What an oddly shaped version of The Good Wife we got last night. The cliffhanger from last week had Chris Noth's Peter setting off his house-arrest ankle-bracelet alarm to punch the hall elevator button, hoping to catch Julianna Margulies' Alicia before she went off to dinner (or is that 'dinner'?) with Josh Charles' Will.
But what felt last week like a pivotal point in the series was settled in a few opening moments last night. Peter's son and daughter covered for him with the arriving police, and we were off to a new plot.
A plot that we very quickly realized was just a one-off tale that had almost nothing to do with the characters we care most about. Alicia got involved in a neighbor's deportation case. I'm going to skip over the details, other than to note that, once again, Archie Panjabi's Kalinda proved the show's secret weapon.
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