Will and Diane aren't the only partners in trouble. After the raid on his office, Eli gets a visit from Landau, the Democratic Party operative. He isn't suggesting that Eli step down, but he does want a backup to join the team: "boy wonder" Jordan Karahalios (T.R. Knight). Jordan immediately causes Eli's hackles to go up, especially when he snidely notes, "I like to learn from my elders."
Eli decides to file a harassment suit against the DOJ, but he and Diane are shocked to meet the government's counsel: Wendy Scott-Carr! "No one disappears," Eli mutters. "They all come back, like zombies."
Wendy insists she's not biased, but Diane decides to pass on a warning through her former campaign manager. The "shot across the bow" just provokes Wendy to confiscate Eli's files from Lockhart Gardner -- which means Diane has to step away from his case.
Oh, Eli, haven't you learned? Don't poke the bear. Especially when you previously humiliated and beat the bear.
Meanwhile, in Minnesota, Alicia decides to play Canning's game. She brings in a maid and a front desk clerk, who testify that Canning deliberately stymied the deposition. The judge orders him to bring in Ingersol or face contempt.
Kalinda shows up with Alicia's clothes and "incidentals" (i.e., alcohol), and they share a drink in her hotel room. Kalinda remarks on how quiet it is there, and Alicia reminisces about how she used to revel in the silence (and a glass of red wine) every day at 3 PM before her kids came home from school.
"I miss the silence," Alicia says wistfully.
"I miss this," Kalinda replies, adding, "I'm sorry."
Alicia nods. "I know." (Kalicia forever!)
Kalinda asks about the calls Canning made from his room -- three to Ingersol, one to a local number. She discovers Ingersol is seeking treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; that's why he's been dodging the deposition.
The next day, when he finally shows up, Alicia gets right to it: It's a violation of SEC regulations for him to keep an illness from his shareholders. Ingersol tries to deflect, but with the bank facing an upcoming merger, folds. Atlantic Commerce offers a $12 million settlement.
Will and Diane take the news to their mediator, along with the revelation that someone has purchased their debt. Seraphina gives them five weeks to resolve their bankruptcy woes, after which Clarke can seek a merger with another firm. A relieved Will and Diane hope that the new creditor will delay their deadline.
In Minnesota, Alicia gets ready to go home and bids farewell to Louis and Simone Canning.
"I'll be seeing you soon, though," Louis says, and then reveals that he bought her firm's debt.
Louis Canning now holds her fate in his hands.
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