Ethos (Greek) = character; Mores (Latin) = customs
Moralitas = manner, character, proper behavior
Professor Gentsch wrote this on the board at the start of his "Ethics, Economics and Law" Seminar during 1L at Harvard Law. What do those terms mean?
Ethics vs. Morality
But aren't they synonymous? Interchangeable? Break down the roots of each word. "Character" is in both. "Customs" and "manner" have similar meanings. But "proper behavior" is where the two diverge. What constitutes "proper behavior?"
RUMOR HAS IT A reporter threatens to expose Will and Alicia's past relationship.
Episode 03 | Aired Oct 14, 2012 Viola Walsh returns as Will and Alicia represent an Internet startup, and Eli Gold tries to avoid a major scandal for Peter's campaign By Breia Brissey at EW
Where there's a political campaign, there's a scandal not far behind just waiting to be uncovered. And in "Two Girls, One Code" Eli Gold was trying to avoid just that in the form of a magazine story that would likely harm Peter's campaign. Local reporter, Mandy Post (Miriam Shor), was hounding Eli for face time with Peter and Alicia. She claimed to have solid information of an affair, and was going to go to...
JUDGE JUDD Will believes guest star Judd Hirsch is biased against him and his client.
Episode 08 | Aired Nov 18, 2012
Will and Alicia make a risky move to prove one judge's bias By Breia Brissey at EW
Welcome to the ranks of Good Wife guest stars, Judd Hirsch! I'm starting to sound like a broken record each week with all the guest star announcements, but The Good Wife gets all the good actors. It seems everyone is clamoring to be on the show, and the proof is in the season 4 pudding. So much star power!
Anyway, the case of the week had Will defending a women, Gwyneth Van Zandt, who had been accused of paying someone to murder her husband. Specifically, Gwyneth allegedly got her...
THE NEW WILL AND DIANE? Will presents Alicia with an offer that forces her to reevaluate her plan to leave with Cary and the other fourth years.
Episode 03 | Aired Oct 13, 2013
Diane and Will battle it out after she betrays him in an interview and Alicia represents a client over a surrogacy contract By Breia Brissey @ EW
Well, we're three episodes in, and the you-know-what still hasn't hit the fan. And based on the previews, we've got to wait two more weeks!! Good things come to those who wait. And in this particular situation, all hell is going to break loose, and it's going to be awesome. But now on to "A Precious Commodity."
The case of the week put a twist on an already hot-button issue: abortion. Kathy (The West Wing's Janel Moloney)...
Here is a list of my top five favorite episodes from Season One (2009-2010) of CBS's "THE GOOD WIFE", which stars Julianna Margulies:
TOP FIVE FAVORITE "THE GOOD WIFE" SEASON ONE EPISODES
1. (1.09) "Threesome" - Kevin Conway first appears as the firm's senior partner, Jonas Stern, who is defended by Alicia after he is arrested. Alicia also has to deal with Amber Madison, the prostitute who had slept with Peter, after the latter appears on a talk show.
2. (1.22) "Hybristophilia" - Dylan Baker makes his second appearance as Colin Sweeney, Alicia's wealthy client who is discovered by her, handcuffed...
BELLE OF THE BALL Alicia gets pulled away from a fancy dinner to deal with a client's murder.
Episode 18 | Aired Mar 24, 2013
Alicia waives attorney/client privilege after her client is murdered; Peter punches Mike Kresteva By Breia Brissey @ EW
Is it just me or does it feel like we've waiting forever for the Shamrock Dinner? For weeks I've been looking forward to the fancy soiree -- complete with the promise of Peter putting Mike Kresteva in his rightful place, but more on that later. But the party wasn't all about the swanky clothes and open bar, and leave it to Eli to point out the true goal of the dinner: getting on the good side of Cardinal James (John Cullum). If history was any...
