The Good Wife (2009–2016)
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Goliath and David 

Alicia and Will try to throw each other off their games as they go head-to-head again in a copyright infringement case, and Eli hires Kalinda to find the identity of Marilyn's baby's father.


Brooke Kennedy


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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
Jason O'Mara ... Damian Boyle
Melissa George ... Marilyn Garbanza
Matthew Lillard ... Rowby Canton
Jordana Spiro ... Detective Jenna Villette
Jess Weixler ... Robyn Burdine
Jerry Adler ... Howard Lyman
Dominic Chianese ... Judge Michael Marx
Talia Balsam ... Anne Stevens
Bhavesh Patel ... Anthony Wright Edelman


Alicia and Will once again face each other in court when they represent opposing clients in a dispute over a successful song. Tactics plays a role as much as the law as they both try to distract the other in court. Cary may have found a way for their clients to win but it's Robyn who saves the case. After hearing that Marilyn Garbanza is pregnant and intends to name her son Peter, Eli hires Kalinda to find out who the father is. What she finds points in the very direction Eli was hoping to stay away from. When Eli receives a call from an aggressive journalist he fears the worse - but the information in the journalist's hands is far worse than he could have imagined. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








Release Date:

5 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Anne Stevens, played by Talia Balsam, previously appeared in episode 5.3, The Good Wife: A Precious Commodity (2013). See more »


In the courtroom when Cary plays both versions of the song, the Drama Camp song is on the right and Rowby's on the left. In the next shot the songs switch monitors, and when the camera pans on Cary again the songs take their original positions. See more »


The Good Wife theme
Written by David Buckley
Performed by David Buckley
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12 January 2014 | by jahaughSee all my reviews

I am a huge fan of The Good Wife. The strengths of this show are its acting, style, character development, and ability to juggle many plot lines at once. Through the years, I have never grown tired of the show, and haven't missed an episode.

That said, I think this episode lacked imagination. Rowby Canton depicted as a ditzy musician was probably intended as comic relief, but it was a rather hackneyed and tiresome characterization. Musicians the world over were probably cringing through this episode, since professional musicians are well acquainted with the ins and outs of copyright infringement.

I agree with another reviewer's comments about the unbelievability of Marilyn's naïveté as well, as well as Kalinda's tryst with someone so obviously deceptive. It is undoubtedly difficult to come up with ways to make use of an intriguing character like Kalinda, who was, for many viewers, a huge reason to continue watching. But it's necessary to maintain her credibility, something that got damaged during the ongoing saga of her ex-husband. It would make sense, for instance, to call into question what she ever did to be rid of him forever.

Please stay strong and smart in your character development, Good Wife show runners. You've done better.

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