“[Diane Lockhart] is a highly accomplished woman who pushed her way past the glass ceiling and is comfortable going toe to toe with the guys. And, as you see by how she dresses, I love the way she still inhabits her femininity. That’s true of so many extraordinary women I see in the world today, so that a woman like her would be reflected on TV is, frankly, one of my happiest ever contributions as an actress.” -Christine Baranski (x)
Will: That was Murphy?
Diane: Yes. He wants another firm to handle his son’s appeal. He wants to take his business elsewhere.
Will: And he’s going with you?
Diane: With me?
Will: To your new firm.
Diane: You wanna have this out now?
Will: We’re both here.
Diane: Who told you? Alicia?
Will: No. She didn’t tell me. In fact, I didn’t even know she already knew.
Diane: I’ve asked her to join me.
Will: And she’s considering it?
Diane: I think so.
Will: Who else?
Diane: Why? So you can weed out the betrayers?
Will: You should have told me, Diane. If I was considering this, I would have told you.
Diane: Are you serious? You and Bond have been plotting for months.
Will: Oh my God, you’re paranoid.
Diane: And I’m right. Tell me I’m not right.
Will: You know what, I’m through telling you. We have not made one single move against you, Diane. Not one.
Diane: You said you never knew Blake? Kalinda found out. You and Blake go back for years, and you and Bond have been systematically turning the equity partners against me.
Will: You are only happy when you think people are lined up against you. So have it! Happy birthday. It’s my present to you- gorge on your own paranoia, but don’t come in tomorrow.
Diane: This is my firm as well.
Will: No, it isn’t! And tomorrow, I’m gonna have guards outside your office doors, and I’m gathering the equity partners.
Diane: To vote me out. Tell me my concerns weren’t real.
Will: You made your concerns real!
The Good Wife 2x10, Breaking Up
This was so intense last night. I think I held my breath this entire scene.