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DOUBLE TROUBLE Two men are accused of the same murder, and Will and Alicia face sending an innocent man to prison
In much more serious news, Nick came to Lockhart/Gardner demanding that Cary be removed from his case. That run-in last week left Nick pretty unhappy, I guess. But doesn't that guy live in a perpetual state of unhappiness? Alicia told Nick she needed a moment. When she returned, she said that the firm could no longer represent him because it was no longer to their benefit. She never spoke with the partners like she said Nick she did, and he saw right through that. He told her to never speak of the potential drug smuggling charges to anyone. And when she asked if he was threatening her, he simply replied: "You decide." It was not at all reassuring. Equally troublesome was Kalinda's reaction to all of this. Alicia hoped that she did the right thing, but still worried about her safety. Kalinda told her neither she nor Alicia was in danger, but her face told a different story.
Later Kalinda made a trip to the tow truck company, where she attempted to hit Bill, Nick's henchman, with her car. He managed to escape and grab a gun. But before he could get off a shot, she backed her car into him! Never make Kalinda mad. It doesn't end well. She shot open the trunk of one of the cars and found—you guessed it!—drugs. Kalinda told a badly hurt Bill to tell Nick that she'd be at work: "It's time to end this."
Nick met Kalinda at Lockhart/Gardner, and told her to call him next time she wanted his attention. But she promised there wouldn't be a next time. She then explained that he would be leaving. She said she'd called the police about his drug smuggling, and they'd already be at his place of business. She gave him a map, and a key to a locker full of money. "Take it and go. There's nothing left between us, Nick. Nothing. So why don't you get the hell out of here?" He didn't believe she'd actually called the cops, so asked what her plan B was. That was the last we saw of Nick in the episode.
I was slightly concerned, like Alicia was, when Kalinda was late to their drinks date. But Kalinda finally showed and reassured Alicia that they were both safe. Kalinda was insistent that Nick was never coming back.
So now for important questions: Did Kalinda kill Nick?! So I know that's a bit of an overreaction, but how else can she be so sure he'll never return? What was her mysterious plan B? I highly doubt Nick left without a fight. How do you feel about Will and Laura Hellinger becoming an item? They've been pretty flirty lately. And were you surprised that Jackie was the one searching for types of condoms? Sound off in the comments.