It's impossible to pick a favorite Good Wife guest star, but Michael J. Fox ranks in the top three. (Spoilers ahead!) Things are starting to adjust to the new normal on the show — Will is gone, but he's been replaced at work; Florrick Agos is making decisions based on whether or not Alicia decides to shower and get out of bed; and all the non-Will subplots have started to make a comeback. Cue Louis Canning, played by Fox (recently free of his poorly-rated show).
Meanwhile, we finally saw the end of the NSA subplot, aka the show's attempt to comment on Edward Snowden. The joke that Snowden made life harder for independent contractors got old fast.
Winner: Louis Canning
Loser: Diane & Kalinda
Last night's episode was just one battle in a longer war between the two name partners, but Canning came out ahead. His and Diane's dinner conversation pretty much summed up the episode:
Diane: You're not the enemy, you're the Devil.
Louis: That's why you need me. How can you be an angel if you don't let me be the devil?
Diane: That makes no sense.
But then Canning manages to get the firm out of acquisitions Will got them into, and, at the very least, forces Diane to pretend to tolerate him for a few minutes. He's a scumbag, "but I'm your scumbag," he says. For a day, he actually was.