The Good Wife "The Trial" Review: Another Nightmare

The Good Wife S06E10: "The Trial"

Cary's been my favorite character on The Good Wife since Season 2. I liked that the show made him an antagonist of sorts following Diane and Will selecting Alicia over him, despite the fact that Cary put in more hours and more effort. He was bitter about it, and he joined up with Childs in the State's Attorney's office and went to work. His work with Peter was plagued with accusations of favoritism and racism since he was promoted to Deputy SA over Matan and Geneva. He became embroiled in Peter and Wendy Scott-Carr's investigation into Will bribing judges, but was never fully committed to it as a cause. He went back to the firm that fired him, with stipulations, and still got screwed over by Alicia when Alicia took a partnership that had been promised to him and the other fourth years.

In short, Cary has often been on the receiving end of any number of horrible things to happen on the show, but he's generally been a good guy in a narrative where people are both a little shadier and a little more shady. Yes, his defection with clients from Lockhart/Gardner may've been a low point, but given everything that they put him through, it's hard not to at least see his actions as justified, if not entirely understandable. He is, as "The Trial" proved, ethical and upstanding, even in a situation where most other folks would've been on the first flight to Barcelona. He's going to jail for four years—two years, with good behavior—because he didn't want his firm to lose $1.3 million because of him.

Cary being dragged into this whole mess is Alicia's fault, in a way. She's the one who wanted to take Bishop on as a client when they and Cary's fellow fourth-years left Lockhart/Gardner; Cary wasn't keen on the idea. Bishop does bring in the money, of course, but it was one of those ethical issues that Cary has always had a certain clarity about, a clarity that the show has steadily muddied for Alicia, and Cary suffered, however indirectly, the blowback for that. The show isn't making a big deal of this—the characters are all professionals, they know what the law entails and what it means to keep a law firm afloat—and so I won't either, but it's hard not to see Cary as a victim, yet again, of Alicia's willingness to make compromises in her drive for success. This perspective sort of skewed his good bye with Alicia for me, even if it was still a little tear=inducing all the same.

I know I sound less broken up about my favorite character apparently being written off the show than I did about Will's death last season, but I think it has to do with an issue of surprise. I wasn't expecting Will to die even if I was sort of expecting Josh Charles to leave the show. It was shocking on any number of levels in a way that Cary being sent to prison wasn't. I had half-suspected as much given how often the show was stacking things against Cary—organically and not-so-organically—and since The Good Wife is not generally prone to last-minute sentiment, I didn't expect Dante to show up on the stand, but once he was there, I knew Cary was going to prison. 

And it's that lack of sentimentality that I think means you should read the "apparently" at the start of that last paragraph as a very soft one. Short of a time skip between this season and the very likely (and very likely final) Season 7, I imagine we won't see much of Cary from here on out. Maybe the show will visit him while he's incarcerated, but there's only so much you can do with that, and only so many conversations Cary can have with the women in his life before it just gets old.

Of course, when I say "women," I'm really talking about Kalinda. Cary's arc in this half of the season has been as much about Cary's legal woes as it has been about the challenges of their relationship. Despite Cary being comparatively underdeveloped and Kalinda more or less being on a different show than everyone else, I still thought everything they had across these 10 episodes worked very well. It was compressed in ways I often didn't like, but as a distilled and heightened look at how Cary and Kalinda felt about one another, it worked. Cary's genuine love for Kalinda came through in spades, and her desire to flee and keep herself safe from emotions was in part the result of Kalinda returning to Lana. Kalinda doesn't think she's worth anyone's love, and Cary, being Cary, thinks that's nonsense, and has since the two of them became friendly.

