Alicia and Lucca are desperate for new business, but hopeless at drumming it up. Courtney’s salary floor (among other things) continues to give Eli palpitations, even though I genuinely can’t see why it’s Eli’s business. And Peter Gallagher’s back, drawing Christine Baranski’s incomparable Diane into a stupendously controversial, ripped-from-the-headlines case which manages to weave in reproductive rights, research on foetal tissue and the First Amendment, all in glorious Good Wife style.
“Even a tired Good Wife is better than just about anything else on TV,” said our very own Jed a few weeks ago and our very own Jed was right. From the opening video footage set in “YouGoGurt” (HEE) to REDACTED demanding her billing percentage at the end, “Restraint” could easily have been a swing-and-a-miss, given everything it was trying to pack in, but instead it hit just about every target with joy and aplomb. A terrific whirlwind of wit and intelligence; I loved it.