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post #661 of 686 Unread 03-31-2015, 12:44 PM
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For me it was one extremely rare episode I didn't like on many levels...

  • It dumbed-down Alicia.
  • The Case of the Week felt old and tired - if not silly.
  • The infighting and resolution from the Case of the Week felt phooey.
  • Alicia's exit negotiations appeared to be way off track - would have proceeded much slower and been more amiable.

All of the characters lacked any real depth. Now as usual Eli and Marissa part's were small enough they stood above it all.
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What's kind of dumb... is if a whole office of lawyers are routinely sending that many questionable emails around. I get that lawyers are people... but I would think at a law firm like that, you would learn very quickly not to put questionable things that might bite you into emails that could possibly be hacked. It's not like hacking is a new thing... and also, the fact that the higher-ups were doing just as sketchy things as the first-year lawyers... it's like none of them learned anything.

How many cases over the years did they win because they subpoenaed someone's emails OR had Kalinda hack them for a "smoking gun"? And then they are floating this kind of stuff?

Maybe it's realistic... maybe people in real life are truly that dumb... but wow... it's like the real-life case a few years back of a lawyer that got caught up in one of those Nigerian investment scams... I said that's a lawyer that nobody should ever hire again, if he falls for that.

IF these emails on the show ever went public, I don't see how a law firm could recover from that. Besides losing faith in the lawyers, many of their past cases might be overturned given some of the things revealed in their emails... so why would you risk being with them?

Also... weren't they hacked earlier this year? The locking down of files and they had to pay that ransom to get the files unlocked? They're not doing too well in the security dept.

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Last night's episode felt like "24". Endless fires that had to be instantly put out. So fast you didn't care about any of them... next week's previews look to be more of the same. My only moment of joy was the Governor's line "I think that went well." (or some such) to the interviewer as he was leaving. Often Peter doesn't come across as a Governor but in that moment he exuded power.
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I think we now have the reason for Kalinda exiting the show this season. I'm betting she goes on the lam rather than to jail. That is provided Bishop doesn't off her.

Also that guy is really a good investigator but it is not believable that someone didn't insist that he lose the kids and then return to the office by himself.
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I think we now have the reason for Kalinda exiting the show this season. I'm betting she goes on the lam rather than to jail. That is provided Bishop doesn't off her.
I was thinking the same however I'd much prefer if those were ghosts and she got hit by a car, ran into her (ex?) husband, decided to run off with their gal pal or whatever. Let's not use one of these "setups" to dump her...
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I think we now have the reason for Kalinda exiting the show this season. I'm betting she goes on the lam rather than to jail. That is provided Bishop doesn't off her.

Also that guy is really a good investigator but it is not believable that someone didn't insist that he lose the kids and then return to the office by himself.
I always thought he is using his kids to disarm people. Like Kalinda is a flirt to get into places... this guy uses his kids to throw people off... they think he isn't paying attention because of his kids, but he smacks them in the face with knowledge they didn't think he had.
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I always thought he is using his kids to disarm people. Like Kalinda is a flirt to get into places... this guy uses his kids to throw people off... they think he isn't paying attention because of his kids, but he smacks them in the face with knowledge they didn't think he had.
I agree. The show has been in a funk lately. Was it necessary to have a quarter of the show debating religious freedom vs. gay rights? What's the point rather than to make some political statement on an entertainment show. I am getting close to not watching anymore.
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I agree. The show has been in a funk lately. Was it necessary to have a quarter of the show debating religious freedom vs. gay rights? What's the point rather than to make some political statement on an entertainment show. I am getting close to not watching anymore.
My recollection may be off but I remember this show having numerous political statements both current and longstanding being argued in the courtroom.
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I thought this episode was one of the best of the season., guess I am the only one.
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You're not the only one. I've been loving the show since they finished the Cary prison storyline.
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I thought it was a good episode. I was just explaining the other investigator and his kids... I wasn't saying anything good or bad about the episode actually.

