Wednesday, February 24, 2016

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 14 “Monday” (B-)

I don’t think I commented yet on the news that this show is apparently ending, a fact that was broken to the world by a Super Bowl promo advertising the final nine episodes. I think it’s fine that this show ends since it hasn’t been so strong in a while, but it’s still a bit surprising that it’s going out like this. It does feel as if things are wrapping up now that Alicia’s legal woes seem to have been solved by returning to her original firm, but she’s encountering an entirely new set of problems working with Diane and Cary in a capacity that isn’t on their level. It’s hard to believe that both Diane and Cary would so cluelessly continually make reference to Monica and Lucca liking each other when it’s simply because they’re both African-American. Lucca is also a very dedicated employee, yet she’s already being put in a bad spot by Alicia’s knowledge that she can do things, to a degree, how she wants to. The case of the week was an intriguing one since it started from a very responsible standpoint, with an internal employee coming to Alicia for legal help to ensure that selling the phone prototype he found was okay to do. The twists that came up throughout it on both sides were frustrating, and it’s difficult to get past the absurdity of the law and technicalities sometimes. This is the umpteenth time that Peter is being investigated, but it was more interesting this time since Scott Deveraux approached Marissa first. On the guest star, we had two recognizable TV faces: Judy Reyes from “Scrubs” as the opposing counsel and Joey Slotnick from “Nip/Tuck” and “Alias” as the unamused Anthony Dudewitz.

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