In response, she falls into the arms of estranged husband Peter. He is both her worst enemy and her key supporter.
Some of this may be meant to track Hillary Clinton's own run in Campaign 2016 and the question if husband Bill will be help or hindrance.
Before last night, Alicia assumed she had won the campaign for state attorney. Then there came an allegation of fraud and a demand for a recount. On top of that, the head of the DNC in Chicago demands she step down. In addition, those she trusted denounce her in public.
So far she has not stepped down. But time will tell if the game gets so brutal that she will have to. This was only the second time she lost it. The first time had been when her former lover and partner at the firm, Will Garner, had been murdered by his client in court.
Could this crisis reunite Peter and Alicia? Will they learn to work together as a team, as they once had? Will romance be possible again?