The Good Wife Season 6 Episode 20 Review: The Deconstruction

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Sometimes, no matter how much you may want to, you can’t go home again. That’s what Alicia Florrick faced on The Good Wife Season 6 Episode 20

Alicia’s walk of shame to the podium to resign her position as State’s Attorney was reminiscent of the same one she walked with Peter at the beginning of the series. The difference was that this time she was the one at the center of a scandal and it was for something she didn’t do. 

Alicia looked so lost as she asked Peter, what do I do now? 

The scene at Lockhart, Agos, and Lee (and didn’t it seem odd not to see Alicia’s name up there?), was far too easy. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it when Diane told Alicia welcome home, but it left me waiting for the other shoe to drop. 

And drop it did…but it was all a giant misunderstanding brought about by people who spend far too much time strategizing and not nearly enough time talking to one another. An honest question from any one of them could have stopped that downward spiral. David Lee even seemed to admire the shared deceit as he said in this The Good Wife quote

You know I almost admire her. We stall her to go after her clients so she stalls us to go after ours.

David Lee

Just watching it made me feel as though I was running on an hamster wheel getting nowhere. Unfortunately, nowhere was where Alicia was headed. In the end, she appeared even more devastated by the loss of her place at the firm than she did by the loss of the State’s Attorney’s position. 

The entire time, Peter was her confidant and biggest cheerleader. As much as I love seeing these two work as a team, I’m still not sure I trust Peter’s role in all of this. 

Diane’s case about mandatory minimums was a little disappointing. After watching her and RD debate abortion and gay rights over the last few weeks, the case of Louise Nolfi felt light weight, especially when it was wrapped up due to a clerical error at the lab. 

Finally, we get to Kalinda who thought she was being so smart by stealing that drive and copying evidence against Lemond Bishop. Unfortunately, trying to frame Dexter pointed the finger right back at her and giving Geneva enough evidence so she wouldn’t need Kalinda’s testimony meant there was no hope for witness protection.

Poor Cary. He was left with a quick kiss goodbye and her hair brush left on her dresser. I'm assuming she left it behind in case they needed DNA to identify her body. 

When Kalinda went to Alicia’s I thought we might finally get a scene between these two but it wasn’t meant to be. The longer Kalinda hung out in Alicia’s home, the more I feared for Grace’s safety since we didn’t know if Bishop’s men were already hunting for her. 

So now we are left with two mysteries. What will Alicia do next and what the heck did Kalinda say in that note?

Check back later in the week for our The Good Wife round table and check in next Sunday for our review of The Good Wife Season 6 Episode 21.

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The Deconstruction Review

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