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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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Death/Client Sparkles ****
24 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Highest rating ever is to be given to this particular episode. So many interesting things were happening at a political dinner where Peter gave his Republican opponent exactly what he deserved for starting a rumor about Jake's alleged drug addiction. He told this to the cardinal in attendance no less.

If this weren't enough, Pete informed Diane that he was nominating her for a vacancy on the state supreme court if he were to be elected governor. Of course, Diane would have to cut all ties with the law firm if she accepts. This will be most interesting to see. I hope that this is not a way for Christine Baranski to leave this excellent show.

As if all this was not enough, Alicia was summoned by the police when one of her clients, a person constantly suing others, in shot to death on the street. When it's learned that the killer is headed to Alicia's apartment, she quickly calls her children and tells them to flee the apartment. Her mother, the wonderful Stockard Channing, is there and brings the kids to a bar where she reveals that Alicia was pregnant before she married. Alicia has to explain to her daughter that she is loved in any case.

Flashbacks were effectively used to show Alicia in scenes with the dead client and her love affair with Will.

A totally juicy episode not to be missed.

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