The Good Wife: Season 2, Episode 9

Nine Hours (14 Dec. 2010)

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While Peter prepares for his debate, Alicia and the rest of the firm work overtime amending a last-minute appeal for a death row inmate after Alicia receives a cryptic call from an appeals court clerk.



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Carter Wright
Warden Robert Barkin
Dr. Todd Grossman
Sandy Gephart


Alicia receives a call at home on the day a client, Carter Wright, is to be executed. She had filed a last brief with the Circuit Court the previous night and the caller is one of the law clerks asking if she is going to file an addendum to their appeal. The call is puzzling since none was planned but it's taken by everyone concerned as a signal that they may have missed something in their filing and that a sympathetic judge may be ready to rule in their favor if the correct argument is made. It's all hands on deck at the office and while the lawyers review the arguments, Kalinda looks into the various judges backgrounds to see if there are any clues to be gleaned. Meanwhile, it's the day that Peter Florrick is to debate his opponents on live TV and he is at home preparing. Written by garykmcd

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The "Innocence Project," for which Cary is said to have interned, is a real organization that was founded in 1992 to assist and exonerate wrongly accused prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. One of the cofounders of the project, Barry C. Scheck, appears as himself in a cameo in this episode. See more »


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The Good Wife-Word for the Day Here is Addendum ***
15 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man is scheduled to die for the murder of his ex-wife. The team tries to gain a stay regarding the execution. When Alicia is notified by a court clerk that an addendum is needed, the team takes this to mean that there is hope for the accused.

This episode goes through all the tribulations that a condemned person is subjected to as the execution time nears. It certainly isn't pro-death penalty at all.

I know that any lawyer for the defense would be grasping for straws to gain a stay, the reason why the execution is put off was hard to fathom, but I guess the law is the law.

The ending is somewhat contrived. An average show, we have come to expect a lot better.

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