Round Two: The Fight For Alicia
Why: Eli may have split with Peter Florrick's presidential campaign, but he did nab a coveted position as Alicia's chief of staff.
After hearing that Eli quit, Alicia visited his apartment. He made some rude comments out of anger, but later tracked her down to apologize. After being forgiven, he asked Alicia to consider him for her chief of staff position, pointing out that Eastman would try to "rehabilitate" her image.
Later, Ruth Eastman offered Alicia a ride to court—an obvious ploy to get the presidential hopeful's wife under her thumb. She told Alicia that rehabilitating her image is a part of the grand plan. Not one to cave, Alicia informed Ruth that Eli would be acting as her chief of staff.
Ruth Eastman: "That won’t work, it’s too soon. I’d like you to meet a few other options."
Alicia Florrick: "No, I’m good with Eli."