The Good Wife
Invitation To an Inquest

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Jacob Clifton: A+ | 2 USERS: A-
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Fake Palindromes

Zach: "-- Literally, this is the truth. I was going to break up with her. College is right around the corner, and she wanted to get more serious."
Alicia: "Then who am I mad at?"
Zach: "Go to your party. I love you."

She turns at the door and the song from the beginning plays -- it's a palindrome -- and doesn't even bother trying to dig any deeper. If he did the right thing, who cares about the reasons? As long as he's not doing it for them. It has to be your choice, to bubble up from the heart of you and present itself and say, "This is the moral thing. This is the good." You can't trust anybody else to make your decisions for you. You can't always lean on the consensus.

Unless that consensus is you're not allowed to sleep with Will Gardner. In which case, lean. It'll hold a little longer.

NEXT WEEK

Well, goodbye Jordan Karahalios. I love you very much; never moreso than tonight. But on the horizon: Tuxedoes and astonishingly pretty dresses! Thoughts of adultery! John "Heartbreaker" Noble! Veronica doing her bullshit! First Alicia, then Eli threatens Mike Kresteva with literal death, and then Peter beats him up in a bathroom! Maybe we'll just watch that part on repeat over and over, actually. Or maybe they'll give Kalinda her bat back and she can give 'em one from everybody.

JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps The Good Wife, Bates Motel, and Pretty Little Liars for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook, and an upcoming regular column for Tor.com.

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