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Review by laurik2007 posted over a year ago
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EMMY-WINNING ELSBETH Carrie Preston returned as Elsbeth Tascioni to represent the firm in a sexual harassment suit


Episode 04 | Aired Oct 20, 2013


Elsbeth Tascioni represents Lockhart/Gardner in a sexual harassment suit, Diane and Kurt address some of the issues in their relationship, and Eli and Jackie lock horns
By Breia Brissey @ EW


The writers have been painstakingly laying the groundwork for the explosive response to Alicia leaving Lockhart/Gardner. Honestly, I was ready for it to all hit this Sunday. And was disappointed when last week's previews indicated that we'd have to wait two more weeks for it to all come to a head. But it's like the Good Wife writers know exactly how to silence my complaints: Just give me Elsbeth Tascioni, and I'm good.

"Outside the Bubble" delivered on all fronts, but as usual, Carrie Preston's Elsbeth stole the show. (We chatted earlier this week about her return. Read it here.) As Preston said, Elsbeth and the case of the week added a little levity to the show without totally ignoring the drama at hand. And it's finally happening, guys. Oct. 27. Be there. It's going to be awesome.
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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) and her husband, Brian, had hired Tara as a surrogate to carry their child. Alicia was on hand to represent Tara's interests in regards to the surrogacy contract they'd all signed. But when Dr. Tuft (Jordan Lage) informed them that a second amniocentesis test showed that the baby had an 85 percent chance of developing Patau Syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality, things got complicated. Tara was in her second trimester, so termination was still an option. And it's the option Kathy and Brian wanted to proceed...
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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, and we all hated him and that story line. So I'll gladly take some drama that seems well thought out and certainly better executed than last year's Kalinda/Nick flop. But enough about last year.... Let's dive into "The Bit Bucket."

"Thank Edward Snowden. Everybody’s cracking down now." That was a line uttered in the episode, but also a nod to the case of the week. Because you can thank Edward Snowden for the NSA-centric story that fueled "The Bit Bucket." Two NSA employees, Tyler (Tobias Segal) and Jeff...
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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 an Emmy for her role as the always-delightful Elsbeth Tascioni. And, of course, let's congratulate the Good Wife herself, Juliana Margulies, for having a Hot Husband to take to all those events where her colleagues win awards. Last and definitely least: Congrats to me for getting assigned jury duty over the break! I appear in a couple of weeks and plan to use all my Good Wife knowledge to be the best juror ever.
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Review by laurik2007 posted over a year ago
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WILL THEY? In spite of her recent recommitment to Peter, Alicia struggles with her complicated feelings for Will.


Episode 22 | Aired Apr 28, 2013


Alicia, Will, and Diane handle a series of emergency court proceedings to deal with potential voter fraud in Peter's gubernatorial campaign, and a winner is finally declared in the season 4 finale
By Breia Brissey @ EW



Holy crap!! That pretty much takes care of the instant reaction to the season 4 finale of The Good Wife. The funny thing is, I knew what was going to happen -- courtesy of this chat with Mr. Cary Agos himself, Matt Czuchry -- and the finale still left my jaw hanging open. So before we dive into the recap, I tip my hat to the show's writers. It's been a roller coaster of a season with its highs (Colin Sweeney and Elsbeth Tascioni) and its lows (good riddance, Nick!), but the season 4 ender was damn near perfect.

Anyway, the episode opened up with Zach preparing to vote in very his first election. (And now I understand why they threw in Zach's 18th birthday party last week.) He noticed two suspicious-looking men carrying in a ballot box with a broken seal, and upon further investigation, he saw a ballot with a vote for Mike Kresteva. Concerned about...
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Review by laurik2007 posted over a year ago
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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 the groundwork for what's sure to be an exciting finale. So let's get to recapping, and begin our countdown to the conclusion of season 4!

The episode opened up with Alicia and Owen (Dallas Roberts) catching up at the funeral of one of their mother's acquaintances. Owen -- who's been loyal to Team Will, along with Veronica -- attempted to convince Alicia to listen to her body and finally give Will a chance. Owen pointed out Alicia's flawed reasoning for ending things with Will in the first place: Alicia was worried that...
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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, got off scot-free. With Princeton -- and not prison -- in Todd's future, Rainey wanted to make sure there were some consequences for his actions.

But the case, led by Will and Alicia, hit a wall before it even began: Rainey tweeted "I don't care if they put me in jail. Todd Bratcher raped me." Unfortunately, Judge Parks (David Fonteno) had placed a gag order on the trial in an effort to keep it out of the press, and Rainey's tweet was a violation of that gag order. Will advised her to invoke her Fifth Amendment...
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THE NOTORIOUS P.I.G. Alicia and Will fight to keep Colin Sweeney, the alleged wife-killer, out of jail for life.




