The Good Wife: Season 1, Episode 12

Painkiller (12 Jan. 2010)

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Alicia defends a doctor accused of prescribing oxycodone to a star high school quarterback who overdosed, provides information to Peter about his rival, Glenn Childs, and deals with Peter's mother, who has suffered a stroke.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Bowers
David Wilson Barnes ...
Dillon Loomis
Detective Bryan Murphy


When a star high school quarterback dies from an overdose of painkillers, Alicia represents the doctor who prescribed the medication. At home, Alicia and the kids deal with some bad news and she gives Peter information that makes his blood boil. Written by CBS Publicity

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The Good Wife, Episode 12: Painkiller-Show Gets Better & Better ****
14 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I certainly hope that "The Good Wife" receives the attention that it deserves on Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.

In this episode, Mrs. Florrick's mother-in-law suffers a stroke and the part-time help that she has hired to watch her children,is not exactly the type of person she has shown to be.

As if this isn't enough, Mrs. F. takes on a case where the a 17 year old student dies of an overdose. As always, the ending is not what you would expect, and as in the tradition of the show, is quite good. Watch out for mothers with crocodile tears.

Christine Baranski is so good in her role as one of the partners in the law firm. She still has that cold veneer when she delivers her lines. That facade is so perfect.

Naturally, we all want Chris Noth to be released from prison, but that would take away from his part. His successor is really the devil in disguise as he is constantly up to mayhem to keep Noth incarcerated.

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