Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 9 “Discovery” (B)

In this show’s world, it’s hard to find new lawyers in Chicago since the same ones seem to be facing off against each other or sitting side by side on countless occasions. Forget Diane losing clients because of her defense of a conservative cause or Alicia and Lucca getting them in the windfall. Instead, we get the return of Monica, a character who seemed like she would definitely come back given her loud entry, and with her she brings a case of racism that had all the makings of a sure thing but fell apart in a number of ways over the course of the episode. Cary going back and forth with Monica about Biff and Skippy and his hiring practices was probably the best part, though he cost himself some credibility when he called Lucca to tell just her about the new information he had procured. Louis’ role in the whole thing was in a background capacity, and I like seeing just a little of him each episode, especially in a context that doesn’t find him using his condition in a manipulative manner. Eli’s romance with Courtney didn’t progress too much in this hour, but he did stick his nose in another person’s affairs at Ruth’s urging. Alicia was cold and unresponsive to Eli infringing on her personal life, and Jason also reacted in a rather stoic and intense way that makes me worried about what he’ll do and whether he’ll stick around for a while given how awkward things are becoming in his work environment.

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