Sloan was actually a sympathetic character. Less sympathetic were her mother and sister, Milla. The mother was having Milla lie to get Sloan off, and Sloan thought that they were doing it to protect her. In reality, they were doing it to protect Milla. Sloan had blacked out at the club and Milla was sent by the mom to drive her home. Milla was the real attempted murderess. The mother had instructed Milla to leave the scene and let Sloan take the fall, we guess assuming that everyone would just think Sloan was drunk again. We didn’t really get why the mother did this and we didn’t get why Milla would try to kill the Bull girl in the first place. Although this was the best plot of the episode, it had a few holes. Milla finally came forward with the truth, and the story ended with Sloan coldly walking past her mother out of jail, not even looking at her. Watching the case, the witnesses, and all those interactions was really interesting. It moved well. Alicia’s daughter, Grace, felt the same way after she crashed the trial and watched her mom rock it. Grace wants to be a lawyer now.
At the firm, Derrick had started doing peer-review evaluations of everyone. He thinks that they will help people improve, but Alicia, wisely ascertaining the character of PEOPLE, knew that since the salaries would affect promotions, people would rate their colleagues low to make them look bad. David Lee, the family law guy, wasn’t into the evals either, and he threatened Derrick, saying that he would get Derrick’s job if he evaluated everyone in the department. We assume this fight will continue and people will take sides next week.
In campaign news, the Democratic Committee tried to get Peter to drop out of the race, but in the end, Peter didn’t. Wendy tried to lure Eli to her side, but she failed. Peter and Wendy both competed for the support of Pastor Isaiah. Peter won it, but the church board revolted against Pastor Isaiah. It looks like Pastor Isaiah’s daddy wants to be pastor now, and it seems like he is going to want Wendy. We assume this fight will continue and people will take sides next week. The campaign is uncertain, and that's nice, but we don't really care about Peter. It would be better to watch if we wanted him to win, but we really don't.
The case was interesting and we enjoyed having Miranda Cosgrove, but this episode was just like any normal procedural and not up to The Good Wife's usual standards. Especially lazy and stereotypical was having a young Christian try to hand Sloan some tracts. We haven't seen those things in about ten years. Kids share their faith on Facebook now. Plus, it's getting a little old having TV trying to make Christianity look uncool so that it gets out of the mainstream. It would be unacceptable to treat any other religion like this on a show. Trying to discredit a religion this way is low and unworthy of intelligent atheists everywhere.
Episode grade: B-