Articles for The Good Wife Season 4

The Good Wife kicks off season 4 with "I Fought the Law," which picks up at the exact moment where last season ended: Kalinda, gun in hand, waits to find out who‘s behind her apartment door. But that‘s hardly all that‘s going on in the Windy City, as Zach faces criminal charges -- and the future of the firm is looking mighty bleak. Before we get to the details, though, two things -- one happy, one sad. First, the show bids an elegant farewell to executive producer Tony Scott with a simple "In Memory Of" card. Scott, also an accomplished director, tragically ended his life recently. On a more cheerful note, congratulations to Martha Plimpton, who scored an Emmy last week for her guest appearances as Alicia‘s nemesis, opposing counsel Patty Nyholm. Read more »
There was a lot to love about The Good Wife season 4 premiere. Matthew Perry‘s Mike Kresteva returned with a shamelessly manipulative campaign ad. Nathan Lane‘s character manhandled David Lee. Kalinda and her ex-husband Nick manhandled each other. And Zach manhandled the law.  Read more »
The Good Wife season 4 continues this Sunday night at 9pm on CBS with an episode called "And The Law Won." In the clip below, we take a look at Will‘s first case now that he‘s able to practice law again.   Read more »
It took until season 4, but Alicia Florrick finally has the self-confidence to say what we‘ve known all along: "I‘m good." As in: good at her job, good at organizing her life, good at deciding how much she wants to support Peter‘s political ambitions. The firm‘s financial turmoil rolls on and Peter‘s campaign for governor heats up -- and Alicia‘s starting to realize she can play the game on her own terms.Yet as Alicia begins to relish her increasing power -- personal, political, and professional -- Kalinda is heading down a disturbing path with husband Nick. Is this the same woman who once took out a rival with a baseball bat? Read more »
The Good Wife season 4 has been full of surprises so far this season (who can forget the naughty ice cream scene in Sunday‘s episode?). Now we have some fun casting news from the hit CBS drama.   Read more »
The Good Wife season 4 continues Sunday night with an episode called "Two Girls, One Code." With a title like that, all I can say is thank goodness the sneak peek doesn‘t show anything like that other video with a similar name. But it does shed some light on the trouble that‘s brewing for Alicia. Read more »
Just when you think you‘re out, they pull you back in. Or at least that‘s what Alicia thinks, as possible evidence of her fling with Will surfaces -- months after the breakup. What‘s worse, Peter may be on the prowl again.Though Alicia wonders aloud if she‘s cursed, we‘re fortunate to be blessed with another strong Good Wife episode this week. We may even be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel that is rapidly becoming "the Kalinda problem." Read more »
The Good Wife has certainly had its fair share of guest stars over its past three seasons and it looks like season 4 will be no different. Check out the upcoming guest stars who will be joining the show, including Amanda Peet, Christina Ricci, Brian Dennehy and F. Murray Abraham.  Read more »
So far, The Good Wife season 4 has been on par with all previous seasons in terms of great guest stars, storylines and drama. One place it is faltering for me is with Kalinda‘s story.   Read more »
Another football-induced late start on the East Coast for this week‘s The Good Wife, but it was worth the wait. With nary a hint of Nick in sight, we got the Kalinda we love, the Cary we‘ve missed, the Diane who wins and the Eli who spins. Even wacky Jackie Florrick‘s back -- out of the hospital and on the road for Peter.Meanwhile, it‘s a mixed few days for Alicia. Things are looking up financially for Lockhart & Gardner, but despite everyone‘s best efforts, Peter‘s campaign worker scandal won‘t die down -- yet. Read more »
The Good Wife season 4 has certainly been hitting all the right marks with their list of guest stars this season, and it looks like that list is about to get a little bit longer with returning names like Michael J. Fox and new names like T.R. Knight.   Read more »
There‘s all kinds of great casting news coming out from the camp of The Good Wife these days. In addition to the fun news we posted earlier this week, now we‘re finding out that both Dallas Roberts and Anika Noni Rose will be back this season.   Read more »
