The Good Wife-Getting to the Finale


The end of the last episode had Peter released from house arrest and seemingly free to run for office again. Interesting was the way Peter introduced Alicia to some businessmen he knew, by complimenting her as “the lawyer” and a valuable asset to Stern, Lockhart, and Gardner.  Her discomfort was clear by Watching her expression. Alicia definitely wants to further her career, but doesn’t want to use her husband’s connections to do it; this was conveyed by her dismay at seeing Cary pathetically attempt to collect his meager belongings and listening to his somewhat valid complaint about how he knew no one in town and only got as far as he did by dint of sheer hard work. This hit a nerve with Alicia, who had to go out for drinks with Kalinda to celebrate in order to snap out of it.  (By the way, I’m not sure why Alicia thinks Kalinda might be gay -it’s not like Kalinda has made a pass at her or another woman at the firm – or has she? Are there rumors at the firm or something yet to be revealed?).

When will Alicia truly be appreciated for who she is and not for the connections  resulting from her marriage?  When will forces stop conspiring to push Alicia back to Peter every time she tries to break away?  These are some of the questions we may get inkling to, if not definitive answers in the finale.

Bringing back the Colin Sweeney character was a fun move on the part of GW writers. Dylan Baker plays him with almost hammy relish, but those eyes toward the end of the episode were just so chilling. Just shows that lawyers really do have to put up with some serious poop in their day-to-day lives.

Carrie Preston was also a joy to watch -although I’m not sure how the Kozko character managed to fool the law enforcement establishment of his suicide so easily…

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2 thoughts on “The Good Wife-Getting to the Finale

  1. E says:

    You know, I had the same thought about Kalinda and Alicia – the audience gets to see Kalinda flirt with men and women, but has Alicia? I mean, maybe – she certainly knows that Kalinda uses her attractiveness to get intel out of men. I wonder if she wasn’t more of a mouthpiece for audience desire there than an organic question.

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