The Good Wife Recap: 'What Do You Do About Everything?'

“The mood is worrisome.”

Alicia Florrick may be referring to her down-low feelings for friend/drinking buddy/late-night hand-toucher Finn Polmar in this week’s episode, but given the overarching vibe of The Good Wife‘s sixth season, I’m about ready to declare it an official motto, hashtag it and put it on a T-shirt.

Cary not merely putting himself in harm’s way, but curling up in harm’s lap like a docile kitten? Check. Alicia and Peter exploring their sexual options — but not with each other? Mmm-hmm. The race for State’s Attorney taking a walk on the negative side — complete with allegations of closeted gay Republicans, indiscriminate bed-hopping and dinosaur costumery? You betcha.

So let’s dive chest-deep into the muck and the mud and discuss the happenings in “Sticky Content” — including (at last!) a mention of Robyn’s fate:

CARY ON, WAYWARD SON | Cary learns from the FBI — or specifically, Lana and her boss — that Bishop’s been caught on a wire tap saying he wants to deal with his troublesome attorney via “one to the back of the head.” Cary’s convinced the tape has been faked — the better to get him to testify against his former client — and exits the room in a huff, adding that next time the agency wants his cooperation, “Don’t have the woman sleeping with my girlfriend tell me [the information].” Oh, snap! But when Bishop comes by the Florrick-Agos office to wrap up some business and spies Cary with the bodyguard Kalinda and the firm have hired (just in case), Cary freaks out — wondering if it’s a signal to Bishop that he’s about to flip. And so, our beleaguered lawyer goes right to the home of Chicago’s top drug dealer for a heart-to-heart — just as Kalinda confirms that the tape (on loan from Lana) is authentic. GAAAAAH!!! I know, I know, it’s not like Bishop is gonna gun Cary down on the spot and risk staining his hardwood floors and tasteful dining-room set, but this is still watch-from-behind-a-throw-pillow scary, right?

What follows is more tense than Obama’s neck at 11pm this past Election Night — with Bishop’s son wandering in and wanting Cary to play cards with him, and Bishop emphasizing the first syllable of the card game in question: Rat-a-tat-tat. When Cary finally swallows hard and tells Bishop about the tape, the elegant-but-murderous businessman crosses his arms without a word — and then finally shoots… down Cary’s suspicion that it was somehow faked or altered. You see, sometimes Bishop just needs to blow off a little verbal steam. Yeah, he said it, but he didn’t mean it. If he were Bill Clinton, he’d have smoked but not inhaled. And everything’s totally cool between the guys, with one added warning as Cary departs: “Don’t hurt me, and I won’t hurt you.” Maybe I’m too trusting — or don’t have enough dealings in the criminal underworld — but I believe Bishop, at least for now. And I believe Cary fears Bishop’s style of justice even more than he fears the possibility of 15 years in the clink. The question is how far the State’s Attorney and the FBI will push Cary to bring down the more elusive target in their midst.

Oh, and while it’s only mentioned in passing, it’s still worth a paragraph of its own: Jess Weixler’s Robyn Burdine remains a Florrick-Agos-Lockhart employee! (Woohoo!) When Diane asks Kalinda to clear her plate to determine the credibility of the threat against Cary, she asks her to pass all of her current case work to the plucky (but currently MIA) blonde investigator. I knew they wouldn’t fire her after offering to put up her life savings to help with Cary’s bail, but her disappearance since Kalinda’s hiring was nevertheless… worrisome? Right? Either way, I’d also like to see her smiling face back on my TV in 2015, it must be noted.

YOUR WEEK IN KALINDA | Kalinda spends the hour trying to make sure Cary will live long enough for them to kiss and make up — or at least not end their relationship on last week’s “Thank you and go to hell.” She even breaks his court-mandated parole by sneaking into his apartment to introduce him to his bodyguard — a scene set up nicely by a paranoid Cary looking for the bogeyman in his corridor and freaking out from the shifting light underneath his doorway.

