Monday, February 28, 2011

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 15 “Silver Bullet” (B+)

In addition to great drama, this episode is stacked with plenty of great guest stars! The return of Gary Cole as the Republican (or, rather, Tea Party) ballistics expert was fun, and he really managed to throw Diane off her game. It’s a good thing that Diane is staying, since Bond seems prepared to put things to a vote and try to oust Diane from the partnership. I instantly recognized the fantastic Sarah Steele from “Please Give” as Eli’s daughter, and it’s a blast to see her go point-for-point with her father and argue vehemently that she should be allowed to go to Israel and live on a kibbutz (quite a hilarious conversation, especially on Eli’s end). I’m thrilled to see America Ferrera as the new object of Eli’s affection, and she did a marvelous job skewering Eli for lying to her. His daughter does get the award for the most fabulously-delivered dialogue, tossed off when she interrupts her father’s date and reminds him to use a condom. Alicia is also proving herself to be quite competent in not letting Eli talk down to her, and she’s quite entertaining and effective in dealing with her rather troublesome and inquisitive daughter. It was fun to see Cary and Alicia not playing nice with each other during the investigation of the evidence and Kalinda having to be the one to play mediator. I’m so intrigued by the way Kalinda is handling those threatening phone calls, and I think this episode wisely kept things nice and mysterious.

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