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The Good Wife (OAD 12/1/13) "The Decision Tree" (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Graymalkin, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Dec 2, 2013 #1 of 28

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    Wonderful, wonderful episode. One of the best 100th episodes of any series, ever.

    Eli Gold's spit-take at the very end of the episode is an instant TV classic. Perfectly timed, perfectly edited.
  2. Dec 2, 2013 #2 of 28

    type_g Member

    Sep 9, 2002
    Eli was must i say it "GOLD" throughout this episode. Trying to get Peter to cancel, it works, then, to much avail, they end up going anyways, then he is happy they avoid more Bishop talk, then the GOLD at the end of the SPIT take just genius writing.
  3. Dec 2, 2013 #3 of 28

    ADG Allan

    Aug 19, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
    The show just keeps getting better.
  4. Dec 2, 2013 #4 of 28

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I had to rewind that spit take a couple of times because Alan Cumming did that scene so well.

    Am I imagining it or did they imply that Eli was gay when the character was first introduced?
    I seem to remember Eli bringing a male companion to dinner which doubly offended Jackie.

    I also liked the scene with Will working out his questions for Alicia.

    He's really hurt by her actions.
  5. Dec 3, 2013 #5 of 28

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    Didn't we have an entire story arc where Jackie was going senile and that was why she needed a nurse companion to watch over her? Did they just abandon that entire history? Cos' she sure doesn't seem senile now.
  6. Dec 3, 2013 #6 of 28

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    While I love the show, we have to admit it does quite the job of dropping storylines it doesn't like with nary a by your leave.

    Remember how the firm was about bankrupt and then 'boom' suddenly it was ultra successful again? Remember Kalinda's husband? And so on.
  7. Dec 3, 2013 #7 of 28

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    I loved this episode for finally fleshing out just how hurt and why Will is in relation to Alicia leaving the firm. We've seen him acting out, but never really feeling the pain.
  8. Dec 3, 2013 #8 of 28

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    I got the impression that she killed him and no body will ever be found. They only implied that though.
  9. Dec 3, 2013 #9 of 28

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    The less said about Kalinda's husband, the better.

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    I loved this episode.But I was with family members who had never seen the show, and I kept having to tell them this wasn't a normal flow of an episode. They like all the actors in it,but thought it was hard to follow.it would be if this was your first episode.told them to get dvds they won't be sorry
  11. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    IIRC, Jackie had a stroke and needed extended care and rehab therapy, hence the need for a nurse.

    I guess she got better.
  12. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Great episode and I'm really enjoying the bit of reset they've done. Eli's character, to me is one of the best on TV and why Alan Cumming doesn't win an Emmy is beyond me (I guess it's because this show is on network TV, thus inferior :) ). The story lines are so well done and interweave perfectly.

    I'm liking the Jason O'Mara character. I'm not quite sure what to make of him yet. I'm guessing he's going to be VERY tough to reign in. Question about O'Mara. I've seen him in a few series (Life on Mars, Las Vegas) and he has an American accent (whatever that is), but in TGW he's accent in Irish. I noticed that he's from Dublin. So which is his normal accent?

    One pet peeve. That chase scene was so obviously done in NY. But maybe I'm just too familiar with NY to be fooled by it.
  13. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    Sep 5, 2001
    I got out of the habit of watching this show because I hated her children as characters and actors. I wanted to turn it off every time they were featured. I still catch a lot of episodes in the background because my wife loves it. I caught this episode beginning to end. Holy cow! What a phenomenal episode of television! :up: The Eli spit-take at the end was indeed beyond epic and perfectly executed. :D
  14. Gerryex

    Gerryex Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    Land O...
    YES!! I love this show and always look forward to it, but I HATED the story line about Kalinda's husband.

    I don't know! I have mixed feeling about him. First off I hate people like that but I guess I have to give credit to O'Mara as he's portraying him well enough for me to hate him!! One scene that really bothered me was when he went to Florrick/Agos offices and took their furniture. What nerve!!!! Of course the secretary was very stupid to let him just come in and do it without any paperwork or word from the partners.

    But overall I rank it as the best drama on network TV!!

  15. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    I really liked this episode. My wife didn't like it quite as much. I had to remind her and another friend who watched it with us about the previous John Noble story being told in a similar manner.
  16. Robin

    Robin Nasty Woman

    Dec 6, 2001
    Dropping that was a precious gift they gave each and every one of their viewers.

    I loved watching Will struggle through his conflicting feelings for Alicia. Wow.
  17. type_g

    type_g Member

    Sep 9, 2002
    As much as i like Kalinda, all the personal story lines they have come up with her have been forgettable wish they never even done it.

    The one with her husband was horrible, the one where she had a grudge with the other investigator forget the actors name, was just as bad.

    Kalinda is better off shown when doing investigative work, no personal stuff.

    I have a feeling it is going to be personal again with the lady cop/detective and the new partner.
  18. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001
    Quite the opposite for me. I like seeing Kalinda's personal struggles. I think she's a fascinating character. I like her ambiguity.

    I didn't even mind the "husband" storyline. Sure he was a scumbag, but he was supposed to be.
  19. Robin

    Robin Nasty Woman

    Dec 6, 2001
    I like all of her storylines except the husband.
  20. janry

    janry New Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    Did I miss something in a previous episode of this season? Whatever happened to the case of the $10,000 bribe for the adoption of the child that was part native American? The last I remember, one of the new firm's partners sold Alicia out and seemed she was going to be liable for the $6M suit. But, seems the story just got dropped or I fell asleep when they resolved it.

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