Thursday, May 12, 2016

What I’m Watching: The Good Wife (Penultimate Episode)

The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 21 “Verdict” (B)

It’s strange to think that this is the second-to-last episode this show will ever air, especially since I’m still catching up and the finale has already aired. Also, my wife is way back in season four, so she’ll still have plenty of time before Will dies, Jason shows up, and somehow the show ends up being all about Peter again. It’s weird to have such a focus on that, but the redone opening titles show that this series has always been about Alicia defining herself, and now she’s scoring great success in her own right while still standing by her husband. Their mock cross examination was a good opportunity for them to air their true feelings, and good to hear some honesty. Peter deciding to take the two-year plea deal came too late, and something tells me that he’s not going to end up going back to prison, since in a lot of ways that would make things too easy. I like that Lucca, who has sort of disappeared recently after just showing up at the beginning of this season (bond court seems so, so much longer ago), is still friends with Jason and can give him a hard time for not speaking up and telling Alicia his true feelings. Diane and Kurt are forever doomed to have work get in the way of their relationship more than their politics, but they seem to be going strong. It’s a real shame that David Lee was so obsessed with preparing for an absurd gender discrimination suit that he didn’t even notice that their entire firm was being literally demolished all around him. It was nice to see Louis Canning again, even if he wasn’t terribly helpful to Alicia as he defended Cary, who showed his allegiance and expressed a rightful frustration with Alicia still doubting his true intentions.

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