Kalinda’s still living out the lyrics to “Torn Between Two Lovers,” though, as she’s spending time in bed with Lana, while taking offense to the federal agent’s protests that Cary’s parting shot to her boss put her in a pickle. “He’s about to be murdered,” reasons Kalinda. “He’s the one in a precarious position.” Touché. Still, our unknowable investigator seems to take it to heart when Lana insists she wants her to take their relationship more seriously. “I take you seriously,” Kalinda replies the next day, once Cary’s threat level isn’t at High Red. “It’s not easy but I take you seriously.” I wonder, though, if Kalinda keeps the sexy fed under her thumb because it gives her more leverage to bail out Cary. That’s the thing about Archie Panjabi’s portrayal: Kalinda knows better than to let her vulnerabilities turn into weaknesses, so even her deepest emotions are kept in check. When Lana gets busted by her bosses in the episode’s final scene — yep, they know she leaked the wire-tap tape to Kalinda — it signals a game-changing twist. Will Lana turn on Kalinda if her professional fortunes are shattered? Or will she expect Kalinda to invest more deeply in their relationship now that she’s been burned? Hopefully we’ll find out before the Thanksgiving table is set.

105619_0024bPANDORA’S BOX IS REAL | If the Cary-death-threat assessment didn’t cause you enough agita, there’s the matter of Alicia’s campaign for State’s Attorney. The opening scene — Alicia in a filmed, campaign stop where one voter asks her, “What do you do about everything?” — is being edited with scenes of “morning in America” (minus the cows). But Alicia and fabulously tart “body woman” Marissa draw the line at including exploitative footage of the courthouse scene of Will’s death as part of her 10-minute campaign video. “How about the music from Titanic?” Marissa asks, seeing the crassness through her fresh eyes. “You could even cut to shots from Titanic!”

Problem is, though, Prady is up by three points — and then he shows up at Alicia’s day job with a box filled with oppo-research bequeathed to him by incumbent Castro (who dropped out of the race with as much fanfare as your last lose eyelash) and the proposal that neither one goes negative. Alicia finally succumbs to the temptation and opens it — and finds that familiar pic of Finn exiting her apartment, but also some shots of Peter and old family friend/new legal counsel Ramona — sharing an intimate laugh over dinner. Oh, and Peter in a state of undress. And Ramona exiting whatever building they were in in haste. Alicia knows how to add one plus one, but as her campaign manager notes, perhaps this isn’t simple math. Maybe Prady is trying to shake her. Maybe he’s got bigger skeletons to keep hidden — and Alicia’s new ad man’s got a doozy of a clip with imagery of Prady as a Dino (Democrat in name only), putting his costume in a closet (the better to imply that’s where he’s keeping his sexual orientation). “I don’t want to be remebered for a closeted dinosaur!” Alicia insists, but her political operatives can barely contain their disdain for her kinder, gentler campaign style. Prady reveals, in a one-on-one meeting, that his team is ready to roll out an “Alicia was sleeping with her murdered boss” smear if rumors of his secret gay life become a part of her stratgey — so, yeah, it’s ON, whether or not Alicia or Prady want it that way.

In the midst of the madness, Alicia submits to an interview for her highlight reel where she candidly talks about Peter’s jail time and its effect on her family, her friendship with Will, and the devastating effect of his death by random gun violence. But when Prady’s team releases its own “get to know the candidate” piece featuring his senior-citizen mother in the same exact dress as Alicia, Johnny decides she’s got to reshoot. In what may be the most genius bit of acting I’ve seen on TV all year, Alicia tries to give all of her candid answers a second time — in a second outfit — but everything comes out forced, right down to a cheesy hand across her chest as she declares herself having been “terribly shocked’ by Will’s murder. It’s meta, and it’s brilliant: The most talented actress in TV drama right this second playing a character who’s a terrible actress when she has to read the script of her own life experience.

Saint Alicia starts hearing shouting from the devil on her shoulder, though, when Prady’s PAC releases a nasty parody video titled “Who Is Alicia in Bed With Now?” that attacks her associations with Colin Sweeney and Lemond Bishop — and hints at rumors about the state of her marriage with Peter. She continues to reject the release of “Closeted Dinosaur,” which draws this piece of disdain from her ad-man (played by Numb3rs‘ David Krumholtz): “You think you’re bringing something new to campaigning — but there is nothing new under the sun!”

