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Peter could not keep his penis in his pants, but Alicia should go back to him because he hasn't been with anyone since he got out of prison? Really? I'm supposed to believe that Peter is less of a sleaze than Will yet Peter is the one who was with prostitutes and had coercive sex with Kalinda. Really?!?

As far as we know, Will has never lied to any of the women he has been with. He has never pretended feelings he doesn't have. As a single woman who has been with more than one man, I find Will refreshing. He doesn't use slick lines to get women to go to bed with him. He tells them he's attracted to them. If they choose to read feelings into that, that's on them.

If Peter had kept his penis in his pants, Alicia nor Will would have acted on their feelings for each other. So let's not act as if Peter is the injured party here.

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Marcus, of course the many scenes showing illicit encounters between Alicia and Will will always project chemistry between the two characters on screen. And if there were more intimate moments shown between Alicia and Peter a special chemistry would also be established between the two. But, if you were to step back and analyze what you said that Peter did so many terrible things -- except for the time he committed the error of using a prostitute and sleeping with Kalinda, I challenge you to list down all the terrible things he did after he got his freedom back and has been trying so patiently to win Alicia back. So far all the episodes show a man who is trying real hard to restore his relationship with his family, especially his wife. You should give the character of Peter a second look.

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Kimberly, you seem to define a sleazeball as someone who sleeps with prostitutes and regard someone like Will who sleeps around with various women who are not prostitutes as normal or acceptable. As a woman you should be the first to realize that women have to be regarded with honesty, respect and dignity. Anyone who uses smooth and empty talk or guile just to entice women into their beds is a sleazeball -- sex/physical pleasure is a sleazeball's only goal and true commitment is far from their minds. The tragedy these days is that more and more women willfully spread their legs for a cup of coffee or just a song. At least the prostitute comes out wise enough to demand a fee -- a commitment -- for services rendered in order to survive these difficult economic times.

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Peter’s fall only establishes that he is like any other human being prone to fall into temptation. And because he held a position of power, he like most mortals committed the error of taking advantage of his position for physical gratification.
What he does after this fall is what makes his character most inspiring and worth emulating. First, he admits to his faults and serves his sentence – which most politicians/public servants these days avoid – since often times they go scot free and evade due punishment. And based on all episodes following his incarceration and return to power, Peter is characterized as a man who strives very hard to make right where he did wrong – fighting hard to mend and restore his reputation and to regain, rekindle and strengthen his relationship with his family.
The fall from power and punishment brought him to a genuine realization of what was most valuable in his life – his wife and kids, his integrity and the respect of his peers and even of his enemies.
I admire how the writers present Peter as one who does not force himself on those whom he values most – but with understanding and patience takes all the extra effort to win them back – hopefully completely.

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Kimberly, Will could never get a plan into place because consistent with Will’s character as portrayed in the series, he is fearful of commitments. He knows full well that Alicia’s kids are a responsibility he does not want to have. Sex is his only aim – getting in between the legs of the women – whether they be sisters, which he both plugged, students with whom he has influence over, opposing counsels, clients and a host of women characters he continues to pursue while claiming he loves Alicia. Running true to form Will goes on his merry way using women whether they be too young to be his daughters or old enough to be his mother. He’s really sick. This is one area in which Alicia becomes a dumb fool not to recognize that Will is more disgusting all around than Peter was when he fell.

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Maybe i'm out of touch but as an avid TGW viewer of this fiction show everyone seems to be taking sides, try looking at the bigger picture and look ahead where the writers are going to make the end happily ever after.
I would like to see Alicia divorce Peter get rid of Will leave her job at the firm and move on with a clean slate in life, but it won't happen.

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How to say the girls Will have been with have passed it along and he is passing it along. That means Will is the sleazeball, not Peter.

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"You wanna know my plan? My plan is I love you, okay. I've probably love you...EVER SINCE GEORGETOWN. So phone me. I will meet you anywhere and together we will make a plan."

Remember Will saying that? I do. The phone conversation that Grace overheard has nothing to do with whether or not Will has loved Alicia since law school. He has.

Will has had his share of women, no doubt. None of them have been prostitutes. So no matter how you look at this, Peter put Alicia's health in jeopardy by going with the prostitute. That means Peter is the sleazeball, not Will.

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Who's to say Will doesn't have any STD's with all the different ho's he had ?
PS He didn't see her for 20 yrs no love there, plus she never dated him in law school. Remember the cell call that Grace overheard about if they had it wouldn't have lasted a week.

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I get it. Really I do. I get that there are some who are never going to like, or accept, that Alicia and Will made love. I really do get that.

Yet to say that Will, who made love with a woman he's been in love with for 20 years, is sleazy; but Peter, who had sex with a prostitute 18 times, is not sleazy....that calculus does not compute to me. Forget for a moment that Peter had sex with her 18 times, he had sex with a pro. He put Alicia in danger through his sexual activity. He didn't know whether that pro had any STIs (we know that she didn't now, but they didn't know it then). And so in his selfishness Peter just did what he wanted with no thought of the consequences. What's not sleazy about that?




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