The Good Wife recap: This Changes Everything!

Alicia and Cary's plans to leave Lockhart/Gardner are finally exposed, and the battle for top clients begins 
Ep. 05 | Aired Oct 27, 2013

GET OUT Will finally learns of Alicia's plans to leaves the firm and doesn't take the news too well

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I mentioned earlier that Diane was hesitant about pushing Alicia out. She's been put in the awkward position of having to balance her complicated career. She's got one foot out the door at Lockhart/Gardner, ready to take on new role as judge. But by involving herself in the drama with Alicia, she knew she'd put herself in a vulnerable position. She went to see Eli to talk about her concerns, and he assured her that Peter wouldn't let anything personal effect the professional decisions made about the judgeship. But Eli was wrong. By the episode's end, Peter was asking Eli for a new short list of Supreme Court nominations.

The episode concluded with Peter giving a press conference about the pension problem in Illinois. And he tacked on one more issue: taxation on Internet commerce. And you know who would care about taxation on Internet commerce? Yup. Neil Gross. Peter's statement was enough to get Gross to change his mind, and make the switch to Florrick/Agos after all. Remember, that governorship has to work in Gross' favor.

Whew! You made it through. As a reward, check out this cool Florrick/Agos announcement, and enjoy the memorable lines from "Hitting the Fan":

++ Alicia: "I need all my company contacts and files saved from the company cloud onto my cloud. My personal cloud. Can you do that?"
Zach: "You have no idea what any of those words mean do you?"

++ This brilliant moment of anger and comedy:
Alicia: "Go to hell!"
Will: "No. You go! [Pause] Oh, your daughter called. She needs you to call her school to let her go on a field trip.
Alicia: "Oh, when was this?"
Will: "About 40 minutes ago."
Alicia: "Oh, okay. Thanks."
Will: "You're welcome."

++ "Okay, thanks for the advice, jackass." —Peter, to Will

++ Alicia's blah-blah-blah hand gesture during the courtroom scene

++ Alicia: "You heard [Kisses Peter]"
Peter: "Yes. I heard. That's not the reaction I was expecting. I thought you’d be out on some ledge somewhere."
Alicia: "Oh, no. We’re too busy kicking ass!"

What did you think of this game-changing episode? Did you think it lived up to the hype? (Answer: Yes.) Will the ogling of Grace ever stop? It's getting creepy! In other news, the cast and crew of The Good Wife decided to do something a little different to celebrate their 100th episode. Read all about it here. Now it's time. I know you'll have a lot of thoughts about this crazy episode. So sound off in the comments and talk "Hitting the Fan"!

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