This week on The Good Wife, Lockhart/Gardner got serious about the economic situation. First, it decided to stop its pro bono relationship with the local legal aid agency. Diane also realized that having a bankruptcy division was a smart idea during a recession and asked Will to convince Celeste and her co-workers to come to Lockhart/Gardner when their firm breaks up.
Alicia's case of the week was a pro bono one (started before the firm decided to break ties with Legal Aid) that involved a witness to a robbery/murder who became a suspect. Fortunately, Kalinda managed to pinpoint the real suspect.
In the end, Celeste told Will that she was going to start her own firm and Diane's conscience made her want to bring the legal aid in-house because they were losing their funding. Meanwhile, Eli wants Alicia and Kalinda to work with him full-time, although the others in the firm are resistant to that. The Justice Department also sent a lawyer in to the State's Attorney's Office to ensure that there are no racial biases.
In the October 23 episode of The Good Wife, Alicia runs into a huge stumbling block when her key witness in a case commits suicide. There is only one person who can testify and save her case: Colin Sweeney (guest star Dylan Baker). Eli will also be taking it upon himself to make some big moves on Peter's behalf. Lisa Edelstein will be making a guest appearance as Celeste and political strategist Donna Brazile will be appearing as herself.
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