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The Wheels of Justice 

Alicia and Will try to get an extra "speedy" trial for Colin Sweeney to beat a Supreme Court ruling on third strikes. Meanwhile, Diane appears ready to take her on-again/off-again romance with Kurt McVeigh to a new level.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Cary Agos
Kalinda Sharma
Grace Florrick
Diane Lockhart
Kurt McVeigh
Laura Hellinger
Robyn Burdine
Isobel Swift
Judge Thomas Politi
Gregory Steck
Michael Catalani
Bob Stillman ...
Harris Creed


Alicia gets a spacious new office. Diane encourages Cary with a new office and news that there may be room for another partner in a few months. She also wants him to interview and hire a new associate. Having been offered a seat on the State Supreme Court by Peter Florrick - should he win the election - Diane hires Kalinda to do a background check on her so she'll know where she's vulnerable. Alicia is again representing Colin Sweeney who has been charged with disorderly conduct, a fairly mild charge arising out of a party that got out of hand. The State's Attorney however won't plea bargain is pushing for a tougher sentence. They realize the State's Attorney's office is dragging it out but it's Cary who figures out why - an impending Supreme Court decision could lead to Sweeney going to jail for life. They decide to push for an immediate trial for which ASA Laura Hellinger is not prepared. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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31 March 2013 (USA)  »

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In the second and third courtroom scenes Laura has open hair, is wearing a suit, and sporting bright red lipstick. She is shown talking to Alicia outside after sometime with her hair in a ponytail, wearing a different outfit and sporting lighter makeup with no lipstick. In the next scene, she miraculously switches back to the outfit, hairstyle, and makeup from the first scene whereas everyone else seems to have changed attires. See more »


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