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'The Good Wife' Recap: 'Waiting For The Knock' And Gasps

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Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 4, Episode 5 of CBS' "The Good Wife," titled "Waiting For The Knock."

While "The Good Wife" was "Waiting For The Knock," I was waiting to be sufficiently entertained. Don't get me wrong, this episode had highlights, but for the most part, it was a bit lacking.

Lemond Bishop returned -- always enjoy when characters recur -- in need of Lockhart/Gardner's assistance. His accountant was arrested, but for what remained unclear until he called in his team; legitimate business attorneys Lockhart/Gardner and drug lawyer Lesli Rand (Annabella Sciorra). Thanks to Clarke (Nathan Lane) -- and we can all agree that this will be the episode he submits for an Emmy, right? -- and Cary, the team realized it's on the legitimate side with an informant tipping the FBI off about steroids at a health club. The informant is found dead and the FBI had enough to arrest Bishop.

Clarke and Cary's budding friendship was definitely a highlight of the episode. Clarke's interaction with Will, Diane and Cary while going over the accounting made me smile. He's the balance the show needs when parading around over-the-top characters like Eli Gold and the dramatic lightning rod Kalinda. Another highlight? Alicia and Dillon, Lemond Bishop's son. When they were on the swings ... it was touching. I wouldn't have minded more of that interaction.

Meanwhile, Nick (Marc Warren) returned to cause trouble for Kalinda. He broke into Lana's (Jill Flint) apartment and claimed to find photos of Kalinda everywhere. Is Lana still working on a case about Kalinda? Did Nick lie and he was doing surveillance? Hopefully we'll find out soon. Robert and Michelle King said they're wrapping up the Kalinda/Nick storyline earlier than planned. While I'm sure it would have all come together, I'm looking forward to Kalinda integrating back into the fold earlier rather than later.

Over on the campaign side, the blogger posted his story about the magazine dropping the Peter/campaign aide story. It didn't hurt Peter in the straw poll, however, it did cost him Maddie (Maura Tierney). Every scene Maura Tierney is in makes me happy. I'm very interested to see where her story is going. If it weren't for her, I would not have any interest in Peter's story.

Because it was an oddly-paced episode with a chunky plot, there were no gasps.

"The Good Wife" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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