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Perhaps we may even see Christine Baranski jumping to the loathed Alecia startup to remove herself from the good ole boy club she seems to be at.
I've had a feeling that Cary would jump ship after getting his fill of Howard and David Lee.

Luca seems to be a very sharp lawyer. It makes you wonder about why she's been stuck in bond court.
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I wish they would jettison LGL as they could spend more time focusing on Alicia's universe. To some degree the recent episodes appear to be highlights versus "occurring events" I'm more interested in what we are missing than staying current with LGL. Heck even if they are going to circle back (at some point) there is nothing wrong with losing track of them... it would even play out much closer to real life.

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On to the more important stuff. I think Alicia's hair looked much better this week. Kudo's to the hair stylist.
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I wish they would jettison LGL as they could spend more time focusing on Alicia's universe. To some degree the recent episodes appear to be highlights versus "occurring events" I'm more interested in what we are missing than staying current with LGL. Heck even if they are going to circle back (at some point) there is nothing wrong with losing track of them... it would even play out much closer to real life.
At the risk of sounding stupid, who or what is LGL?

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At the expense of sounding stupid, who or what is LGL?
I'm the stupid one... it's now LAL... Lockhart, Agos & Lee. I care so little about the firm I never paid attention. That or I really miss Will.

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I'm the stupid one... it's now LAL... Lockhart, Agos & Lee. I care so little about the firm I never paid attention. That or I really miss Will.
Thanks for the clarification.
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That was the best episode of the season and maybe the best of the series. It was intelligent and funny and perfectly executed.
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Best of the season for sure. Both MS and TGW were firing on all cylinders tonight. I'm soooo glad bond court is over, what a drag. Got to say Alica has come a long long way from where we started, "it's just sex" comment really illustrated her attitude.
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This was the episode that hopefully gets this show back to where it should be.
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Michael J. Fox is perfect in this show. He expresses more in his sly, snarky facial expressions and body positioning than most actors do in entire monologues.
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Michael J. Fox is perfect in this show. He expresses more in his sly, snarky facial expressions and body positioning than most actors do in entire monologues.
He's why I'm watching the show! I mean, I should have been watching it from the start anyway because it is good... but the first episode I watched was his first episode. I had seen the commercials about his guest-appearance and wanted to see that... and I've been watching the show ever since.
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What have I missed.... why isn't Grace in college or high school?

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I just watched the week ago show and was wishing it went another hour. I though it was one of the best written show episodes ever. Eli Gold just keeps getting better.
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I just watched the week ago show and was wishing it went another hour. I though it was one of the best written show episodes ever.
This week I found it odd I wasn't sure what I thought. On the surface I thought they jumped around so fast nothing had much (if any) heart. I'm all for fast pace especially if all of the arcs are intertwined but this just felt disjointed. And I'm over the old firm so spending the lion's share of the show on it felt wasted.

My favorite "The Good Wife" review site more or less canned it.

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This week I found it odd I wasn't sure what I thought. On the surface I thought they jumped around so fast nothing had much (if any) heart. I'm all for fast pace especially if all of the arcs are intertwined but this just felt disjointed. And I'm over the old firm so spending the lion's share of the show on it felt wasted.

My favorite "The Good Wife" review site more or less canned it.
Thanks for the link. But I haven't seen that episode yet, so didn't read it. Do you know what that site said about the episode I commented on? I didn't see a way to see older reviews.
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Do you know what that site said about the episode I commented on?
Here you go all seven seasons... their previous reviewer (left quite a while ago) was great. I really enjoyed his reviews and have never followed him to his new location. Wish I had...

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The Good Wife debuts at 10 p.m. EDT tonight on CBS.

In an otherwise deeply disappointing fall season for network-based scripted drama, The Good Wife is one of exactly two drama pilots that made me sit up and say, “OK, that’s something I like.” The other, FlashForward, is so maddeningly inconsistent that I’m half-convinced everyone involved was just making up the pilot as they went along in some sort of Robert Altman-esque approach to making Lost, but the moments that hit strike so hard that I’ll keep coming back. In contrast, The Good Wife wins out in a much quieter fashion, by taking two parts of the staid CBS procedural format, adding one part workplace drama and then another part intimate character study. It’s probably the best network drama of the fall, remarkable for a show that occasionally seems to have wandered in from 1992.