Johnny gets the video leaked by insisting to the press there’s no way he’d ever let the public see the deeply negative ad Alicia nixed, and suddenly, she’s in the same exact place as Prady. “They’re gonna drag us into the pit, Alicia,” he says to her over the phone. But don’t they both realize they’re already down in it?

STATE OF THE (GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY’S) UNION | Knowing she’s down by three points, Johnny tells Alicia she needs to do a joint interview with Peter to quash rumors of any marital woes. When Ramona takes the opportunity to whisper into Peter’s ear seconds before the cameras roll, however, something shifts in Alicia. Is it mere competitiveness? Is it newly found rage that her husband’s possibly wandering eye could put the kibosh on her political dreams? Does she still have love for her husband and feel a pang of jealousy that there’s a possible new woman in his life? Whatever the case — and I’m not ruling out the prospect of mere political theater, either — Alicia’s convincing display of affection seems to surprise even the Governor himself. She holds his hand, she recounts their first meeting, she even notes how it was one of the happiest moments of her life.

And then she promptly goes back to Florrick-Agos HQ and pays a visit to Finn’s office one floor above her. Alicia’s already admitted she doesn’t relish the part of pretending to be something she’s not just to placate the public — and apparently that’s not limited to feigning a belief in God. Finn clears off a tiny swath of his office couch for the both of ’em, and Alicia’s not sure what to do with the proximity, the late hour, the lack of anyone else in the vicinity. “I… ” she stammers. “You… ?” he asks. “This is stupid. It was good seeing you,” Alicia says. And Finn grabs her hand. He doesn’t want her to leave. But some inconvenient neighbors stroll by right as physical contact begins, and Alicia dashes out, flight triumphing over fight.

This is where the Florrick marriage reaches a path in the woods. Alicia confronts Peter with the pictures showing his closeness with Ramona, and he denies there’s anything untoward happening. “Do me the honor of being honest for once,” Alicia seethes — and then begins wondering if the affair might’ve originated when she was pregnant with Grace. She’s not trying to shut down Peter and Ramona because their “agreement” to keep the marriage strictly political has been voided, she adds, but he’s allowed his indiscretions to be caught on camera. Peter maintains his innocense, but it just makes his wife angrier. “Zip up your pants, shut your mouth and stop banging the help!” she screams, and it’s hard to imagine the pair ever occupying the same podium, the same dinner table, the same breathing space ever again. My brain flashes to that night not so long ago — Florrick-Agos coming together in her living room; Florrick and Florrick coming together (so to speak) in the bedroom — and it seems like a different decade, a different couple, a different Alicia. Will’s death, her new firm, the introduction of Finn, Zach’s move to college, the eye-opening experience of oppo research… it’s changed her. And it’s fascinating and uncomfortable. Yes, this is where the Florrick marriage reaches a path in the woods.

Finn comes by Alicia’s office to take her temperature in the wake of their unspoken near miss. “The mood is worrisome,” she tells him. It could be simple if she wanted it to be simple, he retorts. And then, Alicia, drifting between her good-wife role, her St. Alicia image and the basic human needs that run in opposition, notes, “I always hated that these offices were glass.”

Peter, meanwhile, is having a different display of emotion. Ramona is crying in the backseat of his limo — saying she should quit her job in his administration, sighing that she hates “being the cause of this.” And Peter kisses her — not like a man who’s hiring prostitutes on the side, but like a man who has made a decision he doesn’t want to live without her in his life. “We’re bad people,” she sighs. And he replies, “I know.” But do they get any points for being honest with themselves? I suspect the remainder of Season 6 will answer that question and so many more.

What did you think of this week’s Good Wife? Were you surprised at the revelation that Peter is sleeping with Ramona? Are you in favor of an Alicia-Finn romance? And is Cary safe — or still in danger? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. nikki says:

    I am totally into Peter/Romana. Shipper name?

