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‘The Good Wife’ recap: Alicia discovers her investigator’s dark past

26 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘The Good Wife’ recap: Alicia discovers her investigator’s dark past.

The best part was seeing Diane back in court. The Good Wife has always been great at tackling relevant (and controversial) topics, simply because of its sophisticated storytelling and its ability to remain true to its characters.The legal political drama “The Good Wife” will focus on Cary Agos and Diane Lockhart facing new challenges in their professional lives in the upcoming segment.

Fox was back and about to his normal Louis Canning antics, Christine Baranski looked fly as hell as Diane Lockhart and there was chemistry between Julianna Margulies’ Alicia and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Jason. He was all over the place this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live, interviews, and promotional videos, and now he’s doing some great physical comedy to kick off “Taxed.” It’s of course very sad to see Fox so physically deteriorated compared to back in the 80s, but at least he’s willing to make light of it for the sake of comedy! Of course, but then her firm would have lost its biggest and most lucrative client, and there are lots of people working under Diane who rely on that income. In bond court, Alicia overhears Bernie, another bond court lawyer, lie to a client accused of shoplifting in order to convince her to accept a plea deal even though she insists she’s innocent.

I wasn’t sure how I felt about Alicia working small cases in the bond court this season, but it’s turned into a treasure trove of great characters and funny little cases. After seeing six years of cases with mostly rich people in suits arguing their cases in shiny courtrooms, it’s nice to see the complete opposite end of the legal system’s spectrum.

Now, her parents are suing the doctors stating that they didn’t properly inform their daughter about a new study by Duke University, which was saving the lives of people with her same brain tumor. The show runner Robert King stated that Agos will face new challenges with people around which will cause a straining situation for Czuchry in a comic way. And things only get more complicated when Irving Carver — played by the magnetic Peter Gallagher — asks Diane to step in on the prosecution side of things. Alicia also draws the disdain of Judge Shackowksky, who taxes Alicia by taking away all of her other bond cases because she can’t convince her client to accept the plea. I really got to understand his character a lot more, and appreciate the importance of his role and that he’s not just being cranky and difficult on purpose.

Dipple, a.k.a. the reason Alicia is no longer at the firm, requested that Diane take over the case, despite the fact that she, personally, is pro physician-assisted suicide. Jason testifies to witnessing this in court, but Matan Brody impeaches his testimony by revealing that Jason was disbarred six years ago for punching a judge — and was investigated by the bar for fabricating evidence. Oh, and the client’s mom actually shoplifted the sweater, so the daughter (Orange Is the New Black’s Marsha Stephanie Blake aka Berdie) took a probation plea to spare her mom. As they sit cozily together, Alicia asks Jason, “So you beat up a judge?” But in a stunner, video ultimately proves that Mya’s mother was the one who shoplifted from the store. As a result, Alicia lost out on a potential class action, learned some interesting things about Jason (he attacked a judge and altered evidence when he was a lawyer.

It’s been great seeing Eli pull all the strings behind the scenes these past few episodes, but it was wonderful seeing that Ruth definitely knows what she’s doing as well. Minutes later, she’s accidentally stolen a client from a fellow attorney, and more than that, when her client refuses to plead guilty, the judge takes away the rest of her cases. And in this day and age, even if Mia’s record could have been sealed in six months, that’s six months that information would be out there for anyone to find. Alicia suddenly asks Lucca if she’ll be her legal partner: “Want to do it together?” The case involves a woman named Alexa who had committed suicide after she couldn’t live with the pain from a brain tumor.

Welcome to bond court, where they care more about being “speedy” than they do about being “fair.” After Diane successfully gets her physician-assisted suicide case moved to Illinois, where it’s still illegal, Irving asks that Diane and Cary talk to Alicia. Showing up at Alicia’s apartment — oh how I’ve missed Cary-and-Alicia time — Cary asks Alicia to lobby Peter on the physician-assisted suicide act. Seriously, he is basically everything you want and expect in that role. “This is not To Kill a Mockingbird…it is Lucille Ball wrapping chocolates on an assembly line,” he told Alicia in attempts to put her in her place. Fox), representing the doctors who helped Alexa end her life, Diane is asked by Ethan Carver (Peter Gallagher), who works for her firm’s big client, conservative political powerhouse Reese Dipple, to argue the anti-euthanasia side. If she can persuade him to veto it, it’s her ticket back to the firm, especially considering that Dipple was the reason she had to go in the first place.

He’s a good investigator, but he obviously has a troubled past, and it would have been nice if he’d given Alicia a heads up about it before he took the stand. He then presents Alicia with a racial profiling case…which leads to her stealing another client at bond court. (Let’s just say they’re not going to throw her a party anytime soon.) Also not throwing any parties anytime soon is Eli, who spends the hour manipulating everyone he can. Alicia likes her freedom, and she’s not about to go crawling to Peter for a favor, especially on an issue she doesn’t believe in and knowing he’ll want something back from her later.

Despite being personally opposed to her own arguments, Diane fights against assisted suicide in court, seeming to prove that Alexa didn’t know a potentially lifesaving treatment was on the horizon. Isn’t that…like…the second most powerful office in the world? – I’m a little surprised that Alicia wasn’t angry with Jason for withholding his background before she hired him. I really thought Jackie was going to take Ruth out at the knees, but it appears Eli may have his work cut out for him trying to oust Ruth from the campaign.

Translation: He gives Ruth a handful of Florrick women to handle. (Well, Florrick women and Veronica.) Sadly for Eli, Ruth ends up navigating her way through the turmoil and ends up at his door, warning him that if he wants to bring her down, he’s going to need his A game. He lets Peter’s liberal mother Jackie know that Peter is being pressured to go against doctor-assisted suicide and encourages her to discuss it with Ruth. Nonetheless, Diane acquits herself of the ask and argues to her best of her ability in court, even though you can tell she dislikes almost every moment of it. However, Ruth soon smoothes things over with both Grace and Jackie, saying she’ll always pay attention to them during the campaign, then tells Eli he had failed miserably at creating a rift between her and the Florrick women. Over in the world of politics, Eli launched a scheme to bombard Ruth Eastman with Jackie Florrick and Grace Florrick on both sides of a physician-assisted suicide bill.

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