The Good Wife (2009–2016)
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The Bit Bucket 

One of Lockhart Gardner's Internet clients takes on the NSA, Diane's nomination to the Supreme Court hits a snag, and Alicia's mom's "investment" could expose Alicia's imminent departure from the firm.



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Alicia and Cary represent represent Neil Gross who wants to fight a gag order he's received from the NSA stopping him from explaining to his Chum Hum clients what information he was forced to provide the government. What no one knows is that the NSA is snooping on Diane and Alicia' calls because they once defended Danny Marwatt, an Arab-American translator who was accused of collaborating with the Taliban. Meanwhile, Diane's nomination for the State Supreme Court is in jeopardy as the Chief Justice is insisting she publicly distance herself from Will Gardner's past activities. Alicia and Cary face yet another hurdle in acquiring office space for their new firm. Help comes from a surprising source. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery






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6 October 2013 (USA)  »

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In the fifth minute of the episode, Cary is calling Kalinda, but his iPhone screen is in the locked screen mode. See more »


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Full of suspense - this season isn't letting up!
15 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My last review was of season 2 but I've been too busy watching the whole thing through season by season - I guess it must have been the quality of the series - no distraction so no time to think about reviewing.

This episode, apart from being exciting, has a higher level of humour than average. Certainly in stark contrast with S05E01.

What prompted me to write this review is (in my opinion) a missed opportunity, in a dialogue between Alicia and her mother. Alicia is supposed to meet her mother's new boyfriend, but he doesn't turn up. I am going to change one of the lines first before I explain what I changed. Otherwise my attempt to improve the humour might have less impact. So here is my revised version:

A: "Where's your date?" V: "He isn't coming! Margarita?" (offering the drink) A: "Is everything alright?" V: "He's going back to his wife!" A: "I thought you said he was a widower!" V: "He was!" (pause) "Well, he could be necrophiliac."

(the original last line of this excerpt ends: "I guess she didn't die." but I was expecting something funnier than that, hence the suggested modification)

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