The Good Wife: Season 4, Episode 7

Anatomy of a Joke (11 Nov. 2012)

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While Alicia and Cary take a client to Washington to speak to the FCC, a potential buyer for Lockhart Gardner emerges. Meanwhile, Peter faces new allegations and Alicia helps a former JAG lawyer find a job.



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Alicia and Will defend Therese Dodd, a stand up comic, who is being sued by a television network for exposing her breasts on live television. The network is protecting itself against any possible fine by the FCC and their lawyer, Burl Preston, suggests that if they can make the FCC tow the line, they'll drop the lawsuit. Alicia and Carey head off to Washington but Dodd keeps going off the agreed script. Carey bumps into his estranged father, a Washington lobbyist. Laura Hellinger has left the military and Alicia agrees to provide a reference for her. She does something better. There are new allegations against Peter and the claim he had an affair with one of his campaign workers. Kalinda learns who has been behind the smear campaign. Clarke Hayden tries to get Burl Preston to buy Lockhart Gardner. Written by garykmcd

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Anatomy of a Joke ***1/2
12 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

MVP: In my opinion belongs to Matt Czuchry in this episode. He is finally given meaty material, when he meets his father in Washington during business. We finally learn that he had a rocky relationship with his father, and his father now wishes to make amends, but of course, there is always a reason for everything.

The common theme of this episode is knowing someone to gain influence, or just a plain favor.

The main story about a woman who showed her breasts on national television was ridiculous because it trivialized the whole very serious issue of breast cancer.

Nathan Lane can be vicious when he is trying to sell Lockhart-Gardner out, but the latter show that they can come back as smart as ever.

What's that what Peter has on the private part of his body? Enough with these allegations already and let's get down to substantive issues. Is this what politics has come to?

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