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I was all set for this week's The Good Wife to be a downright quaint episode, but it spiraled into an hour of contentious, near-histrionic bliss. Didn't the setup seem adorable? Alicia and Cary, precious pals who play footsie and switch lunches at recess, are pitted on a team against Will and Diane in a mock trial courtroom case for a choosy energy drink client who pays for a scrimmage version of his hearing. Aw, Cary and Alicia vs. Will and Diane! Tag team testifiers! Will Diane wear a threatening halter top like Trish Stratus? I drew up some sketches just in case.

Unfortunately, the scrimmage rivalry Comes Alive (quoth Goosebumps) when Alicia and Cary's firm partnerships are postponed a year as a way of saving the firm some interim money. Cary uses his dimples to think of a plan, and he's got a dynamite one: He and Alicia could form their own firm, »

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