Even though The Good Wife hasnt finished its premiere season, watching previously aired episodes still has probative value. Last nights "Painkiller," first shown in January, is a case in point. Certain scenes become "ah ha" moments that take on more meaning in light of whats to come. This episode, about the overdose death of a popular high school football star, follows that M.O. throughout. And For the RecordAs is typical of many Good Wife episodes, the actual legal issues in "Painkiller" are in many ways less important than what we learn about continuing characters. In particular, much of the action revolves around people not being what they seem at first--and not just the pill-popping mom of the dead boy.
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