Eli takes Nate golfing on the latter's birthday. Eli explains that he'll be representing Jim Cooper's son J.J. in his emancipation filing, and mentions that Cooper threatened Nate's job at the hospital. Eli starts to laugh uncontrollably and then falls to the ground, dead drunk. He looks to find himself as his father in his old home, at Nate's birthday party. The kids call for young Nate, who comes in and is disappointed his dad is drunk. A young Eli is also there. Eli wakes up and tells what Nate what happens...Read the full recap
Nate: So getting me fired, this is… what, this is your idea of a birthday present?
Eli: I would never ruin your birthday or birthday golf.
Nate: Can we please not call it “birthday golf.” Because, you know, it makes me feel six.
Jordan: Are you insane? Because you’re not going to represent Jim Cooper’s son. I forbid it.
Eli: Are we still doing that? I mean, we’re partners now. Do we get to forbid? You look like your aneurysm’s about to burst.
Jordan: I think what Eli's trying to say…
Jim Cooper Sr.: I don't care. You work for me.
Jordan: Do I, now?
Jim Cooper Sr.: I can make sure the rest of your career is spent taking court-appointed cases at $75 a pop.
Jordan: I'm sure you don't mean…
Jim Cooper Sr.: I've got it within my power to end your little venture here before it even gets off the ground. And if you want to prevent that from happening, you will not only remove Mr. Stone from my sight, you will remove him from the firm. Any questions?
Jordan: Just one. Do you remember your way back to the elevator?
Patti: Before I forget, Dr. Melvoy called.
Eli: Is he ready to testify tomorrow?
Patti: From St. Thomas? He's on vacation for a month.
Eli: He's like the third expert to fly the coop.
Patti: More like the Coop-er. You mess with the bull, Eli, you get the horns.
Jordan: You haven’t told Mr. Dowd yet, I’m guessing.
Taylor: Matt thinks my morning sickness is food poisoning. He keeps threatening restaurants with lawsuits.
Jordan: If only there were an alternative to lying to the father of your unborn child.
Matt: Well, we knew it would happen eventually. It was just a matter of time before we went up against our ex-coworkers.
Matt: Granted, it’s Taylor and Eli, but we know them intimately. Well, half intimately. Did you and Stone…
Maggie: I have to tell you. I plugged the leak.
Matt: Is that a euphemism?
Jim "J.J." Cooper Jr.: You ever stop being scared?
Eli: No. But I don't stop living , either. That's what life is. You just… you gotta keep moving forward, even when you know that there's some bad stuff waiting for you years or weeks, maybe days, down the road. You keep moving forward. 'Cause even when you think you know what's gonna happen, it doesn't always. That's what hope is made of.
Taylor: I specifically asked you not to say anything to Matt.
Jordan: There was a chocolate bear!
Nathan: So how did you know that I was supposed to be in court? What, did you use some mystic eastern power to reanimate it?
Frank: Yeah, it's called… (bad Chinese accent) Kinko's.