Postmortem On The Good Wife Episode “Another Ham Sandwich”


***Spoilers Ahead***

OMG OMG OMG!!! That had to have been the best episode of The Good Wife this season. Wendy Scott Carr (Anika Noni Rose) got owned by Peter (Chris Noth) at the end of this episode. One of the most epic scenes. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start from the beginning.

The episode begins with Wendy, Cary (Matt Czuchry), and Dana (Monica Raymund) looking like they had this thing in the bag. Wendy begins by giving instructions to the grand jury and then we head over to Lockhart-Gardner where Diane (Christine Baranski) is about to give the news of Will (Josh Charles) possibly being indicted to the partners. First she tells Alicia (Julianna Margulies), who was still in the dark about what has been happening for the last 2-3 episodes about it. Alicia runs to Will and they have a moment. Can I say I really love these two and I like them together but man the show is juiciest when they are apart.

We then get into the testimonies and they all seem to hurt Will a lot. They all realize that in order to get through this thing, they have to tie Peter to it because if he thinks it will hurt him then he will call it off. Wendy through out what she was hoping was the McDermott case that had come into play in the last episode when it looked like Kalinda was giving Dana information to save Alicia but take down Will. We would soon realize, as would Dana and Wendy, that all of this was just bait used so that they wouldn’t go after Will’s real vulnerability which is Alicia.

Peter and Alicia have a conversation about the grand jury in what was one of the best exchanges of the night. Alicia ask Peter to stop the investigation and it doesn’t go well. They get into a heated exchange and at one point Peter looked like he was going to cry when he asked Alicia about sleeping with Will. At that point is when I yelled at my tv, “Are you kidding me? You slept with hookers and her best friend and you are pissed that she’s been with someone else?” Then Peter spat this out at Alicia, “My god, you have changed,I used to be able to tell when you lied.” Chris Noth and Alicia were giving it this episode. Ughhh it was just soooo goooood. All of their scenes were great. I like their scenes together, there is such a great chemistry there.

After the embarrassment that Will gave Wendy during his testimony, Dana goes after Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) and slaps her after realizing that she was duped from the beginning. They went after Alicia like everyone predicted. Wendy starts leading with some inappropriate questioning about her relationship with Will and the perks she has received from that relationship. I love that Cary tries to stop her, but to no avail. Wendy was on a tirade and Alicia was not having it. She got up in the middle of questioning and when she was told she wasn’t excused and would be held in contempt, Alicia spat out, “Then arrest me.” Uhhhhh it was such a great moment.

The grand jury had common sense though and saw through what Wendy was trying to do. The case completely crumpled there. There was a celebration at Lockhart-Gardner after Will won which had a sweet scene with Diane and Will dancing together. It just made my heart smile. That relationship is one of the great ones that is on this show. The Good Wife does relationships and friendships soooo well and Will and Diane to me are one of the best.

Peter then rightfully dismisses Wendy, who tries to plea to him to continue on with the case against Will. But Peter isn’t having it not after she went after Alicia and couldn’t even get the grand jury in indict. In what might be the best “you have been dismissed” scene ever, Peter tells Wendy, “You’re excused. We’re done. Thank you for your service; my assistant will validate your parking. Get out of my office.” And scene.

I know they need a B plot going on during the episode but I really could have done without the one they had last night. Don’t get me wrong I love me some Alan Cumming and Amy Sedaris but I feel like they just kinda took away a little from the rest of the episode. I’m sad that we won’t be getting another new episode until February 18 but man what a way to go.

 

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4 thoughts on “Postmortem On The Good Wife Episode “Another Ham Sandwich””

  1. I agree, the whole Eli and Stacie bar scenes made me uncomfortable, I mean I laughed at first… “The only problem with Sun Tzu? He never fought the Jews. We’re Masada baby. We don’t mess around with mind games. We use knives.”… And then there was whipped cream, I did gag, honestly I kept waiting for Eli to come out, especially with the whole GLAC…anyway, I agree great episode and I am wondering how things will turn out at the end of the season…

    1. Ok I wasn’t that uncomfortable with it lol. It was a little weird but I was mostly mad that it took me out of all the other great things that were happening.

      1. It didn’t feel natural…the Eli and America (I can’t remember her character name) scenes last year felt genuine…but maybe that is it nothing about Stacie feels natural…

      2. It didn’t feel natural…the Eli and America (I can’t remember her character name) scenes last year felt genuine…but maybe that is it Stacie does not feels natural…

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