The firm is rocked by an interview Diane gave to a reporter in her efforts to secure the Supreme Court Justice nomination. In the interview Diane reveals in clear detail, Will's actions leading up to his suspension that occurred in the previous year. The partners and Will move against Diane, wanting her to surrender her stake in the firm. Alicia represents a client acting as a surrogate mother whose unborn baby suffers from a rare, and severe chromosomal disability. The genetic parents wish to terminate it, something the surrogate is refusing to do. Will, still unaware of Alicia's intentions to leave, makes an offer to Alicia to replace Diane as managing partner.