Friday, March 25, 2011

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 17 “Ham Sandwich” (B+)

Before I got the chance to watch this episode, I happened upon something online that referenced a huge twist at the end, and I hoped against hope that I wouldn’t get the surprise ruined for me. I knew of course that it meant that there had to be something big coming up in the last few moments, and I have to say that I couldn’t have predicted it. It’s intriguing to see Alicia realize that the investigation really isn’t about Kalinda but rather about the firm, and then it all gets turned on its head when Blake returns to bring it all back to her and drop the ultimate bombshell: she slept with Peter. That’s one thing that her good friend Alicia isn’t going to be able to forgive, and it’s quite an exit for Blake, who has been nothing but trouble for Kalinda since he got started. The divorce proceedings, complete with entertaining mediation by guest star Bill Irwin, were enjoyable and the sudden shift to deadly serious as the wife ends up dead was quite a shock. I’m pleased to see that David Lee is being more prominently featured since his presence in courtroom definitely adds value and amusement, especially thanks to the clever editing of the meditation in this episode. Eli’s attempted manipulation of both Alicia and Grace doesn’t pay off nearly as well as it should, but it’s so fun to see him scramble. With only half a dozen episodes to go, this election is going to have to happen soon, and I’m sure it’s going to be plenty interesting.

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