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Going for the Gold 

Elsbeth takes the fight to A-USA Josh Perotti as she defends Eli Gold, Peter needs advice as he debates Maddie Hayward, and Alicia faces hard choices in her first role as equity partner.



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The Justice Department continues to pursue Eli Gold even though their wiretap evidence has been thrown out. Josh Perotti tells Eli's lawyer, Elsbeth Tascioni, that he will now be pursuing a conspiracy case against her client and has a witness who will testify against him. It turns out that witness is the head of the local Democratic party and his testimony relates to Eli arranging to pack a straw poll with seniors from an old folks home. As both lawyers spar back and forth deftly countering each others thrusts, the case begins to affect Peter's run for governor - and results in Peter's mother Jackie being called as a prosecution witness. Meanwhile, the firm tries to get a contract with the State's Attorney's office to deal with any civil suits brought against them. Written by garykmcd

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3 March 2013 (USA)  »

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Going for the Gold ****
3 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Still another excellent episode where Cary is forced to show some humility after Alicia takes less money so that Cary and others don't have to lose theirs.

Eli Gold resigns when he is accused of corruption in the Florrick campaign. Things really boomerang when Peter's stroke victim mother is called to testify. She literally tells the truth all the way.

The Florrick debate is really something to watch. Told to lay low, Pete comes out swinging when prodded to do so by Alicia, and a phone call put in to Gold demands the same thing of him.

Looks like Diane is going to be called to testify against Mr. Gold. By the episode's end, a grateful Peter asks Gold to return.

I loved the way Pete's mother explained that Jewish stuff while on the witness stand.

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