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Wait till the kids find out what mom is up to, believe me THEY WILL FIND OUT through gossip at school. How is she going to get out of this one even though she hasn't done anything yet, they know what Dad did but would be completely devastated if the rumors were about her and the boss Will. She told them back in the Mock episode regarding the vispering to Will on the cell-phone that Grace overheard that back in college they were attracted to one another, that was a lie it also was present day.
As we should all be able to see now, Alicia made a huge mistake when she didn't kick Peter out for good, in the very first episode, right after most of his sleaziness was revealed, humiliating her in public.
Naively, she did as the family values people think she should do, and stood by him. But now that she's realized he had lied to her all along and has cheated with more women, she's stuck in all the muck even deeper. Her kids are going to find out about their father, and that she acted like a doormat for him. And believe me, they WILL find out.
When dirty cheating rat Peter accused her of "sleeping with" Will, it should have been clear to everyone what a two-faced hypocritical JERK he was. There's nothing more contemptible than a jealous cheater! He needs to be GONE, ASAP.
After reading all the comments gave me a good script that I could send to the Kings to consider for future episodes.
What they need is a good episode with the teenage children finding out what happened that caused the split and started asking questions about it. Don't forget kids today hear alot more than parents think, they will hear from kids at school that good old mom has the hots for Will and the kids sit her down for a family meeting where nobody lies. Then Grace wants to know about the old days with Will and whats been going now, the word on the street is you are sleeping with him (IS THAT TRUE)is this the way you are getting back at dad for what happened 2 yrs ago?
This would be a big wake up call to the whole series and how she can smooth their lives out again.
I disagree with many people here who says that Alicia is not "The Good Wife". She stood by her husband when he needed most, helped him to win his second election as SA. Being a good wife doesn't mean that you have to lose your self-respect and that you're going to stay married with your husband. Alicia's anger is understandable, she may have given Peter more space to answer, but come on ... look how he reacted. Luckily for him, she didn't do so when she learnt for the prostitute 2 years ago.
With regard to Cary, he's not an angel. When junior associate at LG, he was ready to do many things to keep his job. He's focusing on Alicia for no reason.
@ Kalie, If you remember VIP treatment, Peter never heard that whole message from Will. He was interupted by someone coming up to him at the table and stopped listening. So he did not heard Will say anything damaging.
In the beginning I wasn't a Peter fan but since then I have changed my mind, he has changed in a lot of ways to bad she can't see them. Peter wouldn't have said anything about Will if it wasn't for the voicemail on her cell phone back in the VIP TREATMENT episode where she forgot to take the phone and Peter called her on it. The message was from Will that had overtones that leaves not much to the imagination of what might or did happen by a boss.
I would like to know why the writers of this show kept putting her in a supportive role when the whole story line has her doing the opposite, I thought the Kings were modeling this off of the politions who had made marital mistakes. In real life the wives either stayed or moved on no maybes about it. I wish somebody would write a story about all the females that have pulled the same thing in elective offices, we would then see what it like from the other side and what the husbands would do.
I agree with Tilly and Kael. I felt the urge to smack Peter in the face about Will comments. It felt like he needed an excuse to blame her also instead of accepting the fact its all his faults. I also wanted Kalinda and Alicia make up. I hope they do since it seems Alicia needs people on her side during this.
To start it ain't going to happen in the end, So don't be surprised in the finale.
You all know that the one nighter was over 2 yrs ago, it wouldn't have mattered if he told the next day or 2 yrs later she would of been pissed. Since the begginning of the shows and she got a job again her brain switched from nice to revenge and anything in her way was fair game. You can't try to have a happy marriage if you don't try yourself which has been happening, for someone who thinks she is strong she is a weak person with everyone telling her what to do from work to life.
Looking back to the Mock episode when they said they would try it was to late to bring up Kalinde she had already made a friendship with her. Peter didn't know she work at the firm till the Heart episode, what would you do bring it up or not the answer would have been the same pissed.
So to wrap it up these series can't go on with the title "THE GOOD WIFE" unless writers and network don't agree.
"I was truly rooting for Peter until this episode. I was hoping that Alicia would reconsider kicking him out when he came to her apartment, but when he turned on her, I saw a different side of him."
-My sentiments exactly.
