Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Review - The Good Wife Season 2 Episode 5 VIP Treatment

Earlier this season, I talked about how the increased attention to the political stuff cut into the courtroom side of the show, diminishing the effectiveness of each part in their own right. With last week's episode and and "VIP Treatment," however, the intersection between law and politics is proving to be a good as any storyline from the first season.

A masseuse comes to Lockhart Gardner after an attempted sexual assault, and lands the firm in a tricky situation. The accused is a Nobel Prize winner, Joe Kent, who helps women in Africa. He's an all-around hero, and the wrong move will leave LG in a mountain of trouble. At the same time, the most brilliant twist in a while, Kent endorses Peter's campaign, almost forcing him to put pressure on Alicia to back off. They may be fine if the accusations were false, but as the investigation reveals, Kent has done stuff like this before.

There were two things that didn't mesh with the episode. The biggest was Peter having to explain to Eli the significance of Kent's endorsement. I mean I even saw it coming from miles away? Was Eli simply under too much stress and the writers made him miss the point intentionally, or a momentary slip-up from the writers? The second was how Kent's lawyer was such a douchebag to the point where Will had to fight with him.

Score: 9.2/10
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