Parenting is never really "easy." We question our decisions and actions every day. Could Alicia's decisions and actions have brought about the disappearance of her daughter on "The Good Wife"? Peter doesn't wait to find out as he demands the full force of Chicago to find his daughter, safe and sound.
Trial in training
Alicia is supervising her intern as she takes on her first trial, a binding arbitration. Who is their opposing counsel? None other than the law school's graduate that Lockhart/Gardner didn't hire, but that Alicia's nemesis, Mr. Canning (Michael J. Fox), did. The arbitration takes on an unexpected twist that causes Alicia to leave the courtroom in a panic.
An unlikely alliance
Canning follows and offers to be her knight in shining armor as she tries to find out what could be wrong with Grace after she receives 12 calls from her, but all she hears when she checks her voice mail are strange noises and a man's voice in the background. No one answers Grace's cell phone and no one knows where she is. At Grace's school, her friend tells Kalinda about the Internet preacher that Grace has become engrossed with, giving her the lead that she needs.
Peter calls in every favor, using the full power of his office to start the search, while Alicia remains at home hoping for a miracle. Estranged husband Peter comforts her, promising everything will be OK. Grace arrives home after Kalinda locates her in a church being baptized in a quiet, no witnesses ceremony. Group hugs all around, except for Kalinda who didn't take the credit for her quick actions and detective work, and Will who arrived just in time to see Peter, Grace and Alicia in a show of family solidarity.
An unworthy adversary
Returning to arbitration, Canning produces evidence that could only have been gotten one way. He admits he did steal the incriminating email message that saved his client from a hefty settlement from her briefcase, but he waited until he was sure that her daughter was home safe and sound. Isn't he a good guy? He reminds Alicia that she can always have a job with his firm and that at least working with him she will be home in time for dinner with the family. After today's scare, will this be an offer too good to refuse?
Did guilt get "The Good Wife"?
It seems that Diane may get exactly what she wanted from Will. After demanding that he break up with Alicia to save the firm, she sees the two of them in an embrace in his office. Believing that he broke things off with her she goes to comfort him with a shoulder to lean on and a glass of scotch. What she doesn't know is that Alicia broke up with him. "It is just too hard, I'm sorry." It could be too little too late for the investigation into corruption, which seems to have taken on a life of its own. But it could be just what Peter was hoping for when he started his vendetta against Will.
Will Alicia return to Peter? Or will Peter's "cause of action" against Will turn her against him for the last time?
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