The Good Wife Recap: Poll Dancing

Alicia Florrick loses, then wins, then loses again in this week’s episode of The Good Wife — though only one of those outcomes pertains to her run for State’s Attorney.

Then again, the way showrunners Robert and Michelle King keep twisting the narrative in Season 6 — and playing with our protagonist’s drifting desires (i.e. “the thing is, losing is actually a relief”) — the results may, in fact, be too early to call.

Heck, when Diane Lockhart is gunning down Bambi’s mother and sharing cocktails with call girls — and loving it! — all bets are off, right?

(Side Note No. 1: Am I the only one who finds the sound of gunfire on The Good Wife absolutely bone-chilling ever since Will’s death? All the “boom!” “boom!” “pow!” this week could not have been coincidental, methinks.)

(Side Note No. 2: Where the heck were Grace and, yes, Zach spending Election Day?)

Those questions asked, let’s roll tape and review exactly where Alicia stands at the end of “Red Meat” (an installment that takes place over the course of Election Day):

FLORRICK VS. PRADY | Alicia kicks off the hour up five points in the polls, but a super-tense car ride with Peter throws a crimp in what’s supposed to be a facile win. When he brings up her recent public criticism of his tenure as State’s Attorney, she tells him it’s not personal. “So you don’t personally think I’m a racist, but saw political advantage in calling me a racist?” he seethes. Alicia, though, is deeply unapologetic, and snaps back with a retort that stings even harder:  “Let’s just get through this, then we can get back to you using me politically.”

It’s not the final blow, though. Peter subsequently gives a TV interview suggesting Alicia’s got the race completely wrapped up, which sets off alarm bells among Alicia’s campaign team that such a message will lead to low voter turnout — especially in the suburban districts where her support is strongest — and hand Prady the win. Things go from bad to worse when Alicia tracks her hubby down and offers up her theory that he wants to be “the only winner in the family” — and then uses the example of him “banging Ramona” as further proof that he’s never truly been supportive of her campaign. (In Alicia’s defense, Peter did know what he was doing with his public comment, no matter how strenuously he protests.)

Josh and Johnny spend the day scrambling in a panic — there’s a very funny interlude where they wind up trying to get The West Wing‘s Melissa Fitzgerald to record a last-minute robo-call pertaining to a parking-meter privatization initiative — while Marissa keeps Alicia mostly occupied playing Halo (more on the video game in a minute).

But it turns out to be a last-minute chastisement from Eli — noting a loss for Alicia would be an embarrassment for the governor — that spurs Peter to schedule a last-minute speech downtown, one that causes major gridlock that Johnny and Josh are pretty sure will discourage voting downtown, too (where Prady is strongest).

In the end, Alicia pulls off the win, and even offers Prady a spot as her No. 2 — which he promptly declines. And despite her occasional distaste over how her campaign has played out, she’s practically glowing from within at her victory party. What’s that old saying about winning being the best medicine? Or is that chestnut about laughter? I forget.

THE KALINDA FILES | It’s clear, though, that just because Alicia’s won the race doesn’t mean her days of compromise are over. She abruptly hangs up on an Election Day call from her secret PAC benefactor Lemond Bishop, prompting him to go to Kalinda and explain that if Alicia wins, Kalinda will need to serve as “the go-between” from himself to the State’s Attorney’s office. (A tall order, considering the two women are never in the same room, no?)

Kalinda’s day goes from bad to worse, though, when she once again spies an SUV following her while she drives Bishop’s son to school. This time, though, the vehicle gets apprehended by Team Bishop — and she sees his goons drag away the men in the suspicious vehicle. The incident leads to Dylan’s expulsion from the school — and an epiphany for Chicago’s top drug dealer: “My life is strangling any chance of [Dylan] living his.” Bishop is so shaken, he tells Kalinda he’s decided to go straight — but he needs to be sure that his loss of power won’t lead to his prosecution (a common theme for ex-drug dealers, he says) and wants Kalinda to get Alicia’s assurances to that end.