Here on the East Coast, we‘re waiting for Hurricane Sandy. But in Alicia Florrick‘s Chicago, it‘s not bad weather they‘re waiting for -- it‘s bad news. This week‘s The Good Wife takes place over the course of one very long, very lousy day for just about everyone. Alicia and Diane anticipate the arrest of their client, drug dealer Lamond Bishop. Eli and Peter must deal with an escalating crisis relating to the fake-affair story. And Nick returns to give Kalinda some unsettling information about FBI agent (and sometimes squeeze) Lana Delaney. Read more »
If you‘re like me (and, apparently, like much of the country), you‘re happy that Election Day is the first Tuesday in November -- in other words, this week. Over in the alternative universe of The Good Wife, though, it‘s also November, but Peter‘s bid for the governor‘s spot is just getting underway. At first glance, "The Art of War" seems to refer to this week‘s case about the topical issue of sexual assault in the military. But it doesn‘t take long to realize that the real war is back at Florrick HQ, between Peter and Alicia‘s would-be "friend," Maddie Hayward. Read more »
What if a risque prank could cost you every cent you have? What if a salacious rumor could cost you an electoral victory? Leave it to The Good Wife to explore the body politic from both sides.In this week‘s episode, "Anatomy of a Joke," Lockhart & Gardner take the case of a female comedian who gets naked for a cause on national television -- but the network‘s Standards and Practices Division isn‘t laughing. Thanks to TGW‘s tradition of equal time, however, it‘s not just breasts under scrutiny -- Peter‘s body parts receive unwanted attention, too. Read more »
We‘re now up to season 4 of The Good Wife and yet one of my favorite characters has still remained pretty much a mystery. All of that changed recently though when we finally got a few choice tidbits about Cary Agos.   Read more »
The Good Wife season 4 continues Sunday, November 18 in an episode called "Here Comes the Judge." And judging by the preview videos (see what I did there?), it looks like this going to be one intense episode for nearly every character on the show.   Read more »
It‘s tough being Will Gardner these days. Ever since his suspension ended, judges all over Chicago have branded him a liar and thief -- but until now, they never held it against him in court. But in this week‘s new The Good Wife, one judge‘s bias may wreck a crucial case, causing Lockhart & Gardner to take drastic steps to stop him. For Alicia, it‘s just the tip of the iceberg. Besides leading the charge against a popular judge, she discovers her kids are living secretive lives that have drawn them into Peter‘s campaign. Read more »
The Good Wife season 4 continues on Sunday, November 25, with a special Thanksgiving-themed episode called "A Defense of Marriage." Guest star Stockard Channing joins the cast as Alicia‘s mom and it looks like she‘ll be bringing a lot of drama with her.   Read more »
The personal has always been political on The Good Wife. That‘s especially true this week, when marriage itself is on trial. But as this episode reminded us, there are all kinds of marriages in this world. Whether weak or strong, romantic or pragmatic, no marriage is simple, especially to the people involved. That‘s not all we learned, however. First, when it comes to Alicia and her mother, the apple fell pretty far from the tree. Second, Diane won‘t sacrifice an innocent man even to challenge an unjust law. Finally, Cary can take a licking and keep on ticking. Read more »
It looks like we‘ve hit the fall finale of The Good Wife,and if things are as they appear, it‘s going out on a high note. At the heartof the episode lies a mystery. No, not about how Cary escaped a severe beatingwith a black eye. But you‘re close -- it‘s about what‘s happens to the man whoordered that beating.Miss last week‘s episode? Recoup with our recap! >>>In "Battle of the Proxies," we also get a complex case with two different defendants, anew storyline about potentially illegal campaign contributions, and someexcellent face time with Alicia and the kids. Let‘s unwrap this present! Read more »
Ever since The Good Wife season 4 began, I‘ve had a big problem with Kalinda and her ex (or current, or whatever) husband Nick. Actually the bigger problem I had wasn‘t so much with him, but with the way he treated her, and how she acted around him.   Read more »
The Good Wife has always had some great guest stars, but it seems like the list of guest actors to join the show in season 4 is going to put all the previous seasons to shame. With new names like Kyle MacLachlan and Margaret Colin, plus returning favorites like Matthew Perry, we‘ve got a lot to look forward to when the show returns in 2013.   Read more »