As someone who endured a similar relationship (playing Alicia's part), I kind of understood how she felt. How she wanted things to work out. She gave that heartfelt interview that practically won her husband's election, and what does Alicia get?
I've rewatched the Cary job interview scene several times now and am totally convinced. It was an insult to Cafry all the way. They know that he lost out before due to politics and he's gotten much more experience at the SAs office this year. Plus I agree with the person who pointed out that Cary is dangerous to L-G when he's against them in court. I've never heard Cary "whine" about Alicia. He's just too smart to let her hurt him again. Good for Cary.
I'm concerned for Alicia. Although Eli is friendly now, he's the one with the ammo. He knows about Will's message. His job is to protect Peter.
Diane and Will offer to Cary was laughable. It wasn't just professionally unacceptable, because they pretended that he should lose an entire year of job at SA like it was nothing. But it could also turn out to be a big mistake. The second one. Cary's not just one of the people they fired, he's was a great pain in the ass for them at S.A.. Probably they thought he had no chances with Peter so they felt they could offer him a lower position but, ops, it looks like he'll continue to be a pain in the ass for them, more now than ever. And I can't say I feel sorry for them.
And Cary was fired "because of Alicia", because she followed Diane's advice and used her connections (Eli) to get the job. I don't blame her but I also don't blame Cary if he wants to be sure that it won't happen anymore.
I think Julianna M's performance was one of the best ever. It was not so much about what she said but the manner for which she presented a great range of complicated emotions. When she gazed over at Kalinda while she was in the emergency court session in the hospital, there was a momentary loss of focus. One could only guess what was going through her mind. After reading some of the other comments surrounding this episode, I think that in real life even if a person was faced with similar circumstances and they opted to give their cheating spouse a second chance that there would be limits to this. One of course would be 100% disclosure so that they could work through everything and move forward. Someone expressed displeasure at Alicia giving up on her marriage but the truth is, Peter had done this all by himself long ago. One person can not do the work of two in any relationship. He got (finally) what he deserved. I think the entire cast of "The Good Wife" are incredibly talented acto
What an episode! I LOVED how Alicia packed Peter's stuff with care and moved it into his new apartment. She even paid 3 months rent. Even in her anger, hurt and disgust, she has treated him with more respect than he's treated her, their children and their marriage. I could not believe he had the nerve, and even thought he had the right, to attempt to blame her decision on her feelings towards Will. I wish she would have blatantly said she didn't sleep with Will but I understood that she probably felt like she didn't have to. I agree with the review. Peter showed his true colors -- he's an A$$!
Not sure what the angle will be with Cary, Peter and Alicia but if the writers intend to keep the love triangle going Peter should use the information against Will -- not Alicia. If he uses it against Alicia, then I can't see why she wouldn't divorce him immediately! We'll see how that plays out.
I like Cary, a lot, but his whining about Alicia has become VERY annoying. He's made a
As you can see i'm from the old school and the name of The Good Wife never fit the show, from day one there has been no real communication between Alicia and Peter. Right from the get go she should have divorced him and moved on with her life, instead we have been put through 2 seasons of one big lie from all concerned.
I noticed alot of people think Julianna Margulies! Most deserving of an emmy, I disagree a couple of scenes where she finnally does something beside sit there and let people run all over her with hardly a line isn't Emmy material.
Finally the big question is will there be another season or be chopped by CBS, there are 2 shows on the hot list to go and TGW is in jeaperty. To go on with the title and things falling apart doesn't give us much action towards moving on in the TGW mode.
I totally agree with you! Julianna Marguiles deserve an Emmy.. The scene where she packed peter's stuff and took Zack's iPod was perfect. I was waiting for seeing something more about Alicia and Will in this episode but I guess we will have to let the things calm down... And Alicia has to confront Kalinda yet...
About Peter I have always known he was a jerk so... He deserve it!! Even more I would have been glad if she had burnt all his things as you say.
And Cary, are you kidding me? Get it over!! Ok, you're the bad guy but at least you had style...
Can't wait to see next episode, this show is absolutely amazing.