And then he adds a little kicker that means something very different to Kalinda than it does to him: The dudes in the SUV turned out to be investigators for ASA Geneva Pine — and they were following Kalinda, not stalking young Dylan. Bishop seems to think Geneva’s mission is still about him on some level, but Kalinda’s look of pure dread — and the knowledge she got Cary freed on falsified metadata — tells us it’s probably otherwise.

WHEN WILL ALICIA BE LOVED? | As Alicia triumphs at the polls, she sees not one but two romantic possibilities slipping away from her. Despite Finn dropping off a gift of video game Halo on election morning — the better to relieve tension while she awaits the results — and despite him joining her remotely for some shoot-’em-up fun, he’s apparently backing away from providing a different kind of stress release (wink wink) for his long-time partner in flirtation. “I’m actually seeing somebody,” he tells Alicia when she invites him out to dinner. And while he quickly qualifies the news by saying it hasn’t been going on long — and even offers to cancel with the new woman — it’s a definite setback for a couple that’s never done more than grazing hands on a couch.

Johnny, meanwhile, looks a little clenched during Alicia’s big day — despite (or maybe because of) the fact that he and his candidate pulled the voting lever (so to speak) the day prior. Alicia asks if they’re OK in the wake of their surrendering to a kiss (and probably more) at the end of last week’s episode, but he’s keeping the conversation mostly professional. And while he lights up when they make eye contact at her victory party, that glow is immediately switched off when Peter intercepts her for a photo op. “I’ve never been a guy to stay in one place,” Johnny tells Marissa before glumly making an escape via elevator — and apparently heading for that campaign in California. (Hrmmmm… maybe Eli didn’t block the hire after all?)

106004-128bA’HUNTING SHE WILL GO | Christine Baranski reminds us why she’s an Emmy winner for comedy (back in 1995, for Cybill) when she accompanies her hubby on a hunting trip to Wyoming surrounded by the richest Republicans in the nation. “I might start soliciting for the ACLU — your wife is unpredictable that way,” giggles the liberal lawyer to her very conservative hubby. Then, later, she adds, “If I were to set off a bomb in this room, we’d have Democratic presidents for the next 30 years.”

Diane turns super serious, though, when she spies a tech billionaire who’s reportedly dropped his legal team — and her hunting trip begins in earnest to replace the lost Chum Hum business. That goes south when she mistakes his callgirl as his wife, but she winds up sparring-bonding out in the snowy woods with a pro-life advocate named R.D. (Oliver Platt). Their conversation is heated (“Don’t look away from the aborted fetus,” he pleads) but never below the belt, and it turns out he’s a billionaire, too — one who might just want to hire Diane even though she promises him the firm will never argue an anti-choice (or a pro-life) case.

Oh, did I mention not only does Diane bag a doe — but she finds, somewhat to her chagrin, that she actually enjoyed the kill. She winds up dining on the animal she killed — but I don’t really think there was anything symbolic about it. Sometimes, rare venison is just rare venison.

What did you think of this week’s Good Wife? Are you happy Alicia won? Are you bummed that she suffered romantic setbacks on two fronts? And what do you make of Diane’s latest arc? Sound off below!

 

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80 Comments
  1. Jog says:

    Its so annoying that Alicia won. The only people who actually cared about this story and actually wanted this outcome were the writers behind it.

    That being said, this episode was good because it got rid of the random blemish that was Elfman. What an annoying waste of screen time.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Very good episode! Will be sad to no longer see Prady. I really enjoyed his character.

    Loved Diane’s story line! Just made me think how much I miss her!!! I hope the main focus does not become Alicia and her as states attorney. I haven’t minded the storyline in the past but I think it’s time to move on.

  3. BrightLight says:

    I feel like a horrible TGW fan but I actually groaned out loud when Alicia won. I loved last week’s episode because it focused a ton on the law firm and I was hoping if Alicia lost we’d get more of those kind of episodes. The West Wing references were KILLING me though. Just in one ep we had Carol, Bingo Bob, Olivier Babish and supposedly Jed Bartlet was on the phone.