As for Matt Czuchry, he always kept pace with the show's pinballing of Cary. Needed Cary to be stoned on 'shrooms? All set! Could Cary tear Alicia apart in court? Good to go! How angry should Cary be in a charged discussion with Diane where he gets fired for a second time? Just the right amount. Tasked with selling the tensions between Cary and Alicia as their firm was bringing on Diane? Sure, Czuchry had that covered. He was never the flashiest performer on the show, but he likely needed to adjust more and work with the widest range of beats and arcs over the course of his tenure, perhaps more than anyone else aside from Julianna Margulies, while still keeping Cary recognizable as Cary. He did that, and he made it look very easy. This week, easily, may've been the biggest he's ever had to go, and yet watching Cary crumble was remarkably restrained. That was the right choice, as it was also the most heartbreaking one.


As for the episode as a whole, it was an interestingly constructed one, but somehow it also wasn't very showy about it. Normally when The Good Wife does the sort of playful ideas—in this case, shifting perspectives—it really calls attention to itself. Yes, the show had a great deal of fun with Fratti's (Zak Orth) auditory condition by having characters utter nonsense sentences, and it enjoyed giving us insight into Cuesta's (David Paymer) quest to wash his hands, obtain Neil Diamond tickets, and find a muffin he liked. But it also gave us a glimpse into Geneva Pine's (Renee Elise Goldsberry) life, which was filled with far less humor and novelty than Fratti or Cuesta's perspectives. And yet it all worked, never feeling gimmicky or overplayed. Part of this was due to the Kings' script, but Fred Toye's direction and some very solid editing kept the perspectives moving and not feeling like detours on the road to finding out Cary's fate. Handing it off to Kalinda also helped, and her intense showdown with Bishop—it was a good plan, but threatening Dylan is a sure way to bring down Bishop's wrath—capped the episode's flourish a well-tied bow.

Since I felt like "The Trial" had enough humor and fun with these shifting perspectives, the Darkness at Noon-inspired gym-note escapade seemed a little extraneous. It provided a lot of levity, to be sure—we even got Jackie back for two scenes!—but it felt like a distraction. It's possible that with any other episode, I wouldn't've felt this way; vacuum-sealed, the plot of "The Trial" was enjoyable, but within the larger context of the hour, it was a bit out of place. It did demonstrate, however, that Alicia may need to tug on Elfman and Eli's leashes a bit, between the leaked Prady affairs and the Peter-granted patronage, to make the note thing disappear. We'll see if that ever happens.



SIDEBAR

– Diane was wearing some really great clothes this week. Then again, when isn't Diane wearing some really great clothes?

– Also not helping what I thought of Cary's chances? Matt Czuchry made the press rounds this past week. He did it to promote the episode, sure, but it was also something of a farewell tour, especially considering that The Good Wife doesn't normally garner a lot of press attention.

– Just think about this: There could've been a scene in this episode where Alicia handed those Finn-provided photos to Kalinda, but instead, Kalinda just had them at Bishop's house. There would've been no reason to show this, and yet. And yet.

– I almost forgot about Alicia and Finn's candlelit pancake dinner. That, actually, might've been a little too much.

– A reminder that The Good Wife is off until Sunday, January 4. I'll see you all then. Enjoy your holidays!

UPDATE/ADDENDUM: I don't know that Czuchry is gone-gone, hence the "apparently being written off" qualifier, but it certainly feels like it's going in that direction. Though, as I've been discussing on Twitter, there are some reversals on this the show can take...I just don't think they should.


What'd you think of "The Trial"?



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Dec 08, 2014
This is still one of the finest shows ever on tv and I wish it well for the final season. It's still compelling, intelligent AND emotional enough to have us worried about Cary, writing in to tell the network to kill off Kalinda's husband, and laughing at David Lee and Chum Hum and the rest. Great guests like Michael J. Fox and Nathan Lane... Where are we going see this much quality on a network? My only complain is that Alicia would have said "screw this political stuff" long ago. But it's all grist for the mill and the writing is still the best on TV.
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Dec 08, 2014
I ship Alicia and her glasses. So much.
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Dec 02, 2014
The ending was so grim it felt too real.. one of those moments where you just want a fairy tale ending. The outcome just hurt to watch!
I am definitely ready for Bishop to die, he's an absolute idiot who wants two worlds, he wants everyone to stop judging him and have a normal life with his son yet he's a drug lord with a disloyal crew. He continues to threaten the people that once helped him.

