The most recent episode (number 18, “Boom”) has Alicia playing a little dirty in the courtroom to rattle opposing counsel Jonas Stern, in order to let his mental deficiencies show to all the world. She was also rather cavalier towards Peter, and did in fact utter the much played lines from the trailer “I don’t much care what you are…It’s over.” before walking out of the apartment to have dinner with Will…
I hope the writers take note of this – if you make Alicia a less likable character, people won’t want to watch her as much. Yes. Peter has his faults and should come clean with her about everything that’s going on with his case, but even before she saw Peter with Gerald Kozko, a real estate developer with incriminating evidence against Peter, Alicia was already unnecessarily frosty toward Peter’s pastor. Moreover, if she’s not willing to help Peter change when he asks for her help, than what does that say about her?
One thing I like about this episode was Cary’s role this time – he was disloyally loyal. He wined/dined and presumably slept with opposing counsel in order to learn that Jonas Stern wanted to hire Cary away from Lockhart & Gardner, among 11 other people. Cary quickly shared this information with Will, who with Diane called in Julius Cain, an African American attorney at the firm. The two of them matched Stern’s offer to him, in exchange for the names of the other 10 attorneys who were planning to leave Lockhart & Gardner. Diane & Will were planning to fire these ten and hire a few minority attorneys to make good on their promise to Julius. Will rewarded Cary with the loan for a condo. What’s Cary’s angle? Is he so determined to best Alicia that he won’t leave the firm until he does?
What do YOU think ought to happen next??