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.

Director:

Rosemary Rodriguez

Writers:

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

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
Chris Noth ... Peter Florrick
Stockard Channing ... Veronica Loy
Jason O'Mara ... Damian Boyle
Melissa George ... Marilyn Garbanza
John Noble ... Matthew Ashbaugh
Kurt Fuller ... Judge Peter Dunaway
Jess Weixler ... Robyn Burdine
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nathan Lane and Christine Baranski previously appeared together in the film, The Birdcage (1996), and also off-Broadway in Lips Together, Teeth Apart, and The Man Who Came to Dinner. 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 »

Connections

References Speed Racer (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

The Good Wife Theme
(uncredited)
Written by David Buckley
Performed by David Buckley
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I made an IMDb account for this episode
2 December 2013 | by clmohnSee 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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