The much anticipated season premiere of The Good Wife picked up right where it left off and did not disappoint.
As Alicia’s on the sidelines of Peter’s press conference, a call from Will prompts her to make it clear that in order for them to have something, she needs a plan. With some swift maneuvering from advisor Eli Gold, he gets Alicia off the phone and onto the stage to take her place beside her husband. Seeing Alicia on television prompts Will to call back not once but twice. Regretting his first message, claiming he has no plan so they should just drop things, he leaves a second, professing his love, and promises to get a plan, just please meet him, anywhere. An intuitive Gold senses something’s up, listens to the second message and deletes it, before Alicia ever has a clue.
Fast forward a week later; tension’s in the air between Alicia and Will, with neither bringing up “the call”, the firm is going through a merger and a new partner, Derek Bond has joined the team, and another political scandal has hit the news, and while it doesn’t involve the Florrick’s, it has brought them back into the press.
Unfortunately for Alicia, she is still on Glenn Child’s radar, and when he hears that she has been appointed standby counsel to an accused murderer his office is going after, he pulls out his newest weapon, Cary, and assigns him to the case.
During the trial, Alicia does an amazing job in court while unknowingly being observed by her husband, Peter. Apparently, Alicia’s fiestiness in the courtroom makes Peter want her that much more, corners her in the bathroom and convinces Alicia to take some time off from studying for some fun with him.
Meanwhile, with the defendant, Vance Salle, claiming he’s been framed by the government for the murder of his partner, Kalinda is brought in to find evidence to support his theory. Due to the newest changes at the firm, she’s forced to work with Bond’s investigator Blake. Not used to being upstaged, Kalinda has trouble playing nice. With a tip from Blake, Kalinda informs Alicia that the murder weapon’s been found and it’s only minutes before it will be introduced into court as evidence. It’s clear that Salle really killed his partner and Alicia rushes to closing arguments. She advises her client to take the deal being laid out by the prosecution instead of leaving his fate in the hands of the jury.
While Alicia’s working hard in her new role as Junior Associate at the firm, Gold is working diligently to get Peter back in the good graces of the public and make his return to political life. Both Gold and Peter’s mother, Jackie, want to see him rise to the top again and will stop at nothing to make that happen.
Stay tuned for next week’s episode when Amber, the call girl who made life a nightmare for Peter, returns and Alicia’s hit with the reality that Will’s moving on with his life.