Monday, March 28, 2016

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife

The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 17 “Shoot” (B-)

The opening scene of this episode was very intriguing since it told an entire story much like the first part of “Up” as a run-up to the more central epilogue about what happened after Harry’s daughter was killed. I like Blair Underwood, who was particularly impressive on “In Treatment,” and this role was interesting but ultimately less consequential than the case itself, which resulted in an unexpected and humorous ruling that Harry must pay a fine of forty cents per day for keeping the sign up since it might adversely affect the gun shop’s business. It was good to see Alicia fiercely stand up for Grace when she was nearly denied admission to college because of a charge of plagiarism related to her essay, but I really question the fact that she could be told that she had plagiarized without actually being given any details about what she was alleged to have stolen and reused. Alicia seeing Jason at the bar walk in and kiss another woman was an unfortunate development, and though he freaked out when Lucca told him Alicia had seen him, she didn’t seem to mind all that much, and they moved on pretty quickly, which is at least somewhat refreshing. Lucca’s ascension in the workplace is nice, but I still can’t see why Alicia is so ready to lie to Cary and to cut him loose when he’s the truly decent one who will be hurt most by Diane and Alicia’s creation of an all-female firm.

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