The Good Wife - Season 3

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Debbie S, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    So I would assume, the governor's election storyline will bring out Alicia's infidelity, so she better fess up to Peter sooner rather than later. Great episode....feel sorry for Eli's ex wife getting dumped.
     
  2. star_gazer11

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    The 'I forgive you' - I thought it could mean, I forgive you (Alicia) for riling up Peter so much that he told me to back off - because whether the stroke was real or not, the whole house thing will not be an issue now. I'm guessing Jackie conveniently didn't have time to call off on the house before the hospital.
     
  3. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    I think Alicia is skeptical about the stroke too.

    Something is still going to come of the house issue, especially since it sounds like Jackie misused the kids' trust funds to come up with the money for the down payment. But, I suspect that Jackie is going to claim that she can't live alone after the stroke and has to live with Peter and the kids. And Alicia will have to go with that or say that Jackie should go to a nursing home.
     
  4. star_gazer11

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    sorry, yeah I meant that Jackie might somehow still get the house because the down payment was already made.

    But I forgot what Alicia said about her using the kid's trust funds, so if true I'd imagine that will be an even bigger potential blowup in Jackie's face. I can't imagine Peter would be happy with that either.
     
  5. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    And if Jackie committed a criminal act, what would Peter do as Attorney General?
     
  6. Cachoo

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    I love my mother. I am her caretaker. But if that viper was my mother I would find the best assisted living facility her money could buy. Somehow once that subject arose I imagine Jackie would make a miraculous recovery. Great character for an actor to sink her chops into....and performed splendidly.
     
  7. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    I wondered later why Eli didn't say to Vanessa (his ex), "while I can't officially work for you..." Or would it be too risky for his work with Peter to be working behind the scenes on Vanessa's campaign?

    I'm sure she was making the call when WHAM! the stroke hit!!! :lol: Should I have put the words the stroke in quotation marks?? Maybe I shouldn't joke about this...is it possible for someone to have tests done at a hospital when they have not had a stroke, yet fake symptoms so that staff might think it was a mild stroke??

    Wow, good point. He should cuff her and take her to a slammer! :D But seriously, if she stole money, it would be risky for him not to address that. Maybe she had money held in one of her accounts unofficially for the kids so that Peter would save some money in taxes? So officially the money was Jackie's?
     
  8. jeffisjeff

    jeffisjeff Well-Known Member

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    I loved how Peter dismissed her by saying "Thanks for coming in," as if she works for him. :lol:
     
  9. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    I thought that's what Eli was going to do. He still might. He was just a consultant anyway, so what's to stop her from just calling him sometimes to ask for advice?
     
  10. loulou

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    I find the best way to see how I like a show, or to enjoy it, is to watch episodes back to back - like three per day. Without holiday breaks, or even weekly runs.

    (I'm infact collecting Mad Men fifth season to watch in the summer).

    That's how I watched The Good Wife fisrt season, and that's how I found out it's definitely one of the best shows currently airing. I LOVE it. I also adore Chigago, wich is perfect.

    -- Historically speaking, some pretty great shows have been Gilmore Girls (amazing scripts, blowing references every single episode), Everwood (great storyline, beautiful estetics) and Sex and the City (also a pretty good idea, with well designed characters).


    Be evil and age. And it suits him! So weird.


    Too soon to say. Mama is in on a hospital bed, and I bet sonny is already kicking himself.


    Granny is obviously disturbed. I don't think she thinks Alicia has anything to be forgiven for, I think she's playing mind games while the situation gives her an advantage.


    I don't think they could keep it between them. If anything, because a campaign move carries a signature, expecially if it's good: how many people would be in Eli's league on that?
     
  11. *Jen*

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    1 - I think Peter already knows about Will. She never told him, but he's smart enough to guess and some of the exchanges between Peter and Eli seem to imply as much. Jackie certainly knows after her laundry snooping...

    2 - Is it really infidelity? She'd thrown Peter out. While she hadn't and still hasn't divorced him, they were separated, not living together and barely speaking at the time. I wouldn't count that as an infidelity, especially after what Peter did.

    As for the kids living with Grandma - I somehow don't think that's going to happen. Remember Zach playing Grandma off against Alicia? He know's she's a racist old bigot. He also put two and two together about Jackie trying to go through Alicia's computer but accidentally videoing herself instead :lol: Peter might want to live with her, but not sure about those kids.

    I somehow think they'll end up staying in the condo with Alicia.
     
  12. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Knock knock knock ...