  2. Sarah says:

    I like Peter and Ramona, and I like Alicia and Finn. I hate Alicia and Peter, Stupid politics, I wish they could just get a formal separation/divorce and be happy. Cary is making me very worried. The ads were outrageous… I’m thinking Eli would have raised many a dramatic eyebrow along with his daughter…

  3. delfiteblu says:

    I thought it was just about the best show of the season – more emphasis on Alicia. I’m deathly tired of the Cary story so either let Lemond shoot him or have him jump bail or something. I’m ready to get back to the Good Wife we know and love – Alicia for the DEFENSE. I don’t WANT her to win the electrion – she’ll be working for Peter!

    • rowan77 says:

      If Alicia was’t running for office she wouldn’t care if Peter was sleeping with Ramona or not – he’d just have to be discreet. His reaction to Alicia’s grieving over Will put a nail in their romantic coffin.

      • CB2 says:

        I just don’t agree with this. There is definitely an element of wanting to protect her campaign from scandal. However, If Peter was sleeping with a stranger and he was honest Alicia would deal with it. It’s the fact that it’s an old friend and he lied to her face that has made Alicia sick. You can tell by her emotions that it’s more than just annoyance.

        • rowan77 says:

          What Alicia had a problem with was that id affects her campaign AND he lied about it. She has no emotional attachment to him anymore beyond his being that father of her children. They have a business arrangement, no more than that.

    • Citygirl says:

      No, she will NOT be working for Peter. She will be working for whoever the Mayor of Chicago is.

  4. Mari Malone says:

    The name of the show is “The Good Wife” for Pete’s sake!! She’s had one affair. She’s mad at her husband, but she doesn’t need another affair. It’s cheesy, sleazy and totally unnecessary. Please let’s not go there. .And don’t kill off Cary. It’s obvious that his “bodyguard” is on Bishop’s payroll. “Phone” not “Call”. Give away. If I picked up on that, why didn’t Cary? Don’t make characters stupid. Takes away from the show.

    • I am so sick of hearing this. Stop using a title that was created several years ago against her. The “good wife” described who Alicia was at the beginning of the series, not who she is now. She has grown to be so much more than that. I almost wish Robert and Michelle would changed the name of the show because that argument is getting old. And it is, in my opinion, rooted in sexism. We expect Alicia to play the part of the perfect wife, but Peter gets to do whatever (and whoever) he wants without anyone saying a word. Ridiculous.

    • Ortezy says:

      I would have to agree with you! I don’t want Alicia with any other man after Peter and Will. It’s cheap. I want Peter to clean up his act too, no more other women please

      • Overthinking says:

        That’s like teaching an old dog new tricks. Never gonna happen. Peter will always like Peter.
        I think Alicia deserves to be happy and Finn seems like a solid guy not a playa like Peter. So if she wants to be with Finn why not?

      • Hbomb says:

        LOLOL, you are so old-fashioned. Women today, they sleep with lots of men! or women! AND women! And guess what!? It’s awesome. Men have always done this, and not only gotten away with it, but have been praised and admired for it.

        It also has nothing to do with you. If you don’t like modern life…maybe watching TV and reading about it on the internet is not the right pastime for you.

        This is a major pet peeve of mine. Along with “ew gay people kissing on tv!” or “ew cheating spouses!”. This is FICTION. People like seeing stuff that is nothing like their lives, that’s what makes this fun and entertaining.

        • Ugh says:

          And you’re a hypocrite. It is not “old fashioned” to not sleep with tons of people. Just because you may do it and the media shows it, it does NOT mean it is a “modern” thing to do. So stop speaking for everyone and acting like your opinion is fact.

          • I think you’re missing the point — or more likely, trying really hard to, on purpose.

            It’s “old fashioned” to castigate women for sleeping with 5 different partners in a week — when men have been not only allowed, but LAUDED for doing so (‘what a stud’).

            What changed is that male and female behaviors are exactly the same. If it’s perfectly acceptable for a man to ‘sow his oats’ these days — which it is and has been for CENTURIES — then it’s now perfectly acceptable for a woman to do so.

            And yes, that is a fact. It was called women’s liberation — read about it.

    • TV Gord says:

      The name of the show is ironic. It always has been.

  5. metekaan2013 says:

    “The Good Wife” cannot be better. Serialized stories work well on you, Alicia.

