‘The Good Wife’ Season 3, Episode 2, ‘The Death Zone’: TV Recap

The series is back in top form in “The Death Zone,” a fast-paced episode most notable for sparkling dialogue and hidden agendas.  While Will and Alicia dance close to danger—a quickie in his office bathroom?—Eli and Kalinda form a strategic alliance (how did this not happen before?).  And Peter, who may or may not be scheming against his ex-wife (I’d bet on the first), shows some actual regret in a scene with Zach.

The court case is a doozy, even if, at root, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Basically, a rich Brit, Oliver Cardiff, seems to make a hobby of climbing mountains and stealing stuff from the dying people he finds along the way—stuff like ropes and oxygen. (“In mountaineering parlance,” we learn, the Death Zone is “the altitude above 26,000 feet where oxygen is insufficient to sustain life.”) Alicia represents Danny Lambros, an author whose brother Robert died on Everest; in his book, Danny claims Cardiff not only didn’t stop to help him but stole Robert’s oxygen. Mrs. Florrick, back on her game, gets Cardiff’s libel suit dismissed in a U.S. court only to face another suit, in a British court, where the burden of proof is reversed: It’s up to the person accused of libel to prove what he says is true. Read More...


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