The Good Wife Review: Cockroaches
Quite a few TV Fanatic commenters must have been thrilled with tonight's The Good Wife, "Don't Haze Me, Bro."
Nick was nowhere to be seen and Cary was at least featured. It wasn't much, but there's bound to be more Cary in our future now that he is working in the same office as Alicia, right?
Despite those two positives, the episode was brought down by a lackluster case. The issue of the hazed college student didn't hold my attention. The opposing counsel's moving targets didn't really work for me, either. especially with the focus on the effeminate judge. I came away just hoping Alicia would win because I hated the university's counsel so much. The testimony of the students and coach wasn't putting me on the edge of my seat wondering what they would say, as often happens on this show.
If a case as good as last Sunday's search engine one had been paired with the supplemental stories, it would have worked much better. The Peter cheating story just won't go away, will it? I'm not surprised, it's politics. As much as Kalinda and Eli convinced the publication that the accusations were false and I believed them, I'm not convinced that Peter didn't cheat. The girl was not credible at all, but there's something about Eli and Peter's statements that just rub me the wrong way.
Perhaps, it really is a cover-up of a non-story. Though, that is making Peter look guilty ... of something.
The reporter may have lost her story, but she decided not to go down without a fight. In the day of the Internet, anything goes. The blog may not have the credibility of the reporter's publication, but it will open up a new line of questioning by the press and the public. Do you think Peter cheated? Or is it all a big lie to bring him down? The results of the straw poll will be telling about where Peter's campaign is going, though the controversy will certainly bring his numbers down.
In addition to trouble with the campaign, Peter will have to deal with his mother's illness. What was wrong with her? Her cockroach hallucinations are not the sign of a healthy recovery. I hope that Peter, Eli or someone realizes that something is wrong before she commits a faux pas that will seriously hurt his campaign. Not only because it would hurt Peter, but that's something that Jackie would forever blame herself for if it happens.
The campaign situation may be worsening, but the firm is starting to recover. If it continues to win these large settlements, it will be out of bankruptcy in no time. It was refreshing to see Diane and Will hold their ground with the Trustee. Even more telling was their determination to not only recover but to take down Louis Canning and to expand into New York City and Washington, D.C. If anyone can do it, I believe Diane and Will can. They have the drive and determination to follow through, though it won't be an easy ride.
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