Back to the case, Will and Diane decide to pull out all the stops to get Judge Creary dismissed -- even if it means burning bridges.
"If you go nuclear, you don't leave missiles in the silo," Diane says.
First, Will goes to Giada to see if she'll testify about Creary's comments in the bar. She won't -- though she does fall into bed with him.
Then, they get Cary to pump his poker buddy, one of Creary's clerks, for info. They even subpoena Creary's Alcoholics Anonymous friend.
Lockhart Gardner fires enough ammunition that the hearing judge rules in their favor. But their victory may be short-lived: Creary thought Gwyneth was guilty because he saw her on a website for cheating spouses. Hellinger encourages them to take the 25-year plea deal, as she means to dig into the site's logs to prove that Gwyneth solicited murder.
This case is far from over, and it's looking less likely to be the financial boon that Lockhart Gardner needs.
The green-eyed monster strikes
After a welcome absence, Nick returns to cause more trouble. He goes to the office to discuss his failed tow-truck bid with Cary, who's seen laughing and talking with Kalinda. And you know Nick doesn't like when Kalinda laughs or talks.
At home, when Kalinda takes a call from Alicia, he asks if she was talking to Cary. When a suspicious Nick dials back the number, Cary answers ... because he and Alicia share an office!
Later, Kalinda and Will have another drink (all this bonding warms the heart) and she asks how to stop being jealous.
"Stop caring ... start seeing other people," he says. Or, tell the other person you don't want him or her to see anyone else, but you have to back that up. Seems like Kalinda still isn't ready to cut Nick out of her life.
But what happens next might just be the catalyst for her to do so. As Cary leaves the office in the pouring rain, he's set upon by Nick's henchman and gets a brutal beating.
Once Kalinda finds out, Nick's a dead man (we hope).
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