The Good Wife Recap: Lies Make the World Go Round

Three episodes to go until the end of the season, and things are getting mighty juicy. But doesn’t this feel like déjà vu? That, for all the twists and turns, we’re heading straight back to season one? That what we’re working toward is rebooting in season four and forgetting that this season ever happened?

I want to start with the last shot of the episode. It’s a mirror of the shot that opened the series pilot — a zoom-in on Alicia’s furrowed face as she stands by Peter’s side at a press conference. She looks far more relaxed and confident this time around. Peter is announcing he’s running for governor, after all, not that he’s slept with a prostitute. But just because she’s moved past her anger and disgust doesn’t mean she’s unaware of the shit-storm she’s walking into. As Evil Chandler (a.k.a. Mike Kresteva, as played by the stunningly-good-at-playing-a-terrible-person Matthew Perry) says, Peter may not regret entering the race, but Alicia certainly will. Alicia seems to be thinking the same thing: Is she really right back where she started? Read More...


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