Ern wants to be a more politically moderate Diane when she is old. We love her loyalty to Will, her strength, her poise, and her intelligence. We can’t believe there was a time when we didn’t like her. Part of it is the fact that she looks like she should live in Who-Ville. She has a Who nose, straight out the Jim Carrey movie. In fact, she was in that movie. We are rooting for her and Jack, but Kurt has the kind of mustache that women Diane’s age yearn for.
The plaintiff in Alicia’s case was cute, but he needed a haircut. How sad was it when Alicia didn’t have a beer with Kalinda? Kalinda handled it so maturely. We knew there would be some closure at the end of the episode, and we were pretty happy with it. These two absolutely need to be friends again, and we respect that Alicia needs Kalinda to be more open. We like Kalinda more when she’s Alicia’s buddy.We love this show for giving Michael J. Fox a recurring role. They wrote in his disability and work with it. He needs to be back on our TVs, even if he can only guest star due to his health.
We agree with Fox’s character that it’s fine for Alicia to switch to a firm that will pay her more. Loyalty is important, true, but if the firm isn’t loyal enough to give Alicia what she deserves for being awesome, then we would love to see her competing with Lockhart Gardner. Excuse us: Lockhart and Associates. It would be really interesting and we sort of resent the show for dangling the possibility in our faces multiple times, when we know Alicia won’t swap firms.
We liked that Alicia told Diane about the job offer right away. It was annoying when Diane guilt-tripped her. It’s business! Stalin and Associates made an executive decision and kept Alicia. What a surprise. This episode didn’t grab us like the last couple did. We were bored with the case after the snowmobile accident footage, which was pretty good. We even like Hockey, and we weren’t engaged.
Episode grade: B