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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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 co-founders of the project, Barry Scheck, appears as himself in a cameo in this episode. See more »

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Liberal bias against the death penalty episode.
9 September 2016 | by (pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This episode strains credibility and has all the earmarks of a liberal statement against the death penalty.

The team works against the clock to save the life of a man convicted by a jury and the sentence upheld on appeal. Every effort made is to play on the emotions and the writers use prayer, race, unsympathetic prison wardens and every trite turn of the of the plot to turn the viewer against the death penalty.

If future episodes are pushing a political agenda, I will be turning off The Good Wife. My recommendation: either skip this episode outright or watch it understanding the writers are not so subtly make a political statement.


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