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The Good Wife Review: A Sympathetic Drug Dealer?

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Lemond Bishop's back!

Despite his drug dealing business, in "Waiting for the Knock," Bishop came across as a normal guy and loving father who makes sandwiches for his son's lunch. Regardless of how sympathetic he appeared, he was in deep trouble that only got worse.

Return of Lemond Bishop

When Bishop's accountant was arrested, his attorneys got involved to find out if he was a target. Diane and Alicia were there to represent his legitimate businesses, while Leslie from the firm that handled his illegal businesses was involved as well.

They started with the financials to see what the accountant could have found. The best part was when the Trustee got involved. He was a financial wizard and realized that the numbers didn't add up. I love this guy. With Cary's recommendation that he help out in Family Law, I could easily see the Trustee taking a job at Lockhart/Gardner when the bankruptcy is over. He can save the place and reap the benefits as well.

His findings helped the lawyers figure out the manager at one of the health clubs was doing a business on the side selling HGH. It looked like Bishop was going down for illegal sales that he didn't even know about. He let his business get too big and it was going to cost him.

The twist regarding the confidential informant was a good one. Bishop wasn't in trouble for the HGH, but because the inside source was missing and then found dead by Kalinda. Not a good day for Bishop. As sympathetic as Bishop was at the beginning, he only became more when he said to call in the anonymous tip about the dead girl. He could have waited it out, but he did the moral thing. 

In the end, he was still charged with the girl's murder. The goodbye between Bishop and his son was heartbreaking to watch. He loves his son so much, but it made me wonder why he deals drugs then. His legitimate businesses make enough money to support them. If he gets out of prison, will Bishop see the light? Will he go clean for his son? I'm sure we'll find out as I'd bet Lockhart/Gardner will be his counsel in the trial.

While the trouble with Bishop was going on, things weren't going well for Peter's campaign. The blog released the story about Peter's alleged affair even after Will threatened them with a cease and desist. This story has the feeling of a huge political scam. Could it have been orchestrated by Maddie Hayward? Her meeting with Indira Starr seemed too convenient. Maddie could easily move into a power position in the race saying she was a supporter of Peter's, but now she has reconsidered. A slick move.

Peter may have won 96% in the straw poll, but there is plenty of time before the election for his support to dissipate. Perhaps Alicia can come to his rescue. Though I still fear that something will come out about Alicia and Will. And Will's demand that the affair article be pulled will only add fuel to that story's fire. When is the election, anyway? Is this story going to be never-ending?

Things also hit a new low between Kalinda and Nick. She was forced to confront him twice. Once at work and also after finding out Lana's house had been ransacked. She played him well at work by not giving the answer he wanted, but the law firm approved one.  

Poor Cary was stuck in the middle with no clue what was going on. And then he saw Kalinda and Nick go after each other in the hall when they supposedly just met. I was surprised Cary didn't question her about it, though I'm sure it will come up at some point.

Nick's break in at Lana's achieved his goal. He was able to get information to push Kalinda away from Lana. Why is Lana photographing Kalinda? Is it because she is stalking her? That wouldn't be a shock. She clearly is attached to Kalinda and has done some stalker-like things before. Or, is there more to it?

Kalinda's cool behavior towards Lana was not unexpected, but it was pretty harsh. If she's upset with Lana, she should just come out and tell her what's going on. As it is now, Nick could try to prove a point to Kalinda and do real harm to her sometimes girlfriend. And, then she will feel really bad about it.

It was not a good day for any of the Lockhart/Gardner group or for Peter's campaign. Though, on the bright side, Bishop's trial will bring in some much needed income to the firm's coffers.

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Marisa1983

Yeah I don't care about Lana either. It's time Jill Flint gets back to Royal Pains...

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I'm so glad they gave Cary something to do and I truly enjoyed Clarke and Cary scenes. I hope we'll get more of this.
I don't feel any compassion for Lana, mostly because last season she was ready to sacrifice Kalinda's life to get Bishop. And mostly because I've never cared about her. And I don't care about Nick.