Excuse us as we wipe away our tears after watching this week’s episode. IS IT JANUARY YET? Aside from Alicia threatening to stab a teacher, this week’s episode squarely focused on Cary’s trial and the results were horrifying. We watch this show for in admiration of its complex character development and storytelling. We admire its use of the law and the justice system but recognize that it is a TV show. However, this episode exposed all the uncertainties in a trial that can translate into real life. And that is what made this episode such a nail biter.
Alicia’s states attorney campaign is getting a mixed reception from viewers but at Binge Central, we are LOVING IT. Between Alicia’s campaign and the target on Cary’s back, this week’s episode took us through the entire spectrum of human emotions.
This show is taking us through a dark and winding path this season. We’re not sure where the show is headed but there’s that feeling that something terrible is going to happen to one of the characters. The only question is who. After this week’s episode, Kalinda seems to be the one with the target on her back.
This episode was enjoyable for many reasons, the first of which was that Finn Polmar was in a lot it but we’ll get to that later. But there’s one question that still sticks in our minds and won’t go away: Why is Alicia running for state’s attorney?
This episode was much more low-key than the rest of the season thus far. I would say it was boring but really, it was a nice break from the action and an homage to the tempered procedural this show used to be in its earlier seasons. That being said, there were plenty of developments within Florrick, Agos and Lockhart and Alicia’s campaign for State’s Attorney. We even got to see the return of cooky-yet-genius lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston).