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The Good Wife Recap: Back At the Beginning in "Winning Ugly"

04/17/2015 12:44 pm ET | Updated Jun 17, 2015

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 6, Episode 19 of CBS's The Good Wife, titled "Winning Ugly."
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Am I the only person thoroughly enjoying the sort of meta editing techniques like Alicia watching CBS News on mute and then turning up the volume when they're talking about her? Or the "Between Two Ferns" reference as she's being mocked on the Internet for her Will emails? It's pretty genius.

The voter fraud scandal is killing her. And what's worse, is she's now part of the machine. I thought it would be too easy to just have her win her office and live all happily ever after with her ex-husband now friend and random lovers.

The real scandal now is that the voter fraud wasn't about getting her elected, but getting a bigger fish elected. When the reveal comes, it turns out that they want her to step down, lest the other guy get in trouble. They offer her a silly committee position that's way beneath her. They frisk her, because everyone is recording everyone this season. "Be a good democrat and step down now," he tells her, and all of a sudden it feels like you're watching "House of Cards" and MSNBC cover Hillary Clinton all at the same time. Shannon Houston wrote over at Paste Magazine that our Alicia will never be the same after this, and you know what? I think she's right.

It looks like all will end well for Diane and crew over the falsified evidence in Cary's case. But Kalinda and Diane might never be same either. Unlike other shows trying to oblige an actor who wants to leave, The Good Wife does it so well. The Bishop/Cary case is complex and interesting and fits in seamlessly with the show's plotline. I don't want to see Kalinda go, but it's better than just shooting her in a courtroom.

What do you think? Tweet me your thoughts @karenfratti.

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