The Good Wife
Pants On Fire

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Jacob Clifton: A+ | 3 USERS: A+
The Alford Doctrine

Callie: "So I'm wrong to want money, for us and for our clients, but you're not wrong to blackmail me with a worst-case scenario?"
Diane: "Yes, we are blackmailing you. No, we are not blackmailing you."

Lindsey goes free.

Alicia: "How's that door looking?"
Lindsey: "Within reach."
Alicia: "What are you gonna do now?"
Lindsey: "Maybe kill some girls. Play some volleyball."

Just kidding. She's sweet, she walks through the door into her parents' arms, and Alicia watches. From this side of the door. All she had to do, Lindsey, was tell the truth, but slant. It cost her -- a lot -- but in the end, she was strong enough to go free and walk out that door. By saying yes, and saying no.


Peter: "Illinois politics is about division, and discord, it's about personal attacks instead of achievement, it's about negative campaigning instead of positive creation. And it will be, all through Season Four of this show. And to that nasty, awesome, scary little end, I announce my run for Governor."

He lofts his wife's hand high in victory, in the glare of the cameras; she looks in some ways stronger than she ever has. They're both facing the same direction: The future. They're both fighting the same fight. Their arms make a V, that says loyalty and purity and honesty and a valiant, believable, trustworthy Team. A Team meant for changing the way we do things; for learning to do things better. But are they holding hands?

Yes, they are holding hands. No, they are not holding hands.

They are doing something better.

JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, and The Killing for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

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