That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Funding Terrorism" above. It went up last night and last night CBS aired "The Good Wife."
On the latest episode, Alicia had to deal with a huge number of things.
Calinda was on the list. The IRS has questions about her taxes. So Alicia's attempting to find out what work checks for work on the side were for. Calinda says she can't tell on one check and that Alicia knows the person. She immediately adds that it's not who Alicia thinks. Yes, the mind went to Peter. (Calinda slept with Peter while he and Alicia were still married. She didn't know Alicia then but when Alicia found out near the end of season two, it was the end of their friendship. Only last week did Alicia finally agree that it was time to move forward.) Calinda jots out of the office and then comes back. She got Diane's permission and can tell Alicia it's Diane. What was Diane paying her for? Fire arm lessons. Calinda says she'll need to be general unless she has permission from the person who hired her. They meet with the IRS and it's a fishing expedition. Alicia's disgusted with it and they storm out. Once in the hall, Calinda tells Alicia what she noticed. The questions weren't for the people in the room, the laptop on the table was transmitting the hearing. Alicia storms back in and puts her face up to the laptop as she declares that if "whoever" is watching wants to reach her, call her office.
Later a spacy woman will show up. She's attractive. Maybe she was flirting or trying to with Alicia? That might explain the spacy. To me, she just seemed that way. The woman's FBI and she tells Alicia nothing of value but does threaten the law firm. Alicia tells her next time to make an appointment so they can have it all on record. She is in the midst of three different storylines in the hall later and will tell Calinda that the FBI agent dropped by. Calinda will turn and rush off.
Calinda goes to the FBI cafe -- haven't we all? -- and confronts the woman. She touches her hand, strokes it and says if it's personal, they can talk and if it's business they can talk but don't mix the two. The woman is in the closet. Apparently she and Calinda were lovers before. (I'm not remembering her and it may pre-date the show.) She's freaking out and hurries off. Calinda looks very pleased with herself.
Alicia's second story involves the dreaded Matthew Perry. He looks 62, by the way. He's so old. So Diane's needed for a grand jury. But her plate is full. She offers Alicia. Perry's on the grand jury as are judges and one reverend.
Two police officers were busting some 'bad' guy' and another man rushes to help. They shoot and kill him. This will be much more drawn out but I'm keeping it simple. They lied on the stand and Alicia picked up on it but no one was asking questions. Then the man's son took the stand and Alicia did question him. He admitted the police didn't identify themselves and that they just shot him. No one has believed him, he testified.
So Alicia asked questions and did work and the grand jury panel didn't like it, especially Matthew Perry who came off as cranky as Katherine Hepburn in "Suddenly Last Summer." You got the feeling he was about to eat himself.
In the end, it looked like the cops would be punished, especially when a high ranking one explained they had a drop gun; however, Matthew Perry then proved that the drop gun was investigated by Peter but he was facing a tough election and chose not to pursue it.
Alicia recuses herself because there's no way she can vote without a conflict of interest.
Remember she was trying to get her old house back? But it cost too much. So she asked for a raise and a resentful Diane finally gave it to her? Well she made the bid on the house. And lost. But her real estate agent told her she could write a letter and maybe they owners would change their mind.
She wrote the letter. She gets the call. The woman's praising the letter, it meant so much blah, blah, blah. Now they just need her to beat the other offer.
She doesn't have the money.
She picks up the phone a few hours later and it's her real estate agent saying she's a little disappointed that Alicia finished the sale and didn't use her. Alicia asks what she's talking about? Florrick bought the house. And you're the only Florrick, she's told.
No, she's not.
Peter must have bought the house.
Alicia calls him and calls him. He never returns her calls. She finds him at dinner eating with the children (at an ice cream place, I think). She says she's called and left messages. He says he was avoiding her because she can't disclose the grand jury and he knows she was trying to warn him about the drop gun issue.
(Everyone knows what happens on the grand jury -- Diane did as well.)
What? No. She was calling about his buying their home.
His turn to ask what?
He didn't buy it.
But Flourrick . . .
Boom! Alicia realizes it's her mother-in-law Jackie. She goes to a beauty salon to confront Jackie and that's the end of the episode.
Hopefully, that's it with Matthew Perry. But I think we'll have to see more of him.
Make sure you see Kat's "Kat's Korner: Carole's back catalogue" and "Kat's Korner: Carole Touches the Sky and Soul" from this weekend.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"