The Good Wife "All Tapped Out" Review: Wake-up Calls

The Good Wife S05E18: "All Tapped Out"


To me, there was a strong possibility that Alicia was going to remain in bed for this entire episode, watching Darkness at Noon marathons while everyone else did their best to give her her space while also covering for her. Add in the emotional fallout from her no-holds-barred kitchen conversation with Peter in "A Material World," and I wouldn't have been at all surprised if The Good Wife had opted to explore Alicia's grief just a little bit more. Alicia has more than earned that, and so has the show. 

Except, no, that's not how The Good Wife functions, especially this season. This season is a damn shark: If it's not moving forward, it's dying. So even though Alicia wanted to stay in bed and watch Darkness at Noon, the world kept tugging her back. Finn needed her to represent him in the State's Attorney investigative/disciplinary board, and he needed BAMF Alicia, not Still Grieving Alicia. But Alicia's firm needed her too, as word of the merger between F/A and L/G spread (sorry, Will, but your L.G. experiment died with you), and it was not the happiest of news for Cary and Clarke. Basically, Alicia had to get back on the horse, and that's exactly what she did. All it took was finding out that the NSA was wiretapping her.


That it was the NSA that shook Alicia out of her funk shouldn't be a shock. Its three-hop tap threatened everything and everyone around her. It could've undone her firm and compromised her clients. It could've destroyed Peter's administration, causing political and professional havoc for them both. In short, if she didn't act, everything might've collapsed around her, and with her personal life in shambles, her professional life is truly all she has left. And just in case that wasn't clear enough, that last scene of the episode—with Alicia and Peter going through their calendars—drove it home for us: The professional is all she has, and she needs to protect it and be good in it if she wants to survive.

What made "All Tapped Out" really sing, however, was that it was legitimately fun in a way that The Good Wife has (understandably) pulled back from, to a certain extent, since the last time we visited with the NSA. By wrapping up the NSA story and allowing Alicia to move closer, hopefully, to a degree of acceptance—even if the pain will never go away—The Good Wife signaled that, like Alicia, it's ready to resume business. So we got cheeky bits like Alicia purposefully flagging Louis on her call ("What do you think about Al-Qaeda?") and brilliantly cutting off SA's Castro's knees in defending Finn ("By going down on him?"). As both Louis and Finn noted themselves, those instances showed that Alicia is a changed woman while also bringing The Good Wife's humor back into its fold.

It also gave Cary and Clarke some really nice moments—especially Cary, who was very firm with Diane about the very idea of a merger and then with Alicia about her absence from the firm. He needed to, as Clarke said, start behaving like a managing partner; his name is on the door, after all. At this point, it wouldn't feel all that organic for Cary and Alicia to be at odds with one another, even with Alicia starting merger talks behind his back and Cary's insistence on taking on Jeff the NSA contractor as a client. Their relationship is too strong, even if there are little hints of friction and the source of it is understandable to both parties.

Speaking of mergers and Lockhart/Gardner, that firm is now Lockhart/Gardner & Canning. As this storyline is only now revving up, I'm wanting another episode before I see where anything's going. The enjoyable trouble with Louis is that as an audience, we're very much like Diane and Kalinda in the situation: Louis plays angles with such a subtle touch that you often don't know he's doing it, and it leads to over-thinking things because we're all trying to get ahead of him. It's hard not to see him as playing a con when he launches into his explanation about this condition at a meeting, but then manages to alleviate some of the firm's extension issues that Will brought on in the expansion.

Likewise, his talk of wanting a home, and his belief that L/G & C is that home feels as genuine as when he kept offering Alicia a job offer over the years, which is to say that it seems completely genuine, but one still can't help but wonder if he was doing it just to throw Alicia off her game in the same way the "I want a home" stuff may be there to confuse and confound Diane and Kalinda. So I'm naturally super curious about how this is going to play out over the next few episodes.



