The Good Wife Round Table: "Foreign Affairs"

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Welcome to another edition of The Good Wife Round Table.

The last scene wiped out much excitement that could be had from the action of "Foreign Affairs" and our critics Jeff Kirkpatrick, Christine Orlando and Carissa Pavlica weigh in on what they think comes next. As always, we welcome your input in the comments.


Now that Alicia knows Peter has lied to her, again, will this push her into Will's arms?

Christine: No or at least not immediately.  That isn't who Alicia is.  Even if she leaves Peter, she'll have a lot to deal with:  the complications of the split, her kids, the press.  I think it will be a while before she's ready to jump into a romantic relationship, even one with Will.

Jeffrey: I don't know. For all intents and purposes, she's a moral woman. She's still married. She's still in that bond she agreed to uphold even if Peter didn't. That may not mean much to some people, but to Alicia I think it does. She certainly has grounds to divorce him if she should choose to. I hope that if she does pursue something with Will that it's after she dispenses with her current marriage.

Carissa: All I can hope is that it pushes her out of Peter's. She may just have sex with Will out of revenge, but I think they deserve a better try than that if they choose that story direction.

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Will Alicia confront Kalinda. and if so, how will Kalinda react?

Christine: I can't imagine she'll be able to face Kalinda again and not say something.   I don't think you can swallow that much hurt and anger and not explode.  As for Kalinda, she feels incredibly guilty.  She'll try to explain and then she'll back away and give Alicia as much space as possible.

Jeffrey: I hope she does. Can you imagine the emotion that would come from that scene? They had essentially become best friends, or at least Kalinda had become the best friend Alicia has, so there's no doubt the fireworks will fly high when they do confront. Kalinda doesn't have a leg to stand on, sadly, because she didn't just keep the truth from Alicia, she lied to her face.  Alicia has had so much of that in the last two years that I'm honestly not sure if she'll forgive least right away. Everyone has a breaking point, and I think Alicia has about reached it.

Carissa: I have a feeling she will confront Peter before she does Kalinda. Dependent upon what she hears from Peter will direct her actions with Kalinda. Once.confronted, Kalinda will hold nothing back and her honesty and back story will either save or doom the friendship. Save, please save!

Will Peter and Alicia still be living under the same roof as the season ends? 

Christine: I'd love to see her kick his butt to the curb.  It's just been one lie too many.  There's only so much Alicia can take and still keep her self respect.

Jeffrey: For the sake of the kids, most likely. Alicia loves those kids more than anything, and I think will put them first above all else, even her own pain. Although, she might consider their direct exposure to the conflict would be detrimental to the children and choose to have Peter leave.  I agree with Carissa that I hope Peter decides to man up and do it on his own. He's already the bad guy, why drag Alicia into the fire pit along with him.

Carissa: If they are, it will be hostile. He should save his wife some heartache, tell the kids it is his misdeeds that need atoning and leave her in piece while they decide what the future holds.

Should Alicia consider going into politics?

Christine: I can see it happening but not until season 4 or later.  How much fun would it be to see Alicia and Peter go head to head in a Senate run?  The only thing that might hold her back is concern for her kids.

Jeffrey: Should she? No. Will she? As much as the writers keep tossing the idea out there it wouldn't surprise me.  There's only so long the series can go in its current iteration. Alicia will have to change and evolve in different directions than she has already. Politics would definitely be a change. How awesome would it be to see her run against Peter? I'd say that would make for something exciting to watch. Especially if Eli is on her campaign against Peter. I love when Alicia and Eli interact and would be willing to sit through an ill-advised senatorial run if it meant pairing those two up more often.

Carissa: Alicia is too honest for politics. If she tried it, I fear it would be her downfall. She's lived through enough personal attacks already. I wouldn't wish it on her.

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