“The Good Wife” SnapCap (3.02): “The Death Zone”


For the record: If I ever get in serious legal trouble, I want Alicia Florrick to be my attorney. The Good Wife is a badass in court.

AFTERELLEN BAIT (What enticement did the episode use to reel in gay lady viewers?)

Kalinda’s all work and no girl-play this week, but two things made us happy:

1. Smart Alicia = Sexy Alicia. In the very first court scene, when she disposes of the case with a question about insufficient oxygen and untrustworthy perception, I felt like I had no oxygen myself.

2. Diane with glasses.

FEELINGS, FEELINGS, FEELINGS! (Did the episode give you a lot of feelings?)

Predominant feeling this episode: Discomfort. Peter Florrick’s sleaze factor has risen so much that his mere presence onscreen gives me the chills — and not in a good way. He’s totally trying to undermine our girl Alicia and Diane is starting to question whether Alicia’s value to the firm is worth the displeasure of the state attorney’s office. When Diane showed up unannounced at Alicia’s apartment to grill her about Peter, the tension was so palpable I couldn’t breathe.

THE HEAT (Did the straight bait turn up the temperature?)

Alicia and Will try a case via Skype in Royal Court under British law. Alicia’s aggressive demeanor does not please His Lordship the judge. It does, however, please Will.

Will: I think I’m having American Revolution fantasies. That turned me on.

Alicia: Hmm. I can dress up.

Us: Thud.

Oh, and you know that early stage of a relationship where you’re in public sitting next to each other and you touch pinkies and your whole body catches fire? Of course you do.

THE SWEET (Did you get the warm fuzzies?)

The Florrick kids are growing up. Last week, we saw the softer side of Grace. This week, it’s Zach. After a visit with his father during which he found out that daddy had more than one “indiscretion,” he becomes much more loving toward his mom — by cleaning the kitchen. Aww.

We also get the beginnings of a beautiful friendship this week between Kalinda and Eli. Some regions of the internets think that they are going to have a fling, but I doubt it. They are two crafty peas in a pod — willing to do whatever they need to in order to get what they want. Both characters are sexy to be sure, but their chemistry seems more darkly comedic than anything. Although who can blame Eli for watching Kalinda walk away?

More tension is ahead next week as Lisa Edelstein shows up for her arc as Will’s ex. We love you, Cuddy, but don’t mess with Alicia, mm-kay? And Owen returns next week, so we’re sure to get a touch of gay.

What did you think of this week’s The Good Wife?

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