The firm. It continues to have money problems. Will gets an offer from the city to settle a wrongful death case for $800,000 and refuses to take it. Nathan Lane joins the cast this season as Clarke who is there to monitor the firm's business and trim its costs. He says Will needs to take the settlement offer. Diane and Will remind him that he's overstepped his role. He returns to interviewing employees to make cuts. After someone Alicia gave a less than glowing remark on gets fired, she tells Clarke she's not comfortable being asked about others. The building has a new owner and Diane wants to meet with them to renegotiate the lease (to go for lower payments).
Maura Tierney joined the cast as Maddie Hayward. She is the new owner. Diane attends a speech Maddie gives to a feminist group and attempts to schedule a meeting. Maddie asks if Alicia works there? She doesn't know Alicia's name, just that she's the woman who's husband was in a sex scandal.
Kalinda. Her husband continues to stalk her and she continues to tell him to leave her alone and then do things like go out for ice cream with him. In the meantime, she's ignoring Will's calls. There's someone on the jury that could vote against them. Will needs Kalinda's help to find out who. If he loses the case after turning down the settlement offer, who knows what Clarke will do?
Kalinda finally pulls it together and shows up at work. She tells Alicia that Nick is her husband and Alicia can put together what she learned last season. So Alicia says she'll drop him as a client.
Kalinda then works and finds out which juror is the one to be concerned about. She also notices something else and it all helps Will win the case.
She tells Nick they can't have him as a client, they're over-extended. He leaves angry.
Clarke finds out she dropped Nick and tells her they can't afford to drop clients. He tells her she has to fix it and get him back.
Alicia meets with Maddie at Diane's request. Alicia explains the lease issue. Maddie just wants to ask personal questions about Alicia and her estranged husband Peter.
Maddie shows up at a campaign event and tells Peter and Eli she's going to donate to his campaign. Peter's surprised because she has a reputation of only donating to female politicians. She explains she spoke with Alicia.
He's surprised and Eli's thrilled.
Diane calls Alicia in. Diane tells her the lease stands. Maddie said if they renegotiated with the law firm everyone in the building would want that. She implies it's suspicious that Maddie's donating to Peter's campaign. She reminds Alicia she was sent about the lease. Alicia says she didn't bring up Peter.
At the courthouse, Maddie and Alicia bump into each other. Maddie planned it since Alicia had to rush off after their only meeting. Could they go out for drinks?
Alicia nicely explains she's not gay. At which point Maddie says she's just looking for a friend and has a hard time making friends. They make plans to have drinks later in the week.
And that's the episode.
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