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Eli storyline, just confusing.
Does it add drama to the campaign? I thought that was Maddie & the presumed one night stand (took forever to develop). This is an add on I don't understand.
The one thing I see is that for someone considered the best at his job, this year it seems like he's letting a lot of things slip trough. I don't understand it since there are no personal arcs (like kalinda)
to justify sudden sloppiness.
Jackie... come on. I will brag and add that I thought of her from the first scene, to be honest, from last episode where it was very clear that the show "aged" her male nurse for no apparent reason.
take a look if you don't believe... compare the first interview with the Thanksgiving dinner. They aged him. The condom research on internet may be hilarious to some but it was plain stupid to me.
The woman has loads of time on her hands, she has an email account, so she (realistically) owns a computer. Why would she feel the need to check her email on thanksgiv
this is going to be a long comment, sorry!
first of all.. I am confused. I read about the cutting short of K&N story line... and was wondering
(since the show is "partially done" when they air it, I hope) how they could do it. I tend to think that the beating of Cary
was badly handled because of post editing. Maybe the it's development made the story longer... and viewers weren't up to it.
Will and.. Amanda Peet. Kudos for those who saw it coming, I didn't. Yet I too felt (from previous episodes) that she was getting too good too soon.
Now I see why, but I understand why most are already fed up with the character. I like her, but prefer the original cast, so, to much of her for me too.
Cary: you all are right. It has nothing to do with a preference... right now it seems silly. That's it.
As someone pointed out: you engage us with a good character and then you drop him/her for no apparent reason.
People are pissed and they are right.
Now onto LAURA--
Im also having a problem with Laura--- I think it's the acress I might be having problems with, Amanda peet. She's okay but I find her a little annohying.. But I have a similar problem with Will, so.. It's a lawyer thing. They're whole "zealously defend" thing gets annoying- I mean, he is a little too good at his job and it makes him not a very moral person to me... He crosses lines. But then again the judges are there to keep sides in check, but still. Well, the way he pushes it can be clever and funny. But with Laura- her snark seems fake... And it's like the character doesn't fit right. Like with the actress playing Alicia- Amazing breadth to the character! Amazing nuance! The actress gets tiny things right. Amanda Peet.. not this character.
I hate how fickle everyone seems.. Kalinda was the same Kalinda when she was nick. We all knew Kalinda had secrets and skeletons in her closet cuz she never tells anybody about them! ANyway... Nick was one of them.. A weakness. Dude, she's always so strong, so of course she has some extreme weakness.. She's a woman of extremes. ANYWAY, I just thought we got to see her vulnerable side... It's the whole abused women syndrome... or Battered woman syndrome.. Just as a character might have a problem with drug addiction it seems Kalinda had a problem with abusive and dangerous men. With all we know it added depth to her character. That's the point of some of these storylines.. Even if they are annoying.
I agree that Laura has become a smart-a##. I liked her and felt sorry for when she was a military lawyer. Now she comes off as a jerk. Hard to imagine getting annoyed with her character so quickly. Seems to me the writers blew that one since the majority of comments here are similar.
Glad to see Nick gone (at least I hope he is) and I don't care if Kalinda "offed" him. The guy was a creep and deserved anything that befell him.
Agree that the kids don't add much to the show. The less they are involved, the better.
Still too many soap opera sub plots. No way new viewers can get into the show without great difficulty. This is a prescription for ultimate demise of the show. Need more focus on good court cases that any viewer can enjoy.
To me this episode seemed more like a boring filler episode not a mid-season finale. Despite the odd, inexplicable relationship between Kalinda and Nick I personally found it interesting to see that actor play against the type he played on either "Doctor Who" or "State of Play" (it did take me a while to not be reminded of his characters in those shows). Kalinda must have killed Nick - it wouldn't make sense for him to go quietly. Has the death of the co-executive producer had a negative effect on the show? Is there any precedent to have 2 people convicted of the same murder? The Eli storyline was bizarre. Cary's assault should have had a better follow-up. How did he get home after that? Did he go to the hospital? I hope the show comes back stronger after the holiday break!
Every criminal defense lawyer television series ever broadcast has repeatedly shown that it is perfectly proper to raise reasonable doubt by suggesting that someone else is guilty. Even if the Judge on TGW was correct to say that it was too prejudical to present evidence that someone else was being prosecuted, it was clearly an error to hold that evidence that someone else was guilty was inadmissible.
This was just a bit too much literary license to create some drama where none could ever exist.
The Laura character has NOT stepped up too quickly. Recall that when Peter hired her, she was told that they were short-staffed and she'd be thrown into the lion's den right away. Secondly, she was a good lawyer in military court so it's not rocket science to find her bearings quickly. Any good lawyer should be able to do this. Didn't Will and Alicia perform creditably in military court (even though they lost a few)? Shouldn't Laura be able to do the opposite?
I too want to see the tension build between Will and Laura, so he'd better keep his pants zipped. It will be good to see Alicia's reaction to their attraction.
Lets relax folks the next episode is on 01/06/2013 so all have a Happy Holiday.
