As Alicia prepares to defend a scientist accused of starting a fire in a university lab, she is asked to testify in her husband's appeal, which could send him home sooner than expected.



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Alicia and Cary are assigned to prepare witnesses in the case of a university scientist who is accused of setting her lab on fire. The woman faces a possible 15 years in prison and is adamant that she is innocent. Unfortunately, her rambling manner makes her a less than ideal witness and they decide not to put her on the stand. They're preparing a reasonable case but come across some key evidence from one of the witnesses. Alicia also finds herself unexpectedly in court when the judge in her husband's case not only grants an evidentiary hearing but agrees to hear arguments about the possibility of bail. She's not sure she's prepared to suddenly have him back but she is certainly expected to say so in court. At home, her son Zach sets up a video camera to see who is leaving the brown envelopes they've been getting. Written by garykmcd

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17 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Along with Julianna Margulies, guest stars Peter Riegert and Matt Servitto all had reoccurring roles on the HBO series The Sopranos (1999). See more »


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The Good Wife *** For Preparation
18 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The show that never fails to amaze me.

In this episode, we see a lot of witness preparation. It is incredible how attorneys prepare witnesses who will be taking the stand to testify. Interesting to see how they tell the witness to speak in only a few words and how they tend to guide them. Sure, these people are pros and they know what questions their adversaries will answer.

In this part, the team defends a chemistry teacher accused of starting a fire in her lab. The woman teacher is British and was well on her way in establishing this. Attention surfaces on a male physics teacher. Apparently, he had tried to make chemistry with her.

It looked like Chris Noth, the imprisoned for Attorney Gen. Florrick was about to make bail. At the last minute, he failed to do so. The Noth character is a definite take-off on Former N.Y. Gov. Eliot Spitzer. His imprisonment shall go on and on as hopefully this interesting show will go.

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