To my recollection they hit a lot of political notes over the years, either in court or around their offices. I didn't see anything new in that regard.

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I thought tonight's episode was excellent. On the political side, absolutely no one is safe from the corruption. On the law side, so many key characters in what appears to be no way out situations. It'll be interesting to see what they do to bail them out.
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Absolutely a fantastic episode. Politics are full of opportunistic rodents who flow with the party first mentality. The party even expects it as demonstrated here. And yes the dire situations facing many should be fun to watch unfolding in the coming episodes.
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Sensational episode,politics really is dirty. Alicias' daughter now knows about Will and that her mother lies.
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Yeah, a couple of cans of worms were opened up last night... some with likely to be messy cleanup too.

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Any guesses where Kalinda is or what the note she left Alicia said .
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I never thought they would let Kalinda leave... I always thought Bishop would have her killed. That could still happen, I suppose.

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Any guesses where Kalinda is or what the note she left Alicia said .
Pretty safe bet that Kalinda's gone into hiding. Guess her contract was up for renewal.

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Apparently Archie Panjabi (Kalinda) signed a deal to star in her own show, which has yet to be announced. Kalinda will be missed, but at the same time I don't think her character was used very well this season.
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Archie has said she knew it was time to move on when filming a kissing scene for The Fall with Gillian Anderson.

Rumour mill has it a little different though - some say Julianna Margulies has wanted Punjabi out as they have been feuding for years. As a producer on the show, Margulies obviously has more pull. Kind of telling that they haven't filmed a scene together in almost 3 seasons (over 50 episodes). In fact, apparently they are almost never on set at the same time. All Kalinda/Alicia scenes in the past few years have been of them talking on the telephone. Other than that, whenever Kalinda has been in the office, Alicia has been out. There is supposed to be some final scene together, perhaps in one of the last two episodes.
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Archie has said she knew it was time to move on when filming a kissing scene for The Fall with Gillian Anderson.

Rumour mill has it a little different though - some say Julianna Margulies has wanted Punjabi out as they have been feuding for years. As a producer on the show, Margulies obviously has more pull. Kind of telling that they haven't filmed a scene together in almost 3 seasons (over 50 episodes). In fact, apparently they are almost never on set at the same time. All Kalinda/Alicia scenes in the past few years have been of them talking on the telephone. Other than that, whenever Kalinda has been in the office, Alicia has been out. There is supposed to be some final scene together, perhaps in one of the last two episodes.
Please explain. Worried about typecasting (lesbian/bi)? Wanted to work with Gillian more often? Pissed that Julianna wouldn't kiss her? Enquiring minds want to know!

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Apparently Archie Panjabi (Kalinda) signed a deal to star in her own show, which has yet to be announced. Kalinda will be missed, but at the same time I don't think her character was used very well this season.
Won't miss her. Don't think she is a very good actor. Too wooden. And what the heck kind of name is Archie for a woman? Daddy wanted a boy?
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This show destroyed all its tension when they offed Will, IMO (much in the same way Grey's booted Burke). I haven't watched much of either since.
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A few of my thoughts...
  • Kalinda's personality has been neutered to the point she is a shell of her former self. In years gone by she dominated the screen now she blends in or disappears.
  • They proved they didn't need Will as last season (after his death) was one of their strongest runs.
  • Even though I was against her running (never felt she would want to seek office) I think the "law office" was getting old.
  • Virtually all of this season's story lines feel forced. Such that the characters lives don't create them.

For me it's almost like "Dark City" where nightly everyone is assigned a part to play. I don't recognize many of characters and feel their depth has been removed to the point I don't care about them as I once did.
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Tough room.

I for one like the show and will miss Kalinda. Wish her well on her future gigs.
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I will also miss Kalinda,but feel this season has not been the best overall. That being said,there still has been some episodes that were outstanding.
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