Episode 19 | Aired Mar 31, 2013

Lockhart/Gardner tries to keep Colin Sweeney from receiving a life sentence, and Diane rekindles her relationship with Kurt McVeigh
By Breia Brissey @ EW



Hide your kids, and especially hide your wife because Colin Sweeney is back in town! The alleged wife-killer (played by returning guest star Dylan Baker) was back in action -- this time under fire for disorderly conduct. Alicia was on the case and believed that the oft-guilty Sweeney was actually innocent in this particular situation. Sweeney had thrown a birthday party that got out of hand, a gun was fired, and ultimately, the hosting club suffered $80,000 in damage. But for some reason, the prosecution -- led by Laura Hellinger -- was pushing hard to take down Sweeney for a gun charge, even though the event in question happened six months ago.

Judge Politi (Vincent Curatola) tried to get both sides to bargain, but neither would budge: Alicia wanted Sweeney exonerated, and Hellinger wanted him to received the maximum punishment of six years in jail. Will assumed that the State's Attorney (a.k.a. Peter)...
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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 indication, the Cardinal would leave the event having hugged one of the candidates, while just shaking the other's hand. The lucky recipient of the coveted hug would also get a bump of 800,000 Catholic votes. So both Peter and Kresteva were on hug hunt, each trying to impress the Cardinal.

Considering Mike Kresteva is a grade A douchelord, you'd think Peter would easily win over the Cardinal. But, of course, it wasn't that easy because of Kresteva's aforementioned douchelord status. (Again, props to...
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FAMILY FEUD John Shea returns as Cary's hard-to-deal with father

Episode 17 | Aired Mar 17, 2013

Alicia and Will take on an inquest at the morgue, Cary's father returns, and Eli schemes against Jordan one last time
By Breia Brissey at ew


I kind of like it when the case of the week takes a turn for the weird, and this week was just that: Will and Alicia set up shop in a morgue instead of a traditional court room for an inquest into the death of Roger Ludwig, an Illinois Supreme Court Justice. We heard the car crash in the episode's opener, but didn't see how it all went down. Ludwig's insurance company, led by Wilk Hobson (Frederick Weller), was looking to pay only a small portion of Roger's life insurance policy to his wife, Janie (Jessalyn Gilsig). Janie called in Alicia for help to prove that the car accident was, in fact, accidental, and that Roger wasn't at fault. That way, Janie could rightfully collect the $2 million the insurance company owed her.

Hobson warned Alicia that Roger's accident pointed to recklessness on Roger's behalf, and offered Janie 10 percent of the $2 million to avoid uncertainty. Alicia obviously stood by her client, and they went forward with the...
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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 I'm ready to go to court and help them defend him!

Earlier this season Bishop got into some hot water with one of his legitimate businesses. The Feds' confidential informant -- Christina Diaz, a woman who worked at one of Bishop's health clubs -- turned up dead. Bishop was arrested for murder, and the firm has been working on the case ever since. (We've heard about it in passing, but it hasn't come to the forefront of an episode until now.)
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GOLD STANDARD Alicia joins Elsbeth in the fight to clear Eli's name in his case against the DOJ
Episode 15 | Aired Mar 3, 2013

Elsbeth and Eli take on Josh Perrotti and the DOJ, Alicia adapts to her new role at the firm, and Peter goes against Maddie in a gubernatorial debate
By Breia Brisse at ew




Hooray! Now that we've reached the end of the NFL season and major award shows, it seems that The Good Wife will no longer suffer from network preemptions. We get five all-new episodes in a row, beginning with last night's "Going for the Gold." The typical case of the week was replaced with the continuing saga of Eli Gold vs. the Department of Justice. Likewise, that meant the return of everyone's favorite guest star, Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni. (Check out Preston's interview with EW after her last appearance on the show.)

Elsbeth and Eli were still trying to outsmart the DOJ's Josh -- you can call him Josh -- Perrotti (Kyle MacLachlan). Elsbeth agreed to a work lunch with Perrotti, to tell him that since the wiretap had been thrown out, he needed to stop harassing Eli. Specifically, she referred to a gossip column piece in which a source was overheard telling Perrotti that Eli Gold was definitely...
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FACE OFF Alicia and Cary give Will and Diane more than they bargained for when they go head-to-head in a mock trial.