The awards season is in full swing and this morning the nominations were announced for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Honoring the best in film and television, the SAG Awards tend to be quite conservative, recognizing big names over smaller, more deserving shows.  Read more »
The nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning, and as always, it‘s a mix of old favorites and wacky new entries. Sure shows like Homeland, Downton Abbey and Modern Family got multiple nominations, but so did ABC‘s Nashville. And somehow NBC‘s Smash got nominated for Best Comedy/Musical Series.  Read more »
Welcome back, Good Wife fans! It‘s a new year, and that means a Nick-free existence for Kalinda -- and us. Things are looking up already, even if the Lockhart & Gardner team disagree.Depending on your frame of reference, the episode‘s title, "Boom De Yah Da," may remind you of a cheerful summer camp ditty or those commercials on the Discovery Channel. Regardless, our legal eagles back at L&G probably won‘t be singing the refrain, "I love the mountains, I love the flowers, I love the whole wide world," this week. Read more »
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will honor the best in film and television from the past year. Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the ceremony will air on NBC Sunday, January 13 at 8pm ET (5pm PT).  Read more »
Any time The Good Wife deals in culture clashes -- whether with the military, foreign nationals or just hyper-rigid judges -- it‘s the viewer who ends up winning. This week is no exception, as Lockhart & Gardner takes on the highly rarefied world of sports doping. In French, no less. Despite airing opposite The Golden Globes -- where Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi were robbed! --  "Je Ne Sais What?" more than held its own. Much of the credit goes to the return of friend-of-the firm Elsbeth Tascioni. Let‘s dive right in. Read more »
The Good Wife season 4 continues on Sunday, January 27 with an episode called "The Seven Day Rule" and from what we can see in the preview, it looks like Alicia is to going to have some major decisions to make.   Read more »
Faith isn‘t just about religious belief, as this week‘s new Good Wife reminds us. It can also be about faith in a loved one or a trusted mentor‘s faith in your abilities. Alicia isn‘t the only one who gets tested and questioned, but her experience will have the biggest repercussions. "The Seven Day Rule" features four main threads -- two legal, one political and one personal --all cleverly intertwined on that particular "F word." We‘ll take them apart one by one. Read more »
It‘s a rough time to be a fan of The Good Wife. The show is as good as it has ever been, yet it‘s become a victim to the nonstop parade of Sunday night special events.It got bumped on January 20 for the AFC Championship game. Last week was the Super Bowl, this week is the Grammys and February 24 is the Oscars, resulting in yet another preemption.  Read more »
The Good Wife season 4 has sure had its fair share of amazing guest stars and judging by the latest bit of casting news, it looks like that good luck is going to continue. Read more »
If CBS is only going to give us one new Good Wife in all of February, at least they gave us a doozy. In between all the Super Bowl, Grammy and Academy Award pre-emptions, the powers-that-be dropped in one of the strongest episodes of season 4. In "Red Team/Blue Team," the focus is squarely on Alicia, as she has to make one of the biggest decisions of her life -- whether to choose friendship over ambition. And are things really over between her and Will? Read more »
After four tumultuous years, Alicia‘s finally climbed the partnership ladder at Lockhart-Gardner. She deserves a little downtime, right? If the first of five new Good Wife episodes in a row is any indication, the answer to that question is, not a chance!Besides giving us some clues as to whether Alicia‘s character has changed with her promotion, we get plenty of other high-stakes issues to ponder. Such as: can Peter win his election? Has Will gotten over Alicia? Most important, is Eli headed to jail? Let‘s tackle that one first. Read more »
Maybe one day we‘ll look back on season 4 of The Good Wife and remember it as the year Alicia struggled to balance her conscience and her ambition. This week, her angelic side may have lost a point. But her good side‘s not giving up without a fight. How else to account for Alicia‘s inability to respond when an opponent asks her, "When did you sell your soul?" Read more »
Following The CW and FOX, CBS has now revealed their season finale dates for spring 2013. Read more »