  6. Jenna says:

    Finn doesn’t appear to be all that amenable to simply being Alicia’s dirty little secret. So, will she choose her standard long suffering Good Wife path or do something about it for a change? I could see it going either way now that Matthew Goode has Downton Abbey calling. Peter is surprise there. All logic aside, I did enjoy Cary and Bishop’s interactions as they had me anxiously awaiting the end result. After Will, who knows how far the writers are willing to go?

    • rowan77 says:

      Matthew Goode is on one episode of Downton – which was already shot earlier this year. Finn is becoming a rather popular character, and they’re finally ramping up to a romantic liaison, so I seriously doubt he’s going to be booted from the show at any point within the next year or so.

  7. LaPiquante says:

    Florrick Agos Lockhart is on the 28th floor, and Finn Polmar’s office is the 27th, so he’s below her, not above.

    I love that I can’t predict this show. It’s a fun ride all the way. My brain plays checkers, but the writers are playing chess. I sincerely hope that they don’t send Kalinda off by finally having Lemond Bishop have her killed. I don’t want that to be the first time my future prediction is right. Also, I really love the intentional color-matching of their costumes in scenes. He’s in purple; she’s in purple. She’s in blue? he’s got a blue tie and pocket square. LOVE. IT.

  8. metekaan2013 says:

    Finn and Alicia need to get together ASAP.

  9. Jake says:

    Alicia and Finn need to get it on. Love their chemistry.

  10. tahina says:

    Why do I feel Kalinda is in more danger than Cary himself? Who’s got her back? Not her girlfriend fr sure.

  11. abz says:

    Loved that scene with Alicia and Peter in the limo. I wish they’d just divorce and they can both move on. Peter’s good with Ramona and Alicia is good with Finn.
    I’m scared for both Cary and Kalinda. I want Bishop gone. I’m also a bit disappointed that with this being Archie Panjabi’s final season that the majority of her storyline has to revolve around Cary. If she was staying I wouldn’t mind being patient until she gets something of her own, but since there’s a little over a half a season left, hopefully she gets an arc of her own soon. Same thing for Diane. Her screen time for this entire season has primarily revolved around Cary. I want to see them both get stories of their own. While I have enjoyed Cary finally getting a good storyline and decent screen time, I think it needs to wrap up so that the show can explore other characters a bit more.

    • Lucy says:

      Kalinda’s getting her own storyline. Her storyline is about saving a friend. And it’s the best storyline she got since the distrasous season 4. Even If I completely hate they’ve paired her with Lana (who was her worst love interest just after Nick) and that Cary is not just handling that damn trial but even the fact that she “can’t be serious with him”, I don’t think there’s nothing wrong with Kalinda’s storyline being part of Cary’s storyline. It’s good that it’s linked to a character she always had history with.
      And don’t be worry about other characters getting a chance to be explored. They’re going to jail Cary again. So I predict we’ll see less of him after that trial. Something which I already HATE.

      • abz says:

        I am aware of the fact that Cary is your favourite character and I get that you have a bias towards him based on the comments I’ve seen from you on this site. I don’t have anything against Kalinda’s story being tied to Cary right now (although the sex and relationship back and forth is a little tiring) and I am one of those people who didn’t think season 4 was disastrous. Sure it wasn’t the best storyline, but I did enjoy a lot of it from what I can remember. And I think she has had great chemistry with Lana. It’s just that I want more for Kalinda in her final season. I want them to explore her further because six seasons in she’s still very mysterious in certain aspects. I don’t want her story to just be about Cary. She;s one of the highlights of this series and deserves more than that.
        Same thing with Diane. She started off with some good stuff this season with joining the firm and understandably her story shifted to revolve around Cary, but I would like to see more of her in non-Cary situations. I want to see how she’s adjusting to being part of F/A and while I love Alicia and Cary’s bond, I would also love to see Alicia’s relationship with Diane and how that’s developed further.

        • Denise says:

          I was expressing the same complains about Diane when someone pointed out that Christine Baranski’s husband died just a few months ago, so perhaps they’re giving her an easy workload because of it

          • abz says:

            Right, I hadn’t considered that. That may be the case. I hope she’s doing well and that when she’s good and ready to take on a larger role, that the show would be open to it.

