‘The Good Wife’ Recap: 'The One Percent'

By Lena Finkel,

Wow. This episode of The Good Wife was just so incredibly… boring. There, I said it. It was boring. The show promised us excitement and drama this season. But it seems like after Will Gardner’s heart flatlined, so did show's plot.

Alicia is busy dealing with another one of her rich clients (because apparently Cary has none). CEO James Paisley is planning a merger, but a potential lawsuit is leaving the other company less than thrilled. An ex-employee is suing him, claiming to be fired merely because he’s gay. Alicia thinks the case will be a non-issue. But when Mr. Paisley starts saying insensitive remarks on TV, Alicia knows it’s going to be an uphill battle to get the jury on their side, no matter what the actual case is.

Meanwhile, Diane is dealing with a little drama in her own law firm. She’s continuing to have trouble with Louis Canning as her partner and it’s becoming more and more evident that he’s plotting against her. Well, who would of thought? Please, be a little more predictable there, script writers.

As Alicia continues to face insignificant problems with her case — which frankly seem more like a waste of airtime than an actual plotline — Eli is still trying to manage Finn’s campaign for state’s attorney. But after Peter sees a picture of Finn leaving Alicia’s apartment, he assumes the worst and starts resending his support for the candidate. Eli runs all over town like a chicken with his head cut off trying to solve the problem —which he eventually does of course, because he’s Eli Gold.

Not much else happened in the episode that's worth talking about. Cary got a whopping three minutes of screen time, a definitely improvement from his usual thirty-second cameo. Talk about Diane getting squeezed out of her firm all you want, but Matthew Czuchry is getting squeezed out of the entire show! And for what? More screen time for Julianna Margulies? I mean, her character is so likeable after all.

Yea, I’m pretty much ready for this season of The Good Wife to be over. Are you?

image courtesy of John Paul Filo/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc

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