Must say well done to the actors, the emotion they portray is captivating, with the exception of Diane, this character handled carry's bad news this episode really weirdly, almost crying then asking Alicia about the death threat... seemed very fake to me.
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Dec 01, 2014
Why did Kalinda go at Bishop like she did? I feel she is NOT on Cary's side; she is smarter than that; maybe she likes her female friend better; Cary was ordered to stay away from her; she is not good for him; my opinion.
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Nov 30, 2014
I'll probably stop watching this show, I hated the Carygoestojail since the beginning of the season, but I was waiting for a brilliant turn (as the writers of the show usually do) but now I don't see that happening... The show is loosing it
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Nov 29, 2014
I dont think Cary will leave or should leave. We don't realize the importance of his character on this show, just because it isn't the flashiest of characters.

I am sure there will be something that will change and convince Cary to turn on Bishop or Bishop to help Cary.

I love Matt Czhuchry on this show and I love this show, I get so involved in the episodes. &3
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Nov 27, 2014
Something that just dawned on me. Another reason I felt like this is the end of my interest in the show is because the last year has been about casting off characters:
Will dies
Zach goes off to college and gets ostracized
Kalinda is announced as leaving
David Lee and the original firm lose the offices and seem to evaporate
Jackie has taken a back seat to storytelling
and now Cary is going to jail.

That leaves Alicia, Diane, Eli, Peter, and Robyn (maybe?). This show used to be the master of characters, and now it's becoming soapy focusing on Alicia's crazy new life.
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Nov 27, 2014
I certainly didn't miss Geneva but whatever.
I hate Bishop! But I especially hate how obsequious everyone is around him, as if he was a real "legitimate businessman". They should've never taken him on.
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Nov 27, 2014
Kalinda needs to shoot Bishop between the eyes, I feel.
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Nov 27, 2014
Back of the head, 2 taps, no witnesses, then run off to England.
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Nov 26, 2014
I am pissed at Kalinda's dumbass idea to threaten Bishop. I feel like she could have came at it from a different angle like "I have some info that I want to give you but you have to promise to help Cary. The DA is gonna try to use these pics to take your kid blah blah blah, see I helped you now help Cary" doesn't matter that it wasn't true, so long as Bishop thinks its true long enough to help Cary.

I am gonna be heartbroken if Matt leaves the show.
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Nov 26, 2014
That's what I was thinking. She could have presented all of it as a Heads-Up for Bishop; it was unlikely he knew the State might go after him through his son.
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Nov 26, 2014
Right?! Making him believe you were trying to help him is a much better idea than threatening him. Bishop is dangerous and when he asked her "does anyone know you're here" it was obvious he would have killed her on the spot if she had said no. Her dumbass approach just screwed Cary up the ass.
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Nov 29, 2014
Well put.

What gets me is that the Kings wrote this episode, They created this series -- what were they thinking?!
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Nov 25, 2014
i cant find anywhere that says cary is leaving too... somehow i doubt it he goes to prison and even if he goes he wont stay very long...maybe bishop kills kalinda and cary finally spills the beans on bishop and wont go to jail or get released...will be very interesting to see love the humour side of it...and love alicia and finn... cant wait for them to get together :)
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Nov 25, 2014
this show is fantastic. I can't believe how involved I am in a TV show. This didn't happen to me since the first season of Lost (10 years ago I think).

