The Good Wife Round Table: Alicia in Crisis

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Alicia was having a crisis of confidence, but thanks to a client in need and some advice from Finn, she might be back on track after The Good Wife Season 6 Episode 21.

Below, TV Fanatic Christine Orlando is joined by The Good Wife Twitter fans @SarahTJLM , @Donnamour1969 and @SambaJulianna to debate the possibility of yet another new firm, the laws many shades of grey and Zack losing his bedroom in "Don’t Fail."

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Do you hope to see Alicia open a new firm with Finn?

@SarahTJLM: Yes! I think Alicia found something that she can believe in again. Her answer is to go back and rediscover what drove her to becoming a lawyer in the first place.

@Donnamour1969: I would love this! I'm an Alicia/Finn shipper all the way, and this gives them the perfect opportunity to begin a romance.

@SambaJulianna: Please god no. I don’t want to see Alicia and Finn as partners and I don’t want to see Florrick & Polmar as the new firm. 

Christine: Last week I had no idea where this show was headed but this is a direction I can definitely get behind.

Has Alicia gone from seeing the law as something good to seeing it in terms of moral shades of grey? Is that inevitable or something she can change?

@SarahTJLM: I think after seeing her in the flashback to when she first went to work for Stern, Lockhart, Gardner, she thought she knew what the law was and what it represented but obviously she didn't. Now she's finding that good again with this case that she argued so passionately. 

@Donnamour1969: I think that this feeling would be inevitable, given how everything involving the law seems to come in shades of gray. Maybe if she began seeing things occur more fairly, Alicia might become more optimistic.

@SambaJulianna: When we saw Alicia and Cary working on that case, we saw her seeing the law as something pure. Now, maybe after everything that’s happened to her, she has to find that vision again.  When she says what she was doing wasn't right but legal, that's proof of the way she sees the law now. Maybe Alicia needs to be in love with the law again and maybe that involves morals too.

Christine: I think there needs to be a balance between the idealism of what the law should be and how it is practiced in the real world. With all she's been through over the past few years, I think Alicia has played in the grey area too long. 

Was it okay for Alicia to turn Zack’s bedroom into her office?

@SarahTJLM: Yes and No. As a parent, no, but it seemed like there wasn't much left of his room anyway since he's in college. Yes, because she doesn't have anything else! I think since Will's death, she began thinking about herself first and this was a clear example of her doing what she must to get what she wants.

@Donnamour1969: Uh, coming from a mother whose daughter is in her first year of college, that was a big NO!  I can't believe she would do that just because she hasn't been feeling close to her son lately. She should really find another place, either in her house, or with Finn before she puts her son out of his room.

@SambaJulianna: Well he is in Georgetown, studying. She needs the space but I confess I was a little shocked when I saw her doing that because that was or is his bedroom.I think Grace is a good meter for that. If she considered it totally wrong, she would have said so and yet, she helped Alicia.

Christine: I couldn’t believe she did that. Zack is a freshman in college and I’m guessing will be home when the semester is over. Is he being relegated to sleeping on the sofa? 

Was there anything in “Don’t Fail” that you found disappointing?

@SarahTJLM: When Cary said they "don't take cases like that anymore." I just think the firm as a whole has lost all it's integrity and that's exactly what Alicia is hoping to rebuild with her new firm. Hopefully, Finn will join her and she'll find what she's lost.

@Donnamour1969: I loved this episode, except for the Zack's bedroom thing.

@SambaJulianna: I wish we would have seen more Diane.

Christine: That we still have no idea what Kalinda wrote to Alicia in that note!

What was your favorite scene or quote from the episode?

@SarahTJLM: Favorite Scene: I thought the episode as a whole was very well executed especially with the flashback taking her back to what she truly believes in. Finn also reminded her to stop thinking about herself and help someone else. Plus Finn telling her not to fail, I think, really gave her that boost of confidence that she needed. My favorite The Good Wife quote:

I'm having a crisis of confidence and it's taking up all my time.


Literally, that quote represents me everyday. 

@Donnamour1969:  My favorite scene was when she asked Finn to start a firm with her. I was squeeing with delight.

@SambaJulianna: Alicia saying "See you in court.” It's good to hear that again and see her back in court. I loved the  Alicia and Cary and Alicia and Grace scenes too.

Christine: Surprisingly, even to me, it was when Grace asked to be Alicia’s assistant. Alicia should let her help. The girl not only needs it for school credit, she needs to explore her own career options and she’s obviously looking to be closer to her mom. 

Check back in on Sunday night for our season finale review of The Good Wife Season 6 Episode 22 and if you can’t wait until then, you can watch The Good Wife online here at TV Fanatic. 

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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