After this week’s TGW, I have a few questions.
Since the oleaginous Jason Crouse has spent every episode since he appeared dedicatedly flirting with Alicia, why on earth is he so bent out of shape that someone (ie Ruth and Eli) has noticed how close they’ve become as a result and might think something of it? Did he really have no idea something might come of all that schmoozing? Are we really expected to think the mere suggestion something might would freak him out like it did this week?
And while we’re on the subject of people’s behaviour towards Alicia, why is Eli constantly trying to get her to run for political office when she doesn’t want it? The State’s Attorney job, now a Senate position – is Illinois running short of people would actually like to be elected? Why keep trying to resurrect “Saint Alicia” instead? Courtney suggests this week that Eli is obsessed with Alicia, that he’s a little bit in love with her, and there might be some truth in that, but, knowing this, Courtney still shells out 50 grand of her own cash for a focus group to explore the electoral potential of a woman who DOES NOT WANT TO BE ELECTED. Can Eli not find someone who does?
How about high-powered, self-made, super-duper businesswoman Courtney herself?
These two sub-plots weren’t bad. But they weren’t awesome either. Just as well then that the Case of the Week was much more fun; another TGW special, mixing two of the show’s favourite, complicated subjects – race and technology – in a way that was super-smart and funny, while also giving Matt Czuchry’s Cary plenty to do. And a potential new love interest too? We’ll see.