The Good Wife: Season 3, Episode 12

Alienation of Affection (8 Jan. 2012)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 210 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A lawsuit against Lockhart Gardner sparks a power play by Eli Gold against David Lee. Meanwhile, Will finds a defense attorney to prepare against the DA's office, and Diane takes an interest in a process server.



(creator), (creator), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1150 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
a list of 5 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
a list of 22 titles
created 25 Aug 2012
a list of 32 titles
created 23 Oct 2012
a list of 22 titles
created 3 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Alienation of Affection (08 Jan 2012)

Alienation of Affection (08 Jan 2012) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Good Wife.
« Previous Episode | 58 of 116 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Lacey ...


The firm is being sued for $44 million because by a divorced couple who have now reconciled and who lost that amount when their assets were divided with some of them sold off at a loss. Alicia's career may be in jeopardy when the firm is unable to locate a key document she was responsible for filing in their database. When David Lee finds a copy of the document Alicia isn't sure it's the original document. Help comes in the form of the process server in the case who has an interest in Diane. In view of the State's Attorney's investigation, Will is looking to hire a lawyer and he decides on Elsbeth Tascioni who represented Alicia during her troubles with the Treasury Department monitor. He hires her and she decides to put pressure on the Special Prosecutor, Wendy Scott-Carr. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

female protagonist


Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

8 January 2012 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid
(Night Music of the Streets of Madrid), Opus 30 No. 6 (G. 324),
Written by by Luigi Boccherini (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

*** For Financial Benefit Gain
9 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even Cary finally has something nice to say regarding Alicia in this episode.

As Wendy and all are trying to tie a noose around Will's neck, to add insult to injury, the firm is sued by a couple whose divorce they worked on. The reconciled couple is now claiming that Lockhart-Gardner was encouraging the divorce for financial gain. The very slick F. Murray Abraham guest-starred as the couple's lawyer. Whatever happened to Abraham? Winning the 1984 best actor Oscar for "Amadeus" did him little good professionally.

It looks like Alicia will be on the hook regarding the couple's complaint, but as always, good fortune smiled on her.

Diane is interested in the guy who doles out the summons. He appeared real continental, as he does his dirty work.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
After Season 2 - I don't care for Kalinda green_bike
How many seasons? lucaleog
S1 Ep 11 Infamy spetscal
Here's why I think Alicia will run for States Attorney chrisminshew82
Emmy snob lucaleog
Why would Diane have chosen F/A? ddb540
Discuss Alienation of Affection (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page