|Posted on Oct 22, 2012 12:00am|
The loss of one of the firmâ€™s floors to the bankruptcy restructuring re-invigorates Diane, who zealously assists Alicia in the firmâ€™s latest case--the prosecution of a university over the death of a student. A member of the schoolâ€™s water polo team was killed during a hazing ritual at a party, and Alicia successfully argues that the school had knowledge of the event and didnâ€™t do enough to try and prevent it. Sensing the case turning against them, the opposition changes their approach and argues that the killing was a hate crime. If they can prove that the killer was motivated to act by the victimâ€™s sexual orientation, the university is off the hook. As Alicia and Kalinda both work with Eli to disprove Indira Starrâ€™s assertion that she slept with Peter, Jackie is tasked with giving speeches to retirees on Peterâ€™s behalf. When she starts to flub her deliveries, however, Alicia begins to wonder if the stroke may have affected her mind.