The Good Wife: Season 1, Episode 5

Crash (20 Oct. 2009)

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Alicia and Will represent three widows who are suing the freight train company their husbands worked for after a fatal accident, while Diane asks Kalinda to gather information on a lawyer who may be considered as a new partner.



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Sarah Conley
Jonathan Eldredge
Beau Gravitte ...
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Curtis McClarin ...
Alton Hood
David Merriman


Alicia takes on the case of three widows who are suing their dead husbands' former employers, a railway company, after they are killed in a train crash.The company is playing hardball and are seemingly ready and keen to go to court. The defense's argument is essentially that the company forced the men to work long hours and are therefore responsible for any errors that may have occurred. Alicia notices a discrepancy in another area however and they have only a few days to prepare a new defense. Alicia and Cary are interviewing for a new assistant. Alicia has also been arguing with her mother-in-law about the children and when they will visit their father. As tensions rise between them, she makes a point of telling her son that Alicia has been spending several late evenings with Will Gardner. Written by garykmcd

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Kalinda Sharma: Do you know how much you pay your jury consultants?
Diane Lockhart: No.
Kalinda Sharma: One hundred thousand dollars for three months' work.
Diane Lockhart: That sounds about right.
Kalinda Sharma: Do you know how much I make?
Diane Lockhart: I have a feeling I'm finding out.
Kalinda Sharma: A fourth of that.
Diane Lockhart: That sounds outrageous.
Kalinda Sharma: Yeah, it does, doesn't it?
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