Monday, November 7, 2011
The Good Wife
That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Priorities" from yesterday. You know what else was yesterday? On CBS, "The Good Wife."
So the case this week was an American serving in Afghanistan who gets arrested by the US military and tortured, then released and the government would not admit to torture or even to arresting him.
So somehow this became a terrorism issue and Alicia had to hire a lawyer because she was supposed to report everything to the Treasury Department but she didn't want to break her client's confidentiality.
The Treasury Dept. was also concerned that Kalinda -- "Middle Easterner!" -- was working on the case.
What I didn't get about the Alicia aspect was why Will and Baranski wanted her to let them represent her. She clearly needed an outside lawyer and got a good one.
Meanwhile did you know that the Bible doesn't say a word about being gay but condemns divorce?
Alicia's daughter was watching a video that said that and now she wants to go to Bible study.
I'm not sure if Alicia gave a yes to it. Peter did. Even when his own mother objected. But she objects to everything.
So his ex-wife, remember, was on awhile back? And told Alicia that years ago he took $45,000 from a fund to gamble and planned to return it before anyone noticed but they noticed.
Peter in his capacity of Attorney General wants to use that to squeeze Will. Carey and the intern were pursuing it. (The intern found about it awhile back and has stayed with the AG office to see charges filed.) It's over 15 years ago that Will did this so the statute of limitations ran out.
Will didn't tell Alicia. Diane (Baranski) is pissed. She and Kalinda were on the phone with Will who was in a hotel room. While speaking to it they hear a chime of Alicia's daughter because Alicia's daughter is calling her. Kalinda doesn't say a word and doesn't even register an expression. Diane is pissed and insists on sexual harassment training without having the guts to say why.
Will ticked me off as well. Diane is not my favorite character but the case was an important one and he had a fit that she'd taken it. He started saying that torture, et al was needed and he was in DC when the Pentagon was struck and 'your guy Obama' is in the White House now so the torture isn't taking place blah, blah, blah.
Wouldn't have guessed Will would be a reactionary.
Not complaining. The show will probably be better for it. But I realized we really don't know Will. This is the third season and all we really know about Will is what we see through Alicia's eyes.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"