SIDEBAR


– JULIUS CAIN LIVES! See! There he is! Photographic proof! Sure, he's been in New York since L/G starting expanding, but where was he before that?! I need an entire episode devoted to the life and times of Julius Cain since the tail end of Season 3, which was the last time we saw him. Also: This episode was a Spin City reunion!

– The highlight of the hour may have been the dubbing joke as Cary's voice came out of Jeff's mouth at one point. Loved it.

– Peter's takedown of the senator he knew was pretty awesome. He and Alicia are just so much alike in their tactical thinking that it's scary how unstoppable they are, even when things are as cold as Hoth at night between them.

– Louis Canning thinks Ayn Rand is an underrated writer. Just going to leave that there for you all to discuss.

– Oh, hey, look at that, the show acknowledged that $6 million lawsuit Alicia has hanging over her head. I don't think it's come up since we first heard about it back in November.

– Jeff was wearing a Chummie T-shirt when he first met with Cary and Clarke, and while I normally don't engage in this sort of thing, you can totally buy that T-shirt for yourself if you want. I'm seriously considering it. In other Good Wife merchandising news, series composer David Buckley announced on his website that a soundtrack for the show is forthcoming, with tracks mainly from this season. That I won't even need to think about; I'll buy it the day it's released. (Thanks to @FlorrickAssoc for tipping me off about the soundtrack news.)


What did you think of "All Tapped Out"?


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Apr 24, 2014
Such a great episode. I'm glad they didn't drag Alicia's mourning for too long and I just loved how they closed up the NSA story arc.

Louis Canning is great in small doses (no pun intended), but not as a series regular. I think he works just fine like a recurring character. Now that Raising Hope bit the dust, Martha Plimpton could as well reprise her role as Patty, although I'm not certain her character would work out without Will to interact.
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Apr 23, 2014
I wrote a review and it showed up for a bit, and now it is gone. Does this happen to anyone else? It has happened to me 3 times on this site.
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Apr 23, 2014
Nicely summed up, Noel.
I'm pleased Alicia woke up. TGW is excellent at tension and relief.
We don't have five years of grief, @pozet, this is TV and it needs to move faster than real life, except if you're The Killing.
I need a dose of humor and Eli is a good provider of it, so thanks, Eli.
Fox's Canning is very good in small doses, and he was good in this episode.
I agree that Cary did well here, too.
If you think about TGW, one of its strongest points is the small doses of seasoning like David Lee, Canning, Damian (is he really gone for good?) and the vagaries of the regulars like Kalinda. There are times when she's just nodding and taking notes like a secretary and then in a subsequent episode, she detonates the bomb that blows away whatever challenged her. Kalinda (character) could have a show of her own, actually, if the writing could maintain it. Finally, Nathan Lane is another fine actor who gets to shine whenever he's around.

The Good Wife is what I wish more television was like.
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Apr 24, 2014
You're right. TGW is definitely a great show.
If you think The Killing was slow, try European TV shows :)
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Apr 24, 2014
Don't get me wrong, I liked Season One of The Killing. TGW can't work with the slowness, though. Part of its quality is the diversity, all the various story lines, the up-to-date tech stories, the moral issues, sexuality, adultery, political corruption and humor. In that way, it's a little like real life.
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Apr 22, 2014
please ... someone to shot Canning... i'm so sick of him !!!


please Michael J ... leave ...
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Apr 22, 2014
ahahhahahahahahahah!
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Apr 22, 2014
I think the episode was totally terrific but the best, bestest thing about it was the way Fox pronounced "I'm Louis Canning" and made it sound like "I'm Loose Cannon". XD
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Apr 22, 2014
I don't understand why so many people hate Canning. Sure he's a scumbag, but since when is that a problem on this show? Will was similarly competitive and did similarly slimy things in service of that. Canning may not have the same romantic streak, and he isn't as protective of other people's idealism as was Will, but Canning seems to have a consistent value system and world view. So, even though he's not honest in all his dealings with opposing counsel (or even the courts), he actually has a lot of integrity in his own way. Plus, the character at least has some depth (in contrast to David Lee, who has been fairly two-dimensional apart from his reaction to Will's death and maybe some interactions with Alicia and his niece).

