The Good Wife (2009–2016)
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Shiny Objects 

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Alicia faces a dilemma as she kicks off her campaign, the firm's computers are held for ransom by a con artist, and Alicia tries to throw Elsbeth Tascioni off her game as they go head-to-head in a trial.


Frederick E.O. Toye (as Fred Toye)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julianna Margulies ... Alicia Florrick
Matt Czuchry ... Cary Agos
Archie Panjabi ... Kalinda Sharma
Alan Cumming ... Eli Gold
Matthew Goode ... Finn Polmar
Zach Grenier ... David Lee
Christine Baranski ... Diane Lockhart
Chris Noth ... Peter Florrick
Carrie Preston ... Elsbeth Tascioni
Taye Diggs ... Dean Levine-Wilkins
Jill Hennessy ... Rayna Hecht
Jill Flint ... Lana Delaney
Ben Rappaport ... Carey Zepps
Jan Maxwell ... Camilla Vargas
Michael Cumpsty ... Eric Napier


When Alicia and Dean represent a fired female CEO in a sex discrimination suit against her company, they face a tough defense team in familiar foes Elsbeth Tascioni and Rayna Hecht. Meanwhile, a hacker seizes control and threatens to delete all of Florrick/Agos/Lockhart's files, sending the firm into panic mode when he demands a ransom.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

19 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Chris Noth (Peter Florrick) & Jan Maxwell (Camilla Vargas) also worked together on episode 5.1, Law & Order: Second Opinion (1994), of Law & Order (1990), as Mike Logan & Dr. Nancy Haas respectively. See more »


Eli Gold: Why are all the computers here counting down? I feel like I'm in a Bruckheimer movie...
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The Ending Will Rev Up Fans Who Have Stuck Around Since The Pilot
25 October 2014 | by RyanCShowersSee all my reviews

Who would have thought Carrie Preston's return to "The Good Wife" would be the most controversial episode so far in season six? The scenes in Elsbeth's dizzying mind and the ransom story lines are dividing fans of the show, right and left. Personally, I found the scenes with Elsbeth to be mostly fitting and amusing. How they featured Preston's quirky favorite is more interesting to me: Telling the scenes with Elsbeth from a first-person perspective, rather than showing her as a reactionary supporting character. The focus given to Preston creates a very memorable appearance for her. This is the busiest of the five season six episodes, with four story lines each racing at full speed. The directing is quick and distinctly on point, keeping up with each plot thread. Put Chris Noth and Julianna Margulies in a room, fuel them rage, and you'll get some of the best scenes a series could ask for, like the one in "Shiny Objects". Both actors heighten the intensity to the loudest scene of any episode so far in season six. The sterling ending sequence, the moment we have been waiting for since last May, will rev up anyone who's stuck around since the days of the pilot, when we first saw Peter and Alicia take this same setting in disgrace.

Grade: A

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