The Good Wife Round Table: "The Death Zone"
The Good Wife was highlighted this week by a British invasion and by the first-ever meeting between Kalinda and Eli. There was talk of American Revolution-themed sex, as well.
With Lisa Edelstein set to debut on Sunday, let's take a look back via the following edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table. Won't you join Matt Richenthal, Christine Orlando and Carissa Pavlica as they break down the most recent episode?
What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: I'll expound more below, but the introductions of Kalinda and Eli. It definitely seemed like the writers were having some fun, winking a bit at the audience, by having the latter repeatedly mention how odd it was that they hadn't met before.
Christine: Surprisingly, it was Peter trying to tell his son why Alicia kicked him out... without actually saying the words. I can almost respect Peter as a parent for trying to be truthful with his kids without giving them more information than they need. Of course, if he hadn't screwed around in the first place his kids wouldn't have to ask these questions.
Carissa: Without a doubt, Alicia and Will contemplating their quickie in the bathroom. Even their mere mention of getting it on gets me flustered. They are that good at making me believe their desire for each other. Best sexual chemistry on television by far.
Kalinda and Eli: A great pairing, or the greatest pairing?
Matt: Very solid, but let's not get carried away here. Castle and Beckett? Booth and Brennan? Damon Salvatore and a bubble bath? There are some tremendous pairings out there.
Christine: Great, with the possibility of greatness. I enjoyed every scene they had together. Both are focused and driven and possess a rather ambiguous moral compass. The sly smiles they shared made it feel like the meeting of two kindred spirits. I can't wait to see more.
Carissa: For now, just a great pairing. They are so fun to watch, and Kalinda has almost met a match in Eli. They will certainly generate major excitement in episodes to come.
Are Peter's intentions with the audit request pure?
Matt: No, but the better question would be whether he's after something specific - such as something in Will's Blake-related past - or just fishing for anything to get Lockhart/Gardner in trouble.
Christine: Pure? Ha! I can't quite bring myself to put "pure" and "Peter" in the same sentence. He's after something. I don't know what but there's an ulterior motive there. Everything about that offer screams trap. It would be foolish of them to take the bait.
Carissa: Obviously not, or he would have requested the same of all three firms. But I don't know what he is looking for. I'm assuming it's not a financial audit but a due diligence audit. I don't know how it would work on their behalf to comply. Would being his attorney keep them from facing off in court? If not, then he'd have a lot of inside information to help with his own cases. I'll never trust him.
Give this week's case a grade.
Matt: A-. The Brits really classed up the joint, and also led to one of Will's best-ever comebacks: Intimidation is not a sonnet.
Christine: B-. Who knew people were just stepping over one another to get to the top of some silly mountain? I can't say I see the thrill. If nothing else, I enjoyed the British accents.
Carissa: B. Not because it was interesting, but because it tossed in the eyeroll factor by holding a case in front of a British dude on American soil. Can that really happen? Loved when "his lordship" questioned Will's posture, and Will was looking down and all around trying to figure out what the hell he was driving at. I'll keep the U.S. justice system, thank you very much.