The Good Fight s1 ep 8

The Rindell storyline takes a surprisingly compelling turn – for the first time I was genuinely interested in what happened to Henry – which is all to the good, but the big news (and the big fight) in this week’s episode is Reddick v Boseman, as Louis Gosset Jr. pops in to try and take back the firm he started – the vote is surprisingly close, considering how completely awesome Adrian is – and brings a particularly tricky case of the week with him for good measure. Fisher Stevens is a somewhat unscrupulous opponent, and the client’s initially on the ropes, but Marissa’s on hand to work it all out, which is becoming something of a habit and would be harking back to Super-Kalinda Solves It All territory, were it not for the fact that it’s impossible to dislike Marissa (she is ace) and Lucca currently has dibs on any character traits Kalinda might have left lying around.

Colin’s parents and their friends’ behaviour was hilarious in a completely mortifying way, but I’ve had more than enough of Lucca’s incomprehensible and frankly stupid skittishness. Girlfriend, if you want Colin (and why wouldn’t you? He’s great), you can very clearly have Colin, so what the hell is your problem? And if you don’t… well, never mind that, you obviously do. So get over yourself.

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3 thoughts on “The Good Fight s1 ep 8

  1. Jed Bartlet May 26, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    I quite liked this, but I thought it to be one of the weaker episodes, and perhaps showed up where a shorter season – which I’m generally in favour of – works against an A-plot like this. Reddick appears out of nowhere with some complaints – which could have done with more definition – about the way Adrian’s been running the firm, but taps into enough discontent to nearly win. On TGW, something like this would have had weeks of buildup.

    Lucca’s approach to relationships is just annoying now. Although Lucca at the party was a great, squirm-inducing scene, even if she at least owes Colin the opportunity to explain himself, rather than taking the word of some random she’s never met that he sees her as a trophy. And Cush Jumbo is still doing a fine job.

    • CJ Cregg May 27, 2017 / 7:29 pm

      Good point on the consequences of a short season, JB. You’re right – that plot would have worked better with TGW-style length.

      Also, yes, I agree Cush Jumbo’s absolutely not the problem, but Lucca, as currently written really is getting on my nerves. Colin, meanwhile, is beginning to remind me a lot of Will too, although I think Adrian is still the most like him. The scene where Adrian took the wine and glasses in to Barbara’s office to celebrate was *SO* Will and Diane. Sigh.

      • Jed Bartlet May 28, 2017 / 6:40 am

        Dude. You need to let Will go and move on.

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