The Good Wife 4×13 –“The Seven-Day Rule:” I liked this episode, despite some of the wtf elements it contained. The first major wtf moment, of course, was Alicia not knowing that an equity partner would be expected to provide some, well, equity to attain that status. Come on! I’m not a lawyer or even remotely connected to the legal profession, but even I knew she’d have to cough up some serious cash for that. There’s no way someone like Alicia would fail to grasp that point.
The second wtf moment was Kalinda’s demand for a raise and promotion. Yeah, everyone wants to get paid, but the firm is obviously going through serious financial problems. It’s not as though she’s just barely scraping by, right? You’d think she’d have held off at least for a little while as a personal favor to Will. I know, there’s the argument about not mixing business with pleasure, but it seemed way too mercenary for her to be asking for more money at a time like this. And why does she need a promotion??? It’s not as though there’s an entire department full of investigators that she can supervise. Who cares what her title is?!
The other wtf moment for me was drunk Alicia telling Peter she wanted to get him into a bathroom. That was just nasty, especially since she said it right in front of whats-her-face (the Maura Tierney character).
The good things outweighed the bad, fortunately. I liked seeing Cary and Kalinda working together again. There was a hint of awkwardness still, but that’s to be expected. I also liked Diane’s speech to Alicia at the end. I didn’t agree with the way Will and Diane first presented the partnership offer as though it were a special thing for Alicia alone, but Diane’s speech at the end made sense to me. I just wonder if Alicia went into the celebration with the intent and motivation that Diane expected. I think maybe the Canning visit was driving her — at least a little bit.