E: Wow, guys. I got a real 80s nostalgia vibe off this week’s episode. Mary Stuart Masterson is in the house, doing her best Robin Wright impression. That’s some kind of wonderful! Or at least it is for some of our characters. And whack-a-mole! Like new LG addition Damian Boyle, I can proudly say that I too have played whack-a-mole and have fond childhood memories of doing so at arcades and the occasional Chuck-E-Cheese.
Oh, yeah, and the Mommy Dearest routine? Very 80s. What’s old is new again.
E: Well that was a confounding episode! I know we all love our ambiguity here at The Good Wife, but there’s a difference between an ambiguous ending and a woefully incomplete one. I’m not going to say I didn’t like it, because a lot of great stuff happened too, but with two major plots left unresolved I definitely feel frustrated! Some very entertaining guest stars reappear. Predictably, lines are crossed (oh, so many lines) and backs are stabbed. Strange threads dangle. We see the return of Zach the secretive computer genius/sleuth. It’s war, and it’s peace. It’s unity and discord. It’s moral dilemmas every where you look. It’s sympathetic clients who apparently lie.
It is, in short, a lot to take in.
E: I love this merry war so frickin’ much. Okay, no, not that it’s merry for the participants, but the constant skirmishes between Lockhart/Gardner and Florrick/Agos are just so much fun.
M: So, schedules got in the way of us being able to really tear into the past two episodes (6×04 and 6×05) in a timely manner. So, as dutiful bloggers, we decided that rather than putting very late, standard recaps that match what you could find elsewhere, we’d discuss the bigger issues of the two episodes. We’ll throw in some recap/review, but that’s not the overall focus here.
C: No, we have a really big quibble.
E: And not with each other, for once.
E: This just goes to show that a foregone conclusion can still leave you in heart-palpitating shock. Did I know that was coming? You betcha. Did I expect it in quite that way? Nope. I think you will all understand where I’m coming from when I say that I screamed several times during this episode. Embarrassingly loudly.