks if he's in trouble. Sam sits down, saying, "No, I'm not. I just want to ask you some questions." She turns off the music. He mentions that she's been covering the Attorneys General for Maryland and Delaware on the oil spill. She has, indeed. She states that they're holding a joint press conference that afternoon to announce that they're seeking damages. Sam wonders how much. She breezily replies, "Who can say at this point, but if I had to guess I'd say in the area of a hundred million for cleanup costs, probably another three or four hundred million punitive. I know how you feel about these things. Trust me, Kensington's going to pay it through the nose." Sam replies, "No, they're not." Ainsley thinks he's wrong. Sam says, "Somebody's going to pay. It's not going to be them." Ainsley asks, "You think their liability shield is that strong?" Sam does: "I bought the Indio for them when I was at Gage Whitney." Ainsley seems suitably impressed: "Wow. Talk about your chickens coming home to roost." Sam wants to be deposed for the plaintiffs. Ainsley wants to know why. Sam explains that he was very proud of himself for making such a great deal, and that it put him in the position to get a partnership, and that it didn't bother him that the boat was cheap for a reason. But at the last minute, he had a change of heart, and told them that the boat wasn't good enough and tried to persuade them to buy another, better boat. (Ship, Sam. It's a ship.) Ainsley orders Sam, "Stop talking right now!" Sam keeps rambling, "Eleven million extra dollars! They laughed me out of the room." Ainsley repeats, "Stop talking or I'm walking out." He does. She continues, "You know better. Neither you nor your clients abdicated attorney/client privilege when you left Gage. If you gave that deposition, you'd be disbarred. And even if you were willing to be disbarred, there's no judge in the country who'd allow privileged testimony." Sam argues, "Ainsley, unless a company like this is forced to fork over so much money that they don't want to go on living, unless they're compelled to pay five hundred million dollars, there's no incentive for them to pay the extra eleven million to make the boat safer." Ainsley: "Yes." Sam says, "All right. It was just an idea." He gets up to leave. Ainsley offers, "Hey, you never know. With the liability shield...maybe you're not as good as you think." Sam says simply, with a shrug, "Yeah, I am."
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