    At least I had Diane’s hunting trip to make up for the rest of the episode. (I didn’t think the Alicia SL was boring, I was just getting bored with the the run up to the election.) Honestly, CB was the star of this episode for me. She reminded me so much of Maryann Thorpe. I loved it. Glad she got a chance to shine this season. Although I’d play video games with Finn anytime.

    • delfiteblu says:

      Bring back the West Wing!!!!

    • Mugzi says:

      I luv CB! She’s such a good actress at whatever she does…drama, comedy…she’s so underrated!

    • Tenney says:

      Don’t feel bad BrightLight, my first words after Alicia won were “ugh!” I am sure this will open the door to many other interesting stories, but I know this will mean less of Cary and Diane and that bums me out. Diane is hands-down my favorite character and I want her in more storylines, not less.

      Now that Alicia has won the SA’s race, wouldn’t it be funny it she was caught cheating like Peter was caught cheating when he was SA? But not cheating with Finn; would not want to dirty that fine man’s reputation. Saint Alicia no more.

    • Katrina Scott says:

      I don’t feel bad about groaning out loud when she won. When Alicia told her hubby that he didn’t want her to win, I thought – finally, we have something in common. I’m just disappointed that stuffing a ballot box for Frank Prady didn’t get me the result I wanted.

      I’m still hoping for her to somehow lose this election. I want the focus to return to the law firm. To be truthful, I didn’t want Diane to join Florrick & Argos. I wanted to see Alicia and Cary start a new firm from the ground up. I wanted LG to remain Lockhart-Gardner. Since I think the Kings are geniuses, I will keep watching of course. But I don’t have a good feeling about this. Even geniuses have bad ideas.

  4. TGW fan says:

    It will be interesting to see how her being the SA changes everything . Come back Johnny !!! 😩. Love Steven Pasquale.

  5. kn1231 says:

    Diane’s hat was just too much for me. That side tilt look is going to give me nightmares. Otherwise, I loved this episode! Although I want to see Alicia back at the law firm, I still don’t think its too late for that to happen.

  6. Viv says:

    While I´m not happy with the election result, I thought that was a very good episode. I´m just a little afraid where they take the show from here. I can´t picture Alicia in the States Attorney Office… I felt pretty bad for Prady. He is just such a good guy, it doesn´t seem fair somehow…

    • Doo Bee Doo says:

      I didn’t think Parks and Rec was the same. quality after their election storyline. I really hope the same decline doesn’t happen here. I mean, I trust the Kings to write a good show, but still…

    • JoMarch says:

      Yes, Prady was a great guy. That doesn’t mean he was qualifed to be State’s Atty.

  7. rowan77 says:

    I will also miss Prady and Elfman (What? He’s hot), but I was bummed that Alicia won, too. Peter torpedoing Alicia’s voter turnout (and then reverse it by making that speech) was big power play for him to out her in her place (in his eyes). It makes him a creep, but makes sets the new normal in their dynamic.

    And Michael, I disagree about the venison just being venison. Diane (whose storyline I liked a great deal) ate and enjoyed the venison only after she bagged her REAL game – a new billionaire client. Very symbolic.

  8. Mike R. says:

    I don’t know exactly how I feel about Alicis as SA, but what’s done is done so I’m going to try to see the positive of this new direction for the show and her character. For one it’ll be interesting to see the show pull a twist on the prosecutor being the lawyer we ar rooting for. I also see this as story that guarantees that Alicia and Kalinda in the same room again and also that they at some point will discuss their history with one another.

    I’m only disappointed because we have Alicia as a partner in Will’s office and her dynamic with Cary and Diane and I’ll always believe that this election was a season too soon. Likely last season will be the show’s last and in excited for the possibilities.

  9. abz says:

    I am happy Alicia won. It feels like a good step especially if the next season is still rumored to be the last. It might be a good fresh direction to take the show in. She’ll still be doing law/legal work. She’ll be on the opposite side trying to put away the bad guys. I would love it if she is the one who ends up finding a way to put Bishop away. And it’ll probably set up some tension when she’s on the opposite side of many Cary/Diane cases.
    I also like that they sort of set up a possible reunion for Alicia and Kalinda to actually be shown ON SCREEN. I really hope they follow through with it.
    Diane’s facial expressions alone killed me during the first half of the episode.

