Friday, April 8, 2011

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 19 “Wrongful Termination” (B+)

It’s very intriguing to see how this show uses and incorporates its fringe characters, bringing them back every once in a while and making them a huge part of the plot when it’s appropriate. That’s certainly the case here with Stern, who’s back for only a moment before his death has created a humongous business opportunity for Diane and Will. I very much enjoyed their conversation about how to be respectful yet opportunistic in their approach to contacting Stern’s clients and paying their respects at shiva. It was a surprise to see Louis again, and I like the fact that he’s popping up so frequently without it seeming like he’s dominating the show. His new role and his attempted poaching of Alicia was interesting, and I’m hopeful that he will be back more in the future, since his clashes with Lockhart Gardner are always fascinating. The ongoing plots involving Peter’s campaign and the investigation into Kalinda are equally intriguing, both featuring intersecting developments this week. Eli’s fury at the reporter asking Alicia questions was intense, and it was amusing to see Alicia so calm and Eli not listening to his own advice. Cary’s inquiry into what was being covered up revealed some surprising things on his end, and he definitely decided to confide in the wrong person when he got chastised for trying to continue covering it up for her sake. With only four episodes left this season, I’m really interested to see if Peter is going to get elected and just what’s going to happen when Alicia finds out what Kalinda did.

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