And Thank you Noel for your thought provoking and interesting reviews !
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Nov 24, 2014
I dunno really? Kalinda is leaving, will Cary leave too or is it a great sacrifice that Kalinda will feel its kinda her fault that Cary's case keeps getting worse the deeper in she gets with Bishop. Maybe there is a switcheroo? I dunno. I don't read any press about this show so its always a surprise.
This is one rare show that can mix humour and drama and fit so much into 45mins. Gosh this show is one of a kind and great!
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Nov 24, 2014
And that's why, boys and girls, YOU DON'T REPRESENT A DRUG LORD!!
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Nov 26, 2014
You mean if we were attorneys. How about if we are in real estate?
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Nov 24, 2014
  • Loved the look on Eli and Elfman's faces when Alicia admitted to having written the knife-threat note to the teacher...
  • Geez Louise, those Cary scenes were heartbreaking. The guy is innocent!!! And yet there is no escape (seemingly...)
  • I am still expecting there will be a last minute salvation for Cary and that the 'apparent' exit of the show is just... apparent... It could happen in many ways but two I thought of....:
  1. I always thought Kalinda was going to work out a deal to bring down Bishop for the FBI. Kalinda going on witness protection would be a good way to send the character away and we DO know the actress is leaving the show...
  2. After last night's not very subtle innuendos of conspiracy at the corrupt de Castro State Attorney's office, I think Cary might be saved by the discovery of said conspiracy/corruption... Didn't the show imply last night that Geneva manipulated the detective (with sexual favours etc.) to do her bidding and go after Cary? I initially thought it was Geneva's revenge against Cary but the fact that De Castro was so adamant not to lose this case which is clearly about a manipulated wire recording, seems as if there is something dirty going on...
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Nov 24, 2014
It did look like they were building up to a great save. They do know how to hook us along and create the suspense. How is Cary going to be save now that it looks like he is thoroughly screwed? Will he be saved at all? duh duh duuuuuh!
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Nov 25, 2014
Definitely... the Kalinda angle has been pretty obvious with her getting increasingly belligerent with Bishop (she has steel ovaries that's for sure) but on this last ep the State Attorney office conspiracy really came to the forefront... Why is de Castro (and Geneva for that matter) so intent on getting Cary convicted when it seems clear they seem to know he is innocent? Could it be someone high up at the State Attorney's office is behind the disappearance of that bag of heroine and therefore in cahoots with Bishop? The escape goat for that was bag was a lowly employee which always felt a bit random...
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Nov 24, 2014
I now hate this show. Killing off Will was shocking, but this is just torture
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Nov 24, 2014
The show does want us to believe Cary is going off. I am hoping he would not. I expected him to be the nemesis for Diane even after she joins the firm but looks like that is not ever going to happen.

I was thinking he was going to runaway to Europe. He can always pay the firm back after he landed. It makes sense for him to run. It would suck if he has to go to jail. Noel is right, he has always been the victim. I rather see him enjoying himself in Barcelona.

The rest of the episode is fine. I am glad Eli is back, he always makes me laugh. It seems it is impossible to play a clean game in politics.
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Nov 24, 2014
Kalinda's leaving so is she being written into WITSEC to hail Mary save Cary? If this turns into another; Oh we put the bad guy away so we're all safe now, I'll puke.
Prosecution shagging a cop, Kalinda shagging an FBI agent on the case and a former prosecutor handing out surveillance photos, which the drug dealer doesn't slowly kill Kalinda over for making a threat with? There's so many conflicts of interest and blatant dodgy dealing from the top down on the prosecution side this has turned into an underacted telenovela.
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Nov 25, 2014
"There's so many conflicts of interest and blatant dodgy dealing from the top down..."

Don't forget, this is set in Chicago...
Historically and still America's most politically corrupt city...
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Nov 25, 2014
I'm not. But this is getting beyond absurd! No side is going WTF, instead of shrugging and going oh dear Cary there's nothing we can do if they're out to get you. Hell, even the judge is willing to screw someone's life over for a cake and a Neil Diamond ticket. Oy!
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Nov 24, 2014
My first instinct when this episode was over was to stop watching the series altogether. The overly script-driven railroading of Cary Agos reached a fever-pitch in this episode. I was secretly hoping Kalinda would merely execute Lemond Bishop when he screwed Cary over, right then and there in the courthouse, because that's just as soapy as all the other insane bullcrap we just saw to take one more crucial character out of the picture.

