This week’s ‘The Good Wife’ is an episode that tugs on your heartstrings. Will and his team go to battle in an emergency courtroom, set up in a hospital, for their client who is a patient in need of a life saving surgery for her unborn child, or as the lawyer for the defense likes to refer to it, her fetus.
Lifestate Insurance has pulled the plug on the surgery as they refuse to pay for this in-utero surgery. What they say they will do is pay for the surgery once the baby is born but unfortunately that will be too late. In a race against the clock, Will and Alicia do whatever they can to win the case but after Ms. Nyholm, the lawyer representing the insurance company, is able to prove that Mr. Wiloby lied inadvertently on his insurance policy the policy is revoked altogether.
Seeing the devastation on his client’s face, Will feels like he blew it; he played craps with a child’s life and lost. Back at the office, Will opens up to Alicia about his feelings over losing the case and the sexual attraction takes over, drawing these two into a passionate kiss. Before things can go any further, Alicia takes off. But once she hits the parking lot something in her, knowing that it isn’t right, goes back into the office looking for Will. The two miss each other, which is probably for the best, and Alicia goes home to her family.
Whether she’s hiding her feelings for Will or truly yearning for Peter, Alicia gives her husband the proper welcome home, and after a long time apart the Florrick’s have sex. Despite their night of passion, Alicia and Peter do not fall back into an old routine the next morning. It’s clear the relationship is still strained.
While Alicia was spending the night with her husband, Will was in the hospital trying to help out his clients who hit another setback when she goes into labor and needs to have the surgery immediately. In a desperate attempt to make things right, Will even turns to Peter. Turns out that with a little “illegal” digging by Kalinda, they uncover the fact that the insurance company had a department that specifically looked at patients records to find mistakes so they can rescind their policies when they’re needed the most. Armed with this information, Will confronts Ms. Nyholm, and quietly gets the Wiloby’s coverage reinstated. Ms. Wiloby has the surgery which turns out to be successful.
Upon learning that Alicia came back to his office after the kiss, Will confronts her, wanting to know why she returned. Alicia can’t really say but makes it clear that she doesn’t want craziness in this part of her life; she’s already had so much drama. She likes her job and she needs it. It’s clear these two had a fling in college and as Will makes clear, “they’ve always had bad timing”.
As Alicia battles it out in court, Peter’s working to repair his image and career, this time through the help of a particular pastor at a church. While he admits that he needs to bring up his polling numbers with African American woman, Peter also claims to need some spiritual guidance. In talking with the pastor, he wants to change, really change, and so Pastor Isaiah agrees to work with him two days a week to find his way.
He makes it clear to Alicia that he wants to change, be a better man, but will it be enough to save everything he holds close to him?