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Monday, January 30, 2012

The Good Wife - Another Ham Sandwich

This show is so much better this season than it ever was in previous years, and this episode might have been the best of this season. The happenings were simple, so we can keep it succinct. But if you missed this one, you should go watch it, because it’s so satisfying  and delicious to see it play out. The drama, double-crosses, cleverness, emotion, and burns in this episode would blow your average episode of Revenge away. That’s quite a compliment, since you know how excited we get about Revenge.

It’s Grand Jury time. Will and Kalinda scheme and plot enough that Will is not indicted. The information in the file Kalinda slipped Dana was falsified. Dana slaps Kalinda in the face after that comes back to bite Wendy in the butt. Elsbeth has all her witnesses bring Peter up whenever possible so the Grand Jury is confused into thinking the State Attorney is the real guilty party.

Alicia tries to get Peter to drop the indictment. When Peter cracks that Alicia is sleeping with her boss, Alicia says, “Is that the issue.” Peter explodes, “Of course that’s the issue!” It’s ugly and interesting and long-awaiting. Alicia says that she’s not sleeping with Will. Which is true. They aren’t doing it anymore. Peter doesn’t believe her and storms out.

Wendy freaks out when things don’t go her way and calls Alicia to testify about her secret, personal relationship with Will. Cary told Wendy about that. To his credit, Cary is appalled that Alicia is being called and lets Wendy know it. Alicia admits to sleeping with Will and then walks out of court, risking being held in contempt. Everyone hates Wendy even more now, even Peter.

Peter fires Wendy. Wendy doesn’t take that lying down and tells Peter that she will be taking the case to the Bar Association. The show is leaving the question of whether Will is actually innocent unanswered for the audience. Everyone is on his side. Does he deserve it? It looks like Diane had some doubts in the courtroom.

Eli tries to get a job working for a gay rights group in Chicago. Caitlin saves the day for Eli, even though Eli has been torturing her with menial tasks to get back at David Lee. Eli and Stacie Hall have sex. Stacie orchestrated the tryst so that she could drop a bomb on Eli: She will be running Eli’s ex-wife’s campaign for governor. Eli is upset. We love seeing Eli thrown off kilter. He has two weaknesses: children and his ex. 

We won't get more for three weeks, so savor this one.

Episode grade: A+

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