All of a sudden, this show is entirely about Alicia's political movements and flirting with Finn Polmar in the corniest way possible, nobody else is getting to be a character that makes sense. Grace's story was a prime example, it didn't actually make any sense that a smart girl like her would do that, it was reactionary and thoughtless in every way presented, it was there only to serve another Alicia political storyline.

What was the point of showing ASA Pine's personal life interfering with the stand if it doesn't lead to anything? That could have set up an appeal down the road, as could the judge's bad mood over Neil Diamond tickets, was the point of that stuff just red herrings to gaslight the audience into thinking there was hope for Cary?

So this was a very well-made trainwreck and I think come January this series is going to make a premature farewell from my DVR series recording list.
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Nov 27, 2014
Grace is so naive it hurts. Having grown up with a politician for a parent (and now two of them) doesn't she know better than to show anything written by them to strangers? Really?
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Nov 27, 2014
Only when the script calls for it. She's still taking candy from strangers basically, yet she's also knowingly misleading her religious group about her mother in another episode.
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Nov 24, 2014
I dunno, I thought it was an interesting way to show that every one, EVERYONE, has a reason behind decisions. When you have a bad day vs having a good day, it affects the outcome of certain situations whether it affects others or just you. Its all a flip of the coin, a chance, on if a judge will be swayed in one direction or the other because of a personal issue that no one else knows about, whether a prosecutor will be on his or her game because of personal issues and if they trip up. Its all a delicate balancing act to the outcome that may affect someone's entire life. This whole episode was about decisions. Are you going to flee a difficult situation or face the music, are you going to give into your principles to make life easier or stand your ground? Are you going to attempt to threaten a mob boss to save a friend and risk death, or do nothing? Are you going to jury a trial if you can't follow or admit your disability hampers your understanding?

Grace is a smart girl but she is still a teenager. She seemed to like and trust her teacher and the letter was relevant to discussions in her class and they seemed to have a good debate in class about it. Yes, later the clever teacher and husband wanted something from Alicia. Knowing what something is worth to someone in the public eye is powerful to get what you want and this will be Alicia's life from now on. Is this person being nice to me now to stab me in the back later?

Some of it may or may not come back as a hail Mary for Cary. But even if it is a standalone glimpse into the personal lives of others, it was very interesting to see the minor internal struggles can affect the bigger picture. "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts"
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Nov 25, 2014
But that's the thing, their strife didn't really lead to Cary's predicament, it all hung on Lemond Bishop's shoulders at the end of the day. Pine may have screwed up in court and even lost the jury, and the judge may have ruled against Cary and changed the timing, but none of that mattered because Bishop torpedoed everything.

Grace 4 years ago might have pulled this, but she's already much more savvy except when the scripts don't want her to be.
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Nov 27, 2014
If Grace was never on the show again, it would be too soon. The girl is always out to lunch and getting other people into trouble.
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Nov 24, 2014
I was hoping for a little more in this episode, but I'm looking forward to seeing what Alicia & Diane do to keep the firm up and running.

Fingers crossed that Cary gets out of this somehow.

As always- great review!
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Nov 24, 2014
Yes, maybe Kalinda will sacrifice herself in some way to save Cary, since the character is going to be off the show anyway. Save Cary, Kalinda! I don't know why some people don't like you. You are so interesting and true to your own journey. (now I'm speaking to Kalinda-I think it's time for me to get off the computer!)

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Nov 24, 2014
Actually, would Finn and Alicia really eat in that crappy diner?
Diane's jewelry is always a knockout but this week it was really fabulous.
Matt Czuchry has so many faces and emotions. What a great, I mean, GREAT actor! You are right, he really showed what a versatile actor he is in the last few months. And I never would have thought it when he was on "Gilmore Girls".
The question is, in the previews, was Cary imagining saying "Guilty" (lately there's been a lot of that) or was he really saying, "Guilty"?
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Nov 26, 2014
My introduction to Matt was the Gilmore Girls. I saw his talent even back then. He had this way of referring to Rory as Mary. Snarky.

