The Good Wife Season 7 Spoilers

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  1. Nov 15, 2015 #21 of 277
    Cainebj

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    Sorry - is Chekhov's Gun the same thing as Chekhov's Peephole?
    (I googled Chekhov's Peephole before I asked LOL)
     
  2. Nov 15, 2015 #22 of 277
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    The principle is the same. If they make a point of having a peephole, it needs to be used or there is no need to ever have the peephole. If you have a gun introduced in the story, it needs to be used in the story or there is no need for the gun ever to have been introduced. In a continuing TV series, guns can come and go per episode as the story demands, but a fixed object like a peephole can't just appear and disappear as needed, and it would be odd to have her use it only occasionally just to fit a particular story line. Thus, if her door had a peephole, they would have to show her quickly check it each time before opening the door.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2015 #23 of 277
    tcorning

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    Not everyone with a peephole uses it.

    For some reason when reading the discussion, I thought instead of Schrödinger's Peephole. Until she opens the door, it could be anyone. Hopefully alive though! :D

    Still enjoying the show this season, though it seems more disconnected than I'd expect from this show. Almost no connection between Alicia and her old firm.

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  4. Nov 15, 2015 #24 of 277
    laria

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    I liked the old Lockhart Gardner firm stuff better. I have never really liked this new law firm, not when it was just Cary and Alicia, not when Diane joined, and definitely not whatever this is this year.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2015 #25 of 277
    efilippi

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    Alicia jumped at taking the new case, interesting and all that, but how did she expect to get paid? Or how will she get paid? The guy can't have a lot of money and I don't see who he could sue.

    This was a good episode, though. Lots going on, even nelkkid women!
     
  6. Nov 16, 2015 #26 of 277
    hummingbird_206

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    Yes, it's getting old, but I still laugh every time the door to Eli's office bangs into his desk.:D
     
  7. Nov 16, 2015 #27 of 277
    JYoung

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    Yeah, I think it was a mistake for the long run to basically break the connection of Alicia to Cary, Diane, et all.

    I realize that the producers want to show Alicia being empowered but they still have Matt Czuchry and Christine Baranski under contract and they don't want to get rid of the Lockhart/Gardner sets.

    They're trying to have their cake and eat it too and as a result, I don't think the show is as good as it used to be.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2015 #28 of 277
    Robin

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    My favorite is him stacking reams of paper to get closer to the vent.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2015 #29 of 277
    Steveknj

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    I agree. I still like it, but it's just not the same show. It sometimes feels more like one of those ABC scandal/soaps than a legal show around a politician's wife. I like the two actors that play Eli and the new campaign manager, but their parts are cartoon like. Eli always seemed smart but this season he just seems petty and silly.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2015 #30 of 277
    ej42137

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    I like it way better; building a new, little company is a lot more fun than dealing with inter-office politics in a larger company. (I can tell you it's like that IRL as well.) I also like Alicia's new confident take-charge attitude, although how long can that last with the writers we have?
     
  11. Nov 19, 2015 #31 of 277
    Robin

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    I wonder if they plan to put them in the white house eventually? I would kill to see Alicia as first lady.

    Also loved when eli was there as they finished in the bedroom. Something like "you have a plan, don't you?" "Always."
     
  12. Nov 19, 2015 #32 of 277
    laria

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    I wondered that, too, but they seem to really be tying it into real life politics by mentioning Hillary and Bernie.

    I think if they were really planning on having him win, they would have picked fictional candidates.
     
  13. Nov 19, 2015 #33 of 277
    Robin

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    It's a long shot, but it would be so awesome to see Alicia as first lady I'm holding out hope.
     
  14. Nov 19, 2015 #34 of 277
    Family

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    I wonder if she would run her newest law firm out of The White House.
     
  15. Nov 19, 2015 #35 of 277
    JYoung

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    Well, that would stop random people from knocking on her door.
     
  16. Nov 26, 2015 #36 of 277
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    Go Eli and Courtney! I love Vanessa Williams and Alan Cummings so having them together is great. I loved the scene in Eli's office where he had to crawl over her (basically straddle her) to get to his chair! But no Margo Martindale this ep was a bit disappointing.

    Go Grace! OK Mom, now you owe me $35K.:D

    Now Florrick Agos opps, Florrick Quinn ;) are going to compete with Lockhart Agos for clients. Again. This is getting old. I guess the writers can't figure out any other way to keep the stories connected?
     
  17. Dec 2, 2015 #37 of 277
    hummingbird_206

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    I enjoy the cast of characters, but anything to do with Chum Hum bugs me.

    Loved the scene with Eli and Jason. More of those 2 together, please!
     
  18. Dec 2, 2015 #38 of 277
    pdhenry

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    I noticed that they took pains to point out that in the Good Wife universe Chum Hum and Google aren't the same company.
     
  19. Dec 2, 2015 #39 of 277
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    That's the first time I remember them doing that.
     
  20. Dec 14, 2015 #40 of 277
    hummingbird_206

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    The episode was pretty blah until the last few minutes.

    Cary and Diane sure did pay back Biff and his buddies. :up:

    I'm not sure what I think about Eli this episode. He sure fell in love fast. And then to confess to Alicia about the call from Will? Wow, that just seemed so out of character. But I guess if he really fell in love, then I could see him not wanting to cheat Alicia a second time. But, holy smokes! That was just shocking.
     

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