Viewers know that Wendy Scott-Carr would give up her Will Gardner persecution/prosecution if she could just slam Peter the way she wants. But why is she out to get "The Good Wife"? A televised sneak peak of an upcoming episode shows Alicia on the witness stand, then exiting the courtroom after Scott-Carr tossed out an embarrassing sex-with-Will-Gardner question. (It had to come out publicly sooner or later, otherwise what was the point?) So if Wendy is after Will, but she's really after Peter, why mess with Alicia? It's simple. Her testimony can take down both of them.
It's as the local Democratic Chair said in the Season 2 episode, "Closing Arguments, "Without her, Peter is just a John who overpaid for a prostitute. With her, he's Kennedy." Alicia's squeaky-clean, good wife image made it possible for Peter to come back from his shameful jailhouse exile to win the State's Attorney election. Her affair with Will makes her look not so shiny and bright after all. It also offers Wendy the added bonus of turning Peter into the State's Attorney with a wife who sleeps around. Will would become the senior law firm partner who beds his junior associates. When it comes to payback, Wendy knows exactly how to get it done.
And don't forget that back-dated document
Sex isn't the only ammunition Wendy Scott-Carr has in her arsenal. If it means getting weak link Alicia disbarred to get to Will and/or Peter, she's got another secret weapon. Big deal LA lawyer, Burl Preston (F. Murray Abraham) slipped Wendy a piece of evidence certain to tarnish Alicia's reputation if an affair with Will Gardner doesn't get it done. Preston was so angry he couldn't get big bucks for his client's marital assets sold by L&G during a divorce, he mailed a copy of the questionable agreement to Wendy. Now she can take up the fight.
Preston was certain Alicia's countersignature was back-dated. If so, it was a David Lee con job; still it was her signature, so she's the one who could be disbarred. To prove a case of fraud, Wendy could have the ink tested to see if Alicia's signature was old or new. That was Preston's original idea, and now Wendy has that option. Right now she's keeping that explosive bit of evidence in reserve.
The sneak peek showed Wendy Scott-Carr asking "The Good Wife" a question about "sexual relations" with Will Gardner. (She didn't bother with cute euphemisms, did she?) The next scene showed Alicia leaving the courtroom and daring Scott-Carr to "...arrest me." Wendy may have Peter and Will's weak link carted off to jail, but will she? Probably not, but viewers will have to know for sure.
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