          • drhenning says:

            Her husband , Mathew Cowles, was one of best AMC ( All My Children) villains.. I watched the show at times in the 70’s since Susan Lucci was a neighbor… But he died in May so not sure if that’s a reason for her lack of scenes… It could also be an issue of her contract and how many scenes she can be in..

          • Betty says:

            Since her husband died in May and they would’ve started filming the new season in June or early July, she may have asked for some time to grieve with her children.

        • Lucy says:

          I was talking about Kalinda’s seasaon 4 and about her storyline, not about the entire season. I hate the NIck storyline and almost everyone else hated it and after that she didn’t get anything else so interesting to do. And what I said about it it has nothing to do with Cary’s character so I don’t know why you needed to point out it. Obviously, after 5 seasons of no storylines and scanty screentime I’m enjoying the fact he’s getting what Kalinda had in the past, his own storyline. The only thing I don’t like about that Kalinda’s storyline is Lana, a character who never had other purpose than chasing/stalking Kalinda all the time, with no consistence and real deep characterization. Sorry if good chemestry is not enough for me to make up for the lack of everything else.
          And as I said, Cary will be jailed again, it’s clear. He’ll plead guilty next episode. So I’m sure there will plenty of time for everyone else.

        • Lucy says:

          Matt Czuchry is doing an awesome job this year with everything they gave him. I’m not ok with everything is going on in terms of storylines, but he got a chance to shine at least. It was time.

      • “disastrous season 4”? every season has been superb!

    • Couldn’t have said it better myself!

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  13. rowan77 says:

    Finally Alicia and Finn are at least thinking about having feelings for each other. Peter lies so damn easily it’s a little startling. He can’t even be honest even though he knows Alicia doesn’t love him anymore. I’m loving Marissa and I don’t think I trust Bishop as much as Michael Slezak. A drug kingpin telling someone to put a hit out is not done casually. Even Kalinda’s wary as hell and I take my cue from her on this.

    Side Note – Michael, please use spell check or have someone read your piece before publishing. You’re a professional.

  14. Zenobia Jackson says:

    This season of The Good Wife has been a disappointed after last year’s great season. It just doesn’t have that spark and I am not enjoying the whole campaign and even with Cary’s story being so prominent, he, as a character doesn’t have much to do.

  15. Coal says:

    You know Scandal is subtly changing story telling on Tv. The recipe is just pair of people in complicated relationships (love interests) slip in a few lines week about things like campaigns and court cases to give an illusion that this is still a political/legal drama. After the pilot I was excited, but of late nah. TGW is not “must watch TV” at the moment.

  16. Anna says:

    I LOVED the Closeted Dinosaur! Who comes up with this stuff? Seriously, as someone who is not from the US, do political ads really look like this? That’s hilarious!
    Also, yes, I want Alicia and Finn to get together already. Great chemistry shouldn’t be wasted!

  17. lori says:

    I’m finding this season hard to watch. IMO Alicia has become unlikeable, doing things you never would have seen her do a few years ago. I hate that she used Will’s death for political purposes. I REALLY don’t care what Peter does. He has been a despicable character since day one. He has zero chemistry with Alicia. They should just divorce. It’s not scandalous to get divorced anymore and shouldn’t be such a big plot line.

    • abz says:

      Why would she do the same things she did a few years ago? She’s not the same woman we saw in the pilot. She’s had a large evolution and her character has grown and undergone many events both good and bad in her life. It’s only natural for her decisions and actions to evolve with her character as well.

  18. Yo says:

    I adore this show: it is the only show on television I get so engrossed in that I lose myself. It just works, and thank god there was no football last night to make watching it a challenge. I think the Ramona character just might be the most beautiful woman I have ever seen, in a kind and gentle way. Of course Peter was going there. And the Cary Agos actor just might be one of the best on television: his mildly sick look in the presence of his possible assassin was perfect.

