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@d, I think you hit the nail on the head about Peter. If he had just been a lawyer and private person behaving the way he had I could somewhat understand Alicia forgiving him if he mended his ways, but this guy having more skeletons than a Haunted House yet running for office both before and after they were revealed as though he was God's gift to democracy makes him irredeemable. I know I keep harping on this but he didn't 'just' sleep around. That diamond bracelet Alicia found was a bribe and it sure didn't seem like it was the first one.How did he pay for high-priced hookers? Alicia knows this means all the corruption accusations leveled against Peter are true. Even if his opponent was crooked too, it wouldn't make him worthy of seeking office the way he does.
I don't usually watch this show but I was waiting for the Mentalist which didn't come on until 10 p.m. last night. Hey CBS, please put Mentalist back on Tuesday at 9, wednesday at 7, Thursday anytime, Friday, 7 or 8 pm. Thanks. What I did see of the Good Wife was confussing because I haven't watched the other shows.
totally forget to comment on the non-story bore-me-the-heck-later-heres-some-bricks-and-foundations-now-move-on side plot of this dumb blonde broad (sorry been watching some de niro classics this weekend..) she's annoying me and thought we have already established that it didn't happen! what does this woman want from peter, was it she who he really slept with? is there a bigger picture we're missing here obv than the one being presented. Will he ever be able to shake this image of womanizer and cheater?
its annoying me and so season 1, lets see more of how their relationship has changed and where do they go from here and when will david lee re-appear with the offer of divorce....
1) friendship is uncomfortable, when are the writers going to reveal her real reasoning for this strange union.
2) at last we found out what happened to jackie!!! finally! i personally think she has a medical condition or is reacting to her medication....
3) case was pointless and boring but shows how hazing is still happening in america and is sublimely telling students that death can occur as a result....
4) the moving of carey into alicia office is just the foundation of the trustee's motive tbh. is this how carey's dad is introduced into the show via trustee? i'm happy that carey can now get more screen time because lets be honest he is very easy on the eye, since gilmore days.......back on track sorry.
5) love the mentioning of the lucrative 27th floor and how this is now their motivation in becoming better lawyers and for progressing the company. they were loosing sight and this has now made them regenerate into the characters we were first introduced too
Alicia's 'friendship' with Maddie Hayward was awkward here. Did Alicia truly say her life was boring? Anyone would grab at the chance to write an article on her. It's still odd how Alicia didn't stick to her word by not bringing up campaign talk. Hayward has this strange way about her. You can't tell what her intentions are with Alicia. People have become friends for less, but it just seems like they don't have much in common. Their conversations tend to be tense at best, that it just puts you in a statue. Not to mention how Alicia tried to manipulate the conversation by quashing concerns made my Eli. Pretty unnerving way to have a friendship, especially if it involves money.
What would be interesting is if she knew Alicia in the past, but Alicia forgot somehow. What would happen if Alicia wants out of the friendship? Would she pull out as a sponsor?
I missed the Kalinda and her ex kinkiness- I think it powers up the hour in a really sexy way- this episode needed it with the so-so courtcase.
Love Nathan Lane- he is always so watchable, just like Alan Cummings as Eli.
Just a minor point-does anyone else miss Alicia's cute flip hairstyle from last season?
Missed seeing Will and his court actions. He is very convincing as a lawyer.
I agree that Alicia is not standing by Peter in the traditional sense. And I think it will be the nail in the coffin if it is revealed that Peter once again cheated.
I also agree that the case this week was weak.
Eli had a divine week. I like how the intern was discredited, however, it seems not all is well on that front.
I've never liked Jackie from the beginning. She's a busy body. Seems she could be suffering from dementia.
Loved how Diane stood up to the trustee.
I have to say I also liked having the break from Kalinda/Nick.
NOW if CBS would get their head out of their ass and quit preempting this show for stupid football.................
I've loved Alan Cumming for years and I was completely captivated by Eli since his first appearance with the dish washer. The scenes between Eli and Alicia are hilarious and beautifully executed by Alan and Julianna every time.I'm glad those two still get screen time.
Also, the 27th floor stole the show tonight. It really drove it home that this firm is in fact struggling, some say that the "economy" storyline is getting old, I disagree. It's a current world problem that's not going away in three episodes, I'm glad the writer's aren't dropping it. Diane was on fire tonight!
Alicia didn't break up with Will to stand by Peter, she broke up with Will because they were both in danger of losing their jobs. T.V land makes us think that fraternization between management and employees is accepted when actually in most firms, it's grounds for termination.
Alicia cherishes her job, it goes her kids and then her work. She loved Will but her place at the firm meant too much to her. Even if she didn't get fired, she would still lose the respect of her peers.
Alicia and Peter went through a lot of years together. Alicia has respect for Peter as a State's Attorney and he's the father of her children. But clearly, the hurt is still there and she's taking her time to heal. If that's even her intention. Yes, they're friendly but no, I wouldn't say that Alicia is "standing" by Peter in a traditional sense. She doesn't even live with him! She's making a tough situation work in amicable way, she's taking the high road but by no means is she allowing anyone to speak for
@m you are right, i think (one of the few). I just figured out why I don' like Peter. He seems power hungry of the worst kind: those who don't recognize their hunger and really believe the world would be a better place with them.
I can forget about hookers and cheating. I can NOT go past his use of personal power and office for private/family use.
Could you be so bold if you weren't in a privileged position and what are you using your privileged position for?
The sake of others or only for yourself and your family?
That's what bothers me, not in a man in general, just in someone I would have to elect to represent me.
By the way, he still has a job, who is doing it while he's on the bus?
About the trustee an offices and Cary, it felt unrealistic and stupid.
In this same show even as first years they shared an assistant, not an office. If you need a wall to reduce space, then use it.
What I saw was an extravaganza to exaggerate. Even if you share, it can be done better than that. We'll see. This week was so-so (IMO) case was boring and political case more or less the same.
We dealt with Peter supposed one night stand for three episodes now, bring it on or let it go. I hade a feeling the hurt reporter would go after "cool Alicia" after she was shoved to the side, not resort to the same old-same old variable blogger out there.
Please. Give us some meat!^__° see you next week
Thank you for the review, I was thinking "perfect" until I reached the part about Jackie. Come on, it's irony at its best.
Jackie is the one we love to hate and there's nothing wrong with her, she just visualize cockroaches and had a terrible week. I loved it, seems to me like the perfect punishment for a WASP mother, that realizes (finally) it takes a lot to contribute to a campaign and you need a lot more than self status assurace. I loved that she got her hands dirty, in a campaign you can't always speak to what you consider peers, everybody knows it and now so does Jackie. Want to help your son? Deal with it . Cockroaches it is.
I guess I'm one of the few, but I actually like Peter. Plus Alicia isn't the 'good' wife either.. but I like her better when she's with Peter, he makes her more 'likeable' to me. Other than Will, who always comes off really arrogant to me.
The Kings pandered to the fans by breaking up Will/Alicia. Ignoring the bigger problem that they never made Peter likable ,aside that he is The Husband. Atleast for me that wasn't enough, as I adored Alicia's strength in starting over. This show had an amazing S2 and a horrific S3. So far this season has nothing going for it.
Gamechanger They should have made Alicia run for office and have Peter and Eli work behind the scenes to make it happen. Making Peter likeable and the show more engaging.
The Firm being out of sorts is pointless and unnerving SL. Ditto for Kalinda.
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