Beginning in the years leading up to World War I, the drama centers on the Crawley family and their servants. "The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear, that it seems as if the way of life it represents will last for another thousand years. It won't". In season 2, the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them has been changed forever, since the Great War was declared at the end of the last series.
Beth Kushnick, Set Decorator, is here to answer your questions about the look and set decoration on The Good Wife. Beth has worked in the film and television industry for over 25 years on such projects as Reversal of Fortune, Rounders, Law and Order Trial By Jury, and Fringe. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and The Set Decorators Society of America.
If you have questions about The Good Wife set, send Beth an email at: email@example.com
First off, nice job on designing the set for "The Good Wife"....
NEGATIVE NANCY Mamie Gummer returns as lawyer Nancy Crozier, the thorn in Alicia's side during the case of the week
Episode 21 | Aired Apr 21, 2013
Alicia takes on a case as a favor to her mother and Peter asks Alicia to renew their vows By Breia Brissey @ EW
It seems like just yesterday we were eagerly awaiting the arrival of Kalinda's husband during the season 4 premiere of The Good Wife. That story line didn't really pan out, but still, I can't believe we've already reached the penultimate episode. Unfortunately, "A More Perfect Union" was about as underwhelming as Mr. Kalinda Sharma. Things moved too slowly, and again, there was no Eli Gold! That said, I think the writers held back a little bit to lay...
FORMER FOE Audra McDonald guest stars as Liz Lawrence, Alicia's law school nemesis, as the two face off in court on the Lemond Bishop case.
Episode 16 | Aired Mar 10, 2013
Lemond Bishop's case takes center stage with guest stars Wallace Shawn and Audra McDonald By Breia Brissey at ew
After two episodes in a row of Carrie Preston goodness, I have to admit I was fully prepared to be underwhelmed by "Runnin' with the Devil." But of course I was wrong. Any time Lemond Bishop (Mike Colter) returns, we're usually in for a good show. Under normal circumstances, Lemond Bishop is someone I'd never root for in real life. He deservedly has a lot of bad things coming his way. But stick Lemond Bishop under the protection of Alicia & Co., and...
LET'S GET IT ON In the midst of helping Elsbeth, Alicia found time to, ahem, fraternize with Peter
Episode 12 | Aired Jan 13, 2013
Carrie Preston's Elsbeth Tascioni makes her triumphant return, and Peter receives conflicting advice from Eli and Jordan By Breia Brissey @ ew
Elsbeth Tascioni is easily my favorite non-regular recurring character on The Good Wife. So I was thrilled when the quirky litigator (played by the brilliant Carrie Preston) made her season 4 debut. And based on the episode's conclusion, it looks like we'll be getting a lot more Elsbeth in the future — but more on that later.
Alicia received a call from Elsbeth early in the morning. The call interrupted Alicia's breakfast...
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? Alicia's mom (guest star Stockard Channing) arrives for Thanksgiving and subsequently drives Alicia crazy
Episode 09 | Aired Nov 25, 2012
Alicia's mother comes to town, and a famous liberal lawyer offers his help on the case of the week By Breia Brissey at EW
Was it really necessary to air an all-new episode of The Good Wife during a post-holiday weekend? I grumbled about this very fact as I spent five hours on a bus returning to NYC from my own Thanksgiving celebration. And so what did Robert and Michelle King do? They delivered one of the best episodes of the season just to shut me up. You win, The Good Wife. Staying up late to catch "A Defense of Marriage" was totally worth it.
HAPPY ENDINGS After a tough case, Diane manages to win a $6 million settlement for her clients.
Episode 04 | Aired Oct 21, 2012
Diane and Alicia take on a flip-flopping opposing counsel, and Eli does all he can to stop a story that would hurt Peter's campaign By Breia Brissey
It seems like The Good Wife showrunners have finally heard your complaints. "Don't Haze Me, Bro" delivered a completely Nick-free hour of TV! And for those of us who are a little fed up with the Nick/Kalinda storyline, it was a much-needed break. (Full disclosure: I loved Kalinda and Nick in the season premiere, but quickly became confused with the pairing.) I know we haven't seen the end of the unhappy couple, but...