Hope he stays around. Seems more like a decision for the Kings than for him
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Nov 24, 2014
I never found Cary interesting until he and Alicia became partners. His relationship with Kalinda gives me the creeps, and I can't imagine why he "loves" her, if what they have is love. I don't like the prison arc. But, I did like Cary's resistance to Alicia's bulldozing of him in a couple of situations this year, and Czuchry's performance last night was excellent and moving.

The show itself was pretty good, but I didn't like the extraneous stuff about the judge and the state's attorney--I don't suddenly need personal info about two characters who are mostly irrelevant. I also didn't like the note side plot. And the election stuff continues to be what it always is--machinations. Big deal. The Cary plot was the good one and fortunately was well done.

I would like to see more about Diane and her husband. I would like to see how this marriage of a liberal and conservative is progressing.

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Nov 24, 2014
Just a thought...Cary was dreaming, or imagining his day in court--we've seen a lot of that on this show. The show has given us many ways that a mistrial could occur. Witness intimidation, improper behavior between the lead detective and prosecutor, perjury, questionable behavior on the part of the judge...stuff Kalinda, or Robin, should be all over.
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Nov 24, 2014
Cary has always been an idealist and I wonder how Alicia will fare without him to center her. She's becoming less likable with all the pressure of the campaign and I wonder if by the end her drive for power will cause her to behave more like Peter. It's especially true since it seems like a matter of time before she and Finn cross the line.

Cary has been my favorite on the show since season 2 and I really hope he isn't gone for good. I have a feeling he's going to get out by the end of the season but it's probably just wishful thinking.
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Nov 24, 2014
Do you really think this is it for Cary? I'm still hoping there's some last minute save for him! I don't even care if it's silly and unrealistic, I just hope he's saved from prison somehow. Matt Czuchry has been knocking it out of the park all season, despite his storyline being kinda awfully written.

I'm still not super happy with Alicia's political campaign, but the letter thing was funny, if a bit silly. I'm not sure why Grace would think it was a good idea to take something like that to school. I guess she gets to be wise when the show needs her to be, and stupid when it needs her to be.
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Nov 27, 2014
Ah, I kept hoping there would be a save for Will, even though it was so obvious there wouldn't be one.
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Nov 24, 2014

  • Cary is off the show - unlikely
  • Time skip - possible, especially if the show is nearing its final season
    • We can see Alicia actually IN the political role instead of perpetually running for it and learning the ropes.
    • Or just find out she lost and is back to business as usual.
  • Kalinda sacrifices herself - possible
    • With the actress leaving the show, her parting gift might be arranging a deal. Giving the feds details on Lemond in exchange for freeing Cary. Then she either dies (I hope not) or has to go on-the-run to flee from Lemond.
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Nov 24, 2014
Could it be the third one?? Could it be that Kalinda will take the blame and get in prison in order to save Cary??
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Nov 24, 2014
I didn't realise that Cary was on the way out, it's not clear from the episodes so I assume everybody has outside info on this. There are a squillion ways they could get Cary out of prison if they needed to. I'm just worried the show can't keep it up with Will AND Cary gone. One, yes, but not both. If we're heading for State's Attorney vs LFA (or whichever order it is) cases in most weeks does that leave Alicia battling Dianne each week? Or do will both be hands off in their senior positions, in which case we'll have no lawyers left to keep the show going. I have serious concerns about Cary going, if that is the case.

Plus maybe I'm naive but I dislike cases where innocent people take plea deals really easily. Isn't the whole point of being a good lawyer that having the truth on your side gives an advantage? Plus Cary has to basically lie in order to plea. I assume it won't be one of those Alford pleas they did occasionally on Law and Order where you plead guilty but insist upon your innocence.

