The Good Wife

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After the State's Attorney refuses to pursue criminal charges, Alicia becomes second chair on a civil suit involving the rape of a prostitute at a bachelor party who may have been hired and abused by her own husband.

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  • The show is.....okay.

    The Good Wife has a strong cast: Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles, Christine Baranski and Archie Panjabi all fill their roles well. The writing is strong and provocative. So, what is the problem?

    The show is a bit slow moving. While I am quick to compliment the cast, it's not exactly on Mad Men's level which is why that program can afford slow, drawn out progression and TGW cannot.

    The storylines are also a bit too generic for me to care about. The show is doing something right as its ratings are through the roof, but I do not see this being the next Law and Order or The Practice.moreless
  • Lose can sometimes be a victory

    Ok.. Alicia in scandal. That sounds like a second home for her. I really liked the case story - I mean. They were not sure if they can trust their client. They were not sure what really happened and they made mistakes turning the case like when Alicia thought she found a very easy way to explain the driver's involvement. But that was never easy case and even in the end, when that other girl had said what she had to say, and it looked like it is going to be a win, and then the sentence was given - it was good twist and made this story in writing point of view even better.

    I really liked that judge. Ok, he was a joke. But I did like that they mentioned Darfur conflict. It was as a part of joke but still. And then the all thing at home, those two kids. The way they started their own "investigation". That was great turn, to give those kids their own storyline.moreless
  • Not many wives could say they've been through the drama of public humiliation and scrutiny...

    Not many wives could say they've been through the drama of public humiliation and scrutiny, then to turn around and become a model mother. Alicia Florrick has a lot on her plate, but there are still a few questions left hanging in mid air:

    Did her husband do the things he was accused of?

    Did he have an affair?

    We have the tapes, the recordings, the pictures, but all those could be altered to anyone's benefit. Alicia's son already proved that the pictures were fake, so what else is fake?

    Alicia had to face whether or not her client was the ex lover of her husband. She also had to debate whether or not to listen to the tapes of her husband's affair plastered all over the internet. What stretch is Agos playing at, sending her the link to the sex tape online. What made him think she wanted to hear the bit. He obviously has some sort of edge which makes him watch her closely as though he was threatened by her.

    Lockhart is another character which seems threatened by Alicia, probably because it is her relationship with Will Gardner. I'm surely routing for them to get together.

    What I uncovered so far from this mystery is that Glenn Childs went public with the tape of Peter Florrick's affair and we know it's because he felt threatened by him and possibly even ploy-ed a personal vendetta against him for his own benefit. Why else would he continue to taunt Alicia.

    Although Alicia failed to grant her client a guilty verdict so her attacker could get a stay behind bars, she got her victory in the end.

    The Judge was loosely liberal indeed, 'a moment of silent please' and he was serious. What could anyone say?

    'The Good Wife' shows great potential and the mystery within it is surely one awaited to be discovered.

    I am still not a fan of Alicia's husbands who can't seem to give his wife a straight answer. At least we all know Alicia's son wasn't checking out porn, although the thought was intriguing relaying the temptations of the youth.

    What did Alicia gain by listening to the tape in the end? Closure perhaps?

    Lexa Reviews


    Four an d a half out of Five Stars

    Grade B+

Paloma Guzman

Paloma Guzman

Christy Barosa

Guest Star

Jason Butler Harner

Jason Butler Harner

William Ericcson

Guest Star

Kevin O'Donnell

Kevin O'Donnell

Lloyd McKeon

Guest Star

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

Peter Florrick

Recurring Role

Mary Beth Peil

Mary Beth Peil

Jackie Florrick

Recurring Role

Titus Welliver

Titus Welliver

Glenn Childs

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Alicia: Christy, I'm just curious. Where did you meet my husband?
      Christy: Your husband? I've never met your husband.
      Alicia: My mistake.

    • Marlena: (Will just introduced her to Alicia in the hotel lobby) Ask for a view of the lake. It's beautiful at night. (she wals away)
      Alicia: She thinks we're getting a room.
      Will: Yeap.
      Alicia: Now they all think we're getting a room.
      Will: (he turns around to see Marlena's group of friends) You're worried?
      Alicia: You?
      Alicia: We could do worse.

    • Kalinda: (to Alicia) Not that I mind it, but since when did you become me?

    • Glenn Childs: I understand the need to blame someone for your husband's downfall, but I didn't release that sex tape to hurt you or your family. I have kids, too. And you should know I was holding back. I had more to release about your husband, a lot more. Disturbing things, but out of compassion I held back.
      Alicia: Mr. Childs, if you have something to show me, just do it, okay? 'Cause the one thing I don't have time for these days is empty threats.

    • Will: Your stripper was hooking.
      Diane: Why is she my stripper when she does something bad?

    • Will: We just turned down a half million bucks.
      Diane: Feels good, doesn't it?

    • Will: (on the rape case) It's got Duke lacrosse all over it.

    • Diane: Do you believe her?
      Will: I believe a lot of things I can't prove.

    • Kalinda: The more you bond with these clients, the less helpful you are.

    • Peter: (about life in prison) There's probably less back stabbing here than in the State's Attorney office.

    • Alicia: (to Peter) If you want me to forgive you, I need to know what I'm forgiving you for.

    • Will: (about a judge) He's so liberal, he makes Michael Moore look like Rush Limbaugh.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Will: (aboutthe rape case they are working on) It's got Duke Lacrosse all over it.

      This is a reference to the 2006 scandal in which 3 Duke players were acussed of rape and other crimes they didn't commit against an exotic dancer and escort. On 2007, the charged players were declared innocent after the charges were dropped due to lack of credible evidence.