Sunday, March 6, 2011

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 16 “Great Firewall” (B+)

We’ve finally made it to the big vote, but before we get to that, let’s recognize not one but four superb guest stars who helped to make this episode great. Ken Leung, recognizable to most as Miles from “Lost,” was this week’s token defendant, with the fantastic Rita Wilson as her lawyer. John Benjamin Hickey, who is great as Sean on “The Big C,” was a terrific choice to play the CEO of the social networking site, and while he was hardly homeless here, he was just as bitingly sarcastic. And it was a pleasure to see Jerry Adler from “The Sopranos” and “Rescue Me” as the last of the surviving elderly partners. I enjoyed Will’s bickering in the middle of his deposition, and on a more serious note, his line “who do you know who’s doing something for the right treason?” was particularly affecting. Peter going to gloat over Childs when he informed him that he was no longer in the race was a strong moment, and Peter’s hugging of Zack and thanking him for his help, coupled with that last haunting shot of the laptop, served as a very powerful ending to the episode. This partner vote was so long-anticipated that it could have resulted in a big nothing, but seeing Bond look so dejected as Julius revealed his treachery and both Lee and the alteh kaker had great reactions to his ousting proved to be a more than fitting victory for the rightful partners and a hopeful return to normalcy for the lawyers on this show.

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