The Good Wife (2009–2016)
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The Decision Tree 

While her firm debates whether to invite Peter to their Christmas party, Alicia comes into a potential unexpected windfall from a former client.

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Alicia is shocked to learn that a former client, the deceased Matthew Ashbaugh, has left her $12 million in his will. The widow, Lila Ashbaugh, contests it and hires LD to represent her. Will argues that Alicia used undue influence in getting Ashbaugh to change his will. Kalinda continues vetting Damian Boyle but runs up against a detective who owes Boyle a favor and seems intent on keeping her in jail, at least overnight. Alicia agrees to invite Peter to the new firm's Christmas party and has to invite mother-in-law Jackie as well - but forgets to invite her own mother. Eli's not too pleased with Peter's decision to attend when he sees the guest list. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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In the change of colour of Alicia's dress in the "leg touching" scene, this is surely a tribute to the immortal performance of Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold in Gigi - "You wore a gown of gold - I was all in blue... Ah yes, I remember it well!" (Some people just don't get subtlety!) See more »

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When Alicia first remembers Will's hand on her leg in the meeting with Matthew Ashbaugh in his apartment, her dress is blue, however later when Will remembers his hand on her leg, her dress is red. See more »

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References Speed Racer (1967) See more »

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Violin Concerto in G Minor, BWV 1056: III
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Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as Bach)
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2 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've always enjoyed the good wife. But the past 6 or 7 episodes have been absolutely amazing. Easily the most enjoyable show on television this year.

The writing, the acting, and the directing have all cylinders running. You even get the feeling that everyone on the show is having a blast with every episode.

I made an IMDb account to rate tonight's show and write this review. It was almost magical.

Thank you for that.

Chris


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