The Good Wife recap: Listen Up

Florrick/Agos tries to keep Lemond Bishop happy while they represent him on a drug-related charge, and the investigation into possible voter fraud continues.
Ep. 13 | Aired Mar 9, 2014

INCONCEIVABLE! Wallace Shawn reprises his role as Lemond Bishop's right-hand man.


So now's probably not the time to let Eli and Alicia know that they just gave the Feds exactly what they need. With the NSA listening in at all times -- and passing that information on to other departments -- the Feds know Will is the key to this voter fraud case. Nelson Dubek decided to pay a little visit to Mr. Gardner. But despite Will's obvious issues with Peter, he stood firm against Nelson. He just kept repeating that he was bound by attorney/client privilege. Nelson even offered Will a grant of transactional immunity if he would agree to cooperate fully. But no dice. Will wasn't intimated and ended up with a subpoena. And the plot thickens!

But I've been saving the best for last: There's been a lot of speculation about Cary and Kalinda's relationship. Early in the episode, they were out drinking, but there was clearly some animosity between the two. "You want to get me to talk, you just say talk. Don't play games," Kalinda warned Cary. So color me surprised to find them in bed together just a few scenes later! (My reaction can be summed up in this one gif.) The writers have alluded to a sexual relationship between Cary and Kalinda, but we've never actually seen it on-screen. And since I'm a big-time Cary/Kalinda shipper, I was really pleased with this development. But leave it to Kalinda and Cary to talk shop instead of talking dirty. Kalinda used their between-the-sheets time to determine whether or not Cary was telling the truth about the Lockhart/Gardner wire tapping. He told her he was telling the truth. But Kalinda immediately went back to Diane and said he was lying. I'm glad these two seem to have a, um, healthy relationship.

Memorable lines and moments from "Parallel Construction, Bitches":

++ Alicia telling Zach to give Charles Lester the laundry bag, not realizing who was actually at the front door

++ Alicia, to Cary after he shares his idea about a preservation order: "That was...almost Will-like."
Cary: "Thank you, Diane!"

++ Tyler and Dev discussing whether or not Will and Diane are sexually attracted to each other based on their phone surveillance

++ "Okay. I think this will make sense if I get more wine." —Alicia, talking about Darkness At Noon

One thing I particularly enjoyed about this episode was the lack of contention between Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner. So much of this season has been about them battling each other. So I liked that the LG lawyers had to take more of a backseat role in this episode. What do you think will happen with this NSA situation? If they're listening in on conversations, might this come up again with future cases? What did you think of the episode as a whole? And do you like Cary and Kalinda together? Sound off with all your thoughts in the comments.

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