Canning actually reminds me a bit of a friend of mine from law school. My friend was also a libertarian (and probably also an Ayn Rand aficionado), and I was similarly put off by his values a first. My friend was terrifically loyal, however, and wonderful in other respects to his friends and family. He also honestly believed everyone would be better off if left to their own devices. And even a progressive (like me) can recognize that the tort system is a horribly inefficient means of regulating behavior. Anyway, in my youth, I thought radical libertarians were all shallow and lacking in compassion. I know better now. Canning isn't a bad person simply because he is skeptical of plaintiffs' class actions or because he's cut-throat in competition. If you separate his work persona from his private life, he appears to be a fairly decent guy. Let's reflect on a few things we know about Canning: he seems to have a good marriage with a nice woman, he has always appreciated Alicia for what appear to be the right reasons, and he prefers Marthas to Caitlins. Sure he uses his physical limitations to his advantage, but everyone uses what they've got: their attractiveness, their connections, their apparent innocence, their ability to banter about sports or Emily's List. Canning just uses what he has.

Plus, Canning is right that his scumminess allows Diane to be the angel, the idealist. So in that respect she needs him as a partner more than she needs Alicia. The problem is, why does Canning need Diane? With Will, Diane was always the grown up, the one who handled the purse strings and hopefully curbed some of his risk-seeking behavior. Canning doesn't need any of that.
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Apr 22, 2014
Many excellent comments around here.
I am also a bit disappointed that Alicia's grief was not more developed.
In my experience it takes 5 years to recover from the loss of a person you considered your true love. So Alicia should be completely devastated for some time. Maybe the future will show that she has recovered on the surface, in that she is able to function, but not really inside with more breakdowns to come.
Also, one of the reasons Alicia pushed Will away was to protect her situation as a mother and spouse, in a word to re-become "the good wife". And how did life repaid her? By taking Will away. So, she should be utterly angry at life.
And finally, Will was killed by a client who was supposed to be hers. Besides, Will's almost obsessive involvement in that case was not completely stranger to he and Alicia separating. She should feel very guilty about Will's death.
All this was indeed addressed but everything went a bit fast for such a life changing event in her life.
And I was not completely convinced by her turnaround/recovery. Yes the man who tried to save Will was unjustly accused, yes the NSA situation threatened her whole world, but if she was really grieving, these would mo they've mattered so much I think.
And I did not think she would be able to move on from Will without Eli telling her about the deleted message (which she thenmight have been able to retrieve through the NSA?)
Besides, it would also have been interesting to have her world really collapse and see how she would have reacted to that and re-climb the hill.
And finally I feel that the merger mishap needed more interactions between Alicia and Cary. And going back to collaborate with Peter needed more interactions with him, after their explosive argument. Again, a bit too fast for me, like watching a recap rather than the real thing.
Some questions:
- what really freaked out Will's murderer was not General Detention but on the contrary going back to solitary (he did start the shooting while the justices were discussing it after the proceedings, interestingly at Will's initiative). Why did not that come up?
- what about what Finn was kind of about to say in the hospital while high on morphine?
- how about the ballot boxes inquiry? Are we really done with it now that Will is dead and the NSA out of the game?
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Apr 26, 2014
Whose to say her grief is over....yes she had to pull herself together....doesn't mean she will stay that way.
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Apr 28, 2014
Right! And today's episode shows that clearly.
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Apr 22, 2014

I am still getting flashbacks to Fringe every time I see the State Attorney.
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Apr 21, 2014
I really still don't like Alicia but Eli made my day with his paying respects to the political 'master' Peter. That made my night.
Another solid episode. Am not sure were Finn fits in yet as a regular. He does really look and sound nondescript.
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Apr 21, 2014
It looks like they're looking for a place for Finn. I guess right now Alicia needs a friend so they cast him there.
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Apr 21, 2014
My Cary wishlist was fulfilled! I got assertive Cary! He kinda conflated assertive with being a dick, but he can work on it! I got Cary and Clarke in court mediation, defending the mighty Cherokee Nation of...Oklahoma. Lol, Clarke. In short, yay!