St. Patrick‘s Day is typically more associated with green beer than family drama, but The Good Wife isn‘t a typical show. As the Lockhart & Gardner team gets ready for the annual Chicago Shamrock Dinner, there are more tears than beers on display.CBS Announces Season Finale Dates for Spring 2013 >>>Things look pretty serious this week: an inquest into a car crash, which may or may not be an accident. The return of Cary‘s dad, who can‘t resist showing his disappointment in his son. A perhaps-final showdown between Eli and Jordan, which also entangles young Zach. But, hey -- Peter wins his primary, so it‘s not all bad news. Read more »
The Good Wife‘s terrific fourth season continues with another stellar episode Sunday, March 24 at 9pm. In "Death of a Client," everyone is gathered at the prestigious Shamrock event held by the Catholic church as Peter and his gubernatorial rival Mike Kresteva vie for an endorsement.  Read more »
In this universe, Fringe has left the air. But in the universe of The Good Wife, John Noble returns as one of Alicia‘s more eccentric clients, and it‘s great to have him back.If we didn‘t get the Good Wife/Fringe crossover episode of our dreams, we still have one of the best episodes of an extremely strong season 4. Besides a stellar roster of guest stars and a chance to hear Alicia compare a political rival to Hitler, we may even have learned who‘s won Alicia‘s heart once and for all. Read more »
There‘s a whole lot of good news at CBS as the network officially renewed 14 of its shows for the 2013-2014 TV season. The list includes critical favorites like The Good Wife, reality competitions Survivor and The Amazing Race, hit shows like NCIS: Los Angeles and Blue Bloods freshman drama Elementary and newsmagazines like 60 Minutes.  Read more »
There‘s an old saying about the wheels of justice grinding exceedingly slowly. Bur for Alicia and crew on this week‘s new Good Wife, speed is of the essence.In the cleverly titled episode, "The Wheels of Justice," it‘s not just the trial that moves fast.  Diane makes a rash decision that could have a huge impact on her future -- personal and professional. Read more »
We‘re only weeks away from being able to watch the season finales of our favorite TV shows. To get us to tune in, CBS has released the storylines for their spring 2013 finales, including The Good Wife, Two and a Half Men, NCIS and Elementary. And many of them are bringing in famous guest stars like Hilary Duff, Black Sabbath, Marilu Henner and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to spice things up and bring in more viewers. Which shows will they be guest starring on? And which season-enders are sure to leave us with huge cliffhangers? Read on to find out all the details. Read more »
All through the latest episode of The Good Wife, I had to ask myself, am I watching the evening news? Because that‘s how up-to-the-minute it felt.The Good Wife is nothing if not topical. But this week, it‘s as though they predicted events of the past week, even though the episode was probably filmed two months ago. (Even Law & Order never managed that trick.) Plus, Cary may be leaving L&G and Diane‘s engaged -- those are pretty important bits of news, too. Read more »
On this week‘s new Good Wife, a case pitting management against labor blurs the line between the law and love, with possibly far-reaching consequences.In "A More Perfect Union," Alicia sees a side of Will she doesn‘t like much. Will doesn‘t know it yet, but he might have pushed her into the arms of his romantic rival. Read more »
If you‘ve been watching the fourth season of The Good Wife, you‘ve probably been enjoying a strong season of great episodes, even better acting and tense storytelling.  Read more »
It‘s election time on The Good Wife again. But for Alicia Florrick, there‘s even more at stake than whether she‘ll be First Lady of Illinois. With a spectacular roster of guest stars, The Good Wife ushers out a stellar season 4 on a high note. Even better, it ends with a surprise move that I doubt most of us could have seen coming. Read more »
The Good Wife ended its fourth season just about a month ago and already we are getting hints and spoilers about season 5. One bit of intel hints that things might get rough between Will and Alicia, while another bit suggests that things could get interesting between Cary and Kalinda.   Read more »
The nominations for the 2013 Critics‘ Choice TV Awards were announced Wednesday morning, spanning a wide array of not only network and cable, but from Netflix as well with the popularity of House of Cards on the streaming/rental service. Read more »
CBS revealed its schedule for next season, and it‘s very comedy-heavy with four new sitcoms and an extra hour on Thursday to compete with NBC.  Read more »