‘The Good Wife,’ Season 3, Episode 1, ‘A New Day’: TV Recap

The big question going into the season opener was: How can they top last season’s fumbling-at-the-key-slot finale? Well, they can’t—at least this dramatic hour around. Burdened by yet another less than engaging legal case—always the series’ weak spot—"A New Day" is most notable for Alicia’s saucy new hairstyle, further cracks in Will’s good guy façade, and a heated bar scene in which ex-lovers Kalinda and Sophia form a formidable tag team.

So maybe it’s not such a bad episode after all.

First, the clumsy (if timely) court case: After a fight erupts between Muslims and Jews at a campus interfaith rally, only one student is charged—a Palestinian. Peter Florrick’s new S.A. office has deemed it a hate crime, so Jamal faces seven years. Coming to his rescue: "interested bystander" Wasim Al-Said, who tells Diane, "This is a good kid they’re painting as a suicide bomber." Read More...



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