  19. Patty Fraser says:

    this season is boring me to death. Finn whoever the actor is has the charisma of overcooked pasta. I feel like so far all I have watched is a season trailer because nothing really has happened. Just craziness and foolishness. I damn near fell on the floor laughing at that ridiculous dinosaur cartoon. If any campaign ever put out that ad I would automatically vote for the other guy.
    There is nothing interesting about this season, I don’t see how a law firm newly conceived works with the main partner now working the other side and a second main partner heading to jail. So wherever they are going the Kings are rapidly leaving me on another channel. Now when I watch an episode I am so bored I play games on my tablet waiting for it to be over. Used to have my eyes glued to the set not to miss a thing. Oh well even the best shows eventually go bad and the Good Wife has gone there fast

    • While I agree that the Cary subplot is beginning to be dragged out a little too long, the rest of this season has been fantastic! The writing is as sharp as ever and the acting is tremendous! I think each season has improved over the previous one and I for one can’t wait to see what the Kings have in store for us! This is still truly the best show not just on network television but in all of television!

  20. anita moore says:


  21. Jan says:

    Surprised about Ramona? Are you kidding?? Want Alicia out of politics. Want Cary’s story to be over. Want Kalinda to have a decent/believable exit. [BTW, I’m tired of people still not getting the show’s title.]

  22. Stefan says:

    OK, really hate to hate on my fave show, but this season has kinda lost what it’s all about – we’ve had like one or two normal cases in 10 episodes. I liked it better when the other story lines were revolving around the actual premise of the show.

  23. Juliana Marguilies has made it abundantly clear that it is all about ALICIA. The only arcs being planned are ones she green lights. She’s a producer now so she has creative veto, so out Will, out Kalinda, maybe Cary ends up next in the dead zone, and Diane gets crumbs. Maybe they should change the title from THE GOOD WIFE to LADY MACBETH…?

    • metekaan2013 says:

      Oh, please. Go and watch “Fifty Shades of Gray”, grandma. When you win three Emmys, you can bitch on Juliana Marguilies all you want.

    • I haven’t seen ANY evidence suggesting she had anything to do with Will being out — that seems to have been Josh Charles’ own boneheaded move (IMO) — but you are definitely correct about Kalinda being sidelined due to JM.

      You’ll be more believable, though, if you keep your accusations to actually provable things — like the Kalinda point. You kinda lost all credibility blaming JM for everything bad that happens, plus global warming, hatred in the world, and children going to bed hungry.

      • TV Gord says:

        Meanwhile, the only “proof” that she had anything to do with Archie’s departure is the irrational, conspiracy-minded ravings of people on message boards. Crazy Internet People.

    • Juliana is good friends with Josh Charles. He said he was moving on and she and asked him to come back to do a half season so they could give him a proper send-off. Sorry no conspiracies here!

  24. Nicole says:

    I think this year is going to end with Alicia making some realizations about her life. I.e. Realizing that she should have left Peter all those years ago and had some happiness with Will. Realize that this politics stuff is what she has put in place of will to bring her some fulfillment. I think ultimately that is the point of Finn, he will force her to end the sham of a marriage

    • Hbomb says:

      I wonder if you’re right. I was thinking last night about what a “meet the kids” scene would be like with Grace. . .don’t you think they would hit it off? Or that Alicia would put off any “out” relationship until Grace leaves for college?

    • Saabgirlatx says:

      I like this train of thought. She will realize being the good wife helped her survive, but also that she needs to live for herself not just in the shadow of peters political career.

  25. Marilyn Robinson says:

    This a Bill and Hillary story. Peter will continue having affairs with other women, and Alicia will not divorce him. Peter doesn’t love anyone but himself..Ramona will just remain one of many women in his life. The question is will Alicia win the election with a cheat’n husband. Peter’s lifestyle does not show him to be a very strong family values kind of guy. However, he wants the public to think he has family values by making the video with Alicia. That’s my opinion.

  26. Linda says:

    Ramona reminds me so much of that pregnant woman that Peter hired last year – same breathy voice, same weird hairstyles, same weird formal way of talking. Same suspicions that they are sleeping together… I guess it’s better than sleeping with the intern but kind of predictable, no?

  27. Sally says:

    I love this season of the Good Wife, I think it’s one of the best seasons and I love Carry’s story line the best.

  28. lvsbcfe says:

    i am really tired of/bored with the Sweeney wife-killer story line. I never liked it, and it has been around for too long.