Otherwise, it was largely a celebrity guest stars as a client. In this case Christina Ricci. I like her so I didn't mind so much. She was Cher's youngest daughter in "Mermaids." And she was in "Sleepy Hollow" and "From Hell" with Johnny Depp and she was great in "The Opposite of Sex." I could go on but hopefully you know the actress.
She played a stand up comic who went on a TV show out of Chicago that was live on the West Coast. She talked about breast exams and stood up, took off her top and gave herself one.
So the network was suing her.
So was it indecent what was going on?
The case made no sense because Ricci's character made no sense. She went out of her way to antagonize people. Like she lobbyied the FCC with Cary and Alicia as her attorneys. One man is on her side. Great. But? She notes his paper weight. It's wreckage from 9-11. She says something like, "Damn terrorist and their paper weights." She just pissed people off.
She went on an HBO show and implied that the female commissioner wanted her that she'd disrobed for another. Maybe she thought she was funny but she was pissing off everyone.
While they were in DC, a man came up to Carey. An older man. And the way Carey acted, I thought, "So he's gay." Which was okay and would have added a new level to Carey.
But he wasn't. It was John Shea playing Carey's father. He kicked Carey out of the house at 18 (Alicia is told by Carey later) and told him to make something of his life. Now he wants to act as though nothing's happened. Alicia encourages Carey to build a relationship noting that we all have a limited number of family.
He's willing to try and is led to believe his father is dying. Then he gets back at the office and his dad wants him to ask Diane to put in a good word to a friend who is a senator.
He tells his father no and his father says then he's out of his life. Carey says, "My loss." I was actually proud of Carey for standing up to the guy who was a real jerk.
Remember the woman who lied that she and Peter had an affair. She's not back but her story has not gone away. And a new detail is that supposedly Peter has a birthmark that resembles Brazil on his cock. Does he, Eli wonders when the press asks him?
No, he doesn't.
Alicia says she can't do outrage but she can say it's a lie and laugh. She asks Peter for something in exchange. Since Carey's slot at the prosecutor's office is still open could he interview Amanda Peet?
Last week, she was Alicia's client. She decided to leave JAG and is looking for a civilian attorney job.
Peter hires her on the spot.
Diane and Will learn from Alicia that Nathan Lane's trying to sell the firm. They put a stop to it. (How? He wants David's family practice. They sign a document for David saying if the firm is sold, David's a free agent.) Nathan Lane is furious and yells and screams but Diane and Will don't seem concerned that they've pissed him off.
Everyone thinks that the Republican running against Peter started the Brazil rumor. No.
Kalinda does research for Eli and he wants her to find something to get everyone talking about any other candidate.
She's heard rumors that Maddie (Maura Tierney) is seeing an assistant. A female assistant. That's when Eli's interested. (So Maddie may have been coming on to Alicia like Alicia first thought.)
So they stake out Maddie's place. Coming out one morning is a blond -- the woman spreading the rumor that they thought was working for the Republican candidate. It's Maddie that's spreading the rumor. (We don't see Maddie once this episode.)
It was lively and Alicia was funny. But Kalinda was hardly on and, except for Carey, no one really surprised me.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"