THE GOOD WIFE “Net Worth” Review


THE GOOD WIFE “Net Worth” Season 2 Episode 14 – The Good Wife didn’t even bother camouflaging the source material for this episode; they mentioned The Social Network specifically, their screenwriter had a drug problem and was a fast talking clever guy. Their own Mark Zuckerberg creation was a 25 year old computer genius who acted so disconcertingly similar to Jesse Eisenberg’s turn in The Social Network. Thankfully, there were no flip flops in sight.

Did The Good Wife go too far? They certainly toed the line, and as daring as alluding to things like Aaron Sorkin (the creator of one of the greatest television series of all time-The West Wing-and the writer of The Social Network) drug problems was, it was, I think, at a disservice to the story, despite how well crafted that story was. Despite this, Will and Diane’s rapport was as enjoyable as it always is and it was great to see a whole episode go by without hearing Bond’s name from either of them.

It was also nice to see Alicia out of the office, helping her brother move to Chicago (yay!) whilst lamenting her broken relationship with Will. Her brother, as he pointed out, is all the fun Alicia is not, and the two of them together crackle. Seeing Alicia drunk was priceless.

Of course the highlight of the episode was Kalinda’s story. Lana Delaney (Jill Flint) made a very welcome return as the FBI agent who sees Kalinda as the object of her desires, though I’m not sure the feeling is mutual. In fact, Kalinda outright said it wasn’t. Unfortunately Delaney was not on the scene for long. Scott Porter’s Blake caught up with Kalinda and a very steamy, very dangerous game of cat and mouse ensued.

And with her bat returned to her and Blake’s breathless reveal that he found her husband, I cannot wait to see what happens with Kalinda next.

Where (or rather when) will Blake’s ties to the drug gangs come into this and what did he do for Will?

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