    • whaaaaaat, where did you hears these rumors about next season being the last???? I refuse to believe that’s true!

      • abz says:

        Can’t remember where but I remember something about them intending to do it only for 7 seasons. Not 100% sure. I personally hopes it goes on for a lot longer.
        There’s also something I remember hearing about the episode titles indicating the number of seasons the show intends to go on for. The first season titles were one word, second season had two word titles, third season three words, fourth season had four words and then starting with the fifth season they started to decreasing the number of words in the episode titles. Fifth season had three word titles. This season has two word titles. So most likely the 7th season will have one word titles.

        • Yeah I always wondered about the number of words in the episode titles and just hoped that in season 8 or something they’d continue doing like two worded episode titles. But yeah I hope this goes on for a lot longer, it’s easily my favorite show on television. I personally enjoyed her campaign storyline, did you? I know there was a lot of negative thoughts on it. I don’t think there has ever been a sour note in the series. I also loved the episode “Mind’s Eye” where we got inside Alicia’s mind. I thought it was beautifully crafted and funny! I usually go to imdb to see the scores for each episode and was shocked to see that it was the lowest rated episode of the entire series at a 6.9/10. But honestly this show is too great for it to end next season, I’d be too sad to hear if that ends up being the case.

          • abz says:

            Yeah, I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite story arc of the entire show but overall I did enjoy it and there have been some pretty great episodes that have come out of it. ‘Oppo Research’ will probably be one of my favourite episodes of the show. It’ll definitely be interesting to see the direction this will take the show in. I mean if they had her stay at her firm sure it’d be fine for a while seeing them try cases, but where would the drama and conflict come from? They could start have internal scheming and plotting within the firm or mergers or firm takeovers but that would kind of be like a repeat of the earlier seasons with Will and Diane. I think this might set up a lot of future conflict. Alicia on the opposite side of her old firm trying cases against Cary and Diane. Perhaps she’ll be the one to finally put Bishop away after many before her have tried and failed. I don’t know. There are a lot of possibilities and I still trust the Kings and I’m interested to see where they go with this.

            It’s definitely is one of best shows out there. The writing, acting, directing, music, artistry, everything about the show. The way I see it, even a not-so-good or filler-y episode of The Good Wife is better than most shows out there.

            “Mind’s Eye”. Where to start The amount of widespread hate and negativity over it was just ridiculous. It just doesn’t make sense to me how it was hated that much. I can understand many not liking it, but that much hatred, I don’t get it. I thought it was beautifully done and artistic and creative and I enjoyed seeing inside Alicia’s mind and understanding a bit of how she processes things. Yeah, it was a filler episode and didn’t advance the plot much, but it was pretty damn great for a filler. I have no idea what to say about the low rating. I’m not saying everyone had to like it, but based on many of the comments I’ve read on the Internet after watching it, maybe some people either have short attention spans or it’s like some people just want to suck all the creativity and innovation out of the show. I read many comments about how they want the show to go back entirely to being about the case of the week. Seriously, if they want formulaic procedural go watch any of the CSIs, Bones, Castle or any other procedural out there. I think the show has done a great job balancing the serialized with the procedural over the years and keeping things fresh. Mind’s Eye was ambitious and took some risks and that can’t be said for a lot of shows out there.

            One thing I wish the show handled better though was the Alicia/Kalinda relationship. It’s one of the few things on the show that I thought was poorly handled. I hope now that they have set up a possible future interaction with Alicia and Kalinda before her exit that we may get some closure to that relationship

          • I could not agree more on everything you just stated! Oppo Research was fantastic! And “In the Kings we trust” hahaha, but seriously I really don’t understand the negativity of “Mind’s Eye”. The Alicia-Kalinda relationship had been one of the best things about the show and I have been wanting them to rekindle for a very long time. But! I did see someone post a photo of Archie Panjabi standing outside the door of Alicia’s apartment, so fingers crossed!! The case of the week style had been great for the first four seasons, but after a certain point, it’d just be much like the shows you mentioned above, and even still, they have maintained a great balance of the campaign and the “case of the week” with the example being last week’s episode which I also enjoyed a lot! Everything about this show is brilliant! I look forward to it every single week! I’m really happy we see eye to eye on a lot of the aspects of the show! Great talking with you!

