Originally Posted by Charles R
My take is Alicia is fine with the firm growing rapidly - she even favors it as shown by her actions to a large degree going around Cary. Rather Cary is the one who would much rather feel in charge and make his way in life... Alicia being older and has more important matters to resolve and whatever is best for the firm works. Didn't she even tell Cary such when he was in lockup... we have to look out for the firm. Where Cary is more from the point of view controlling the firm.
As far as running. My guess is no way. She would never want to be a politician. Heck her husband is a shining example of why she would never want to be in that position. And frankly I don't see her as having an overriding desire to right the world's wrongs. Just look at Bishop... she could have left him behind when they started the new firm.
I enjoy this show a lot, but I think it's funny when we start talking about the characters as if they were real people with desires and choices of their own. They are of course puppets of the writers, and the writers choose how these characters act. When the writers make choices that are arbitrary or completely surprising, then most of us step back from the fiction and only then try to figure out what the writers had in mind. We saw plenty of this happen when Josh Charles's character was killed off. I suppose you can analyze it in terms of the characters' motives, but the reason (as far as we've been told, anyway) was because the actor wanted to do something else with his career.
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