Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 2 “Innocents” (B+)

There’s a lot of wheeling and dealing going on here, and it’s interesting to see who’s on what side since they very often intersect and overlap. What was especially fun about this episode was that it showed that this show is being creative about replacing Kalinda, and it has found the quite the choice in Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Jason Crouse, who oozes charm and flirtatiousness and negotiated Diane up to $250 an hour and then turned her down for the chance to work with Alicia for a paltry $95. He’ll surely make a solid addition to the show. I was sad that Trieste Kelly Dunn’s Amanda didn’t work out since I’m a fan of the actress from her work on “Banshee,” but she did manage to do a tremendously terrible job locating any legitimate information, purporting all the while to be the best in town and then daring Alicia to fire her, which she did. Grace negotiating a salary for herself was a nice moment, and it’s good to see that she’s loyal but also intelligent. It’s always fun to see Mamie Gummer’s opposing counsel, and I love that Alicia acknowledged that they’ve tried twelve cases together when Nancy pretended not to know her. The case involving nudity of children and consent was interesting, but not quite as juicy as the drama happening out of court, namely Eli working on his revenge plan and Howard going to war with Cary about he made a decent suggestion on how to ease the useless partner out of the firm.

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