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Anatomy of a Joke 

While Alicia and Cary take a client to Washington to speak to the FCC, a potential buyer for Lockhart Gardner emerges. Meanwhile, Peter faces new allegations and Alicia helps a former JAG lawyer find a job.

Director:

James Whitmore Jr.

Writers:

Robert King (created by), Michelle King (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julianna Margulies ... Alicia Florrick
Matt Czuchry ... Cary Agos
Archie Panjabi ... Kalinda Sharma
Alan Cumming ... Eli Gold
Josh Charles ... Will Gardner
Christine Baranski ... Diane Lockhart
Chris Noth ... Peter Florrick
Christina Ricci ... Therese Dodd
F. Murray Abraham ... Burl Preston
Amanda Peet ... Laura Hellinger
John Shea ... Jeffrey Agos
Skipp Sudduth ... Jim Moody
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Geneva Pine
Christian Finnegan ... Joey
John Lutz ... Eddie Kolakowski
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Storyline

Alicia and Will defend Therese Dodd, a stand up comic, who is being sued by a television network for exposing her breasts on live television. The network is protecting itself against any possible fine by the FCC and their lawyer, Burl Preston, suggests that if they can make the FCC tow the line, they'll drop the lawsuit. Alicia and Carey head off to Washington but Dodd keeps going off the agreed script. Carey bumps into his estranged father, a Washington lobbyist. Laura Hellinger has left the military and Alicia agrees to provide a reference for her. She does something better. There are new allegations against Peter and the claim he had an affair with one of his campaign workers. Kalinda learns who has been behind the smear campaign. Clarke Hayden tries to get Burl Preston to buy Lockhart Gardner. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Chris Noth (Peter Florrick) & Megan Byrne (Commissioner Liza Bix) also worked together on episode 5.8, Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Saving Face (2005), of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) as Mike Logan & Judy respectively. See more »

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The Good Wife Theme
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Written by David Buckley
Performed by David Buckley
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