The Good Wife

Season 1 Episode 8


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 17, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Alicia: I had a brief consultation with a divorce attorney. A few days after the allegations against my husband surfaced, in order to weigh my options.
      Landry: Are you saying you ruled out the possibility of divorce?
      Alicia: I-- I have no plans to divorce.
      Landry: But you haven't ruled it out?
      Alicia: I haven't ruled out running for president. Probably won't happen, but I haven't ruled it out.

    • Daniel Golden: If you don't mind me saying, there is some... ambivalence inherent in your position, Alicia. And ambivalence could hurt Peter's chances.
      Alicia: I'm not going to lie on the stand, Daniel.
      Daniel Golden: That's not what I'm saying. The truth is the truth but it can often sound... truer.

    • Alicia: Anything on the CCB letters?
      Kalinda: Depends. Does "hidvycilfeteenuc" mean anything to you?
      Alicia: What's the context?

    • Kalinda Saw your husband's appeal starts today.
      Alicia Yep.
      Kalinda Should be interesting.
      Alicia I'm kind of nostalgic for when things weren't so interesting.
      Kalinda You need a drink.
      Alicia Probably.

    • Alicia: She's innocent.
      Will: So is my four-year old niece, but I wouldn't put her on the stand, either.

    • Will: (on his side losing in court) This is like watching a baby seal being clubbed.

    • Peter: I'm a flawed human being. And, uh... and I have paid a heavy price. I'm not complaining. That's just the truth. But I've looked in the mirror, and what I've seen, I don't like. And I'm gonna change it. That said, I do think it's time to turn the page, look to the future.

    • Cary: Do we have a problem?
      Alicia: We have a problem if you're trying to show me up at the expense of witness prep.

    • Daniel: Landry's cross could get personal. They think that Peter has the judge in his pocket, so they're out to draw blood. So keep your answers short, to the point, unemotional.
      Alicia: I spent six hours prepping witnesses today.
      Daniel: It's one thing to know it. Um... lawyers always make the worst witnesses.

    • Diane: You're never handed the perfect witness. You make the perfect witness.

    • Alicia: What's your goal here, Mr. Landry?
      Landry: Mrs. Florrick...
      Alicia: To do your boss's bidding? To embarrass me? Embarrass my husband? To goad me into some emotional public renunciation of him? The relevant question here is whether Peter has a suitable place to go home to. And I am stating, under oath, that he does. Any further questions?

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Bez přípravy (Without Preparation)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: February 14, 2010 on Hallmark
      Germany: May 19, 2010 on ProSieben
      Finland: July 19, 2010 on Nelonen
      Slovakia: September 26, 2010 on JOJ

  • Allusions