The Good Wife (2009–2016)
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Death of a Client 

Peter has an important white-tie dinner, but Alicia is called away when a client is murdered, and the investigation suggests that her family may also be in danger. Meanwhile, Diane gets a job offer from Peter if he wins the election.



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Everyone is at Chicago's Shamrock Dinner hoping to get Cardinal James' endorsement for Governor. Alicia is informed by the police that one of her clients, Matthew Ashbough, was just murdered. She was representing him in 18 lawsuits he had initiated and as such had a long list of people who might like to see him dead. The man had his own peculiarities but she quite liked him. The police want details of the cases but Alicia is bound by attorney-client privilege. It all takes on a different tone when the police tell her they've found the killer's car with Alicia's home address programmed in the GPS. Meanwhile, Diane Lockhart is bowled over when Peter Florrick offers her a vacant seat on State Supreme Court. He can't name her until he's elected but she has to have an answer for him within a few hours. At home, Grace learns something interesting from her grandmother. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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24 March 2013 (USA)  »

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Concerto for violin in G minor, BWV 1056r, 3rd movement
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The Good Wife Death of a Client
25 March 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

From the great guest stars to the heart felt flashbacks Good Wife was able to create another great hour of drama television. The setting at the police station with Alicia remembering Matthew (John Noble) the client we saw get killed on a security tape as well as seeing him and Alicia have some good times talking cases and listening to Bach. Then there was Matthew Perry finally returning to the show and seeing him fight with Peter for a hug from the cardinal. Perry was delightful as usual creating funny moments and having great chemistry with nearly every other actor. Stockard Channing also returned as Alicia's mother Veronica and she was just as impressive as these men especially in the bar with the kids telling all Alicia's secrets which were all greatly delivered by Channing. The regular cast where also given some great written moments and Alicia letting Will go was just as impressive as their fight weeks ago also being well played by Margulies who knows how to be emotional in her voice without letting her strong character become weak. Great writing and performances made for one of the show's best episodes in a long time.

EPISODE GRADE: A (MVP: Julianna Margulies)

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