Above is Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Celebrity In Chief." Great comic.
And last night's season finale of "The Good Wife" was great as well.
Alicia and Diane had taken over one of Will's cases while he was on suspension. Alicia stated she didn't have a good feeling about it. Well the judge's verdict was that they didn't deserve the damages they were asking for (they were representing a man who was left sterile by big pharma), they deserved seven million dollars more.
So this means the firm can pay their bills. Yea!
But there's Michael J. Fox and Martha Plimpton back in their recurring roles. What's up? They are counter-suing. There's no merit, they are told. They don't care. Their clients are big pharma -- four of them -- who want the law firm shut down to make sure it doesn't sue them again.
Long story short, after many scenes -- including Plimtpon bring her toddler to the office and letting it run around -- when there's no longer any chance that they'll go along with them -- Plimpton and Fox were arguing Will bribed the judge, that fell through so they argued Alicia's husband used his influence and that fell through when Peter said in his deposition that he and Alicia were separated -- and that they can sue or whatever. At which point Plimpton smiles at her phone. She's just gotten a text.
The whole thing? A distraction. They just poached the firm's biggest client. (I think that would be the drug dealer.) And Diane notes that it's too late (in the evening) for them to even call the client.
Now the firm may go under. Remember they could pay their bills. In a scene between all of that, Alicia was with Diane and Will when Diane explained to Will that they had to settle because the firm was about to go under.
That scene, by the way? I hate the woman who plays Diane. She's a real piece of work who stabbed Cybil Shepherd in the back and can rot in hell for all I care.
So I enjoyed her little scene. Why?
Because she looked like a pig. She's got a weird nose to begin with but it looked awful in that scene. It didn't look at all like a human nose or a real nose.
So Alicia goes to see Jackie. Elias has beat her there. He told Jackie he didn't care if she meant it or not, she better apologize to Alicia because Peter has to have Alicia by his side to win the governor's race. (Jackie is Peter's mom. Alicia spent that last few episodes trying to purchase the home she and Peter raised their two kids in because the kids wanted it. She even forced Diane to give her a raise. But she was outbid. By her mother-in-law. Who went behind her back and never said a word and planned to live in the house with Peter and her grandchildren. No room for Alicia.) Jackie offered a weak apology. Alicia saw through it. And then Alicia saw that Jackie was acting weird. (We saw that Jackie thought she was watching the TV where a movie was playing. But then there was no movie on the TV and Jackie realized it and it freaked her out.) Alicia told Peter that Jackie was acting very strange.
Carey seems to be getting the shaft from Will. Will won't even give him an office, tells him it may take weeks.
Alicia told Jackie she could sign the home over to the two kids or she'd prosecute her because she knew Jackie stole money from the kids' trust to buy the house.
We don't know what Jackie's going to do. But Peter checked with Alicia and explained the house couldn't sit there empty so he'd move in and do some work on the place and then try to sell it in a few months. Alicia was fine with that.
She took Grace and Zack (I think that's the two kids' names) to the house to have dinner with Dad. Peter wanted to show Alicia around. They had a nice talk. He invited her to stay for pizza but she said she had to go. Zach asked her to stay too but she wouldn't. Then she got out to the porch and watched them eat pizza. Wanting to be in there.
That was the end of the episode.
That intercut with Kalinda's story.
What happened there?
Alicia's doing the tax work, remember? Well the FBI is off Kalinda's back and the IRS is now saying it will be a small penalty fine. And Alicia's going through the folders and finds a few checks for Kalinda including one from 2007. It's for something like $20,000.
So Alicia calls the number on the check to say that they're going to need a new check issued. The other end? A man who doesn't speak too much and wants to know who he's speaking to and who the check is made out to and what's the check number.
Alicia tells him she'll call back later and hangs up without giving any information.
He calls her back on her cell (she used her cell to call him) freaking her out.
She tells Kalinda who says she'll take care of it. By going to Home Depot, apparently, buying a sledge hammer, knocking the plaster off a wall and pulling out several guns and other things she's stored in there.
She then tells Will she needs and advance and he rightly knows that she's leaving. She tells him it won't be for good.
Then Alicia is at home with the kids watching TV when her phone rings. It's that man.
She asks Kalinda later who it is? And is he dangerous?
Kalinda replies yes and that it's her husband.
While Alicia's at her old home, Kalinda's in her apartment. She's got a gun she shoves in between the cushions of a chair she turns towards the door and then she sits in the dark in the chair waiting. Her last scene is someone's at the door, we see the shadow.
It was a really good episode.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"