The Good Wife: Season 3, Episode 13

Bitcoin for Dummies (15 Jan. 2012)

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Alicia defends a man who claims to represent the person who created a new online currency against the Treasury Department, while Dana tries to play Kalinda against Will to help the DA's case against him.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Stack
Judge Dwight Sobel
Elaine Middleton
Tim Landis
Bao Shuwei
Rachel Hilson ...


Alicia takes on the case of Dylan Stack, a lawyer who has refused to reveal the identity of his client who is wanted by the U.S. Treasury Department for creating a new digital currency called Bitcoin. She finds herself in court against her old nemesis from when she had her own problems with Treasury, Gordon Higgs who, frustrated with it all, charges Stack with being the inventor of the Internet currency. Kalinda investigates and finds at least two possible suspects. Meanwhile, Special Prosecutor Wendy Scott-Carr continues her investigation against Will Garner. Will's lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni is proving to be her equal. Written by garykmcd

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The title of this episode, as well as much of the story, is based on a real system, also called "Bitcoin." Bitcoin is a decentralized electronic monetary and payments system utilizing peer-to-peer networking, electronic signatures and encrypted proof which enables supposedly irreversible payments between parties without requiring trust. Made in Bitcoins (abbreviated BTC), said payments are made by electronic (or digital) monetary instruments, or currency, which are originated and electronically transferred by the Bitcoin network. See more »


Dylan Stack: Here's your cashier's check. It only took 20 minutes standing in line in the bank to change dollar bills to another piece of paper.
Alicia Florrick: Thank you. I went online and I bought 1 Bitcoin last night.
Dylan Stack: Really? It's the future.
Alicia Florrick: I don't know. It didn't feel real.
Dylan Stack: Real's gonna change. Just watch!
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Hard to follow but interesting anyway
19 January 2012 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

When Alicia's son Zach works on her computer, I can follow his explanations to her. This show has computer experts that: ghost other computers, take over other computers, and follow intricate paths between computers based on IP addresses, etc. I am lost. The main story line is interesting and, from what I read on IMDb, it is based on a true form of currency used by some computer sites. Still it is complicated in the details. I do not understand how Kalinda arrived at the conclusion she did. Given all that, I liked the show.

Archie Punjabi gets an opportunity to be featured in this episode. I liked that too. The side story involving the state attorney's investigation of the law firm and the efforts to get inside information was almost more interesting than the computer/bitcoin problems.

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