The Good Wife Round Table: "Battle of the Proxies"
The Good Wife might be on winter hiatus, but we aren't ready for the show to go into hibernation quite yet.
Our round table panelists Carla Day, Carissa Pavlica, Christine Orlando and Tiffany Vogt (from TV Addict) break down the happenings from "Battle of the Proxies" and analyze the cliffhangers.
One murder, two defendants, two counties -- intriguing set up for an episode? Or, too unbelievable?
Tiffany: While I had never considered it before, this could very well happen and they did a good job showing how tricky it would if two people were prosecuted simultaneously in different jurisdictions for the same crime. It made me think carefully about the case at hand for once and I felt more invested as a result.
Carissa: I guess it can happen, but I don't think it should. If word gets around that this is possible, the world could go mad. Mad I tell you!!
Christine: It seems crazy, doesn't it? How can two people be on trial at the same time for the same thing? Of course the world is crazy so I suppose it can happen and it was an interesting twist.
Carla: It didn't seem realistic, especially that they were scheduled to be tried at the exact same time. Though, it's a TV show and it created a unique storyline. I was able to suspend my disbelief while watching and enjoy it.
Christine: I would have been fine with either but I was surprised Will was willing to send information to the other guy to help with his appeal. Wouldn't that have hurt his own client's appeal?
Christine: It certainly seems like a fishing expedition but that doesn't mean they won't catch anything. But it does sound like they're gunning for Peter.
Carla: I hope there is more to this than we have seen so far. While I believe Eli would push the limits, I don't think he would cross the line. He has too much integrity for that, plus he would be putting too much at risk by breaking the election laws. Perhaps, there is someone on his team though that doesn't have those same standards.
What kind of relationship would you like to see develop between Will and Laura?
Carissa: A professional one wherein she keeps as far away from Lockhart/Gardner as possible. Sort of like Cary did his first year in the State's Attorneys office when we all wanted to see him so badly but he was missing from our screen. That would be nice. In absentia.
Christine: I wouldn't mind a romance between Will and Laura but right now I think she's too good for Will. I think he has to live up to her standard before he gets there and I'm not entirely sure he's up for that.
Carla: Initially, I wanted to see them hook up. I loved the idea of Will with a strong woman that wouldn't take his crap. But, now, I'm not sure since Laura is being integrated so much on the law side. I'd rather see her be a professional adversary and personal friend.
How did Kalinda "get rid" of Nick?
Carissa: I think she killed him. She, of all people, knew Nick would never leave them alone. Not once he saw Kalinda's new life and everyone in it. He'd hound her and all of them - until he died. I thought she'd put him in a wall somewhere, but never considered Maddie's floor remodel until Tiffany brought it up. That would be the ultimate payback for that liar. Not that she'd be accused of it, but she'd be forced to deal with the aftermath since she now owns the building. Brilliant!
Christine: Is it bad to say I hope he's dead, buried, and long gone. Perhaps dropped into a building incinerator? He was a horrible character whose only purpose seemed to be to bring Kalinda down to his level, and in some ways he succeeded. As much as I hate to think of Kalinda as a cold blooded killer, I'll be thrilled never to have to see him again.