My favorite incarnation of Alicia returned: Intellectual BAMF! Love when she kicks ass. And with the return of her hot,brainy,badassness, so returned the show's quick wit. Again, yay!

Canning may have shed his skin again, but he is still a snake! Diane's 'rapist' barb, seemed strangely accurate in describing Canning. He's not a guy that is physically capable of doing harm to another individual, but he still has the mindset. Like he wants power over Diane, Alicia, Kalinda, and the memory of Will, so he can domineer over them with the tools at his disposal, toying with their finances and reputations. Gives me the creeps and I LIKE Michael J. Fox, so kudos for his cheerful-faced creeper portrayal. I hope Diane and Kalinda pack up with a heap of clients in tow and join F/A.

Goodbye adorable NSA creepers. Hope dude went to Sweden and not Gitmo!

I seriously need Finn and Clarke to meet. It doesn't even have to be case related. Just imagine the amount of awkward, adorable, extreme politeness in one place.

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Apr 21, 2014
I love Finn. Fox makes me uncomfortable.
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Apr 21, 2014
No...No....Don,t add M J Fox. He might be a good actor but not for the Good Wife. It is not a comedy show.......
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Apr 21, 2014
Excellent review and I agree with others - so happy Alicia is back. I am confused about one thing - towards the end of the show - Diane and Kalinda are in Canning's office and seem to be acknowledging his prescence and his partnership. However, I have a feeling they are up to something but can't figure out what.
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Apr 21, 2014
Please let them come up with something quick and without much hassle.
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Apr 21, 2014
This is a solid review, but I'd add that I felt the episode was a tad uneven and scatterbrained, moving from story to story with an uneven pacing and lack of central thread. To me, that led to a feeling of a lack of weight to some of the outcomes, chiefly the Diane-based ones.

I was so shocked to see Julius Cain, and then for him and Louis to have an eye-catch moment calling back to Spin City, that was fun.

The highlight for me wasn't Cary's voice (which made the scenes feel like they weren't actually happening, but setups for what was about to happen) but Peter's takedown of the NSA and the senator, when Eli bowed down with "I'm not worthy", I could not contain the laugh.

If Louis thinks Ayn Rand is underrated, he's going to have a very difficult time actually connecting with other people and eventually it'll be his downfall. The world exists outside of the fantasy walled garden where people only behave consistent with her narrow-minded philosophy.
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Apr 22, 2014
There's nothing excessive about saying an author is underrated... specially considering how little people read now a days. For most people, they've only read 1 or 2 Ayn Rand's short books back in high school.

Now a days a LOT of people only read a book that either got a movie made after it, a shout out from Oprah, made a recent NY Times best seller list, or has sexy vampires.

In this case, Ayn Rand's books are quite solid but outside of high school students hardly anyone knows anything about them. And they tend to be short, so even if you don't love it you're done in an afternoon and can move on
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Apr 22, 2014
"They tend to be short?" Have you read Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged...? Because they could be doorstops in hardcover.
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Apr 22, 2014
Sorry, the last 1 or 2 I read were short. I used to LOVE Anthem

Some of those others, I haven't read in years but they're on my ToDo list to read again.
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Apr 22, 2014
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Apr 21, 2014
Hmmmm. I think if there's unevenness, it's in the L/G story, and it's really because it's setting stuff up while the rest of the episode was focused on paying stuff off. That aside, I felt like it moved very much like a normal episode of the series.