Episode 14 | Aired Feb 17, 2013

Alicia and Cary take on Will and Diane in a mock trial showdown; Elsbeth helps Eli in his fight against the Department of Justice
By Breia Brissey @ ew



What a difference a month can make! Or in our case, two weeks of TV preemptions courtesy of the Super Bowl and the Grammys. But in Good Wife world, a month was all it took for Lockhart/Gardner to become completely debt-free. Three cheers for their lack of financial ruin and the hopeful end to the dull bankruptcy plotline!

In fact, things were so lucrative at the firm, they were projecting to end the year $133 million in the black. (I would like to note it is only February, so it seems like they're putting the cart before the horse. But if it means no more money woes, than I'll believe whatever you say, Good Wife writers.) With the debt out of the way, David Lee proposed that the recent equity partnership offers were made prematurely. We all know the offers were just about the money, and since money is no longer a problem, Lee found it unnecessary to bring in new blood. Particularly, if he would have to share the newfound wealth...
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CREDITOR CANNING Michael J. Fox returns as Louis Canning to face off against Diane and Will.


Episode 13 | Aired Jan 27, 2013

Alicia gets a career-changing offer, Will and Diane face off against Louis Canning, and Neil Gross returns
By Breia Brissey @ ew


Are you kind of tired of hearing about Lockhart/Gardner's financial woes? Just like I grew weary of the Kalinda/Nick storyline, I'm now getting a little bored with the firm's constant debt struggle. But at least the writers shook things up a little bit by throwing Louis Canning into the mix. I love to hate Michael J. Fox's character on The Good Wife. That said, I'd be a pretty happy camper if I didn't have to hear another word about the firm's debt.

Unfortunately, that day will not be today. The central focus of "The Seven Day Rule" was Diane and Will going to court to gain a five-month extension to raise the remaining $30 million in funds they needed to pay off their creditors -- or creditor, now that Louis Canning bought off the debt. But before they went to court to face off against Canning, they sat Alicia down and gave her an offer she couldn't refuse: They asked her to join them as an equity partner. Naturally, Alicia was thrilled and had a treat...
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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 with Zach and Grace — not to mention some, ahem, sexy daydreams. Elsbeth had managed to get herself arrested, and she needed Alicia's help handling a contract enforcement arbitration. Erobos, a shoe company, had reneged on her client Anna's endorsement deal.

Elsbeth tried to question Simon Fassel, the CEO of Erobos, following a speech he made, but Simon had her arrested for harassment. Since she was unable to attend the arbitration meeting -- you know, since she was in jail and all -- she sought out...
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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 full-time care. So Will and Diane went after Atlantic Commerce, the bank that had foreclosed on the properties in Kaley's neighborhood. Many of the homes had pools, and after foreclosure, the pools were left unattended. The stagnant water was a breeding ground for diseased mosquitoes. Will and Diane were seeking $15 million from the bank. And with financial woes still plaguing the firm, every win counts.
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DOUBLE TROUBLE Two men are accused of the same murder, and Will and Alicia face sending an innocent man to prison

Episode 10 | Aired Dec 2, 2012

Two defendants get accused of the same crime, Eli gets a visitor from the Justice Department, and Kalinda tells Nick he has to go
By Breia Brissey @ EW



Last week's episode of The Good Wife was easily my favorite of the season. It was definitely a tough act to follow, but I think "Battle of the Proxies" did a pretty good job. And I can say that even though there was a Kalinda/Nick story line!

The case of the week was actually two cases: two men were facing charges for murdering the same woman. How is that possible? The victim, Brandy, had been attending an outdoor music festival in Chicago where she was murdered. Her body was then transported 50 miles south to Minooka, Ill., her hometown, and dumped. So in Chicago, Will was defending Troy—a local executive with a spotless record—against Laura Hellinger's prosecution. Meanwhile, Gary—a jealous ex-boyfriend of Brandy's—was being tried for the same crime in Minooka. Will was not allowed to bring up the other trial in court, per Judge Morris' (Jane Alexander) orders, even though the court in Minooka was referring to the case...
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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.

In the case of the week, Diane and Alicia were representing two clients, both the CEO and CFO of TaxLaunch.com, who were being accused of processing fraudulent claims from criminals. Mr. Stabler, I mean, Bucky (Brian Dennehy) returned as the opposing counsel. His case hinged upon the wiretaps between the CEO, Vance, and his wife. Alicia and Diane used spousal shield to prevent Bucky from using these tapes in court. So when it came time to play the wiretaps of CFO Dale's conversations with his husband, Warren, Alicia & Co. relied on the...
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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 Pilates instructor, Mr. Yates, to pull the trigger. (Four times, no less.) Yates' guilt was never in question, but he took a 20-year plea bargain to testify against Gwyneth in court. He claimed he had an affair with the accused, and she promised him they would split her husband's money if he agreed to murder Mr. Van Zandt. Gwyneth had a pre-nuptial agreement with her husband and would not get the money if they divorced. So he had to go. It's important to note that the opposing counsel was led by Amanda...
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THE BREAST CHOICE Cary and Alicia go to D.C. to make sure their client (guest star Christina Ricci) behaves while she faces an indecency lawsuit.