I too had issues with Alicia's story, because Darkness at Midnight is not a good idea and because Alicia writing the note makes no sense. Plus the pacing was clunky, having the set up scenes at the school and then segueing to the campaign guys finding out just plodded along. They could have shown that more deftly, we didn't need the conundrum spelt out in detail because it was pretty clear from the get go.
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Nov 24, 2014
What does the truth have to do with the law?
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Nov 24, 2014
Fair enough, perhaps I should have said having 'factual innocence' on your side is an advantage.
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Nov 24, 2014
I think I wrote in a review during last year that they were squeezing Cary out. Alicia was pretty much shrugging off all his advice and when Diane started having trouble at Lockhart, I knew she would find her way at Cary's/Alicia's firm. And there can't be too many cooks in the kitchen and since Alicia is the chef, I knew Cary was in trouble. Cary is actually my favorite character and then Diane, it's sad to see his demise for something he didn't do. Cary's biggest problem was that the people he cared about always seemed to screw him over whether intentionally or unintentionally. They all had a play in the outcome that beseeches him now, Bishop, Alicia and Kalinda alike. I hope there is a save in the 20th hour for him because he was a strong male character, who was young, ambitious and compassionate. I hope Good Wife doesn't make an error in getting rid of his character.
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Nov 24, 2014
Carry leaves - Yay! I wish he'd take the entire Florrick, Agos law firm with him. What a bunch of conceited, selfish, know-it-alls. Every last one of them needs a good comeuppance and prison sounds like the ideal venue.
Aside from that, the show has become a silly soap opera and a poor one at that! I could barely watch, let alone care about, the implausibility and silliness of the characters - all of them. I definitely had the impression the writers were making it up as they went along and it went nowhere.
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Nov 24, 2014
I never thought about the show as you describe it, but you makes some good points! I still like it better than a lot of shows, but its weaknesses are showing, and these characters remind me a lot of those on Suits, who I would describe as you have done the Good Wife characters above, only the Good Wife characters have a bit more morality and personableness. Flashy lawyer shows are getting a bit old.
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Nov 24, 2014
Suits is a lawyer show that never goes to court. I stop after two seasons.
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Nov 25, 2014
I grew to despise the show and haven't watched the last two seasons.
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Nov 24, 2014
Agree with stank, why watch it? When a show becomes a chore to watch (OUAT), I quit watching. We all have our likes and dislikes and I especially like this show. There are so many shows I enjoy that I just don't have time to waste on shows that "I could barely watch let alone care about".
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Nov 24, 2014
So (1) why do you watch the show, and (2) why waste more time telling us you dislike everything about it? Any sane person who believes as you do would simply walk away.
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Mar 29, 2015
His comment was: "It no longer excites me or holds my attention".

It is valid to have that opinion & equally valid to say it on a discussion board.

Indeed, one commenter above thanked a negative reviewer for helping her see more clearly the flaws in the show.

Its not a requirement that all people who no longer like, or care for, the show should remain silent & not grace this board with their opinion.
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Mar 29, 2015
*eyeroll* Taking the time to make such a comment about a show that you've given up on is almost as pointless as renewing debate on an article that stopped being active 3 months ago... both you and zorrossword should simply MOVE ON.
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Mar 29, 2015
Sorry stanking - I had to come back for the *eyeroll*

You do that so well.
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Nov 24, 2014
Yes, is it certain he is leaving? He obviously pleaded guilty but things happen and even though we knew that Josh Charles and Archie Panjabi were/are leaving, nothing was heard about Matt Czuchry. Aww I'll be sad if Carry leaves :( :( :(
Other than that I liked the different perspectives, but thought that the letter was a little bit too much. Who would write a letter like that and who would believe it was true. And who would eat the pancakes that Alicia and Finn were having?
January 4th is so far away :'( Happy holidays :)
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Nov 27, 2014
And what idiotic child would take such a letter to school...
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