'The Good Wife': You got served
Case of the Week
A divorce David Lee worked in Alicia's first year comes back to haunt the firm, as the couple has reconciled and is now suing L/G for alienation of affection (which means they think the firm caused their divorce) and fraud (for selling a company the wife won in the settlement and making more money off the deal than she made.
The equity partners are each on the hook for $1.2 million, since malpractice insurance doesn't cover intentional torts (assault, battery and trespass are common ones; alienation of affection is less common, but is still in the category). Eli Gold is particularly upset about this, since he just became an equity partner like a week ago and he uses this opportunity to go after David Lee, hoping Diane and Will will send him packing.
L/G ends up proving they were not fraudulent, though there are some suspicious actions on the part of David Lee regarding a document they can't produce - he may have slipped a new one into some papers Alicia needed to sign for him to recreate the document they can't find. Cary is even deposed about whether the document is a forgery and even though he can't remember that particular document from two years ago, he says Alicia and David are competent, ethical attorneys and he doesn't believe it's a forgery.
It also comes out that Kalinda helped Lee hire a stripper to catch the husband in a DUI drop back when the divorce settlement was being worked out, so he would lose custody of his kids. So that's not exactly a practice on the up-and-up, though the husband chose to sleep with the stripper and drink and drive of his own volition.
The State's Attorney
This is rather interesting, since I was under the impression that after Wendy Scott Carr revealed to Will she was investigating Peter Florrick that meant she wasn't actually investigating Will. But he proceeds to get a lawyer, Elsbeth Tascioni (yay Carrie Preston!), and Wendy indicts him after Elsbeth forces her hand. I guess I was mistaken about what that last scene meant in the last episode.
On the Home Front
Not much going on with Alicia's personal life, but Diane has a new romance with the man who served them their subpoenas. He seems cool and he helps them win their case, but also - bring back Gary Cole, I liked him for Diane.
Thoughts & Tidbits
- The scene where Diane advised Alicia about the maybe-forged document was really interesting. Because Diane wasn't being a snake, she was being correct. Testimony is about your best memory and it's the other side's job to poke holes in it.
- It was great to see F. Murray Abraham back as Burl Preston. He's a terrific actor.
- The scene between Elsbeth and Wendy Scott Carr was terrifyingly saccharine, no? Yikes.
Next week: Jason Biggs, so ... get excited about that?