Monday, October 3, 2011
The Good Wife
Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "La Femme Barack" went up yesterday. I like it. I love the movie themes of late.
Last night, the latest episode of "The Good Wife" (CBS) aired.
I don't like that ugly woman. I don't know her name. She's the actress who, in real life, stabbed Cybill Shepherd in the back.
She's an evil character so maybe it works?
So Will and Alicia are working on a case at the start. A libel case over a book. They represent the author. He's being sued by a British guy who's supposed to be Rupert Murdoch-esque. So they win the case.
But then, suddenly, the guy's attorneys file in England so we're doing a trial via a monitor (British judge is on the monitor). It was not interesting that way.
Alicia's husband Peter floats an invitation to be one of the law firms auditioning for the state's business. Christine wants to. She meets with him. Peter wants to go over the firm's finances and other things. Will tells her to offer an outside group going over them.
Christine does and Peter doesn't bite.
So Christine shows up at Alicia's home, at night, saying she needs to talk to Peter (she doesn't know that they've separated). Alicia says he's not there leaving the impression that he's working or just hasn't made it home.
Christine tries to pump Alicia for information and Alicia tells her she's worked very hard to build a wall between work and family.
Christine pretends to applaud that (it was as fake as when she said something like 'that's a lovely age' about Alicia's daughter). But keeps pressing her.
Finally, when Alicia won't give her an answer, Christine says to pretend that she was in on deciding whether to audition, knowing this, this and that would she do it? Alicia tells her no.
Christine decides to pass. And starts pumping Will about whether Peter and Alicia have separated. He tells her to ask Alicia. (He knows, he's not telling. Remember he and Alicia are a couple now.) Christine says she thinks Alicia is hurting the firm. Will disagrees. She gets him to promise that if Alicia is harming the firm, Alicia has to go.
In a subplot, Kalinda and Alan Cummings had some nice moments.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"