Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 20 “Foreign Affairs” (B+)

Before we get to that whopper of an ending, it’s worth addressing the other less significant developments in this episode. It’s nice to see Natalie, and by extension America Ferrera, incorporated into the business at Lockhart and Gardner in such a big way, and this serves as the perfect send-off for her. I liked her boyfriend’s attempt at a confrontation with Eli, and she and Eli had a great least moment at the party. The case itself was rather ridiculous but, like with the judge who insists on having her lawyers attribute their claims to their opinion, not everything in this show is meant to be taken entirely seriously. Hence a faceless Chavez rambling about Courtney Love and an actor serving as his defense counsel is more just for amusement, and I think it’s all worth it for the delight Will takes in making a breakthrough that he can hold over his opposition’s head. Cary asking Kalinda for a favor was an interesting twist since we’ve only ever seen the reverse, and it’s somewhat strange to think of Cary working for Peter with his animosity towards Alicia. I, as I imagine others were, was so distracted by all the excitement of Peter winning the election that I momentarily forgot about the threat of Alicia finding out about Kalinda. The way it was presented, using Kalinda’s former name, was quite brilliant considering the fact that Alicia had overheard that name several names when Blake called her by it. The last few moments of this episode were exceptional, and I’m quite looking forward to seeing what happens with the fallout.

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