Episode 07 | Aired Nov 11, 2012

Christina Ricci guest stars as a comedienne under fire after she flashes her boobs on network TV
By Breia Brissey


And the great influx of guest stars continues on season 4 of The Good Wife: Christina Ricci! Bill Maher (as himself)! John Shea! Robert and Michelle King are really making it hard to keep up, but at least they're keeping things interesting. By the end of the season, we'll be able to ask who has not been on The Good Wife and the list will be shorter than that of the people who have been on the show. And I kind of love it.

In the case of the week, Christina Ricci made her debut as Therese Dodd, a comedienne being sued by a television network for indecency. Specifically, Therese bared her breasts on a late-night talk show to demonstrate a self-exam. Anything for breast cancer awareness, right? Unsurprisingly, the network didn't see it the same way and sought $2 million from Therese hoping to offset the inevitable FCC fines that would come with her, um, exposure.
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JUSTICE FOR ALL Alicia goes up against military law to help her client get the justice she deserves.

Episode 06 | Aired Nov 4, 2012


Alicia takes on a case for guest star Amanda Peet, and Maddie Hayward drops a bomb on Peter's campaign
By Breia Brissey



Wow. Well, I suppose having Maddie Hayward enter the gubernatorial race is one way to deal with the fact that Peter's main opponent, played by Matthew Perry, is currently starring in his own NBC sitcom. And as such, Perry may or may not be available to reprise his role as the Republican candidate Mike Kresteva. So enter Maddie Hayward a.k.a. a contingency plan!

Maddie—who's been pretty shady the last few episodes—finally admitted to Alicia that she planned to announce her candidacy against Peter. Her reasoning? Peter isn't representing the important female issues. Now whether or not entering the race was Maddie's original intention, we don't know. (She claimed it wasn't.) Either way, Maddie added fuel to the fire by timing her announcement to Peter's affair scandal. Politics. It's a nasty field.
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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 I'll gladly take the one-episode hiatus to focus on more important things like Diane kicking ass in the courtroom.

This week's case involved a hazing gone wrong. Trey Lawson, a water polo player at a local college, was drowned by a teammate at a pre-game tradition called "The Dunk." The teammate responsible for Lawson's death, Wayne Crockett, had already been charged and was serving jail time. But Diane and Alicia were suing the university on the family's behalf, trying to prove that the school turned a blind eye to this...
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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 help after he learned his accountant had been arrested. As you'll recall, Bishop is a powerful drug dealer who uses the firm's services to represent his many legitimate businesses. Also on hand was Lesli (guest star Annabella Sciorra), the lawyer from the firm representing his drug business. Lesli advised Bishop not to overreact to the situation at hand, lest they set something in motion. But Bishop was worried that if he didn't do anything, he'd end up in prison. Unfortunately, his fate was sealed regardless of...
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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 press with the piece in less than a week. So Eli went into damage control mode.

First on the agenda was the awkward task of confronting Alicia about her relationship with Will. Mandy Post had acquired a hotel receipt that pointed to a past Will and Alicia encounter. Eli acknowledged that it could all be a bluff, but pushed Alicia to check out the timing anyway. In a perfect Eli/Alicia moment, he asked her if she would tell him when their relationship stopped. Alicia quickly ended that conversation with a simple, yet firm,...
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WILL POWER Will makes a big move for the firm in his first case back from suspension.

Episode 02 | Aired Oct 7, 2012

Will tries to win a big settlement for the firm in his first case back, and Maura Tierney guest stars
By Breia Brissey


Wow. I think The Good Wife just delivered one of the most scandalous scenes in the history of network television. My overall takeaway from "And the Law Won" was, can they even show that on TV?! They can. And they did. Perhaps forever changing the way we view ice cream.

Let me explain. Over a couple of ice cream cones, Kalinda and Nick discussed their past, giving us a little more insight into their relationship: He spent two years in prison, and expected Kalinda to be there waiting for him when he got out. Instead, she took all his money, burned his clothes, and left him behind. The conversation itself was pretty mild, but it was what was going on underneath the table that left me shocked. This is a family site, so I'm not even sure I'm allowed to describe exactly what we were led to believe happened between Kalinda and Nick in that ice cream parlor. But here's the gist, and I'll let your imagination fill in the blanks. Nick reached his hand under the table—and up...
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