The Good Wife (2009–2016)
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What Went Wrong 

While the firm tries to get a mistrial after a surprising verdict in a client's murder trial, Peter uses his influence to get Zach and Grace into a prestigious prep school.



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Justin Coyne
Cynthia Venegas
Lisa Banner


The firm goes all out when a client is surprisingly found guilty of first degree murder. They have a sympathetic judge and even Carey Agos is concerned that the prosecution hasn't made their case. The accused refused a deal, not prepared to plead guilty to something she didn't do. Now that the verdict has been delivered, they look for evidence of jury misconduct or anything that might get the judge to direct a verdict of not guilty. It doesn't get easier when Special Prosecutor Wendy Scott-Carr questions the judge in the Will Gardner investigation. She also has something interesting to say to Will. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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11 December 2011 (USA)  »

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Alicia and Kalinda reconcile.
9 May 2014 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

What Went Wrong? examines the humorous element of politics involved in applying the law. The viewer is well aware that the defendant did not murder her husband. Emotionally we support the efforts by the Lockhart & Gardner team to challenge the guilty verdict. Ironically Lockhart & Gardner violates the law several ways as they pursue righting this wrong verdict. Cary Agos respects detective Kalinda Sharma as the greatest threat to uncover reasons for having the guilty verdict overturned. After warning Kalinda not to harass jury members Cary catches her doing just that and starts having Kalinda moved from jail to jail so Lockhart & Gardner is no longer a threat to get the case overturned. Alicia Florrick had been Kalinda's best friend right up to point that Alicia learned that Kalinda had had an affair with Peter Florrick. From then on Alicia had nothing at all to do with Kalinda. In this episode Alicia learns that it was Kalinda who found Grace when Alicia feared the worst for her daughter. Kalinda asked Grace never to tell Alicia that Kalinda had come to her rescue. "I don't like mess" Kalinda explains to Alicia. Alicia goes out of her way to thank Kalinda who proceeds to help discover a valid reason for a mistrial to be declared. Once again a great script complimented by great actors creates another great episode of The Good Wife.

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