The Good Wife 3.18 “Gloves Come Off” Review
This episode of ‘The Good Wife’ was titled ‘Gloves Come Off’ and in a way the gloves came off in this episode and that was what made it great to watch. The tension in the office was palpable. Things have been heating up and they were not cooled by the fact that someone had giving Will away to the disciplinary board.
Alicia was pushing her relationship with Lois Canning to get her agenda on the table. Meanwhile Tammy came back and things became rather unsettling. Alicia‘s love life was brought back as it were to place something into perspective. Her love life is on a knife edge but what still keeps on holding the trump for this show is the professional side where the intrigue continues unabated.
They do manage to combine the personal and the professional well enough in some episodes but there are times when they don’t just go well together. So Tammy’s presence this time around looked like an unwanted distraction.
The guest stars came with power with Michael J. Fox, Gary Cole and Fred Thompson. They gave the case of the week the needed depth and the rather amusing issue of Diane trying to juggle two men.
The case had to do with what happened in a sporting area. It was of course a controversial issue where what happened in a sporting arena could be considered as a criminal offense. The topic follows after what has happened in real life before and even in the hockey world it is still a deeply divisive issue.
Already they are violent sports so why would you want to charge someone to court for an act committed in a sport that can’t seemingly do without such an act being committed. Besides the sports have their own rules that players tend to sign up to so they should be ready to let the sport deal with it. This seems to be the right sounding argument but things are not always what they seem or sound to be. This is because after all is said and done, some things can only be taken on a case by case basis and it should come as no surprise that there would be exception to rules where authorities have to step in and prosecute or make arrests.
But that was not what applied here because the player used his fist against another but that is acceptable within the hockey fraternity. But Alicia pointed out such were not accepted in armature events like college and the Olympics.
The absence of Will seems to have given Diane some breathing room to come into her own as she set out to stamp her presence in an office that has been looking mutinous for a long time. And the control issue she has is quite amusing as she seems to have everything together but everything apart at home.
While her professional life seems to be growing by the day, her personal life seems to be on the decline. And with her in particular, it gives her a better grounded and well rounded personality that she is not having it all such. Kalinda came into the mix at the end. Things might start picking up in terms of the relationship they have.
She seems to be hiding something and Alicia may get to know what it is from her if she goes on to tell her. Then there was the Alicia and Diane showdown. One would have thought that Diane would have piped down but she did not give any quarter and was taken none. She later stood up for her protégé but it just left the lines drawn between the relationships all thin and grey.