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Alicia and the partners debate whether to take the case of a massage therapist who accuses a Nobel Peace Prize winner of sexual assault. Meanwhile, Peter and Eli try to figure out what Wendy's candidacy means for their campaign. decision.


Michael Zinberg


Robert King (created by), Michelle King (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julianna Margulies ... Alicia Florrick
Matt Czuchry ... Cary Agos
Archie Panjabi ... Kalinda Sharma
Alan Cumming ... Eli Gold
Josh Charles ... Will Gardner
Christine Baranski ... Diane Lockhart
Chris Noth ... Peter Florrick
Anika Noni Rose ... Wendy Scott-Carr
Scott Porter ... Blake Calamar
Frederick Weller ... Wilk Hobson
Natalie Knepp ... Lara White
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Courtney Wells (as Sonequa Martin)
Elizabeth Reaser ... Tammy Linnata
Michael Ealy ... Derrick Bond
Vernon Jordan Vernon Jordan ... Self


A licensed massage therapist who claims that she was sexually assaulted by a Nobel laureate at a Chicago hotel asks the firm to represent her; complications arise because the accused, Joe Kent, is known for work on behalf of women. Alicia and the partners leave the annual Bar Association dinner to deliberate. At the Bar Association dinner, a third candidate -- attorney Wendy Scott-Carr -- announces her run for state's attorney. Peter's attempt to convince her to be his deputy falls on deaf ears. In addition, Peter is drawn into the Kent case when his lawyer offers Kent's endorsement in return for getting Alicia's firm to drop the case. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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During the bar association gala, the attendees are entertained by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company performing scenes from a play called "The Cow with No Country." Although Steppenwolf is a real (and acclaimed) Chicago theater company, there is no such play as "The Cow with No Country" (although the short pieces included during the gala scene show that it is a parody of the play "War Horse"). See more »


They keep saying that Joe Kent is going to Stockholm, Sweden, presumably to get the Nobel Peace Prize. The Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway. See more »


Written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance
Performed by Brandi Carlile
Plays as Will dances with Tammy
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VIP Treatment So True to Life ****
27 October 2010 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

What are the ramifications of filing a lawsuit regarding sexual harassment or assault? This theme is excellently examined in the latest episode of this hit television show.

Notice how politics is used to get a law firm to drop its pending case. Notice how the accused has to be questioned thoroughly, not only to see if the veracity is true, but to see how she would be under cross examination from the defense.

While this is going on, Peter has to now contend with an able black woman entering the race for state attorney general. Will the 2 gentlemen divide their vote and therefore bring this woman victory?

Even the mild-mannered, Will Gardner is brought into a fist fight here showing that there is only so much that a human being can take, especially when provoked.

Anyone beginning to realize that if they ever making a film biography of the late Susan Hayward, Julianne Margulies would be perfect to play the outstanding actress?

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26 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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