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Everyone seems to think Maddie is interested in "grooming" Alicia. I see something else. The character reminds me of Meg Whitman, who recently ran for governor of CA and lost against Jerry Brown. I think Maddie wants to get into politics and is surrounding herself with possible allies. She has no interest in starting at the bottom as some kind of junior state legislator. The woman is a billionaire, and will try to buy her way into a very influential position - something in Congress, or even Lieutenant Governor of IL. Maybe something Peter can appoint her to to launch her own run for governor some day.
Although I don't want Peter and Alicia to reconcile I think the show is giving us great insights into why politician's wives put up with their misconduct; they love power as much as their politician husband.
Notice how Alicia distanced herself from Peter when he was in jail and Will when he was suspended? I'll bet she didn't pick Will over Peter in college because he didn't seem as ambitious and charismatic. The only way she will ever choose Will over Peter is if Peter becomes just a lawyer and Will wins an election. It's not about money, she likes a partner who can throw his weight around while she gets to keep her hands clean and look above it all. If she had discovered Peter's infidelity but it hadn't been made public, she would have kept her mouth shut and worked it out without separating.
It is so great to have The Good Wife back on T.V.! Will's case was compelling this week. There is that element of rolling the dice when there is an offer on the table and a trial is in progress.
Although I am enjoying seeing Alicia and Peter getting along, I would really love to see more scenes with Alicia and Will and Will and Diane. Their respective mixed professional and personal relationships are the most interesting to me.
I ffw Kalinda scenes. And it's not a good thing. It's not just that I dislike Nick's character (he has no charisma, no conistency, no sense) but now I also dislike "that" Kalinda. And I'm not interested in that plot line at all. Too much screentime is devoted to it and it isn't doing the show any favor.
That's just the way that Will roll...he knew he could get more money! :)
Almost backfired on him tho...WHEW, crazy jury.
Alicia should NOT go back to Peter selfish cheating azz!
to give new fresh air to the love triangle that everybody loves so much. Me included.
And, no I don't root for Peter, I agree with Maddie people don't change much, they get more careful.
I don't dislike P because he slept with whores (not my husband) but because of the choices, lifestyle, hunger of power and self importance the man radiates.
Don't like him don't trust him.
For the same reason I can not completely like Alicia. That and the fact she seems to have a 48 hours day, being everywhere at the same time even on the Bus home?
I thought she was there all along?! Oh well, tv.
Good episode... not great but still...
I will take my seat at the oval table (^_°) and answer
1) agree with Christine, Diane is usually one to take advantage of situations, giving A. heads up could have played differently, not the smartest move so -since I adore Diane I will add- not in character. This way it may seem as she fears Alicia's growing influence.
2) I think we are missing the point here: they are feeding us details on K's background, turns out as not so "good" after all.
The man is ridiculously portraying a villain.. but still: she said she just changed name because she felt like it. turns out she was in a sad abusive relationship (that both enjoyed) and she called quits when he was ruined, plus ran away with money hoping he'll never recover and find her. Bah, not so interesting but also not a nice portrait.
Ice cream scene, really?
3) I would have played it safe, but that's why Will is Will. Loved that he's back on top of things.
4) Nothing except a desperate way
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