'Good Wife': Firm footing

You can never accuse The Good Wife of making the law seem like a noble, glamorous profession. No matter how attractive you may find its lead characters, what most of them did last night was what we’d expect and probably hope lawyers would do if they were defending us: They lied and slithered and weaseled out the best deal they could for their client, even though things didn’t turn out the way they’d hoped. The central case of the hour titled "Breaking Up" was about two young lovers, Alexis and Jonathan (played by Leelee Sobieski and Oliver Smith), accused of murdering a pharmacist. Jonathan’s dad is a big-shot client of Lockhart, Gardner, so once the two were put in separate rooms for holding and counsel, Will tried to get his boy a better deal. For the prosecution, Cary was trying to do the same thing, but for different reasons. Read More…



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