And we're back! (Spoilers ahead.) The Good Wife season 6 premiere started right where the finale left off, with Eli Gold asking Alicia Florrick if she'd consider running for District Attorney. Alicia's reaction is the same reaction the rest of the Good Wife writing room had when they heard the idea: "What?" Then dissent. And then, maybe in two episodes, slow acceptance.
The season opener had the daunting task of getting us onboard with a lot of crazy plots: Alicia considering running for district attorney; Diane Lockhart making a play to join Florrick Agos; and, most implausible of all, Cary Agos being thrown in jail for assisting in the transportation of $1.3 million worth of heroin. And for the most part it succeeded. We can see how each of the characters got to the point they are now.
Winners: Finn Polmar and the State's Attorney's Office
Losers: Florrick Agos (& Lockhart?)
We remain very, very skeptical of this Cary in jail subplot, even if it does give one of the best platonic couples — Finn and Alicia — a chance to spar.
This episode also served as a reminder that Cary's dad is the worst. When he tells Alicia and Diane to call his dad to ask for help with bail — his wealthy father offered up paltry $8,000 out of $1.3 million — they look at him like he's the last puppy left the animal shelter.