The Good Wife: Season 1, Episode 10

Lifeguard (15 Dec. 2009)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 202 users  
Reviews: write review

When a judge overturns a simple plea deal that Alicia arranged, she looks into his motivation, and Diane is made an offer she can't refuse...to Will's delight.

Director:

Writers:

(creator), (creator), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video + 1 more

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 28 Jun 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1450 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 625 titles
created 03 Jan 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Lifeguard" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lifeguard (15 Dec 2009)

Lifeguard (15 Dec 2009) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Good Wife.
« Previous Episode | 10 of 114 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Thalia Ramsey
...
Mark Richardson
...
Margy Vargas
...
...
...
...
Palgrave Director
...
Edit

Storyline

Alicia takes on the case of a juvenile first offender, Terence Ramsay, who is charged with assault but claims he was bullied into at fight at school. She manages to negotiate a reduced plea with the prosecutor and no jail time but the judge in the case, Henry Baxter, inexplicably rejects the plea bargain and sentences the boy to 9 months incarceration. As Alicia looks into the judge's background, she finds a clear pattern in his sentencing - white offenders get probation while African-Americans always seem to get jail-time. A detailed analysis of other cases seems to show that the current pattern of sentencing is less than 2 years old so they set out find what may have happened to Judge Baxter to cause the change. Alicia's daughter finally makes a friend at school but runs into problems because of her Dad's past. Meanwhile, Diane is approached by representatives of the Democratic party trying to recruit her to run for a judgeship in the next elections. Her recruiters' reaction to her ... Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

courtroom

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 December 2009 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Purely coincidentally, two of the guest stars on this episode are Tony Goldwyn and Kate Burton. Both of these actors would go on to star as President Fitzgerald Grant and Vice President Sally Langston (respectively) in their own show, Scandal, three years after The Good Wife series began. See more »

Soundtracks

The Good Wife Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Danny Lux
Performed by Danny Lux
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Emmy snob lucaleog
Things You Wished Would've been resolved... Nanrad
Why would Diane have chosen F/A? ddb540
Season 6 yankeejen
ayn rand reference shellaineco
Why is it Always Georgetown? tehart
Discuss Lifeguard (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?