UNDER ARREST Alicia comes to Lemond Bishop's aid when the Feds question his legitimate businesses.
Episode 05 | Aired Oct 28, 2012
Lemond Bishop returns, the news of Peter's alleged affair finally breaks, and Nick creates more trouble for Kalinda By Breia Brissey at EW
You gotta love situational ethics. In any other circumstances I'd probably be cheering for the FBI while they arrest a drug kingpin. Instead, I found myself tearing up as Lemond Bishop was whisked away by Federal agents. I don't want him to leave Dylan! Even with that guardianship arrangement in order.
But I'm getting ahead of myself here. Lockhart/Gardner's most lucrative—and dangerous—client Lemond Bishop returned seeking...
MOMMIE DEAREST Stockard Channing reprises her role as Alicia's kooky mother and makes a surprising move to support her daughter.
Episode 02 | Aired Oct 6, 2013
Lockhart/Garder sues the NSA on behalf of Chumhum; Stockard Channing returns as Alicia's mom By Breia Brissey @ EW
Another Sunday. Another great episode of The Good Wife. I really love that instead of jumping right back into the thick of things with the first episode, the writers are really laying the groundwork for the inevitable explosion of drama (see: Florrick, Agos, & Associates). Perhaps the writers learned their lesson last season. Remember how excited we all were for Kalinda's mysterious husband to make his debut? Then Nick showed up in the season 4 premiere,...
IRST GALACTIC PRINCESS Now that Peter won the gubernatorial race, Alicia says "First Galactic Princess" is a more apt title than First Lady. She means it as a dig, but if it's good enough for the Good Wife, it's good enough for all of us.
Episode 01 | Aired Sep 29, 2013
Lockhart/Gardner tries to halt a convict's execution, and Alicia and Cary continue their plans to start their own firm By Breia Brissey @ EW
Welcome back! Season 5 is finally here, and nothing -- not even the inevitable CBS football delays -- will keep me from Alicia & Co. But before we dive into "Everything Is Ending," let's take care of a little bit of summer hiatus housekeeping: First of all, congratulations to Josh Charles, who married his longtime girlfriend, Sophie Flack, earlier this month. Congrats are also in order for Carrie Preston, who took home...
THORN IN ELI'S SIDE T.R. Knight makes his debut as Jordan Karahalios, a political advisor who joins Peter's campaign.
Episode 11 | Aired Jan 6, 2013
Louis Canning complicates Alicia's case, Will and Diane battle Clarke Hayden, and Eli faces a new and old foe By Breia Brissey @ EW
Good things come to people who wait. Or at least good episodes of The Good Wife come to those of us who suffer through the winter television hiatus. And maybe it's just me, but I think "Boom De Ya Dah" delivered. The case of the week had Lockhart/Gardner representing a young girl, Kaley, who acquired West Nile virus after being around a swimming pool at a foreclosed home. The disease ended Kaley's promising ballet career and demanded...
ILLEGAL ADVOCATES The hacker group Anonymous joins the fight in the case of the week, but their illegally obtained evidence provides complications for Will and Alicia.
Episode 20 | Aired Apr 14, 2013
The hacker group Anonymous takes an interest in the case of the week, Alicia calls out Cary on possibly leaving the firm, and Diane continues to be vetted for the Illinois Supreme Court seat By Breia Brissey @ EW
The end is nigh! There are only two more new episodes left of season 4, so let's dive right in and talk about "Rape: A Modern Perspective." The case of the week featured a young woman, Rainey (Makenzie Leigh), who was suing her alleged rapist, Todd Bratcher, in civil court. Bratcher (Jason Hite) took a plea bargain during his criminal trial, and as such,...