The Good Wife

Season 5 Episode 5

Hitting the Fan

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 27, 2013 on CBS
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Alicia's plan to leave is being made public, which causes her and Cary to work things out with a lot of their clients. Kalinda needs to make a decision regarding her loyality.
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  • My God, You're awful!

    One of the best episodes of TV Drama in a long time.

    One of the strengths of this show is that not all the leads are likable and, I suspect, Alicia will at times be quite unlikable.

    Or as Will said to her, " My God you're awful and you don't even realise you're awful"

    Will be interesting to see the relationship between Dianne and Florrick/ Argos especially now that peter is going to shaft her with the Judgeship.

    All in all, it shows the cut-throat world of politics and law, and how no matter what, who wins is what matters most.moreless
  • Hitting the Fan

    There was a lot of hype around the episode and it was as good as advertised. The attention to detail and the well-written chaos concerning the exit was perfectly done.

    Better yet, they leave you wanting to see what happens next. The Good Wife didn't need this shot in the arm of Florrick/Agos vs. Lockhart/Gardner, but it certainly is the right direction for the show moving forward.
  • Alicia is kicked out before leaving

    We knew that Alicia and Cary were leaving , but when Diane found out in the last episode and told Will things got out of control. I must say I deeply disliked the way Will acted, I think that if Alicia and him hadn't been involved in a relationship he wouldn't have acted that way and I also think that if Alicia had been a man that violent outburst would have ended in a fist fight, I found it a bit chauvinist to say the least.

    Then there is the scene when Alicia was crying in the elevator and I felt sorry for her although she had it coming in a way because it was true that after her husband's affair Lockhart Gardner had given her the possibility of starting again ,not that she didn't deserve one.

    And Kalinda, OMG, I didn't see that coming . The way she fooled Cary was incredible. She probably doesn't consider Alicia a close friend although there was a time when they shared everything even if one of them didn't know.

    Diane was impeccable when she convinced Cary and Alicia to drop the restraining order so that they could talk to Chum Hum. Little did she knew that her plan was going to backfire in an unexpected way thanks to Peter's help. I guess Peter is now The Good Husband ,but I am afraid it may not last long.

    It was an unforgettable episode from the beginning to the you are not hooked on the show yet ,

    you still have time to witness the best lawyer show on air at the moment.

  • Never thought I'd say this...

    I'm completely over Alicia at this point. She's thrown in her lot with a pack of idiots (that one clown still whining about bonuses is particularly pathetic) and she's perfectly okay with Peter abusing his position to make her new venture work. I almost hope Peter ends up cheating on her and she ends up with nothing, and I never imagined I'd end up siding with Diane and Will against her.moreless
  • Outstanding on so many levels

    Phenomenal episode. Rich in dialog, acting and plot twists. Great setup for the two competing law firms.

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