Friday, May 6, 2011

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 21 “In Sickness” (B+)

It’s always good when episodes following cliffhangers continue right from the middle of the action and move it right along by extending the scene. Now that Alicia knows about Kalinda and Peter, it’s only a matter of time before things explode between them. Alicia melting down was a tough sight, as well as her crying in front of her kids while telling them about the separation. Moving Peter out in the middle of the night was a bold, strong move, and Alicia seems prepared to look out for herself now that she knows she’s been lied to by her husband more grievously than ever before. Him not even denying it after she called him out on sleeping with her best friend was rather appalling, and I don’t think we’ve ever seen such an angry Peter, cruelly insulting Alicia for having an affair with Will. Alicia’s encounter with Kalinda was intense, and she’s definitely going to get her revenge at some point soon. It’s interesting to see how clearly defined the relationships between Jackie, Eli, and Alicia have become and who is on whose side when it comes to loyalty to each other and to Peter. In other happenings at the office, John Glover of “Smallville” and other fame was a great guest star, managing almost to overshadow Martha Plimpton’s returning manipulative mother lawyer. I was also intrigued to see Aubrey Dollar from “Women’s Murder Club” show up as Kalinda’s latest love interest, and we’ll have to see where that goes.

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