The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 3

Breaking Fast (12 Oct. 2010)

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The firm takes on a case involving a son whose father died as a result of a sniper trial in which he was acquitted. Meanwhile, Alicia's gay brother comes to town and makes trouble for Peter's campaign.



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Spencer Roth
Wyatt Stevens, Jr


Alicia hits a brick wall in a lawsuit against the State Attorney's office in the case of a man who died after being wrongly accused of being a sniper. The man died of a heart attack and his son wants to clear his name. Glenn Childs flatly refuses to settle when he learns that Alicia is involved in the case, arguing that the firm's motivation is political. Even when the police finally arrest another suspect, Childs proclaims that he is just a copy cat killer. It becomes obvious that to win the suit, they are going to have to prove the man is guilty. Peter's re-election campaign takes an twist when Alicia's brother publicly accuses him of being homophobic. Written by garykmcd

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The Good Wife: One of the Best Episodes Ever **** Paladino: Are You Listening?
13 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This excellent show had one of the best episodes ever last night. As always, the thespians showed their mettle, especially Christine Baransky, as Diane. She certainly should be in the running again this year for best supporting actress.

Both stories here were excellent. A young man brings suit feeling that his father was wrongly convicted of killing 4 people at random. Naturally, this becomes a political football as Child is involved, and Peter, Alicia's husband is running against him for State District Attorney.

As if that weren't enough, Alicia's math professor brother, who is gay, makes a remark that soon finds itself over the internet. He claims that his brother is homophobic. Are you listening Carl Paladino? How appropriate at this time. Naturally, the all-ready nervous campaign manager goes crazy, and soon Peter is observed with Jimmy Carter's book in hand criticizing Israel in taking a pro-Palestinian position. Everything tries to be ironed out at a break-the-fast meal following the Day of Atonement.

The murder is solved due to fast thinking by Archie Panjabi, last year's winner for best supporting actress on the Emmy Show.

The show was terrific as it was very timely aired.

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