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The Mother Lode

This post contains spoilers for CBS’s legal drama, “The Good Wife”, up to Season 4 Episode 9 – A Defense of Marriage.

Boy have we hit the mother lode of snipes and loaded looks with this episode.

Brian Dennehy is back, but now as a federal prosecutor and he serves the first volley by keeping score, “So, we’re zero-one.” Alicia bemusedly takes up the challenge, “Well, we’ll have to change that, won’t we.”

Back as well is Bebe Neuwirth as Judge Claudia Friend, who precides over a tax fraud trial that tranforms into a quest to overturn DOMA. Enter Bruce McGill as Supreme Court lawyer Jeremy Breslow, who offers to help Lockhart-Gardner with the case.

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Growing Pains

This post contains spoilers for CBS’s legal drama, “The Good Wife”, up to Season 4 Episode 8 – Here comes the Judge.

This week we see Judd Hirsch join the show’s Honour Roll as the judge presiding over a bench murder trial. When Will discovers that his honour has already pre-judged his client as guilty, the firm decides to fight the case with a tactic I call – Trial by Ambush.

First they ambush the judge by turning the tables on him, putting him on trial. Then they ambush unwitting witnesses into testifying against him. Subpoenaing the law clerk was bad enough, but the fellow AA member was crossing the line.

However, as appalling as their methods were, I found myself entertained by the way everything played out.

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Cary, Cary, Quite Contrary

This post contains spoilers for CBS’s legal drama, “The Good Wife”, up to Season 4 Episode 7 – Anatomy of a Joke.

The case of the week started out promisingly enough. Christina Ricci as the wise-cracking client. F. Murray Abraham back as opposing counsel. Passing traffic conveniently bleeping out risque words. Stabs at NFL overruns and network censorship.

However, it went rapidly downhill. The best thing about the case was Diane insisting that Cary accompany Alicia to babysit their rather self-destructive client to petition the FCC.

As with Kalinda, I have been trying to piece together Cary’s backstory with small clues he dropped over the past three years. But this week, we get a sudden dollop of information in the form of his father, Jeffery Agos, played by John Shea.

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