The Good Wife (2009–2016)
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As Alicia defends a husband accused of murdering the babysitter, she and her family prepare for the outcome of Peter's appeal and his possible homecoming.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Florrick
Grace Florrick
Will Gardner
Diane Lockhart
Sonya Rucker
Jason Rucker
Nathan Landry
Detective Anthony Burton


Peter Florrick's hearing requesting a new trial finally opens and Alicia is having to deal with the possibility that he will soon be returning home. She tells him what she expects of him. When Peter's nemesis, State's Attorney Glenn Childs, subpoenas investigator Kalinda Sharma, she has to decide what she is going to say on the stand. With all of this going on, Alicia also has to deal with a high profile murder when one one the firms corporate clients, Sonja Rucker, shows up at the office claiming that she found their babysitter beaten to death in their bathroom. The immediate suspicion is that her unemployed husband, Eugene Rucker, might be implicated and it very quickly becomes clear that the police are working flat-out to get evidence against him and not really looking at other suspects. It doesn't help that Eugene is being less than honest with his own lawyers and that the police have already caught him in one lie. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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9 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Josh Charles and James Waterston both starred together in Dead Poets Society (1989). See more »


Glenn Childs asks for leniency while questioning a witness; he clearly means leeway. See more »


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Loving the show
2 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Just started binge watching this show and love it. Little disappointed in this episode though since the ultimate resolution of the case at hand seemed a little out of left field and abrupt but that's not a huge knock on it. Oh and the Cary 'high' story line was just odd.

Sometimes I wonder about the handling of evidence in the story lines as in would this be considered evidence tampering? I'm willing to buy that it's not but it's more about the characters anyway. When I used to watch House I rarely believed all the medical discussions going on since there tended to be 10 diagnoses per episode. But that was more about the character interactions than the cases at hand. Sorry for rambling but 10 lines is a silly requirement.

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