Reese’s new business associate, a younger female attorney named Shannon, asks to speak to Julia in the powder room, where Mary Jo happens to be freshening up…. SHANNON: I asked you to come in here with me because I respect you. I can tell that we’re both strong-minded, feminist-oriented women who can be honest with each other. JULIA: What’s your point? SHANNON: You don’t have to feel threatened by me. I’m not gonna marry Reese or take him away from you. I just want to have a relationship with him for a while. Now if you can handle that I promise: there will be no subterfuge or deceitfulness on my part. Can we be friends? JULIA: You know, Ms. Gibbs, growing up in the rural part of Georgia, I’ve been around compost all my life. I’ve seen it loaded onto wagons and tilled and hoed and spread across fields far and wide. But until today, I must say, I’ve never seen it tied up and gift wrapped in quite so neat and tidy and “pretty” a package. Congratulations. You’re a very clever girl. But it’s still compost. Now if you’ll excuse me, I leave you to dig your way out. You do know how to dig, don’t you? You just get down on your hands and knees – and shovel. MARY JO: Around the office we call her “The Terminator”.