Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 6, Episode 1 of CBS's The Good Wife, titled "The Line."
No, Will's not back from the dead. I mean, we knew that wouldn't happen, but a girl can dream right? This week's premiere has everyone moving on.
Cary has been arrested on a drug charge because the State's Attorney's office is after Lamont Bishop. Not only does Cary have to do time in jail -- and man, that is not pretty -- Alicia has to raise a bazillion dollars for his bail and convince Bishop that he's not going to flip. Kalinda's on it and after's she's stopped by Bishop she goes to her lady friend for help.
The firm doesn't want to give up their bonus and salaries to help out; his dad is a jerk and will only offer $8,000, like all jerk lobbyists. Alicia and Robyn look into personally helping out, proving that they're all family. Instead, Bishop randomly comes through with a "colleague" who pays the bail in full, in cash.This is why people are getting arrested in the first place.
Meanwhile, Cary is getting legal advice from the inmates in scenes I'm not sure are realistic or completely ridiculous. In any case, he has to wait while Alicia and the ASA investigate the source of his bail funds before he can get out. Why is women's prison always portrayed as being more fun than the male counterpart?
Diane is retiring. She's retiring? She's retiring. Retiring? (That was the scene.) Where would she go? To Florrick-Agos. But her move depends on an equal vote with Cary and Alicia, and it doesn't get any less complicated when Alicia asks her to represent Cary. David Lee and Michael J. Fox (because that's just who he is) are all a-flutter.
Eli schemes to get Alicia to run for State's Attorney, and his daughter watches with glee. The biggest scandal this week, really? Is the intern wearing panties or not? Can we talk about how the episode name deals with "The Line" -- between attorney client privilege, defending drug dealers, and panty lines? Get it?!
Predictions: It takes all season to figure out is Alicia will run. Diane won't join the firm unless they drop Bishop or something to keep clients. Eli's daughter sticks around as an assistant. Cary makes friends and clients in jail. Kalinda has lots of sex to get that recording to fudge his innocence.
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The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.