The Good Wife: Season 3, Episode 21

The Penalty Box (22 Apr. 2012)

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Diane defends a judge accused of prosecutorial wrongdoing, the firm considers bringing back Cary Agos, and one of Kalinda's old acquaintances may have put her in life-threatening situation.

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After Judge Richard Cuesta is accused of prosecutorial misconduct he hires Lockhart Gardner to defend him. A case he prosecuted 20 years ago when he was with the State Attorney's office has resurfaced after the man's conviction has been set aside as a result of new DNA evidence. A special court of inquiry has been struck to determine if Cuesta should be charged with a crime. The firm still represents Lemond Bishop and he takes Kalinda to task for having shared information about him with the FBI. The firm decides it needs another litigator and Alicia recommends Cary Agos who is unhappy at the State Attorney's office. Will, still under suspension, isn't sure he wants Carey on the team. Without Will's knowledge Diane Lockhart and Howard Lymon interview Callie Simcoe, a lawyer from their previous case. She's Will's girlfriend however. Written by garykmcd

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3,21 is ***1/2 Tables of Justice Are Turned
22 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

David Paymer returns as our outspoken judge; the only difference is that he is accused of doing wrong 20 years before when he was a prosecuting attorney. We see the alienation that exists between himself and his estranged married daughter.

I hope that with Cary Agos's return to the firm, this will mark bigger parts for heart throb Matt Czuchry. With those baby-looking faces, the latter is a definite asset to the show but must be given more lines.

What happened to Peter's mother? Last week she suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. Will she appear in next week's season's finale?

Nice to see that Cary and Will can bury the hatchet. If only Cary knew that Will did not want him to get the position back and that Cary only got it by default. There certainly was an ethical dilemma between Cary and Peter in this episode, but they parted amicably.


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