Sunday night prime time TV viewers had a choice to make. They could watch "The Good Wife" or catch up with the "Desperate Housewives." Those who tuned in to see Alicia and Will pick up where they left off were rewarded for their dedication. It got hot! It got steamy! There was even a controversial case to solve. The show is about " The Good Wife ," but it is a legal show after all.
The day after the night before....
The show didn't shift forward in time as viewers might have anticipated. It began the day after Will and Alicia's hot presidential suite rendezvous. She was wearing a sexy I've-got-a secret smile. And why not? She'd begun a whole new phase of her life. Too bad Will didn't share her same morning-after enthusiasm.
Of course there was a legal case
Why not start Season 3 with a little controversy? A local Muslim charity hired LG to defend Jamal, a Muslim scholarship student at a local university. Of all the alleged participants in a Jewish/Muslim brawl, only a single Muslim student was charged with a hate crime. Jamal wasn't even there. The case was easy enough. Alicia cited "faulty cross-racial identification." Caucasians had difficulty identifying persons of a different race; besides, the hate crime charge was excessive. The case should have been easy.
Eli was moving in
The decorators were putting the final touches on Eli's office. He was LG's in-house lobbyist and crisis manager. He was just settling into his new quarters when Wasid Al Sayed recruited him to manage an anti-Muslim-bigotry campaign. Sayed may have hired Eli just because he was Jewish, but it was a $10 million account. Eli began by conjuring up an image of the next "Islamic George Washington or Paul Revere..."
Will wasn't smiling at all
Diane needed Will to consult on the new case. He hadn't made it in yet.... "... out late celebrating the victory," his secretary speculated. When he did show up, he wasn't wearing a morning-after smile like Alicia. She noticed his not-so-inviting demeanor and walked right past his office. They had a talk later but the scene faded to a commercial and left the conversation to viewers' imaginations. It didn't look good.
Peter was on the warpath
As the new state's attorney, Peter wanted a clean operation. Of course he had his own definition of "clean." He decided things had been easy for Alicia up until then. Outside the courtroom he whispered to her, "These people don't know how you think." He illustrated his theory by using Cary to pass evidence to Kalinda. The time-stamped photo placed Jamal's car someplace else at the time of the fight. Alicia took the bait. She encouraged Jamal to acknowledge that he was the driver. That got him cleared of the hate crime, but charged with murder. Neither Peter nor Cary bothered to mention that Jamal's car had been identified as leaving a murder scene.
Will was a bit hard on Alicia
When Alicia informed Diane and Will "we" got the client into a murder charge. Will responded, "We?" His response was icy, so she reworded her statement: " ... I helped him into a murder charge." Diane questioned Will about being hard on Alicia and ".. holding something against her." Will didn't back down. Alicia was a third year associate and treating them like peers. Ouch! So much for romance.
So that was just a diversion
Alicia met Will at his apartment to discuss their professional issues in private. "Diane thinks I'm going too hard on you... all those late nights, no time off.. work," Will whispered in her ear. They punctuated each phrase with a kiss, a moan, a caress. Things got so hot and steamy they might have short circuited a few televisions and made a bunch of viewers blush.
Alicia Won the case anyway
Of course she always wins. Jamal's roommate, Tarik, and the dead guy were having an affair. They had a lover's quarrel that night and it ended in murder. Tarik raced away in Jamal's borrowed car. Case closed.
So why did they keep playing the song, "Addicted to Love"?
Will spilled his thoughts while sharing a drink with Kalinda. "We're not like normal people," he told her. "I'm not feeling anything. I just like acting like someone who feels something...." Kalinda kicked him and said, "That's what it feels like." She noticed her friend Sophia was feeling quite a bit. She was sobbing at the end of the bar and arguing with her husband.
Peter came to pick up the children. Alicia rattled off a few weekend daddy details. She only began to smile after he left. She put on lipstick, checked her look in the mirror. Will rang the bell at exactly 8:45. By then Alicia wasn't feeling much, either. Could it be that their addiction had run its course?
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