The Good Wife had another great episode last night.
Handling the case of a college student being accused of killing her roommate, no problem, dealing with the sexual tension with her boss, not as easy for Alicia.
Last night’s episode opened in a slightly different fashion then viewers are normally used to seeing; this time fans were immediately thrown into the case by way of the jury deliberations. College student Bianca Price is accused of killing her roommate, Heather Cross, and Alicia, Will, Cary and Kalinda all work together to prove their client’s innocence. It is established in court that Bianca, Heather, the deceased young woman, and Josh (played by Tom Pelphry of the now defunct Guiding Light), who was casually dating Bianca, engaged in a threesome while under the influence of the sleep aid, Volpidem.
As a result, Bianca is unable to recall certain events of the evening which doesn’t help in her defense. Even ballistics expert, Kurt McVeigh (played by Gary Cole) doesn’t want to take on the case because after reviewing the evidence thus far he thinks she’s guilty.
Not one to sit back, Kalinda takes things a step further and digs deeper into the details of the case. She discovers that the victim, Heather and Josh, were stealing electronics from campus buildings and dorm rooms. After talking to another student, Kalinda uncovers an important piece of evidence via a video; Tom was wearing a leather jacket that he removed from the room after Heather was shot. That jacket is discovered in his room during a search. With this new evidence, the firm is able to get McVeigh to work on the case and he’s able to determine that the shooting was a freak accident.
Heather was going through Bianca’s drawers looking for valuables when she accidentally shot herself with Bianca’s gun.
As the defense team puts McVeigh on the stand, he tells the jury there was no rhyme or reason for what happened, and while it seems things are going in favor of their client, Will’s blindsided when the prosecution tries to undercut McVeigh’s testimony by bringing to light the dinner he shared with Diane the other night, and the fact that afterwards she went to his room, implying they had sex and his testimony might have been bought. Seems like the attraction these two felt since their last meeting hasn’t faded.
As the audience watches the case unfold, the jury continuously comes into play, as they try and reach a decision. A plea bargain is put on the table, 10 years for second degree murder, as opposed to the 45 she’ll receive if found guilty. Unwilling to take that chance, Bianca accepts the plea but what she’ll never know is that the jury had finally come to a unanimous decision, not guilty, which viewers saw in the final shot.
While all this intense drama is taking place, Alicia and Will deal with their own internal drama, as they confront the existing feelings and intense sexual tension that lingers between them. Although nothing’s happened yet, the emotional attachment is still present between these former college sweethearts, and while engaging in a late night discussion of their past, Alicia’s daughter, Grace, overhears her mother.
As Alicia knows all too well, the truth always comes out, so will it only be a matter of time before her husband is able to tell he might be losing his wife? Stay tuned as the drama on The Good Wife unfolds….