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This was one of the best episodes in a long time on The Good Wife. I love how realistic it is, except for the fact that Alicia didn't know about the capital contribution (come on, she was a housewife for many years, but she also went to law school and practices law for god's sake... how can she not know this technicality). I loved the scene where Diane comes and tells her to join the festivities - perfectly acted by the incredible Christin Baranski. I also like the fact that the show is testing Alicia and Will's friendship for the first time... it's a long time coming. I want to see how they will handle it (not romantically necessarily, though I am a fan of this couple, but more as friends where the trust has been shaken). Will genuinely did not want Alicia to find out the way she did that all other 4th years were given offers too. The smart thing to do would have been to take her aside and tell her the realities before the courtroom, but we all avoid difficult conversations, though we
AlIica will call Channing.
Peter needs Eli to help him win his wife back
More story lines for Zack? Love interest for Zack?
Love interest for Diane?
Give me a break! How does it happen that Alicia has money problems and Peter end up with enough money to fund her partnership when it was she who caught him in a very public, ultimately criminal, misbehavior? And how could anyone who graduated from Law School possibly not know there is a payment involved in getting an equity partnership? This was poor writing in several areas - and the whole atheist sidebar was nothing but a sop to the liberals who are pushing for publicity. I'm also gravely disappointed in Will for giving up his interest in Alicia so easily - guess he was only after one thing after all. I did think the bit with Diane telling the cold hard facts to Alicia was masterful. That's the way life goes, honey, and it's really hard (again) to swallow that Alicia didn't know that already.
I DON'T CARE WHAT PEOPLE THINK ALICIA AND PETER ARE THE REAL THING WILL IS THE PAST AND FULL OF SO MUCH BS AND IT SHOWS. ALICIA HAS TO START AND STAND UP AND STOP BEING A PUPPET TO THE FIRM, THEY HAVE BEEN AND ARE STILL USING HER AS A HOPEFUL INFO ABOUT THE SA OFFICE AND PETER.
AS FAR BACK AS SEASON ONE PETER HAS BEEN ON ALICIA SIDE AND HAS HER BACK, NOTHING WILL EVER COME BETWEEN THEM. HE WANTS HER TO GET AHEAD AND WITH HIS HELP (MONEY WISE) OR ANYTHING THE FAMILY NEEDS HE IS THERE. SHE ALSO NEEDS TO STOP BEING A UNDER THE BLEACHERS SCHOOL GIRL AND GET PETER BACK INTO THE PROPER HOME AGAIN.
This was an interesting episode. I guess based on the two offers Alicia should stay with Diane and Will, even if I don't like what they did. They should have been upfront with the associates and saw whether or not they would be willing to invest in the firm; I think they would have been pleasantly surprised. I don't like Alicia with Peter, I miss Will and Alicia's hotness. I did like Alicia's quick answer of atheist to the reporter- priceless. I also agree that the disability thing is growing old and yes all of the staff in the court should be over it by now.
Now Alicia didnt know she had to pay to become a partner! that is hard to believe.. eveybody knows that..
This was one of the better "Good Wife" episodes of late...intense, complicated and in the end very gratifying. Diane stood up to Alicia and told her the unvarnished truth and she would be wise to accept the partnership. It's been a good home to her throughout all her trials and tribulations and I don't see her mixing it up with the Canning firm. I can't even imagine how lurid it would feel to be his "sidekick" for anything, but I sure know I wouldn't wish it on anyone! A prenup is a tough ticket and all is fair in love and war. This time I say well done and that's simply what it took to get a reasonable outcome for a life with a scoundrel for all intents and purposes. No telling just what Alicia is feeling at this point but it seems clear that this "good wife" may be just a teeny weeny bit fed up with being so...well, accommodating to everyone. It's high time she carved out a real life for herself instead of this limbo she's been dealing with ever since Peter had his dalliance with ano
Were Diane and Will wrong to offer the partnerships to help the firm? No, I think that they are very smart.
Should Alicia join the firm or call Canning? Yes no to Canning
Did David Lee go too far in the prenup negotiations? Not at all when compared to the other lawyers.
Or was he doing what was best for his client? Yes, but at the same time he was taking care of future business for the firm.
Geesh.. Pretty picky people... What did you want to watch last night, the silliness in Britain on PBS or a solid drama like TGW??? Indeed they do juggle lots of actors through this show which is one reason it's great.. As for Peter and Alicia, they are definitely hot for each other down deep.. A got her revenge with Will so they are even in that regard and she didn't have to go to jail... One question I have is are they in a legal separation where they each have their own dough??? How does Peter have $600K to toss around unless it's family money from Jackie???
With MJF getting a new show on another network, he might not be long for this show...
Very exciting program last night 1-27-2013. I agree Alicia is getting to be a very strong women.What a snake Canning turned out to be. We miss Michael J Fox and Nathan Lane.
Alicia is really starting to get on my nerves! To be so smart she is so foolish! ENOUGH with Canning playing the disabilities card! I HATE Alicia and Peter together in any way, I can't even watch any of their scenes! This has been the worse season of TGW! Season 1 & 2 was the best, now they only seem to care about big name guest stars!
