The Good Wife Round Table: "Feeding the Rat"

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It's that time of the week again, readers: Matt Richenthal, Carissa Pavlica and Christine Orlando are back with a new edition of The Good Wife Round Table.

Below, these TV Fanatics analyze the latest installment of the CBS hit, dissecting various scenes, questions and potential hook-ups. Read on. Chime in.


What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: Eli probing Kalinda for information and trying to figure out the inner workings of Lockhart/Gardner. I wouldn't object to a coup from these two, or a spin-off, perhaps. Gold/Sharma who wouldn't bring their business? Yes, Eli, that's Kalinda's last name.

Carissa: When Celeste was trying to pit Will and Peter against each other and they wouldn't bite. She was showing her true colors - and they were ugly. I was proud of Will for walking away before she did actual damage.

Christine: Celeste trying to play Will and Peter off one another. I both loved and hated it. She showed her true colors there and I think she lost Will in that moment. On the flip side the scene made me as uncomfortable as it did Will... so it was well played.

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Does Will really love Alicia?
Matt: Yes. She loves him, too, she's just afraid to admit it. I go back to Will's phone call on the first season finale, where Alicia didn't even argue about their feelings. She was just focused on the practical implications of a romance. It's the same thing now.

Carissa: After this episode, I believe he really does. Right now she is the one holding back, and I worry that he might get hurt. They are doing a fantastic job of making their pairing as realistic, considering their current situation, as possible. I hope it plays out through the entire season.

Christine:Yes, I think he does or at least he's beginning to. Alicia seems to be the one holding him at arm's length. But that whole scene of Will trying to explain what he said and what he felt was simply adorable. Alicia needs to officially end things with Peter. This state of limbo isn't fair to anyone.

Do you want Celeste to stick around?
Matt:I very much like Lisa Edelstein, and I enjoy how Celeste provides more background on Will... but no. This show has enough key characters already.

Carissa: No. She's nasty. She's self-centered and mean. Her childish antics with Will and Peter sealed her fate with me. 

Christine: She's fun for the short term, but she's such a witch (that's the nicest term I can come up with) I don't think I want her around for long.

More likely to hook up: Cary and the AUSA? Or Kalinda and Eli?
Matt: Cary and the AUSA. But that doesn't mean I'm gonna go look up how to spell her name. We'll just call her the Reverend's Daughter for now.

Carissa: Kalinda and Eli. I really didn't like the new AUSA. I don't like folks playing discrimination cards, especially when dealing with the lives of actual people. It's more that I don't want Cary with the AUSA than that they are less likely to hook up. They probably will.

Christine: Cary and the AUSA because I think that's all it will be: a hook up. I like Kalinda and Eli as partners and I hope they become real friends after some time. For some reason I just can't picture them as more than that.

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