“The Good Wife” was back on Sunday, Sept. 28, and Alicia (Julianna Margulies) still faced the same problem she had in the premiere – her partner Cary (Matt Czuchry) in prison. In the new episode, titled “Trust Issues,” Alicia struggled to find a a way to get him out
The episode began with Alicia visiting Cary in prison. With the court voiding the bail money due to its connection to drug dealer Lemond Bishop (Mike Colter), Alicia was back to square one. It also meant she would have to handle the ChumHum deposition without Cary.
Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) met with Bishop and again tried to convince him to let her get testimony from the three men Cary spoke with, which might be the only way to clear his name. He finally agreed, but insisted on being there. While getting their statements, Kalinda figured out Trey (Samuel Smith) was the one who wore the wire that produced the tape she received in the last episode. She was afraid to tell Bishop though, knowing he would kill him. However, Kalinda and Diane (Christine Baranski) only use the other two men’s statements for fear that the informant will retract.
Meanwhile, Alicia continued to be harassed by Eli (Alan Cumming) and his not-so-subtle attempts to convince her to run for State’s Attorney. First he had a White House staffer call and encourage her to start a campaign. Then, he leaked the poll he had done that showed her as a clear favorite to win. With calls from the press and a powerful businessman (Michael Gaston) showing up offering to pay Cary’s bail as a “favor,” Alicia was having trouble ignoring the buzz.
However, Alicia tried to remain focused on getting Cary out of prison. She tried to take out a second mortgage to help cover some of the costs, but without her husband’s (Chris Noth) signature -- who refused -- she was helpless. Matters were made worse when one of Bishop’s men (Mark Green) that Christine and Kalinda planned on calling in court turned up dead. Kalinda said Bishop believed he was the informant. She met with Bishop and pleaded with him not kill the other possible witness.
Throughout episode 2 of "The Good Wife," Alicia had to deal with the ChumHum deposition, up against her old rival Lorraine Joy (Polly Draper). Alicia was able to prove a romantic relationship between two clients on either side of the lawsuit invalidated key testimony in the case and forced Joy to settle the case. After the case, Florrick/Agos voted to finally bail Cary out of prison with an advance paid to the firm by ChumHum after the case.
At the end of the episode, Diane finally left Lockhart/Gardner to make her move to Florrick/Agos. However, she would not go alone. Throughout the episode she had been talking to Dean (Taye Diggs), a lawyers she recruited to Lockhart/Gardner, encouraging him to follow her with the promise of having power in a new, progressive firm. He agreed and convinced a group of other key players from Lockhart/Gardner to follow them to Florrick/Agos as well, making Diane’s move an even bigger one in the rivalry between the two firms.
In the next episode, Cary will be out of prison, but not out of trouble yet. He will still have to clear his name in court, a task that has become even more difficult with Bishop getting in the way of the case. Will he be able to find a solution, or will he end up back in jail? Fans will have to tune in next week to find out. “The Good Wife” airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EDT on CBS.
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