‘The Good Wife’ Review: “Death Row Trip” (3.08)
Caution: Contains Spoilers
Last night’s episode of The Good Wife was another exceptional hour of Sunday night television; which is exactly why it continues to dominate in primetime numbers. A case that had Alicia racing against the clock, also had us on the edge of our seats.
While the case this week was not the most thrilling we’ve seen so far this season, the way it intertwined our main characters with each other, made it worth it.
Alicia needs to get information out of a man on death row to help her save her client from a murder conviction. And like we’ve seen previously with Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker), we know that prison inmates aren’t the easiest people to get information from, and it always comes with a cost.
We saw a lot more Kalinda this week, as she went back and forth between the States Attorney’s office and Lockhart/Gardner. While seeing her work with Eli was great, it seemed to push her into the background of the weekly storylines. Although she was her usual badass self all night, her big shining moment was when she brought Will the news that he’s being investigated by the States Attorney’s Office, and offered her help. We totally understand Will when he tells her “I feel like hugging you” because, really, we were all feeling the same way too.
On the family side of things, Eli’s daughter Marissa (Sarah Steele) comes back and seems to be getting close with Zach Florrick. Grandma Jackie didn’t seem too pleased to see them together at Alicia’s apartment, but she doesn’t seem too pleased with anything, ever. Being her usual nosy self, she starts riffling through Alicia’s things. She even goes through her laundry hamper! (Which happens to be filled with some sexy lingerie which is does nothing but feed the Willicia fangirls’ minds with mental images.) Though, when she fails to be able to figure out how to turn on Alicia’s laptop to do some more snooping, I couldn’t help but laugh.
Week after week it just seems like this show is getting funnier and funnier. When Eli gets forced into dealing with a client’s potential scandal, we were in stitches! Having to deal with this want-to-be states senate ‘pleasuring’ a Santa statue was too much. And Eli’s reactions to the whole situation (which he’s known for) was just as good. But dealing with this client and helping further him in the states attorney race put Eli in a tricky situation, since his ex-wife, Vanessa Gold (Parker Posey) is also running in it. Hopefully this means we’ll get to see her back sometime soon.
One of the most anticipated moments of the series came as a shocking (yet delightful) surprise when at the end of the episode Cary and Kalinda share a heated moment. While they have been dancing around their obvious attraction for what seems like years, finally, they went for it and shared a steamy kiss. But, something tells me we won’t be seeing them on dinner dates and holding hands any time soon…
Will and Alicia, on the other hand, have not had it very easy these past few weeks. With awkward ‘I love you’ slips, backing away from any serious relationship-defining conversation, and keeping their affair a secret from hawk-eye Diane. Many were upset by the one scene they shared, considering we had been told there would be a ‘big talk’ between the two of them. But for what it’s worth, I think the scene should actually calm the fans’ nervous hearts, not deter them. When discussing whether or not they should ‘pause’, they both come to the same conclusion that even if they wanted to, they won’t. (Because they’re having way too much fun acting like rabbits).
But one pester we can’t seem to escape is Peter Florrick; who even though had no screen time, always seems to have a presence like a little fly nagging in our ear. He has it out for Will, which not only puts Will in a tough spot but the whole Lockhart/Gardner firm too. Which is why next week’s episode seems to go head-on with the whole dilemma that Will and Alicia have brought open themselves. Even though, really, Peter should just accept the fact that he and Alicia are separated. What does he expect after all he’s done? But we can admit, no matter how bad we feel for Will (and Alicia), next week’s episode looks damn promising!
What were your thoughts? Favorite lines or scenes? Comments below!
The Good Wife airs on CBS on Sunday’s at 9/8c.