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Eli certainly has a lot going on. Its hard to tell who he cares about, and who he is using.
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And that's why we love Eli as a character.
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Any predictions if they will begin to wrap every thing up after the break and this will be the final 10-12 episodes. That was a very strong statement from Eli to Alicia,and the Lockhart firm seems to be making a statement also.Just wondering.
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I DID NOT see that confession from Eli coming. How can Alicia possibly forgive him? What he did robbed her of valuable, potentially life changing time with Will. While we knew it happened, this is a devastating revelation to her.
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I feel like it's getting to be time for the show to end. I doubt there will be anything cataclysmic to conclude the series, but I think they've explored the issues the show was designed to explore, and that we've seen a complete character arc for Alicia. This business of how Eli feels he torpedoed her relationship with Will is an interesting sidebar, but the whole Will/Alicia thing itself is old, old news.

At this point I feel that throwing any sort of catastrophe at her would just be a melodramatic gimmick. The episodes continue to be interesting, IMO, and the acting is of course top-notch. If it did go a seventh season I'd continue to watch -- it's still entertaining and engaging -- especially as it looks like Madame Secretary is a success, and the two shows go well together.

But I wouldn't be upset if they wind it up, either.

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Cary's sandbagging the rouge associates was epic. He played them perfectly. I wasn't sure that the show had enough steam left to get through this season but it has been, surprisingly, very good. The addition of excellent actors like Christopher McDonald, Margo Martindale, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Vanessa Williams and Cush Jumbo (Lucca) along with some pretty good writing has made this season very watchable. I've even found Louis Canning to be less of a drag than he was last season. If this does turn out to be the last season, it looks it will go out on a very nice note.
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I doubt there will be anything cataclysmic to conclude the series, but I think they've explored the issues the show was designed to explore, and that we've seen a complete character arc for Alicia.
I agree Alicia has grown and the original premise has played out. However at the same time that can drive the show in new directions if done properly. So far (for me) it's been more hits than misses this season and to a large degree Alicia is more "interesting" As such the potential is there for the show to be as good or better.

Last night there were two or three moments that took many episodes (or years) to play out. That investment pays great dividends and can charter new courses.

I do think they are somewhat stuck in the mud as in the her old law firm needs to go. I can see investing the time when she had a vested interest in the firm but I think the time would be better spent in broadening Alicia's activities. They need to go all in...

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It has been along time since we have seen the son. I have no idea where the show is going after this episode.
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It has been along time since we have seen the son. I have no idea where the show is going after this episode.
Given how many times they have tried to start a new direction only to blow it all up a few episodes later, I don't think they do either.

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Its all a bit Meh at the moment - just starting to lose interest now, after having watched it since Day 1, but its not holding our interest any more.........

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Its all a bit Meh at the moment - just starting to lose interest now, after having watched it since Day 1, but its not holding our interest any more.........
Part of the reason I didn't care for this episode is how puky Alicia was, almost the whole episode! I mean the program was basically her feeling sorry for herself & her ex-lover, and those sun glasses, really This show has such potential and when it's firing on all cylinders it's great, this episode was just a waste of everyone's talent IMO. Blaa, hopefully the next show will get back in the swing of things.
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Part of the reason I didn't care for this episode is how puky Alicia was, almost the whole episode! I mean the program was basically her feeling sorry for herself & her ex-lover, and those sun glasses, really This show has such potential and when it's firing on all cylinders it's great, this episode was just a waste of everyone's talent IMO. Blaa, hopefully the next show will get back in the swing of things.
I really disagree. Alicia had created an emotional cocoon for herself, and in one stunning moment, Eli ripped it open and exposed every raw nerve beneath. Suddenly she is confronted by the life she could have had, the life she wanted, the possibility of happiness that might have rescued her from the unremitting sadness that has been her life now since Will's death, since the scandal of the election, since the horrid morass of bond court, since... everything. And now she has to go on the road and be, literally, the good wife, the candidate's better half, the shell that the cameras see. And Eli, the agent of the loss of her desire, is always... right... there.

So there she is, a rock in the middle of this insane swirling river of nonsense, imperturbable. But we can see past the sunglasses and know what's going on because JM can act.

This storyline pays off two of the major arcs of the series: the main theme (candidate's wife standing by her man, on the surface, vs. everything that's going on below the surface); and the road not taken (in this case, because somebody ran you off it).

This show never forgets where it's been, and I like that.
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This show never forgets where it's been, and I like that.
I agree. Based on what she found out I think this episode was right on point. Heck with the case of the week, etc. Even one of the reviewers stated it was perfect if you ignore the rest. Alicia spirals through complicated emotions in “Iowa” A perfect episode...if you ignore all the subplots

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