The day of the election has finally – thank GOD – arrived, but there’s still time to get in a bit of campaigning, some disturbingly easy (but amusing) manipulation of voter turnout and a bitter argument between Alicia and Peter to poor Eli’s extreme discomfort. For a campaign ep, it’s a good one: Julianna Margulies and Chris Noth spark off each other as wonderfully as ever, the dynamic with poor smitten Jonny is intriguing (as is the unconcealed glare Peter gives him) if short-lived and the adorable Finn, fabulous Marissa and a game of Halo steal the show. Team Cool Beans FTW!
In the other (non-election-related) show also called “The Good Wife,” meanwhile, Diane goes on the hunting trip with Kurt and his uber-rich Republican pals, which isn’t my favourite storyline (all that staring at meat…) but it gives us the gift of Christine Baranski and Oliver Platt hanging out and being ace, so yay for it anyway. And, by way of a bonus, we also get some twists in the Lemond Bishop / Kalinda story which I actually really like, although I’m a little distracted – I realised earlier this week that, while Lemond himself always looks immaculate, so does his house, and now I can’t look at that pristine, beautiful kitchen without wondering who cleans it. There must be a housekeeper or someone, surely? That we’ve never met? Because you KNOW Lemond Bishop does not do household chores.