by Chris Harnick | Sun., Jan. 10, 2016 7:24 PM
Another day, another chance for Alicia Florrick to give zero f—ks. The Good Wife traveled to "Iowa" tonight, but not before some quality Alicia freak-outs, the type of stuff Julianna Margulies really sinks her teeth into. The episode picked right back up with Eli revealing he deleted Will Gardner's voicemail and any chance Alicia had at a happy ending with the one who got away (well, the one who got murdered). She, predictably, was not happy and even sacrificed some of her good china to really drive the point home. Alicia Hulked out. But the revelation didn't stop her from doing her duties. She packed up (after tossing her suitcase around) and went off to Iowa for Peter's first presidential caucus.
Let's handle that caucus first before going into the other plots shoehorned in here. Parts of this storyline were absolutely ridiculous, even by The Good Wife standards. The whole race against time aspect was far from compelling. Maybe it's because this election storyline is already stale? I did, however, love Alicia with the sunglasses, headphones and iPad, sitting there and ignoring everybody, even her kids. She was hurt and pissed. She hates her life. The group, all in one bus, drove around Iowa to hit ever county. In the process, Peter ate a lot of loose meat sandwiches, Alicia created a little scandal by saying what everybody was feeling (it was a nightmare being on that bus), fixed her scandal and had some heart to hearts with Ruth. Margo Martindale is just the best. This episode would've been 90 percent better if it had more conversations between Alicia and Ruth. At the final stop, nobody was at Peter's little station. Gasp! So Alicia and the kids had to fly into action and guess what? They pulled it off with a little help from 30 Rock's Kathy Geiss ,you may also remember her as Gladys from The Leftovers or her real name Marceline Hugot. In the end, Peter came in FOURTH out of four. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley all beat him. His campaign is dead, which I'm sure will delight viewers everywhere.
Meanwhile, Lucca was dealing with David Lee over Jackie Florrick's prenuptial agreement before her impending marriage to Howard Lyman. It was fun seeing Lucca and David Lee interact and viewers learned David committed fraud by hiding some of the firm's money under an account for Howard in attempts to prevent Alicia from getting it in her exit package. Something tells me this will come back to bite them, again. Diane and Cary, off in their own little world again, were dealing with labor complaints about their hiring practices. Yawn. In the end it was revealed Cary brought them in order to get Howard out of the way. Again, yawn. Please give Christine Baranski and Matt Czuchry something to do besides look totally incompetent.
In the end, Alicia was the best part of the episode (as per usual). The look of disdain on her face was the best.
Gasp count: 0.
Some other things:
Why wasn't Alicia listening to "Thicky Trick" the whole time?
"Who are you phoning?" PHONING IS BACK.
The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on CBS.
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