The Good Wife (2009–2016)
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Affairs of State 

Lockhart Gardner tries to secure diplomatic immunity for a Taiwanese man accused of rape and murder, while Eli asks Kalinda to investigate his ex-wife, who is contemplating a run for state senate.


Dean Parisot


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julianna Margulies ... Alicia Florrick
Matt Czuchry ... Cary Agos
Archie Panjabi ... Kalinda Sharma
Graham Phillips ... Zach Florrick
Makenzie Vega ... Grace Florrick
Alan Cumming ... Eli Gold
Josh Charles ... Will Gardner
Christine Baranski ... Diane Lockhart
Parker Posey ... Vanessa Gold
Joe Morton ... Daniel Golden
Anna Camp ... Caitlin D'arcy
Monica Raymund ... Dana Lodge
Chris Butler ... Matan Brody
Peter Riegert ... Judge Harvey Winter
Wayne Duvall ... Detective Harcourt


Alicia finds herself defending a young Taiwanese man ,who may or may not have diplomatic immunity. after a young woman is found dead on a party boat. He was there along with the son of a Dutch courier who has immunity and is set free. New first year associate Caitlin proves instrumental in finding evidence that puts the man in a different location at the time of the killing. ASA Cary Agos isn't giving up that easily. Meanwhile, Eli ex-wife's is thinking of running for office and wants him to put her through his vetting process. He assigns the task to Kalinda but isn't too happy with what she finds. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

30 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Julianna Margulies (Alicia Florrick) & Wayne Duvall (Detective Harcourt) previously worked together on episode 1.23, ER: Love Among the Ruins (1995), of ER (1994) as Carol Hathaway & an umpire respectively. See more »


Cary's "discovery" that since Chen is Taiwanese, he would sign his surname first, rather than 'Chen,' is nonsensical. Chinese language surnames are typically one syllable, while given names are typically two syllables. Further, 'Chen' is the most popular surname in Taiwan (ranked #1 every year from 1994-2012). Therefore, it is almost certain that 'Chen' is the character's surname and 'Jin-Pyn' is his given name. In addition, when living in cultures that don't use a family-first ordering, many people sign their given names before their surnames. The order of Chen's name should have no bearing on the case. See more »


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Please use actors with a believable accent
14 September 2018 | by mette-buitingSee all my reviews

I liked the subject of the episode, but as often when portraying non-american people, I'm surprised at how badly these people are casted. Being Dutch myself, i can say the "Dutch" accent when talking English is very unbelievable, and actually so bad it's offending. Lots of actual Dutch people out there, consider hiring on of them or take the trouble of listening to Dutch people talking English, or if that's too much work, choose a different nationality to portrait. Please.

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