The Good Wife: Season 3, Episode 6

Affairs of State (30 Oct. 2011)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Lockhart Gardner tries to secure diplomatic immunity for a Taiwanese man accused of rape and murder, while Eli asks Kalinda to investigate his ex-wife, who is contemplating a run for state senate.



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Alicia finds herself defending a young Taiwanese man ,who may or may not have diplomatic immunity. after a young woman is found dead on a party boat. He was there along with the son of a Dutch courier who has immunity and is set free. New first year associate Caitlin proves instrumental in finding evidence that puts the man in a different location at the time of the killing. ASA Cary Agos isn't giving up that easily. Meanwhile, Eli ex-wife's is thinking of running for office and wants him to put her through his vetting process. He assigns the task to Kalinda but isn't too happy with what she finds. Written by garykmcd

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Cary's "discovery" that since Chen is Taiwanese, he would sign his surname first, rather than 'Chen,' is nonsensical. Chinese language surnames are typically one syllable, while given names are typically two syllables. Further, 'Chen' is the most popular surname in Taiwan (ranked #1 every year from 1994-2012). Therefore, it is almost certain that 'Chen' is the character's surname and 'Jin-Pyn' is his given name. In addition, when living in cultures that don't use a family-first ordering, many people sign their given names before their surnames. The order of Chen's name should have no bearing on the case. See more »


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This Episode Rates ***
31 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story of diplomatic immunity could have been handled with more factual information regarding the case. It was too generally presented.

This episode's acting was snagged by Matt Czuchry's portrayal of the smug Cary Agos. This guy has an underlying attitude about himself that Czuchry richly captures. Given the part this week, this becomes more evident.

Eli Gold's former wife running for the state senate? Ridiculous! Why? The idea that she slept with the cousin of Osama bin Laden was ludicrous. Better yet, Cousin bin Laden wasn't a terrorist! Come on. Stop with the nonsense.

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