The Good Wife Round Table: Mr. Boring Bitcoin
With The Good Wife returning from a brief hiatus this Sunday, our Round Table team of Matt Richenthal, Carissa Pavlica and Christine Orlando is here to take a look back before taking a look forward.
Below, they tackle the episode that posed the question: Who is Mr. Bitcoin?
What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: Probably the opening, where Jason Biggs first made an appearance as a seemingly funny, interesting client with a sharp zing of those agents on his tail. What about that door? What if I go through that one? After that, it all went downhill.
Carissa: The end. Honestly, this was one of the most boring episodes ever. I work in commodities and currencies and I didn't give a hoot. Jason Biggs could have been used in a much more exciting manner.
Christine: Definitely seeing Elsbeth set up Wendy Scott Carr to give her more information on the judges than she intended. Everyone underestimates Elsbeth until they're caught in her trap and it's such fun to watch.
Did Kalinda make the right decision in handing over that folder?
Matt: It's clearly too early to judge, based on our lack of folder information, so I'll tackle the larger question: should she choose Alicia or Will, if it really comes down to that? Alicia. Because Will really is guilty of whatever is in that folder and because we all know Kalinda could find another job in an instant. Another friend like Alicia? Not so much.
Carissa: Because I don't know what was actually in the folder, I'm going to reserve judgement. She is not a sucker, and always has cards up her sleeve that I would never imagine. That folder has to contain some of those cards.
Christine: The bigger question is, what's in the folder? We've never known Kalinda to just roll over and surrender. There has to be more to this story than we're seeing.
So, Zach is dating Nisa: Do you care?
Carissa: I kind of wanted him to date Eli's daughter, so I do care. Frankly, I don't understand the storyline. Why should ANYone should care who he dates or why? Unless it was someone close, like a daughter of a friend or coworker of one of his parents. A public school girl? Oh my. That's... boring.
Christine: I'm sorry, what? I fell asleep during the question. So, is the issue that Zach's dating a girl who is black or is it that she goes to public school? Or is it that I really don't care who Zach dates because I don't care about Zach?
Rate this episode's case of the week on a scale from 1-10.
Matt: Three. It was clear all along that Biggs' character was involved and Kalinda may be able to make many storylines interesting, but not even her flirty, intense presence could jazz up a case centered around coding and computer hackery. Repeated instances of coding and computer hackery, no less.
Carissa: Five. Only because there was a lot of Kalinda and with Kalinda comes score power.
Christine: Five. I like that they made us question Will's innocence and I enjoyed Elsbeth, but the case was boring. Having Kalinda run around talking to programmers about binary code? Wake me when it's over.