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The second season premiere picked up in the exact spot where season one concluded. After Alicia told Will they needed a plan, and then hung up on him to join Peter on stage at his press conference, Will called back - but Peter grabbed his wife by the arm and Eli grabbed her phone.

He listened to two voicemails from Will. The first said he and Alicia should just drop all romance, the second took it back and said he loved her and wanted to work things out. Eli erased on the first. Fast forward a week and this is what went down:

- Things are awkward at work between Alicia and Will because he thinks she ignored his love admission, while she thinks he wants to drop all romantic talk. It doesn't help that the firm has merged with another firm, led by attorney Derek Bond.

- He has brought in a slew of new lawyers, some of which gossip about Alicia because a new sex scandal is in the news involving some politician in Colorado. It brings things back up for Peter and Alicia. However, they are doing okay aside from that, as Alicia is helping with campaign speeches and playing the role of, well, the good wife.

- On the professional front, a judge forces Alicia to sit in on a case that involves a guy defending himself against murder charges. She does such a good job of helping him pin a murder on the government that Childs steps in on the opposing side and makes Cary first chair. He makes a solid point and seems to be tilting the case the way of the prosecution... but Alicia essentially wins out in the end, as her client agrees to a plea bargain and just five years in jail.

- Elsewhere, Kalinda has a new rival at the firm: Bond's investigator, played by Scott Porter, who seems to be kind of a smart ass.

- Meanwhile, Grace is approached by what Eli would describe as a "tracker," someone hoping to catch her in a honest moment, admitting something scandalous about her parents. Also, Eli tries to get Peter an award from a women's group, which is headed by the older Mrs. Florrick.

- The episode ends with Derek, who is trying to institute a few new rules at the firm and raising Will's suspicions in the process, telling Alicia he will be her new professional mentor.

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That sums it up nicely. I wouldn't argue with that. I'm glad that "cougars" are becoming more common these days. I always thought it was sick the way so many guys acted like a woman should just be tossed in the garbage after she reaches a certain age. Hugh Hefner was one of the ones who thought like that -- and there he is now, a doddering geriatric case, still dating girls younger than his daughter. How pathetic is that? And what is it with young women falling for ugly old men who are rich? It's obvious that they fall in love with his fat WALLET, because they never seem to fall in love with ugly old POOR guys, I notice......

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John your answers are great but to make shorter ones its easy.
1....A woman does it because she is inmature and doesn't know what she wants.
2....A man does it because he is insecure and isn't satisfied with what he's got.
The term of Cugar in a woman is only that Cugar. When a younger man marrys an older woman it is for money and mothering plus a good time. On the reverse side the older woman is looking for satisfaction in the younger man who keeps it up longer and bigger without pills.

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I think married people of both genders who have affairs do it for one of two reasons: Either they need reassurance that they're still attractive when their marriage has started to feel a bit stale, or they're not getting what they want at home. Even when they're still single, though, it's amazing how often women will talk about a man "cheating" on her when they're not even married. Somehow she thinks they should be exclusive almost immediately, when he doesn't think so. Also, I know that a lot of guys complain that women think they can just lay claim to a guy, and then stop caring whether she's making him happy or not. What does she expect? A guy who is truly happy and fulfilled with what he has doesn't go looking for something on the side.

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Do you know why a woman or man have affairs ? There is a reason for both of them as to why a marriage goes sour, take a deep look inside to find the answer.

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Hi Marie. Thanks for joining us. You bring an interesting perspective. I must point out, though, that the old flame you nearly married was just not the right guy for you. Or maybe he was just sowing his wild oats, to get it out of his system before he tied the knot, instead of AFTERWARDS like your husband and Peter did. "So second chances do work if you try and work on the reasons of why it wrong. SOME second chances might work. Not all, of course. You were lucky, and/or you both really worked on your relationship. In Peter's case, though, it wouldn't be a second chance because he had already betrayed her so many times by the time he was caught. It would be the NINETEENTH chance at least, and probably more if we count the other women it's been implied he had sex with, too. I'd say he's beyond redemption. I'm glad it's working out for you -- but your husband isn't Peter, and the guy you nearly married clearly wasn't Will.

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Hi John I have been reading what you and Hannah have been going back and forth about, not to take sides but you both are wrong. I am the divorced wife of a hooker chasing bum of a husband and thought I was doing the right thing by leaving him. I told him to leave which he did leaving me with two teenager to raise, he had plenty of visitation rights to them which kept the family values intact. I moved on and bumped into an old friend who had the hots for me back in college, it looked good at first and was headed to the alter when BAM I had a friend who saw him making out with another person from school, you never know till its to late.
Anyway to make a long story short I took a long look at what I had and decided to give it a slow start and after 35yrs of marriage I'm glad I did. So second chances do work if you try and work on the reasons of why it wrong.

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I'm awake already thanks, but it's not roses I smell -- it's a RAT. And his name is Peter. You ask who is forcing her? It's the attitudes of people like you, who somehow think that SHE'S the one who would be destroying her family if she accepts the man who truly loves her, and ditches the bum who betrayed her MANY times. Peter is the one who destroyed it. You think "family" is so important that she should have to sacrifice her happiness, just to loyal to a bum? Peter sacrificed her happiness a long time ago, when he first started banging hookers. He's not even sorry he did it, just sorry he got caught. I find that shameful.

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Well John i'm going to wrap this up, "Why should she be forced ? I don't see anybody trying to threaten her she has the door right in front of her, but has the sence to see down the road to the future. All we have seen are a bunch of people telling her what she should do that paints a very fuzzie picture.
It might be a long road but you will have to wait till the end to see what comes...Good BYE Wake up and smell the Roses.

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You're not listening. I've already said several times that it just makes me angry to see anyone choosing to be with someone they must know will hurt and betray them. They're just asking for heartbreak. And you didn't answer MY question: "Why should she be forced to suffer forever just because she made the mistake of marrying the creep?" You "family values" people seem to think "family" is so sacred and special that Alicia is just supposed to close her eyes and forget that her sleazy husband has been out whoring, while she was being faithful. You really must hate her. I think she deserves better. Everyone makes mistakes, and hers was marrying Peter. She needs to learn her lesson, ditch him, and move on. Otherwise she's just going to get more of the same.

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You still haven't answered the question why you are so vindictive! What is personel interest in this ? I hate to bust your bubble but I have seen the end results and you are not going to like them.

The Good Wife Season 2 Episode 1 Quotes

Will: Are we being played in some way?
Diane: I don't see how.
Will: I don't either. It's making me suspicious.

No, you know what? I'm not just dropping this. You wanna know my plan? My plan is I love you, okay? I've probably loved you ever since Georgetown. So phone me. I'll meet you anywhere, and we will make a plan. If none of this makes sense to you, just ignore it. No embarrassment, nothing. We'll just go back to how things stood.

Will
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