'The Good Wife' Gets Betrayed, Again

By C. Michael Curtis

In this week's episode, we learn that not only has her husband been unfaithful to her, but her trusted investigator has wronged her as well

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This week's episode of The Good Wife ends with a startling revelation that promises to disrupt Alicia's worlds, both domestic and professional. Kalinda, Alicia's invaluable investigator, reveals that she had sex with Alicia's husband during his randy days, and has been threatened with exposure by a disaffected Blake, who is now working for the odious Glenn Childs, the resident State's Attorney and Peter Florrick's bitter foe.

Concurrently, Lockhart & Gardner, Alicia's law firm, has agreed to represent a Chicago drug lord whose wife wants to divorce him, wants primary custody of their six year old son, and wants half of the drug lord's shadowy fortune, which she believes exceeds $88 million. That disputation is handily resolved, in the way only a TV writer could manage it: in what is virtually a 60-second aside, we learn that the angry wife is herself a rehabbed drug-taker and that she has suffered a relapse, taken an overdose, and died. Was she murdered? We'll never know, and the question is unlikely to arise again.

Kalinda survives the scheme to get at the Florricks, and Lockhart & Gardner (smarmy Cary, now working for Childs, is behind the bogus litigation, and Kalinda is charged with an assault she and Blake know is his doing, rather than hers, but which she could be said to have encouraged). All very complicated, and just this side of incomprehensible. We will have to wait a week or two to find out how Kalinda is going to break the news to Alicia that Alicia's husband was once Kalinda's bed partner. My guess is that the open bedroom door in Alicia's apartment is about to close.

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