Maddie: "Alicia, I have a dilemma. You know how I flirted with the idea of helping L/G out financially, but then pulled the rug out and made you promise to still be my friend? Well, same thing this time, but with Peter's campaign."
Alicia: "Uh, that Indira Starr girl is crazy and a liar. And you gotta be fuckin' crazy if you think I'm gonna..."
Maddie: "Okay, BFF! I love you! XOXO!"
Alicia: "Jesus Christ I miss Kalinda."
She gets off in time for the slow-mo arrest; takes Dylan upstairs so he can name his toys for her, one by one. Downstairs they kick in the door and put his father in cuffs. But upstairs, he knows he's safe. He is in good company. The wolves are gone. The tiger's away. She'd like to stay there forever.
Maddie Hayward finally rips off her mask, revealing the Democratic gubernatorial candidate underneath unless I'm really off on this one. Amanda Peet (!) plays a servicewoman whose sexual assault calls into question our military's unbelievably corrupt and fucked-up relationship with private security and public-sector vendors of all kinds. The Ballad of Hayden & Cary continues, hopefully, as Nick Savarese walks into an open elevator shaft and falls 27 floors to his death, calling out various of Kalinda's names the whole way down. Splat!
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps Gossip Girl, The Good Wife and Homeland for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, his novel The Urges, and a novelette, "The Commonplace Book," appeared this month on Tor.com.