Episode Reviews

The Good Wife – “Unplugged” (CBS)


Episode Title: “Unplugged” (Season 1, Episode 21)

Original Airdate: May 11, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Synopsis: Will (Josh Charles) and Diane (Christine Baranski) finally have to make a decision on keeping either Alicia (Julianna Margulies) or Cary (Matt Czuchry).

Review: Oh, the drama of a law firm. This episode was something fans of the series have been waiting for for months. The writers of the show know what works for the series and deliver every week. The main focus of the episode was Alicia and Matt doing whatever it takes to secure their spot in the firm. But, with every great episode of The Good Wife, there is a case at hand as well.

This week, Alicia and David Lee (Zach Grenier) are trying to get a bigger divorce settlement for Caroline Wilder (Paige Turco). What makes matters worse is that her ex-husband gets into an accident and falls into a coma. The law firm finds out there was foul play involved, and the wonderful Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) finds out who was behind it all.

We also see Alicia delve a bit into the dark side as she goes to Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) to try and help her bring his clients over to her firm. In the end it works, but we learn Gold had a hidden agenda all along. He wants Alicia to support her husband’s campaign to get elected to Attorney General once again.

There have been rumors that the series might be moving to Fridays in the fall due to the odd pairing between the series and the NCIS block. However, the ratings have stayed consistent, and as this episode shows, The Good Wife can have action and suspense just like either NCIS.

Final Grade – 9.0/10

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