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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Cary Agos
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Kalinda Sharma
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Zach Florrick
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Grace Florrick
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Eli Gold
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Will Gardner
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Diane Lockhart
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Peter Florrick
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Veronica Loy
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Damian Boyle
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Marilyn Garbanza
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Matthew Ashbaugh
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Judge Peter Dunaway
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Robyn Burdine
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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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1 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Trivia

As suggested by the speedometer in the opening shot, this is the 100th episode. See more »

Goofs

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.

The film makers are making an obvious point to show that two people remember the same incident in different ways. There are two additional scenes in which 1) Alicia remembers the dress as blue and 2) Will remembers the dress as red. See more »

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References Speed Racer (1967) See more »

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Hark The Herald Angels Sing
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Written by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performed by Bad Religion
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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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