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Dear God 

Cary is in danger of losing his bail, and one of Alicia's clients opts to take his case to Christian arbitration. Meanwhile, a feminist icon encourages Alicia to run for office, but she still refuses to take the bait.

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Brooke Kennedy

Writers:

Robert King (created by), Michelle King (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julianna Margulies ... Alicia Florrick
Matt Czuchry ... Cary Agos
Archie Panjabi ... Kalinda Sharma
Makenzie Vega ... Grace Florrick
Alan Cumming ... Eli Gold
Matthew Goode ... Finn Polmar
Christine Baranski ... Diane Lockhart
Christian Borle ... Carter Schmidt
Taye Diggs ... Dean Levine-Wilkins
Richard Thomas ... Ed Pratt
Robert Joy ... Wendell Keller
Michael Cerveris ... James Castro
John Procaccino ... Judge Tom Glatt
Tibor Feldman ... Judge Ilya Petrov
John Ventimiglia ... Detective Gary Prima
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Cary is still feeling the wrath of the potential police state we all live in, which translates to "if the government wants to get you, they will", a variation of Cary's own words. Oh yes, it can happen to you. Some of Chicago's finest lawyers, Alicia and Diane, are working hard to keep him out of government hands, personified here by the long encroaching reach of the increasingly nasty D.A., Castro. In between numerous hearings and the occasional troubling assignation with investigator Kalinda, Cary and Alicia, represent a strangely wholesome GMO seed producer (John Boy) against a farmer whose fields are either being replanted or overrun by the modified strain, depending on your viewpoint. Subsequently they are forced to accept the decision of a religious arbitrator, where the case and arguments abound with righteous consideration and questions possibly far beyond the scope of the other elements of this episode. Amidst all this, constantly buffeted by events nudging her to a political... Written by Dr. Zohm

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Alan Cumming (Eli Gold) & Lynn Marocola also worked together on episode 1.3, Instinct: Secrets and Lies (2018), of Instinct (2018), as Dr. Dylan Reinhart & a NYPD Officer respectively. See more »

Quotes

Alicia Florrick: Do you believe in God?
Dean Levine-Wilkins: You?
Alicia Florrick: No, I don't think that I'm genetically built to believe in God.
Dean Levine-Wilkins: I don't think I was either, 'til I was.
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The Good Wife theme
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Written by David Buckley
Performed by David Buckley
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An episode told through crosscutting
12 October 2014 | by RyanCShowersSee all my reviews

"Dear God" is an episode that exemplary uses crosscutting to inform the audience of the plot and moving it forward at the same time. "The Good Wife" has a lot on its plate between its three major story lines, so this technique used to summarize the theatrics behind the curtain of Florrick, Agos, and Lockhart was quite clever. This season, the Kings have found a way of efficiently juggling the character-driven scenes and the individual court case scenes. In doing this, they have been consistently utilizing every character to a substantial result. Within "Dear God", a new villain has emerged in James Castro. His presence walking into a scene is menacing, and that presence produced one of the episode's darkest dramatic moments: Castro bringing up Will's death to intimidate Alicia. I cannot praise "Dear God" without mentioning Gloria Steinem's memorable cameo, which fittingly furthered Alicia to gradually consider running for State's Attorney. You will not find any complaints my way; the show has meticulously taken each of its steps so far in season six.

Grade: A-


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