And you said that about Rand. Not me. Even if I maybe completely agree with you.
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Apr 23, 2014
I would say jumping from the NSA guys to Cary/Hayden to Alicia to Diane to Kalinda with less than stellar pacing is what I'm calling out, it was over and over like that but not in any particular order.

Yeah, I said it.
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Apr 21, 2014
Fantastic episode ! So great to see The Good Wife back to its good old fun ! The last two episodes had Alicia and us a little depressed, so good to see it back to having some fun.

The NSA guys already put me in a lighthearted mode. Watching these guys reminds me of one of those dumb and dumber movies. I am going to really miss them since now the NSA story is wrap up.

This week we had so much characters showing they can kick ass and with good humor that would put many comedies to shame.

I feel so satisfied to see all the following G.D (Go down) and had a good laugh at most of them.

1) Diane telling Louis - says the rapist to her prey (wow ! Harsh!)

2) Cary telling Alicia - You do not have to be involved (insisting to take the case of the NSA guy) (Cary getting Bad Ass)

3) Alicia calling Grace pretending to be calling the NSA

4) Alicia calling out the hypocrisy of State Attorney and the fun with the hand-phone texts (G.D)

5) Alicia asking Louis Canning about Al-Qaeda and NSA (this one had me in stitches)

6) Peter talking to the senator who can influence the NSA - I will be calling my wife's office everyday for the next few months to talk about westgate !

AND the most funny of them ALL ! Peter sending that guy's (forgotten his name) phone number to the middle east.

To Noel : Mostly I liked your reviews but how can you not mentioned most of the six points above. Most of it are either so clever or funny !

Its definitely great to see Julius Cain back and Michael J Fox definitely did not disappoint.

I am a scum bag but I am your scum bag ! Loved him !
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Apr 21, 2014
Because clearly I'm a horrible reviewer. I'll get someone else to write the review next week, don't worry!
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Apr 21, 2014
Please don't say that. We loved you :-)
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Apr 21, 2014
LOVED! In the past tense! I'm getting Tim in here. He hasn't seen a single episode of the show*, so I'm sure he'll be able to get up to speed on 108 episodes in a week.

*I have no idea if this is true. For the sake of humor, we're pretending it is.
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Apr 21, 2014
I panic once you threaten not to come back:-)
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Apr 21, 2014
Alicia calling Grace essentially was calling the NSA, that was the point, it didn't matter who she was talking to, if she said "my new client is ____" then the NSA would know about it.

The States Attorney's hypocrisy just keeps building and building, I suspect a showdown with him and Peter soon.

Oh yeah, the new intern putting up those fliers in the mosques, I forgot about that.
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Apr 21, 2014
I knew that. That is one of the reasons why it was so funny !

Looks like a middle eastern country to me. Haha !
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Apr 21, 2014
I love kick ass Alicia so much! I agree that she deserves her time of grief, but I was so hoping she'd get it together before the episode was over (I am selfish, lol).

I don't know what to think about Canning. I love the character in small doses, but I don't know how I'd feel if he were around all the time. Having someone around who is always pulling a con becomes really tedious.

I have my fingers crossed that Alicia and Peter don't kiss and make up anytime soon, but they have got to find a way to have Eli on the show more. I'm not interested in the governor's office storylines, but I need some Eli.

Kalinda and Diane teaming up should be really fun and interesting. I'm looking forward to them working together.
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Apr 21, 2014
Last week I wrote in the comments to see an Alicia that can function professionally soon and we got it almost immediately. Great !

Michael J Fox is back for 4 episodes this season but no news next season yet. I am hoping he would become a regular next season. But hey, the good wife had such a large cast that sometimes we see very little of episodes that is focus on them. I would be happier if we had an episode to explain his back story. What made Louis the con that he is today.

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Apr 21, 2014
I'd rather not see MJF as a regular. He works best when pitted against the main characters e.g. Alicia, Diane, Kalinda anyway. And in many ways, Louis Canning is like a lot of the other recurring characters e.g. Elspeth Tascioni, Patti Nyholm, the various batshit crazy lawyers and judges - eccentric and most effective when administered in small doses.

