The Good Wife Round Table: "Death Row Trip"
A jerk on death row. A possible new, young couple. A photo of a guy pretending to go down on Santa Claus.
This week's episode of The Good Wife was chock full of developments for our Round Table crew of Matt Richenthal, Christine Orlando and Carissa Pavlica to discuss. Won't you join them as they do so now?
What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: Alicia and Will's admission that there's no point in trying to pause their relationship. First, it showed just how strong the feelings and attractions are. Second, it was just a mature conversation. I really enjoy these two together.
Christine: I think it was Jackie going through Alicia's things, pawing through her lingerie. It was just so infuriating that I wanted to smack her. I kept waiting for one of the kids to walk in. Then, they ended it on a comical note when she didn't even know how to turn on the laptop, nevermind even having a clue where to look.
Carissa: When Jackie opened the door and saw Grace's tutor standing there if full face makeup. She is without a doubt the most bizarre inclusion on The Good Wife and to see Jackie experience it first hand was priceless.
Should Zach and Marissa date?
Matt: Absolutely. They pass my couple nickname test: Mach? I like it!
Christine: I think Marissa is out of Zach's league, but perhaps the problem is that I really don't like Zach. I'm sure she could teach him a few things.
Carissa: Yes! I don't think it would be easy for either of them to date a "regular" kid (we saw what straying from the pack did for Zach - and Peter - last year) and they share a unique historical viewpoint thanks to their fathers being in the spotlight. They would be able to keep each other in check, and have an outlet when things get crazy.
Choose a woman for Cary: Kalinda or Dana?
Matt: Dana. I don't really get what the show is doing with Kalinda sometimes. Must there be sexual chemistry between her and every character?!? Or was Dana simply playing along and doing her own bit of manipulating? Either way, Kalinda is too cagey. Cary and Dana already make quite a professional team. I see no reason it shouldn't get personal.
Christine: I'll choose Dana because I don't think Cary can handle Kalinda. I find their odd, tentative friendship appealing. I'm afraid if they take it to the next level they'll crash and burn and Cary will end up more jaded than he already is.
Carissa: Kalinda. I don't know enough about Dana to want her with Cary, and what I do know I don't like. Cary and Kalinda have always had a spark, and even though they may try to brush it off and pretend it's nothing, it always creeps back in. Even when they try to "use" each other, it never works out exactly as they plan due to their attraction. I say give them a green light.
What newspaper headline would you run for a scandal involving a candidate fellating an inflatable Santa Claus?
Matt: No, No, No: Politician's Election Chances Go Down.
Christine: When they played the news story, they had "Santa's Little Helper" scrolled across the bottom of the screen. I thought that was perfect. And how did they come up with that expression for Santa? Priceless.
Carissa: Sorry, kids, Santa may be a little late this year.