Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Review - The Good Wife Season 2 Episode 3 Double Jeopardy

Were we transported back 5 years when JAG was still on? Nope, that wasn't Harm and Mac--it's Will and Alicia. The legal part of "Double Jeopardy" is very weak, one of the weakest cases of the series, and consists of the usual "civilians are out of place in the military" cliche. Needless to say, the innocent man is finally free in the end.

The rest of the episode wasn't all great either. I absolutely can't stand the kids. They're a necessary part of the show since they Alicia's children, but man are they obnoxious. Rarely do they contribute to a heartwarming scene, something you might expect of family members. Instead, they're a total annoyance. Zach continues to let Becca lead him astray in a series of scenes which were more grating than the last.

The one redeeming factor was the campaign and office politics. Normally, Eli is the coolheaded guy who is funny and menacing at the same time, but in "Double Jeopardy" we see exactly what happens when he's not on top of his game and new gain a new appreciation for what he does. He fails to spot the online interview getting Peter to say certain phrases and fails to see that Becca wants to talk to Zach.

Lou Dobbs hasn't really been in the news since he was fired from CNN, so his appearance wasn't exactly ripped out of the headline. But he is an notable conservative and surely irks Dianne. The firm also has another client whose interests don't coincide with Dobbs's, forcing a vote for which client to drop. Will originally agrees to back Dianne, but ends up backing Bond. The episode ends with Kalinda revealing that she has a connection between Will and Bond. Has Dianne committed business suicide with the merger?

Score: 8.7/10
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