I enjoyed parts of the show. I am so over Laura, she is such a smart a##, and if Will really is trying to make time with her at the detriment of his own clients then he is worse than I thought. I wanted to smack her every time she swished back to the table and made one of her snotty remarks. Enough already. Lets see Cary, someone else from the DA office. Also I am so sick of Grace and the "are you a good girl", yes, I am a good girl. My gosh, these kids aren't needed. I don't care if Kalinda killed Nick, just hope he's gone. I like Eli and he always plays a good part, and I loved him bringing Diane into help him. She's one of my favorite people. I wish they would bring back her love interest, the ballistics guy.
I enjoyed the show I just really want Laura to disappear.
I too think Laura is being used too much too soon. She just joined the SA's office and was a Military attorney not really trained in civilian court proceedings yet she is being given almost every case the SA's office is prosecuting. Shouldn't Mataan(not sure of the spelling) or Geneva Pine be prosecuting these cases with Laura perhaps as as second chair shouldn't she still be in training? Apparently she is being brought in as a potential love interest for Will. too bad they messed things up with Will and Giada I kind of liked them. Why couldn't they have possibly paired will with Geneva a character already on the show/
I did not like the Nick/Kalinda story but in what might be a misguided attempt to please those of us who did not like the story I believe the conclusion of Nick/kalinda was rushed to the detriment of Cary. No way he would have recovered from that beating so quickl
I breathed a sigh of relief when Kalinda finally got rid of Nick. I really don't care how she got rid of him I am just glad she did, now we can get back to the real Kalinda who we love. I agree with you I am not keen on Laura, she has had more scenes than Cary this season which I don't think is fair. I thought she was only a guest star appearing, but she seems to be carrying on like she is one of the main characters. Jackie search engine condoms that was a little too much detailed information for me which I don't really need (smile), but overall this episode was not bad. Let's hope the rest of the episodes can really WOW! us.
Actually.. I want Will and Laura to happen!
Yeah, Nick is gone alright, his form of transportation being river. Obviously Kalinda killed him mark my words Lockhart/Gardner, season finale, Kalinda on trial.
the double trial was confusing.kalinda paying a visit to her husbands business and how she handled it was great!1giving nick a payoff and getting out of the country,nick might resort to dirty tactics!! grandma jackie looking into condoms here comes big trouble&a major headache for the family!!jackie ought to be committed to an institution!!! as for eli,all of this isdreamed up crap for sure!! eileenkimmey
I found this episode's trial very confusing. I think the repartee between Laura and Will is being over-written; however I would rather seem them continue as worthy opponents than have them engage in an affair. Let the sexual tension continue. More dramatic; more fun; and let Will be spurned!
Jackie! Good Grief!
Did anyone watch the show last night, what happened was two people were found guilty for murder in two different towns. Only one really did it in Chicago and as an lawyer Alicia let Will double talk her and she did nothing to see that the out of town guy was innocent ( is the law that bad people lie or say nothing, God help).
And at the end with Alicia sitting at the bar again slurping that rot gut down with two drinks up, who was suppose to be there (Laura) Kalinda showed up by herself not invited. Laura was being banged by WILL his usual BS waY, when are the writers and producers going to open their eyes ans ears as to what fans would like to see and not this everyday soap opera.
Overall the show was really good! Wish I had seen the last ten minutes but since it started ten minutes late thanks to some sports event that went on longer than expected my DVR didn't pick up the last ten minutes. I'll just have to wait for it to be on demand I guess.
I bet Kalinda killed him. That's what I would have wanted her to do.
"I'm not being murdered, I'm just screaming in the hallway" :) freaking hilarious :D
@ Mrs. M: agree totally. I was thinking that the legally awkward nice girl from the military sure stepped up too quickly. Now she's representing the State's Attorney Office in murder cases and snapping off come backs like she's the Attorney General. Way too much, too soon.
Every viewer will have their favorite character(s) or couple(s). That is natural. The Good Wife is blessed with the best cast on television so we viewers are very lucky. However, it is also natural for viewers to be upset when their favorite is under or mis-used. I agree with the TV critics who say that Cary is an essntial part of the mix at Lockhart-Gardner and that the show would not be the same without him. The frustration comes from years of broken promises from the show's producers and writers. Let's see how things go in the second half of the season still hoping they will engage this wonderful character more fully.
Hooray for Kalinda and I hope she doesn't get into trouble for getting Nick out of the picture. Pattik, I just feel sorry for you for wanting Will to be with Alicia. Alicia has a man; her husband and Will has had many trysts and his narcissism keeps him from having a good relations with any of them for long. His affair with Alicia is over and is no long intrinsic (had to repeat this much used word agsain)to the storyline. Someone should give Laura some crediit for being a good lawyer instead of hating her. She beat Will in litigation and he is suppose to be good. They will get together; WATCH and see. Jackie's therapist should be checked out and Grace needs help. Why isn't Alicia letting Peter in on the family matters?
Agree with Sarah, I think I am gonna enjoy Will and Laura together..... Alicia and Will is over so the characters have to move on.
Plus I think Will being morally grey will come to the focus when he starts dating her which is always interesting to see.
The Laura character needs to be toned down.
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