THE GOOD WIFE's second season premiere Taking Control gave me the desire to lick my fingertips and snuff out the horror of this fall season line-up with a sizzling burn.
Last season the strings which had carefully been woven into a tapestry of television awesomeness were unravelled; Will (Josh Charles) presented Alicia (Julianna Marguileis) with an opportunity to get out of one relationship and into a another, Cary (Matt Czuchry) was let go from the firm and hired by the DA's office, Peter made the beginnings of a campaign with Eli Gold's help, and Kalinda'' well her loose string was just that we really wanted her to return. And she did. With an Emmy. Burn.
This episode saw Alicia unwittingly roped into defending a conspiracy website owner by the delightfully abrasive Judge Matchick (Chirs Sarandon). The website owner is accused of killing his business partner. The twist? Her client's a nutter who believes the pentagon is responsible for his partner's death and is framing him. He also believes he should defend himself and designates Alicia to his second chair defence. Of course she is still the muted brains behind the defence; the shot of her yellow pad, with objection on one side and reasons for objections on the other was priceless.
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