  10. Shay says:

    Nooo come back Johnny.good wife writers please can you just write him in the show just so that i can see him every week?? Ughh

  11. delfiteblu says:

    I’m bummed that she won because I don’t think she ever wanted it in the first place. She was pushed and pulled by Eli and whoever else was around. It ruins the show for me – I didn’t even watch; I read your review and now that I can ALMOST figure out how kalinda will leave the show, there’s not much more I’m interested in. I long for the days of a “case of the week” and Alicia coming home to her kids; not her as a politician dealing with smarmy people – well MORE smarmy than she dealt with at the firm. Bah, humbug. I want my old Good Wife back.

    • suzi says:

      I agree that Alicia never really wanted to run–at times she questioned her place in the race and whether she was actually the best choice—I know I have.. Once she came to terms with her defeat, I knew she’d win. Not my choice for the direction of the show, but I’ll continue to watch–too many good things going to stop.

    • gortezy says:

      Well, for one Alicia doesn’t have kids anymore they’re all grown up. Grace will be in college next year too. We all grow, journey and move on, such is life. There are things we wanted to go back to but we can’t. Same thing with this show. My life changed a lot as well these past few years so maybe that is why I can relate.

    • gortezy says:

      So what I’m trying to say is I like the direction this show is going… I’m enjoying the ride.

    • lori says:

      Agree. I can hardly watch it anymore. The lead character has to be somewhat like able and I don’t like Alicia anymore.

  12. abz says:

    Knowing that Kalinda’s illegal evidence from her laptop will resurface soon, I’m thinking that now that Alicia is State’s Attorney it will be brought to her attention and we might see her struggle with what she should do because she’ll have an obligation to pursue it. What if she may be the one to go after Kalinda?

    • Oh god, I hadn’t considered that … JM would probably love that storyline. She has exiled Archie Panjabi to the sidelines for 2 1/2 years, and now she gets to have her character drive Archie’s character off the show for good? I can only imagine her thrill.

    • B says:

      I was wondering why no one else said anything about this! It could easily come down to Alicia having to prosecute Kalinda. It would be awful for the characters…but it sounds like it might be pretty interesting to watch.

  13. TaMara says:

    Probably my least favorite episode of TGW. Will miss Prady, like his dynamic with Alicia. I love Mike Colter, but Lemond Bishop ran its course a long time ago. And Diane’s story was so over the top, I found something else to do whenever they headed back to the lodge. The Finn stuff was fun but suddenly Peter is a total creep? Flawed and power hungry I get, but total creep felt like a writer’s ploy. Ok, I’ll stop whining, I know some enjoyed the episode, just didn’t work for me, but TGW is still one of my favorite shows.

  14. Cathy says:

    Hate the political stuff, so very disappointed that she won. I have not truly enjoyed any episode since she started running for office. Will really miss her working with Cary and Diane.

  15. Jenna says:

    Diane’s arc was amusing and well acted. Christine Baranski was fabulous. Enjoyed seeing Finn and Alicia being light and friendly as they play that off so well. I am disappointed that the end suggested that Alicia and Peter will be tight again as I was hoping for a divorce on that front. The election result has been a foregone conclusion for weeks – only a scandal could reverse it. I am not sure why we were supposed to have been enthralled by it for weeks on end considering that Alicia didn’t ever seem to care. If she was going to sell her soul for a win one would think she’d, at least, have some passion for the job.

  16. nikki says:

    What are the writers doing to Peter? He was never this mean. I’m glad next season will be the show’s last.