    What a cliffhanger! Do we really have to wait until September or October to see Kalinda show us how to use a gun?? :wuzrobbed

    Funniest moment of the show was how after Diane and Will shared with Alicia the financial struggles of the firm, all three were seated at a table where the overhead light burns out. All three heads go up, then slowly look down... :lol: And how about Martha Plimpton? Shortly after the "we're going to destroy you comment", she turns to see her child and blurts out, "boo, boo, boo!" :D

    Also liked Peter's comment to Will in the elevator after Will talks about convicts using the term "short time". Peter's response (looking dead ahead): "Really? I never did."

    So is the Florrick's separation still a secret? I was surprised to find out that Canning (Michael J. Fox) and Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) knew nothing of that. I figured word would have gotten out by now. Or was that a ruse as was the rest of their actions, in that their only goal was to steal away Lockhart Gardner's top client?

    I don't understand the house situation. The kids are going to move in there when their Mom does not want to? Or are they just visiting Peter's new home and they, along with their Mom, have not figured out where they will be living? A part of me wants Alicia to get back together with Peter. What do you think?

    And lastly, it is my dream that all nominees for the upcoming Emmy's for the guest starring roles are for Good Wife cast members only! :D
     
  13. *Jen*

    *Jen* Well-Known Member

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    It was. It isn't now that Peter has testified to it on the record. Don't forget, the Grand Jury trial record was sealed, so nothing about Alicia's relationship with Will went public. Remember she was terrified her children would find out, but then Will wasn't indicted?

    Nothing's changed since then. Eli knows. Will knows. Diane knows. That's it, outside of family. They still wear rings.
     
  14. pat c

    pat c Well-Known Member

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    All season long they avoided this story line. Now they do it?
    Really this sucks.
     
  15. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    Uh, yeah.....that would be infidelity. They are still married.
     
  16. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    But we were on a break!!! ("Friends" reference.) :D
     
  17. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He was terrible to her, and I never got any sense of chemistry between them. I think it might be time to find out who Peter has been spending his time with. (There's no way he's been celibate.) And probably time for Alicia to start seing someone else.

    This I can support! :D
     
  18. *Jen*

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    On paper only. I wouldn't call that infidelity. The marriage is over, and it's only due to the considerations of his political career (and possibly to spite Jackie) that she hasn't divorced him. He slept with a hooker, with Kalinda and with who knows who else and she threw him out. I don't know anyone else who'd call her subsequent relationship an affair :confused:
     
  19. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    great finale!

    Loved Alicia's silent turning of the chair to give Kalinda a place to sit. A small gesture of welcome indicating she is thawing a bit to Kalinda. There's hope for their sis-mance yet! :D

    the construction company phone business was done really well - Alicia does some routine calling, immediately senses something's wrong and goes into protection mode, and her fear when the guy calls her at home was palpable. I don't mind that this storyline has been in the background all season, it gives us something big to start the next season with, something that doesn't have to do with who the Florricks are sleeping with, for a change :lol:

    There is totally still chemistry between Alicia and Will :grope: I think there's chemistry between her and Peter as well, but it's a comfortable chemistry that comes from many years and a couple of kids.

    My only complaint is That Damned House. I thought it was interesting when the house went on sale, but Alicia should have briefly considered it and moved on. Too much time deliberating on if she wants that remnant of her old life (not just of her marriage, but being a wealthy suburban housewife), the Jackie house buying storyline is useless other than giving us some nice Alicia/Jackie bitchy moments, and now Peter and the kids will be living there? ugh. I don't want to see that house next year at all.

    Nice to see that Martha Plimpton's lawyer is just as grating as a mom as she was pregnant :lol: Her teaming up with Canning is deliciously awful - especially adding in the stay-at-home dad who was working with Cary a while back.

    Boo for waiting 4-5 months for the next episode!
     
  20. Impromptu

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    From interviews I've read with the show's creators, the reason they've taken so long to film a Kalinda's husband story line is that none of the actors on their wishlist have been available this year.

    Which makes me wonder who is on their wish list...
     
  21. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    Now all they need to do is add Wendy Scott-Carr or Mamie Gummer's character and they will be the law firm from HELL. I still think Alicia has chemistry with Peter but I seem to be in the minority.
     
  22. pat c

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    Oh well, that sounds very interesting. :)


    They've been at Kalinda's storyline for a couple of years now, and they seem to have put it on the backburner and I was quite disappointed that it was. Now I know why. Something to look forward to.