But don't expect for hear much about all this from O'Brien after he signs off the air on Friday.
"He doesn't want them living and dying by NBC or any other network," says a source who has spoken with O'Brien.
Thus O'Brien continues to cement his image as the good guy and the victim in the late-night imbroglio.
It would seem," says O'Brien, "that in coming to Hull Larkin had in a sense sent himself to Coventry.
Though, O'Brien, a Harvard grad who walked away from NBC with a $47 million consolation prize, is an unconventional underdog.
"A fine story that is, Mrs. O'Brien," Terence said, when the old woman had finished.
Sir, there is no Lieutenant O'Brien in there, nor elsewhere in this house; there never has been.
Lieut. O'Brien entered a dug-out and captured one of its inmates.
There is a man called O'Brien, who mismanages my uncle's affairs.
He suddenly sat straight in his chair; O'Brien behind him scrutinized my face—to see how I should bear what was coming.