    • Stevie says:

      agree. peter was totally out of character in this episode. funny enough, i care more about him than about alicia..

  17. Reblogged this on Jeffraaay the Owl and commented:
    The campaign storyline has ended, but I am excited (as always) to see what the rest of the season has in store for us! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, The Good Wife is easily the best show on television right now!

  18. Kathy says:

    Hated the episode. Flirting with Finn. horrible.

    Now divorce Peter, and go get Johnny back!!!

  19. I enjoyed this episode more than I have enjoyed one in several months.
    But it still wasn’t a “good” episode of TGW for me.

    I don’t think I’m interested in what this show has become anymore. The tertiary characters have been totally forgotten; the secondary characters are no longer being given a chance to shine. Hell, even the primary characters who aren’t Alicia Florrick are largely being wasted — I thought Cary’s prison storyline dragged on FAR too long, though I did like Diane’s storyline today.

    Just not enough to keep watching.

    I’m very sad, but it’s RIP for The Good Wife for me. When I rewatch, I’ll stop at the Season 5 finale. Maybe right before Eli asks Alicia to run.

    Thanks for the 5 years, Kings. Better luck on not derailing your next show.

  20. roy says:

    When is the show going to go back into the courtroom and work on cases?

  21. willa says:

    really dont enjoy the politics of it all. I miss this show being a really good legal drama.hope it goes back to that soon.and whats upp with her to not having any romantic interests at all now..dont like itt

  22. Gwen says:

    Jump the shark time. Seriously. Worst case scenario.

  23. Aisha says:

    Yes im thrilled Alicia win. I cant wait to see how how she handles being a prosecutor and the bad blood between she and peter plays out that they are now both in power. Will she ever proswcute or threaten to lol.

    And yes i hope Elfman returns somehow… Hes hot and the kiss with was WoW.. And yes I want Alicia to be loved… She feels sad

  24. Knope says:

    Dear The Good Wife:
    You can´t play Halo with Playstation controllers

  25. Hege says:

    Loved Diane this week. I’m not sure how I feel about Alicia winning the election. Kalinda being investigated by the states attorney. Does that mean Alicia will prosecute Kalinda and maybe even Cary if this is about Kalinda faking evidence to free Cary? I don’t mind Johnny leaving. I hope Finn will work for Alicia. She needs a good friend in her new job. But I want them to remaind good friends and not being involved. And I hope Alicia divorces Peter.

  26. Lauren says:

    It’s so weird to me that there are tactics to discourage people voting. If you don’t vote in Australia, you get a fine. I have to say I’m not loving this season. I hope next season is the last before it truly loses its shine.

  27. JusticeLady says:

    I am not hundred percent sure if i am happy that Alicia won and don’t like the idea of her leaving the firm after everything she went through, even breaking will’s heart! But I guess after six years, she had to be doing something else. All the other characters are seemed to be disappearing because of this though! Where is Cary? Witty David Lee, Zach, Grace etc. I especially love Alicia’s brother and want to see him more on the show. Seems like an unrealistic episode for Alicia who is such close with her family! :)

  28. Betty says:

    I not only wondered where Grace & Zach were, but what about Owen & her mother. Shouldn’t they all have been there are her big night?

    There is also a perfect person to be her Deputy SA and his name is not Frank Prady, it is Finn Pollmar, who has been with the SA office before.

  29. Viv says:

    So– Finn’s gotta new girlfriend, huh? Would she happen to be named Lady Mary??? Lol! Oh let it be so!! Get him back in that sportster ASAP! I know DA only has one more season, so it wouldn’t be very prudent, but ending up as the swoony, hot, love of Lady M’s life would be pretty spectacular. Alicia’s not goin’ anywhere! Lol!

  30. Anya says:

    I was disappointed with Alicia winning the election. I was really glad when they thought she had lost, finally she could rid of Peter. Guess Saint Alicia will be long stuck in a loveless (and increasingly hostile) marriage just for political convenience. I used to like Peter, he was an interesting well-developed character. Now he’s a cliche of a bad guy.
    I miss the legal cases of the week, and thought it was odd that Grace, Owen or Veronica weren’t with Alicia on her day. Miss the old characters.
    I love this show, it has been my favourite for a long time, but it feels it’s time to start wrapping it up.

