But what about Perrotti/Gold? What we saw there was Elsbeth being fucking great as usual, and endlessly inventive, but what did Josh see? What did Hamish Linklater see? Josh even specifically accused her of exactly what we heard tonight, but all they saw was: A string of coincidences. Luck continuing to go our way.
And that, I think, is the power of this story: We know exactly what went down, of course we do, but is Alicia lying, about any of it? No. It's nominally our job to sit here and decide, one moment to the next, whether Alicia is a "good" person or a "bad" person or if we "like" her or we don't "like" her or if she's too "mean" to Cary or Kalinda, or too "nice" to Peter. That's our job (I guess). But her job is to be a lawyer, and this week I think she was a pretty great one.
Some weird Star Trek scenario where they have to ask a dead body three questions or some shit, I guess I'll get it when we get there. Oh, speaking of, did you ever notice the titles on this show? All the first season episodes have one-word titles, and so on. Check it out, it's insane. Also explains some of the weirder stretches once you see it. (I guess that fact doesn't really belong in this section of the recap, but I'm kind of in a hurry to go draw a million pictures of Robyn Burdine in various triumphant poses on like everything I own, so.) Um, Peter punches the shit out of Kresteva at the annual Tuxedo Fistfight Party they always have on this show, so that should be fabulous. And uh, I'll see you then!
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps Bates Motel, Deception, and Pretty Little Liars for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook, as well as an upcoming column for Tor.com.