The Good Wife Recap: That’s What Friends Are For

It would have been hard to top last week’s feast of revelations and returning characters, so it seems that The Good Wife figured, "Why try?" In some ways it was nice to have a breather from all that excitement and go back to the Law & Order: Chicago format we’ve been getting about every other episode this season (a bit too often, IMHO). It offered a chance to sit back and take stock of season three so far.

When I first started writing recaps at the beginning of season two, the show seemed to be clearly divided into three sections: legal, political, and personal. Legal contained the case of the week and whatever happened in the Lockhart Gardner offices, political was Peter’s campaign, and personal was the Florrick family home life and whatever problems Alicia and Kalinda were cryptically referring to each other over tequila shots. Then, after about three recaps, it became clear the show was far too complex to section off. Personal bled into political and political into legal. Those entanglements made it incredibly exciting and difficult to write about. This season, the difficulty is just mustering the enthusiasm to write about it at all. Read More...


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