Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 6, Episode 19 “Winning Ugly” (B-)

If nothing else, this episode was involving, proceeding its two main storylines along with determined focus as it didn’t really feature any subplots. My issue with both is that suddenly we’re back to Peter cheating in the election years ago and Cary having to testify against Bishop, two plot points that were featured way back, negating all of the progress the show and its characters have achieved since then. This idea of “the party” managed to bolster Alicia and then bring her down awfully quickly, with Ron Rifkin’s esteemed Mr. Randolph showing up to vigorously defend her before putting the blame on her husband and then ultimately outright lying to force Alicia to resign, all at the behest of the party. Alicia recording her conversation was smart, but unfortunately that meant that her subsequent and much more damning interaction was off the record, and now she appears to be out of a post after so much hard work and having done nothing wrong. Diane was understandably furious to find out what Kalinda had done, and it makes so much sense that Kalinda would be the one to testify against Bishop instead of her, especially since Kalinda came forward and shouldered all of the blame as she should have done. Somehow, the incompetent ASA’s office is still interested in bringing down every partner of this show’s featured firm. The dramatic readings by older men of Will and Alicia’s e-mails were decidedly awkward, and I’m not sure what to make of them.

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