The Good Wife

Season 4 Episode 7

Anatomy of a Joke

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 11, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In Cary's hotel room, Cary and Alicia are watching C.S.I., to be specific, the Season 6 episode A Bullet Runs Through It.

  • Quotes

    • Laura: How did that go?
      Alicia: I don't think there's a job there.
      Laura: What did they say?
      Alicia: There's no job there.
      Laura: But they said there was.
      Alicia: Yes, they lied.
      Laura: Why would they do that?
      Alicia: Because you're pretty, and they didn't want to say no to you.
      Laura: (stunned) Okay.
      Alicia: People aren't mean, they're just polite liars.

    • Diane: You're selling us to Preston.
      Clarke: I'm considering your options.
      Diane: Your options. We don't have any options.
      Clarke: You had six years of options.
      Diane: So y-you're punishing us?
      Clarke: I'm trying to keep you from liquidation.
      Diane: By destroying us? By selling us off in pieces?
      Clarke: No. By doing what I do. By looking where the money is and where it isn't. This is not a subtle business, Ms. Lockhart. There is either money in the wallet or there isn't. And when there isn't, wishing there is won't make it so.

    • Alicia: People change on you.
      Cary: You changed on me.
      Alicia: Me? No.
      Cary: Oh, you don't notice it? You're tougher now. You're smarter about things.
      Alicia: Is that good or bad?
      Cary: Probably neither, just necessary.
      Alicia: And you. You're nothing like four years ago. I thought you were a jerk. (both laughs)

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 11, 2012 on Global
      Czech Republic: March 25, 2013 on Universal Channel
      Finland: October 14, 2013 on Liv

  • Allusions