The Good Wife: Season 3, Episode 18 “Gloves Come Off” (B+)
It’s great that this show seems to be so well-liked by its guest stars that they tend to return more than once. That’s the case in this hour for a whole handful of people, including Michael J. Fox’s manipulative lawyer Lewis Canning, Bryan Brown’s process server Jack Copeland, Gary Cole’s ballistics expert Kurt McVeigh, and Elizabeth Reaser’s reporter Tammy Linnata. Lewis is always a disruptive delight, and this episode proved particularly fun because Alicia managed to pique his interest and elicit a job offer, only to use it to get a bonus from Diane. Affairs at Lockhart Gardner are not in order, as all of the partners are upset at Will for continue to hold sway, and I particularly enjoyed David and Eli coming to him to tattle on the other for leaking Will’s involvement in current cases to the disciplinary board. Tammy’s return was intriguing mainly for the way it threw Alicia off, and her honest interaction with Alicia was especially compelling. Diane’s romantic life was quite enthralling, and I loved how she scheduled dates with Kurt and Jack in the same weekend. Kalinda’s efforts to reach out to Alicia seem to have paid off, and it’s nice to see Alicia approach her and tell her that she’s willing to work towards recreating their old friendship. Alicia seems poised to be able to get her old house back, thanks to some unexpected advice from the hockey player. This episode’s case was quite interesting, and I enjoyed the process and the unlikely outcome.