I for one was ecstaticto see Alicia show anger after finding out the truth about her promotion. I also enjoyed the moment when she walked past Will as he offered her a chair. Some viewers will dissagree with me but I hope that affair is disolved completely. Alicia and Peter seems to be getting along very well and the two should really begin the move to live together again. She is much stronger as a person and he seems to be moving in the right direction. I like that he offered to let Alicia have the money for her partnership contribution. Good move. Now Eli needs to get rid of T R Knight.
This was one of my favorite episodes. So many ways the characters were more fully revealed. Clarke/Nathan Lane came through in the end. A total numbers guy but honorable. David Lee showed what lengths he would go to to win. Diane showed what a professional and sensible person she is and also a good friend to Alicia. Loved seeing Canning getting hoisted by his own petard. Alicia's joining Canning's firm would be totally out of character for Alicia. Saw Alicia's less attractive side - Peter was stunned when she blurted out she was an atheist. What will Peter do the next time Alicia wants to take him into the bathroom for a quickie? Let's not have anymore of this aspect of Alicia.
First off, I loved this episode. It was messy. I felt to a certain point for Alicia in terms of feeling manipulated by Eli regarding the religion question. I am sure she blurted out that she was an atheist out of spite for people trying to maneuver her. She was however selfish to jeopardize Peter's campaign for a bit of payback. I find it incredible that she did not know about capital requirements since I am no professional and know that being part owner of any firm requires an investment of some sort. The beatdown she took from Diane was very much coming to her and looks to have soured Diane's opinion of her. I love Diane Lockhart's character and she should be the model for professional behaviour. It looks like the "good" wife will have some serious decisions to make in the near term.
If CBS keeps pushing this show around with football and fillins for better ratings they better find another program for the 9 pm spot on sunday nights. The next episode of the good wife is not until 3 weeks from now, we will forget all about it and watch revenge instead.
This episode stinks and the writers better get it together or there won't be a season 5. From what went on regarding a partnership BS Alicia should take the get out jail free card and leave, Louis C has made her a better offer that she will never see at Lockhart&Gardiner. They down the road will totally destroy this firm, from the start Alicia has not gained any strength in her life.
This drinking of hers is way out of character she was out of it and was very drunk and possibly gave Maddie something to work with now in destabilizing Peters campaign. And whats with the comment about going to the restroom with Peter. if she needs him write it and have him move back in and have her growup as a woman and not a HS girl.
My first reaction: Alicia is too smart a woman to realized that being asked to be an equity partner would require no equity. And the fact that she asked no questions and was flattered was unbelievable to me. Canning would be looking pretty good to me right now - esp since this is his 2nd time trying to hire her. Will and Diane are looking pretty sleezy to me....esp after Diane calling out Alicia at the end for her behavior. I will also miss Nathan Lane.
Cary may or may not have known about this scheme that was put together but he didn't seem jealous or mad about it. Will and Diane told her first and probably wanted her more than any other person. They put her on the top cases, they involve her more than they should. She is also lucky that they did it because Diane knows Will and her had an affair yet she still knew that Alicia would make a good partner to the firm.
I see TR Knight can only act as the socially awkward idiot. I hate him and his character. That stupid oaf from the DNC should know by now to not mess with Eli Gold. He is the man. Also wish they would show more of his case. Soon.
I liked this episode but Alicia irritated me a lot. I am a guy so this may come of as misogynistic but Alicia was very much woes tonight. She has improved a lot since the premiere and her character has grown a lot but she remains woefully naive and when she realizes it, she doesn't get angry at herself, she gets angry at the wrong people.
I am not even talking about her attitude to Diane and Will but at the shindig with Peter and Maddie, how could she just blow it like that? She was out of it and was very drunk and possibly gave Maddie something to work with now in destabilizing his campaign.
She shouldn't be so angry either because last season she manipulated both Diane and Canning to get an increase so why is this so much more bad? The five that were chosen were probably the best among the fourth year associates. Especially Cary, he is good, underutilized but good.
But, I may add… since this thing touches me personally (that's why this show is great) an other method is to be polite but frank.
If we know, sensible or not, what the game is, we will still gladly participate, what we cannot stand is to be weakened by our needs and then find out it is a strategy.
Feel free to be honest and upfront, you will get the same partner, help and commitment and as a plus you will have our respect.
This week's Alicia, was great. ^_°
So happy to leave the first comment. I liked this week's episode, more than I enjoyed all the rest. I'am a female so treat my comment as it is, tainted by genetics. We (women) feel the need to have our good work recognized and often lack objectivity.To be in a group is the last thing that we desire, professionally or personally. That is why, when Alicia received the offer she was ecstatic, and quickly turned to moping when real reasons were revealed . That is a lesson from fellow men we should learn: it doesn't matter when, how, why opportunities come our way, what we need to do is learn to grab it. Cary knew the deal and still took it for what it was, an opportunity, career advance earlier than he would expect.
Alicia like some many of us feels the need to be distinguished recognized and that will come. Just don't pass out because you weren't singled out.
But, I may add… since this thing touches me personally (that's why this show is great) an other method is to be polite but fran
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