The Good Wife recap: Conception Deception

Colin Sweeney returns and is accused of sexual misconduct by guest star Morena Baccarin
Ep. 17 | Aired Mar 11, 2012

MENTOR WOES Alicia calls out Caitlin for undermining her and gets some unexpected results 

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Oh, Colin Sweeney. Always creepy, but also always interesting. The show's infamous wife-killer returned, this time appearing to have not committed any major crimes. Sweeney was trying to regain control of his company, Harold Equity Group, and Lockhart (Temporarily Suspended) Gardner was assisting with the proxy vote. It seemed as though the vote would swing in Sweeney's favor, but where's the fun in that? During his investor's speech, Isobel Swift (played by Homeland's Morena Baccarin) accused him of sexual harassment. Isobel then announced her intent to sue Sweeney and Harold Equity. Oh, and she had a son she claimed Sweeney had fathered. Alicia & Co. had their work cut out for them.

Unsurprisingly, Sweeney lost the proxy vote. He had 72 hours until he had to liquidate his shares, so they headed to court for an emergency injunction. Alicia would have to prove two things to win. 1) That Isobel's accusations were a lie; that Sweeney never sexually harassed her. And 2) that the accusation's only intent was to throw the proxy vote to Sweeney's competitor, Mr. Drescher. If Drescher was, in fact, behind the accusations, there would be a re-vote and Drescher wouldn't even be able to participate.

But Sweeney, being the practiced liar he is, wouldn't make things easy for them. He perjured himself twice on the stand saying that he and Isobel never had sex, oral or otherwise. This put the firm in an awkward situation since they knew for a fact, per Kalinda's investigation, that he and Isobel had indeed participated in at least some questionable acts. Back at the firm, Sweeney still stood by the fact that there was no way he could have fathered a child with her. And then the paternity test results arrived. Break out the cigars, Sweeney's a daddy!

NEXT: Sweeney catches a break, and Caitlin makes an important announcement...

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