Case in point against making MJF a regular: Zach Grenier. There is only so much David Lee schtick we can take every week before it gets (and it has gotten) tiresome.
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Apr 21, 2014
There are lots of characters in TGW so even if he came back as a recurring guest star/regular like Peter (which I considered a regular), we would probably not see him every week.
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Apr 21, 2014
"You're a monosyllabic these days."
"Yeah."
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Apr 21, 2014
That was one of the funny moments too ! Should have put in on my list too.
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Apr 21, 2014
Loved it! For a minute there I was worried that we're going to have to watch Alicia struggle through the entire episode. But the minute Alicia started kicking asses, I could be found clapping my hands in sheer joy!

Cary's on fire. Peter's call to the senator was fun to watch... I had a feeling that was coming, after all, what's the easiest way to identify if your calls are being tapped? To talk about something that the person you're on the call with is uncomfortable about when they may actually know that you're infact being tapped. Not to mention Alicia's call with Canning - Al Qaeda :P

I'm glad to see the NSA storyline put to an end as that probably couldn't have played out longer. I'll miss the guys though...

And is Finn's case dismissed too? I'm hoping he perhaps comes to Florrick-Agos for a job given the behaviour of his colleagues...

Soundtrack you say?!? I'll probably be the one next in line to purchase it...!
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Apr 21, 2014
The NSA guys were so real. It was great.
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Apr 21, 2014
You didn't mention the showdown with the NSA weasels. Where did they find the Harry Reid look-alike? Nice touch setting up the corrupt bureaucrat that was survaling his ex wife. Would have been better if the vehicle was a delivery van instead of a car....
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Apr 21, 2014
Noel, you failed to mention the episodes most important plot point-



Poll


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Apr 21, 2014
Perfection is what it is, sheer perfection.
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Apr 21, 2014
Option 4: Classified.
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Apr 21, 2014
You always say that!!!
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Apr 21, 2014
It wasn't classified until you posted a picture asking about it. So, really, this is your fault.
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Apr 21, 2014
You mean like Snooki -


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Apr 21, 2014
Well. You've convinced me. I need to get red highlights.
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Apr 21, 2014
Thinning hair - I know the feeling.
Maybe this will cheer you up -

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Apr 21, 2014
That is my real hair. Also: I probably need to do a new photo. That one's almost a year old, and my hair has thinned out even more since then. Sigh.
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Apr 21, 2014
Fine, lets see you classify this-



Unless you are willing to classify your own face, I WIN!
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Apr 21, 2014
Great episode! The last episode was difficult to withstand. But thank god the show is back to its breakneck speed.Peter might be a bastard but he sure knows how to take down people.
The best bits were
1: 'by going down on him?'
2: Peter's take down of the Senator and the NSA guy.
3: Cary's voice dubbed on Jeff's face
4: Alicia asking Canning 'What do YOU think about al-qaeda'? I especially loved her expressions when she said that.
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Apr 21, 2014
Good list but you missed my favorite when Diane at the merger meeting said, "Are you really thinking of putting the fox in charge?" referring to Louis Canning (Michael J Fox).
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Apr 21, 2014
How I love this show!
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Apr 21, 2014
There was one thing in this episode that was far more important than anything else, and that was that NSA guys watch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Their discussions on the classic episode - The Nightman Cometh was pure extasy. Meanwhile Alicia's rapidfire evolution continued with very funny results.

It's good that MJF has returned to his real show after his NBC experiment fizzled out. He's one of the few characters that could legitimately succeed Will in some respects. But...it's a contrived move, although no doubt the Kings are patting themselves on the back for executing it. This contrivance will go straight into the over-reaching bin along with Alicia and Carey sharing an office. Still I should be at least open to the possibility that something awesome might come of this.

Overall it was an incredibly busy episode and a thoroughly absorbing one. Somehow new series regular DA guy went from being an annoying prick to a soulful heart-throb within the space of an episode - that's quite an achievement. This season should finish well.
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Apr 21, 2014
One of them was even wearing an It's Always Sunny t-shirt, that was awesome. The boy's hole/boy's soul joke never fails to get me to chuckle, so gross.
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Apr 21, 2014
I haven't watched Good Wife for a while, coming back on board with Will's death so that's my excuse for not noticing Loose Canyon (Louis Canning) before, how clever.
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Apr 21, 2014
You should be watching every week or at least catch up with the back episode. I loved every episode and I cannot say that for most of the 25 TV shows I watch each week.
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Apr 21, 2014
  • YAY Alicia's kicking ass again... and against State Attorney's Castro who is such a slimy scumbag (is that a requirement for that job). I do share Finn's platonic crush on her... Doesn't he do the best moon eyes ever?
  • Peter was pretty badass using shared corruption practices to uncover and dismantle the NSA surveillance... So in exchange he got Alicia to be more civilised and proceed with agenda sharing... Nice business arrangement these two...
  • It was fun to explore once again the Kafkian reality of national security rules when Cary was trying to interrogate Jeff's supervisor... TGW definitely has a peeve when to comes to those... Also, where is Jeff now? Is he gone to Iceland/Sweden? It looked as if he had been fired rather than reinstated as Cary said in his message?
  • Canning was OK this ep but hope he doesn't become a permanent feature otherwise Diane's consumption of martinis is going to go through the roof...
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Apr 21, 2014
-I guess they has to tie up the NSA storyline at some point, but I'm sad to see the NSA nerds go. Was Michael Urie (Marc from Ugly Betty) ever on TGW before? I had not noticed him before on this show until now.

-Not a fan of Peter, but the phone call take down of his senator friend? That was impressive. I may not have done Eli's 'I'm not worthy' salute, but I wanted to clap. Alicia and Peter can be badass when it comes to protecting the things important to them.

-So many good lines this episode:
Diane: Are you really thinking of putting the fox in charge? (Heh. Sorry, I'm easy.)

Canning: You're fighting me... it's not gonna work if you're fighting me.
Diane: Said the rapist to his prey.

Ouch, Diane.
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Apr 24, 2014
I may not have done Eli's 'I'm not worthy' salute, but I wanted to clap.

I actually did a slow clapping. It was very well played.
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Apr 21, 2014
Well, I don't know if Peter was impressive: more like he used his scumbagginess once for Alicia's benefit, not against her. But really, were he honest, he'd have had nothing.
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Apr 21, 2014
This was Urie's first appearance, at least according to IMDb.
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Apr 21, 2014
I thought so.. I half-expected him to have a more prominent role in the episode because of that.
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Apr 21, 2014
Also, what good luck Peter is only talking about a clear office. Otherwise he'd have nothing to blackmail senators with and then he'd be completely helpless.

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Apr 21, 2014
The last episode was hard to watch (understandably) so I'm glad Alicia and the show is getting back on their feet. Still, can't stand Canning. I'd rather they merged with Patti Nyholm.
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Apr 22, 2014
I know it can't happen in the current storyline, but merging with Elsbeth Tascioni's firm would be priceless.
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Apr 22, 2014
It would be! But then she's so much better than anyone else they could only stare at her in wonder as she would be winning all the cases for them.
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Apr 21, 2014
I agree. This has been a case of "Be careful of what you wish for". I really dislike Fox and was happy to see his show fail, but that just put him on a show I really like! I can only hope that he is just the flavor of the week and not permanent.
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Apr 21, 2014
He has a few-episode arc. Sorry.
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Apr 21, 2014
Here's hoping he'll be gone by the end of the season, at least, and not upped to a regular.
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Apr 21, 2014
Also, I kind of feel like a jerk for not liking him but I still don't.
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