Will and Diane take on a movie studio and screenwriter accused of defamation against a famous computer programmer. Meanwhile, Alicia contemplates her relationship with Will on a cross-country trip, and Blake and Kalinda come to blows.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Patric Edelstein (as Jack T. Carpenter)
Rand Blaylock
Hannah Vetters
Fred Arsenault ...
Simon Abaire


The firm takes on the case of a 25 year-old dot com billionaire who wants to sue a Hollywood studio over the unflattering portrayal of him in their film about him. Alicia is out of town driving back to Chicago accompanying her brother who is moving from Oregon. Both Will and Diane know that it's virtually impossible to win a defamation case and so go off on a different tack. For Alicia, she opens up to her brother about her feelings for Will and her brother encourages her to do something about it. Meanwhile, the State's Attorney's investigation of the severe beating of a prosecution witness. The more Cary Agos tries to warn Kalinda however, the more she becomes a suspect. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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15 February 2011 (USA)  »

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Kalinda Sharma: [Kalinda is meeting with Lana at a hotel over wine] Do you have a home?
Lana Delaney: I do. Lake Forest. When I work past eleven, the government is required to provide in-town accomodations.
Kalinda Sharma: How nice... my tax dollars at work.
Lana Delaney: So... Blake Kalomar, huh? That's a new name to us.
Kalinda Sharma: Really? I'm surprised.
Lana Delaney: [smiles] I'm juggling a lot of balls at the FBI. But I guess you have, too.
Lana Delaney: [Kalinda smiles shyly... Lana reaches down for her shoe] I'm taking off my shoe.
[holds it up seductively]
Lana Delaney: See it?
Kalinda Sharma: [nods] I can see.
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Where's The True Beef Here? **1/2
16 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A totally lackluster episode playing upon "The Social Network." A computer wizard has a film made about him which depicts him in a bad light. He subsequently hires Lockhart and Gardner to sue the film-makers, especially the writer. F. Murray Abraham, who faded into oblivion following his Oscar win for "Amadeus," guest stars as an attorney for the movie company.

Kalinda literally fights back and pretends to make love while giving a memorable chop to her competition at the firm.

Julianna Margulies does not look well. Anything wrong with her? This episode finds her moving her brother back to Chicago from Illinois. He has broken up with his partner. This part of the episode needed much further development.

Not one of the better episodes. What's doing with the campaign? That's always so good to see.

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