Personally I thought the best scenes of this episode belonged to Jackie and poor Eli trying to shut her up. At first, I thought she was going to go guns out again for Alicia but her stumbling rhetoric about how Peter was a "chick magnet" etc etc made Eli go ballistic. Funny!!!
About Alicia and Cary sharing the same office - just doesn't work, not because they can't or don't get along but because the nature of the business requires some semblance of privacy.