Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 5, Episode 12 “We, the Juries” (B)

This show is always fun, but I think this episode was a bit too light. It’s now the umpteenth time that Lockhart Gardner and Florrick Agos have faced off in court, though in this instance that was because they were supposed to represent co-defendants but instead ended up pitting the two of them against each other to try to get a better deal for the one they were representing. Victor Garber as an exasperated judge tiring of having to accept one lawyering team’s objection to something their codefendants had done and incessantly sending out and recalling one of two juries was amusing, but it spoke to just how over-the-top this episode was. On a more serious note, Alicia got a glimpse of just how detached from humanity and civility Will has become when he blatantly lied and said that he hadn’t witnessed with her evidence of jury tampering. The concurrent development of Peter’s ballot-stuffing case was unproductively timed, and Will’s chance to exercise revenge on Peter for Alicia’s departure and the rescinding of Diane’s judgeship seems too appealing. Peter is in trouble, and Alicia was clearly upset about it enough to get flustered and emotional in front of him. I’m not sure he’ll survive another scandal. Fortunately, the one piece of good news is that, while Kalinda proved to be seedy once again, Cary was smart enough to give her information that would prove useful to him if used maliciously. Both could use having a friend elsewhere for non-treacherous purposes, and it’s good to see them reunited in that way.

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