The Good Wife: Season 4, Episode 12

Je Ne Sais What? (13 Jan. 2013)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 297 users  
Reviews: 3 user

The firm steps in for a colleague in an athletic doping case after she is arrested, and an attack by Maddie Hayward creates a rift within Perer's campaign team.



(created by), (created by), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns a classy 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 19 Sep 2012
list image
a list of 556 titles
created 05 Aug 2013
a list of 22 titles
created 08 Jun 2014
a list of 22 titles
created 17 Jul 2014
a list of 131 titles
created 8 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Je Ne Sais What?" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Je Ne Sais What? (13 Jan 2013)

Je Ne Sais What? (13 Jan 2013) 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 | 80 of 139 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cary Agos (credit only)
Judge Antoine Villapique


When their friend Elsbeth Tascioni finds herself under arrest Alicia, Will and Diane pull out all the stops to represent her client, Anna, an athlete whose sponsor has now reneged on a $5 million sponsorship contract. The company is doing what it can to get out of the deal arguing that a recent drug ban releases them from their obligations. Anna denies doping but she did terminate a pregnancy and took medication but she refuses to make that public. On the campaign trail meanwhile, Peter is facing accusations of racial bias in the way he manages his office. Eli and Jordan Karahalios don't quite see eye to eye on how to run the campaign. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

13 January 2013 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


Animal K
Written by Lisa Portelli
Performed by Lisa Portelli
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Absolute Delight
24 January 2013 | by (Madrid, Spain) – See all my reviews

One of those episodes that I have to see again and again for the pure pleasure it is, it's wonderful at so many levels that makes me think that when The Good Wife is good, it's my favorite show. Many stories go at the same time: there is a wonderful dialog about racial bias with the Peter subplot, but the heart of the episode is at Elsbeth Tascioni, one of the better recurring characters of the show, which makes the whole firm move to defend her case as she is that brilliant lawyer.

Maybe you could criticize "Je ne sais what" for being too safe for the characters: they almost have no danger and they do not face any of the usual contradictions; in fact, the only character that actually suffers is Will, gloriously out of his field in a sport tribunal. The rest is the usual "two simultaneous trials" format that this show has taken in the last weeks, but the difference is in the craft: screwball rhythm, memorable punchlines, and great characters as the European tribunal that speak in french. Also great editing, lighting and composition, and the usual great dressing, but above it all, the sense that all the characters are alive, doing what they do best, and taking care of each other. The last minutes of the show were wonderful, with Tascioni running and being brilliantly manipulative with the tribunal. She's so charismatic, so funny, so lovable that she deserves a spin off. 10/10

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is it just me or are they the worst lawyers on the planet? drjoek
is season 7 the final season? connorcranston
Finn Fans 'LOVE' thread! BritGirl1988
If It Weren't For Matt Czuchry ksgirl81
Confirmed: Archie and Jullianna did not film that scene together nyyswifty
lack of chemistry on screen with Marguilies - my least fave on the show julesrulesny
Discuss Je Ne Sais What? (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: