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Dramatics, Your Honor - Jeffrey "Silas Botwin" Grant returns, much the worse for wear; Alicia runs circles around Nelson Dubeck.

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The Good Wife: Season 4 Superlatives

Aside from the mess with Kalinda's husband, this season was pretty great.

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5-15
Recaplet

Life Is Overrated, And You'll Miss It

Dramatics, Your Honor - Jeffrey "Silas Botwin" Grant returns, much the worse for wear; Alicia runs circles around Nelson Dubeck.

03.23.2014 A+

Jacob Clifton

Ep.

Title

Air/Pub'l

Grade

Author

5-14
Recap

Don't Talk Too Loud

A Few Words - Alicia remembers joining LG while giving a keynote at the Bar Association, Elsbeth forms allegiances and Will gets the horns.

03.16.2014
03.23.2014
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-13
Recap

One Hand Clapping

Parallel Construction, Bitches! - Everybody uses the NSA wiretaps against everybody else; a hobgoblin threatens everybody; everybody thinks everybody is lying; Marilyn is great.

03.09.2014
03.13.2014
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-12
Recap

What Was in the Box

We, The Juries - Florrick, Agos, Lockhart and Gardner split up a case from the old days, while mistakes of Eli's recent past return to blow up everybody's future.

01.12.2014
01.21.2014
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-11
Recap

The Privilege of Irony

Goliath & David - My anaconda don't want none unless you've procured a derivative copyright, son.

01.05.2014
01.12.2014
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-10
Recap

When You're Weak

The Decision Tree - Alicia's too busy with a holiday officewarming to worry about Will Gardner coming apart at the seams.

12.01.2013
12.10.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-9
Recap

Call Me Mr. Feet

Whack-A-Mole - F/A and LG face off on their first real case, which could affect the final disposition of ChumHum's millions; Reddit misidentifies the Boston Bomber (basically); Jackie takes down a Supreme Court candidate, with extreme prejudice.

11.24.2013
11.26.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-8
Recap

An Airbag Saved My Life

The Next Month - Robyn Burdine powers up, Florrick/Agos moves in, and Marilyn Chambers stupidly involves herself in the Ugly Betty situation.

11.17.2013
11.22.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-7
Recap

Zach & Gracie Make A Porno

The Next Week - Will fails at being Alicia, who may be liable for about $6 million in old malpractice, but at least that one awful fourth-year is no longer a problem

11.10.2013
11.12.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-6
Recap

My Bloody Valentine

The Next Day - Alicia must contend with Diane's hurt feelings, Will's sex rages, Grace's nonsense, and a constantly barfing Marilyn "Mitch" Garbanza.

11.03.2013
11.05.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-5
Recap

Since The Night Matthew Ashbaugh Died

Hitting The Fan - Florrick/Agos finally pulls away from the mothership, leaving most people gasping for air and Peter's tumescent ego creeping out once again.

10.27.2013
11.03.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-4
Recap

As Cool As I Am

Outside The Bubble - Diane gets her happy ending; Lockhart/Gardner emphatically does not.

10.20.2013
10.25.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-3
Recap

Already Gone

A Precious Commodity - Alicia's inability to separate her marriage from her work life from this week's case forces a sudden moment of clarity; Diane and Will go to war.

10.13.2013
10.18.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-2
Recap

If Our World is Their Heaven

The Bit Bucket - Alicia and Cary manage to pull the NSA over on top of themselves, and the entire show, like it's a bookshelf and they are drunk.

10.06.2013
10.11.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

5-1
Recap

What We Need Right Now

Everything Is Ending - Peter's first week as Governor is every bit as eventful as the first week of Alicia's last weeks at L/G; David Lee and a robot lawyer also star.

09.29.2013
10.04.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-22
Recap

Clean

What's In The Box? - The new firm is go, with a surprising starter staff; the campaign ends in a not-so-Pyrrhic way; Jackie remains committed to her lifestyle choices.

04.28.2013
05.01.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-21
Recap

Giving Is Taking

A More Perfect Union - The admins at L/G stage a revolution, and Alicia learns some very ugly truths; Peter's campaign enters the home stretch; Kalinda gets serious.

04.21.2013
04.26.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-20
Recap

Look Me In The Eye & Tell Me

Rape: A Modern Perspective - Diane, Cary and Alicia all find themselves suddenly on the opposite side of the divide.

04.14.2013
04.21.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-19
Recap

Whistle & I Will Hear

The Wheels Of Justice - Robyn stretches her muscles; Cary gets a cramp; Colin Sweeney is gross and Diane's life shatters in radical new directions.

03.31.2013
04.03.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-18
Recap

Half A Love Story

Death Of A Client - John Noble gets murdered/is adorable; S4 Alicia and St. Alicia call a temporary cease-fire.

03.24.2013
03.29.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-17
Recap

Fake Palindromes

Invitation To an Inquest - Eli drops a dime on Jordan, Will and Alicia try to be friends, Kalinda impresses Robyn some more, and Cary's awful father's shenanigans actually end up helping him get Diane's attention.

03.17.2013
03.18.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-16
Recap

How Are You A Person?

Runnin' With The Devil - Kalinda gets a sidekick, good, and Alicia gets a sidekick, very bad, while Will and Diane -- for the first time on network television -- have a totally grownup fight, discuss it rationally, come to a compromise and put it behind them. You won't believe your eyes!

03.10.2013
03.15.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-15
Recap

The Peter Principle

Going For The Gold - Alicia deals with her new work situation, Laura Hellinger falls back into Will's life, and Jordan loses the battle for Peter's campaign... And his heart.

03.03.2013
03.08.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-14
Recap

My Brain On Thief

Red Team/Blue Team - A mock trial becomes a bloodthirsty metaphor for firm business; Eli Gold goes undercover in particularly Eli Gold fashion.

02.17.2013
02.26.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-13
Recap

The Goldilocks Zone

The Seven Day Rule - Neil Gross's prenup, religious pandering, and a sudden deluge of job offers sends Alicia right over the edge.

01.27.2013
01.28.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-12
Recap

Je Ne Regrette Rien

Je Ne Sais What? - Alicia invents the booty call, while Diane and Will go to bat for an even more flustered than usual Elsbeth Tascioni.

01.13.2013
01.22.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-11
Recap

West Nile Is Not Just A Virus In Egypt

Boom De Ya Da - While Canning's got Alicia stuck in a deposition that never happens, Hayden finally declares war on the partners.

01.06.2013
01.09.2013
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-10
Recap

M/F/K

Battle Of The Proxies - The Florrick campaign hits a huge snag, Jackie has a secret, and Nick leaves town probably forever.

12.02.2012
12.07.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-9
Recap

Continental Breakfast Is Not Real Breakfast

A Defense Of Marriage - In a rare misstep, the show threatens -- and fails -- to figure this whole gay marriage deal out for us.

11.25.2012
12.02.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-8
Recap

The Other Grace

Here Comes The Judge - Cary is attacked; Grace is in love; Zach's on the campaign and Alicia and Kalinda are finally talking. Big week, altogether.

11.18.2012
11.19.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-7
Recap

Safe Harbor

Anatomy Of A Joke - Christina Ricci wanders into an unlikely role as an edgy standup, the appearance of Cary's awful father explains many things, and the Nathan Lane situation continues to deteriorate.

11.11.2012
11.14.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-6
Recap

The Captain & I

The Art Of War - Alicia's called once again into the topsy-turvy world of military justice; Hayden has a grumpy old day.

11.04.2012
11.08.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-5
Recap

Bleeding For Monsters

Waiting For The Knock - Alicia babysits Lemond Bishop while Kalinda cleans up several messes of her own; Maddie Hayward begins to have a personality.

10.28.2012
11.02.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-4
Recap

Retreat To Advance

Don't Haze Me, Bro - Jackie hits the campaign trail face-first; Cary meets his surprising new love interest.

10.21.2012
10.28.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-3
Recap

Can Everybody See That I'm On Fire?

Two Girls, One Code - A wild goose chase for a red herring leads Alicia to reconsider her stance on a few things, such as her entire marriage and like, life.

10.14.2012
10.19.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-2
Recap

Ladies & The Tiger

…And the Law Won - Kalinda tries to focus on work despite all manner of frosty distractions, while Alicia makes a strange new acquaintance.

10.07.2012
10.11.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

4-1
Recap

The Forfeiture Corridor

I Fought The Law… - Zach and Alicia take on a neighboring county's State's Attorney, until Peter steps in; Kalinda's finally revealed husband is ... a lot to deal with.

09.30.2012
10.07.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-22
Recap

Goodbye Kalinda Sharma

The Dream Team - History comes calling for everyone eventually, from Kalinda and Alicia to the very foundations of Lockhart/Gardner itself.

04.29.2012
04.30.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-21
Recap

The People Who Judge

The Penalty Box - Cary finally comes home -- and then, so does Alicia.

04.22.2012
04.23.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-20
Recap

The Alford Doctrine

Pants On Fire - Alicia makes a decision that is either surprising or inescapable; Eli makes a choice between evils.

04.15.2012
04.22.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-19
Recap

See Me Bare My Teeth For You

Blue Ribbon Panel - Alicia declares war on everybody at the same time, and it's amazing.

03.25.2012
03.30.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-18
Recap

Nice Between Women

Gloves Come Off - Diane weathers a man deluge while Alicia thinks about her options, both professional and personal.

03.18.2012
03.25.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-17
Recap

As Cool As I Am

Long Way Home - Complications in the ongoing trainwreck that is Colin Sweeney -- and her relationship with Caitlin -- cause Alicia to reevaluate a lot of her stuff. Oh, and another storyline about blowjobs.

03.11.2012
03.18.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-16
Recap

Sisters And Bothers

After The Fall - Less than a week into Will's sabbatical, everything goes bonkers at both the SA and the former L/G.

03.04.2012
03.11.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-15
Recap

Here I Go Again

Live From Damascus - Will takes a hiatus after Wendy's latest attack; drama in the SA's office; more Faceboogle tech firm fisticuffs.

02.19.2012
02.27.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-14
Recap

Will v. Grace

Another Ham Sandwich - The show tops itself, putting an end to the grand jury investigation and several other rivalries and starting up a whole new fight with Amy Sedaris.

01.30.2012
01.30.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-13
Recap

Looking For Mr. Bitcoin

Bitcoin For Dummies - Kalinda's loyalties are tested as the State's Attorney finally makes their move.

01.15.2012
01.23.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-12
Recap

Cary, Get Out Your Cane

Alienation Of Affection - A paperwork mixup leads Alicia into the kind of ethical murkiness that only Alicia could manage to get out of a paperwork mixup; Will's indictment.

01.08.2012
01.10.2012
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-11
Weecap

More Than A Woman

What Went Wrong - Wendy pulls some stunning moves, and Kalinda goes to jail.

12.11.2011
12.12.2011
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-10
Recap

The God Of Small Things

Parenting Made Easy - An emergency shuffles several key relationships, while Caitlin's first arbitration pits Alicia against Martha and Michael J. Fox.

12.04.2011
12.06.2011
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-9
Recap

I Am Not The Cheese

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - Eli loses Cheese, Diane lays down the law, and Alicia gets a lesson in applied feminism.

11.20.2011
11.28.2011
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-8
Recap

Nothing Is Very Clean

Death Row Tip - A Death Row inmate, sex with Santa Claus, and post-traumatic hookups.

11.13.2011
11.18.2011
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-7
Recap

Look At All This Paper!

Executive Order 13224 - Alicia takes on Bob Balaban single-handed while Will has hilarious showdowns with both Peter and Cary. Also: Dana's fate revealed!

11.06.2011
11.13.2011
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-6
Recap

Emotion To Suppress

Affairs of State - Cary gets a promotion, Caitlin works her first case, and Will continues trying way too hard.

10.30.2011
11.04.2011
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-5
Recap

True South

Marthas & Caitlins - Colin Sweeney returns, risking life and limb for Celeste's last class-action suit; the scintillating tutoring storyline continues; Kalinda gets a shock.

10.23.2011
10.26.2011
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-4
Recap

Feeding The Rat

Feeding The Rat - As Will's being tempted by Celeste's total insanity, Eli and Kalinda discuss the future and Diane has some violently strong, yet completely contradictory feelings about some fiscal matters.

10.16.2011
10.23.2011
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-3
Recap

Arguments with Gravity

Get A Room - Eli and Diane have a pissing contest over cheese, while Will and Alicia spend the weekend with a fierce new opponent.

10.09.2011
10.12.2011
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-2
Recap

Cold Equations

The Death Zone - Diane rethinks Alicia's career after some Peter sabotage; Eli and Kalinda have a meeting of the minds.

10.02.2011
10.06.2011
A+

Jacob Clifton

3-1
Recap

Find The Lady

The New Day - We line up the chess pieces for this season's game of Florrick v. Florrick, and a needlessly complex case shows all the pieces in action.

09.25.2011
10.02.2011
A+

Jacob Clifton

Mondo Extra

Good Timing

The Good Wife: The Story So Far - A quick run through the major themes and characters of the show's first two seasons.

04.23.2014
09.23.2011
N/A

Jacob Clifton

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