The Good Wife “Alienation of Affection” Review

Back from the Christmas break and, it would seem, back to form for my favorite procedural on television.The Good Wife was off to a shaky start this Fall, there’s no denying that. From episodes which were strangely mediocre for such a good show to episodes which were downright awful this episode, "Alienation of Affection" brought the quality of the episode up to the standard of the fantastic season two: who knew that I’d find myself on the edge of my seat hoping that Lockhart/Gardner would find a piece of paper?

The episode was highly technical: it was all about loopholes and clauses and legal technicalities which ground The Good Wife. I don’t need to know what they’re talking about to enjoy the battle of the minds going on in the firm. Any episode featuring extra dosage of David Lee instantly brings the episode to an upper level. He is still what Eli used to be. Before the writers stopped giving Eli a purpose, and instead relegated him to cat in the corner (they basically said as much through Diane, who berated Eli and told him-and by extension the audience-that his job at Lockhart/Gardner was merely a placement one until the govener’s election). Read More... 


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