They could've called this episode, "Men With Chips (on shoulders)." Peter - well, now we know who you are when your swarmy overtures come up empty and unmoving. The real Peter comes out, son of his nasty mom Jackie, a down-putting jerk who really sees himself as a 'victim' on par with what he'd done to Alicia. But what makes it even better is that Alicia is guilty, not of adultery per se, but of thinking about it - and it isn't lost on her. The way this show navigates how compromising real relationships can be is truly admirable. And Martha Plimpton was the perfect escape valve for all this intensity. I've loved her since she was a kid starring in "Hotel New Hampshire."
Of course, I'm looking forward to the confrontation between Alicia and Kalinda - these two actors in top form. I've liked their friendship, and would want them to find some way to mend, but man, I just don't see it. I thank my coworker for turning me on to this show. It really is the best show network TV has runn
I was left saying wow, just plain wow. I didn't agree with alicia staying with Peter but I understood it and thought he had changed. I wanted smack him for the way he spoke to her after all that he had done to her up to this point. Besides Alicia the person I feel terrible for is Kalinda. Cary & Peter teaming up will be interesting. Loved how they handled Eli & Alicia too. Just one of the best performances I have ever had the pleasure to watch.
What a performance by Julianna Margulies! Most deserving of an emmy. I think her only true friend, who understands her, is Eli. I have grown to like him and the character that he plays. And, so glad that she finally told Peter's mother to take a hike, but she did thank her for helping when it was really needed. You know, marriage should be a life long committment (I've been married 40 yrs) but if my husband cheated on me like Peter did, which was a public humiliation for Alicia and her entire family, I'm not sure I could or would have taken him back ever. He knew all along that she could possibly find out about Kalinda. I'm eager to see how the relationship between Kalinda and Alicia plays out. Keeping the indiscretion a secret was not a good idea. I'm glad she threw him out, enough is enough. Can't wait to see the next couple of episodes and wonder what the season finale will bring. I just love this show!!
I was truly rooting for Peter until this episode. I was hoping that Alicia would reconsider kicking him out when he came to her apartment, but when he turned on her, I saw a different side of him.
I agree that the middle of the night apartment search and moving really stretched credulity. And, she went to court the next day having been up all night while enduring emotional devastation?! That's just too, too much to accept.
I loved every bit of Alicia in this episode...she is amazing! Love her!
Excellent episode. I disagree about the changes though. I am excited to see what the writers and the Kings can do with them. Status quo is not always good for entertainment. I think being open to new things can lead to an equally exciting show.
I agree that Peter is certainly the pot calling the kettle black with his accusations about Will, but I understand his reaction. What spouse would not be upset when they were asked for a separation? If he wasn't upset, we would have even worse things to say about him! But I do applaud Alicia for standing up for her needs. I did find it curious that she didn't deny Peter's accusation about Will, despite the fact that she hasn't slept with him. Is it guilt about her feelings for him?
I love Cary, but think the show is better for having him at the SA's office, cause now we have potential fireworks with him and Peter going against Alicia, Will and LG. He has shown a soft side lately, but I like him better as an enemy.
This episode wasn't just about last night it is what has been going on from the start.
A couple of things made me want to turn the channel it was so sickining to see and hear a mother lie flat out to her children and ask them to lie to people about their family. This will come back in the future and bite her that will be worse than any low blow, just wait till the kids find out what the real reason for the split is all about then we will see a water fall of tears.
My other complaint was the fact that she didn't want to hear anything from Peter and the fact that he has touched a sore point about Will that she thought he didn't know. She hasn't slepted with him but if it happens her world will turn upside down and destroy her family and creditability with her collegues at work.
If the writers and producers want this show to servive they better put it back on the right track, CBS doesn't play around and would cancel for wild story changes.
I just loved this so much :) Can't believe she kicked Peter out! That was surprising- I thought she'd suck it up.Thanks God, she didn't! That episode was pure Alicia action ! - To Jackie: I understand if people don't like her. But I think the character is great. I know people like this ( who annoy me to hell)and am enjoying how she is ridiculated :)
Well emmys for the writers for providing such contentious and thought provoking material, and to the actors for making it work!
I love seeing alicia stand up for herself - think peter and kalinda are both getting what they sow (and I like Kalinda!:) No one should have to live in a relationship where they never know if they are going to be blindsided. Alicia has grown and staying in the marraige pretending its still all ok would be a lie to the independent person she has become. Hopefully the writers can find other guys for her besides peter or will.
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