  31. Anya says:

    Hadn’t David Lee returned with Canning?

  32. Ginger Snap says:

    Very predictable that Alicia won. Now, we get to see how much lower she’s willing to go in her thirst for ambition and power. She’s no different than Peter.
    Love to see her lose her children.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      That’s the spirit!

      • Ginger Snap says:

        Well, isn’t that the point of this storyline? She’s becoming more isolated and alone. And isn’t that when redemption begins – when you have lost everything?

        Or will she become Hilary Clinton and run for President?

  33. Gerald says:

    Okay I will watch to the end of the season, but this is a bad move. I like the show about the lawyers and the law firm. I am not invested in the politics. I think this was a mistake from the beginning. (Of course had she lost, it would have been very frustrating that we wasted a season on her campaign. )

    • abz says:

      State’s ATTORNEY! It’ll still be about the law. The politics were about getting elected. Politics will always be apart of the show especially with characters like Eli and Peter being around

  34. elaineberg says:

    the whole baransky thing was horrible. also I never have liked Alicia (not the role, but the actress) I think good wife has run its course.

  35. elaineberg says:

    did not like baransky’s shenanigans-fake and awful

  36. TheDus2009 says:

    i’m pretty sure that what she said during the halo online match was recorded and will surface back to bite her in the back.

  37. smartysenior says:

    Chris Noth commands the screen every time he’s on, I’ve always wished for more Peter. They have a prickly marriage of convenience that works for them and I’d love to see more “power couple” plot lines between them. Why wouldn’t she lean on him for advice about the office he held successfully? Why is Peter hardly ever around? And where in the world are the rest of the cast who played her family, why weren’t they and her entire office at the acceptance celebration? Plus, I do not get the subdued Kalinda who is meekly “yes sir” obeying the drug king. Where’s her spunk? This whole show seems so empty of all the personalities we’ve loved, it was always busily full of bunches of our favorite characters and now it’s only Alicia? It’s like going from a smorgasboard of treats to a plain cheese sandwich.

  38. aph1976 says:

    I think Alicia winning makes for story possibilities than if she had lost because now she’s on the other side because she’s the prosecution rather than the defense.So that could be conflict because her job now is put people in jail instead of keeping them out.Plus i’m wondering if Kalinda fabricating evidence to clear Cary will be exposed and puts Alicia in a tough spot.

  39. summerswing says:

    I really was sorry that she won. I have really wanted to see more of the law firm and the cases being tried. I really have missed Carey and Diane especially with Will gone. I sort of wish that they could somehow bring Will back ( they faked his death to track down Lamond Bishop ) something, because this was when the story was at its best and he was just sensational with Alicia. Such smoking hot chemistry. Finn really hasn’t been featured either. I really have missed so much with the show – it just seems like it wanders – no formal game plan.

  40. Amie says:

    I’ve been defending the show to the detractors, but… This episode was a bridge too far. Alicia wins, even when we all know Prady was a better choice. None of what happens to Prady as a candidate is about him — or Alicia for that matter — it’s all about what Peter does.All the boys want Alicia, from Johnny to Finn to the husband, who knuckles under in the end. Kalinda is a dull character now. If there is any energy coming from that direction, I’m sure not seeing it. Diane’s trip was gross and awful, with the dead meat on her plate and the rich guys and their callgirls and their guns. So annoying. It’s all annoying. I still think last season was wonderful and I still don’t care if Alicia and Kalinda (or the actresses who play them) are on the outs. I just care whether what I’m seeing is good story with good characters. Right now, my answer is negatory.

  41. Christian says:

    Imagine what Glenn Childs must be feeling right now.

  42. Dmac says:

    Has Saint Alicia every lost anything through any fault of her own? A case, an election, the guy…anything???

  43. Allie F. says:

    Quit watching….storyline way too off course and now boring. So, I guess my answer is, I don’t care.