The Good Fight The Schtup List – This week picks up exactly where we left off, with Maia walking in on Lenore and Jax in a state of some undress. Maia storms out but Lenore tries to assure her that she is only sleeping with Jax in an effort to help clear Henry. Maia is skeptical and wants to warn Henry and asks her lawyer to set up a meeting.
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The meeting between Maia and Henry is tense, but a note of humor is injected to the scene as both of them bring their lawyers and the pair find it awkward to have a conversation in front of them. The Good Fight is extremely good at that, injecting serious and sometimes tragic situations with some welcome levity.
Maia tries to warn him about Lenore, and when Henry hugs her goodbye, he whispers in her ear the password to Uncle Jax’s personal computer and asks her to find some information on it.
Afterwards, she goes to Jax’s house. She has Diane’s assistant Marissa call Jax’s house while she’s there, which gives her the opportunity to search his computer and take screen shots of some files. She brings these files to Henry, this time without their lawyers. When asked what it is, Henry says it’s something to help destroy Jax, and admits to not knowing whether he can trust Lenore or not.
Meanwhile a Doctor Picot is arrested for terrorism. He provides support via Skype to non-doctors in Syria performing surgery. One of the people being operated on is apparently a terrorist. Lucca and Diane are put on the case together to defend Picot.
They temporarily get him released pre-trail, but as Picot continues to offer medical assistance to the same patient when health complications arise, he is re-arrested.
Picot is brought back before the judge and when the judge learns that the victim has four hours before he’ll die if the surgery doesn’t continue, she decides to give the lawyers three and a half hours to present their evidence on the case.
At first the patient’s identity is kept classified, but after Lucca manages to get information out of a witness, it’s revealed that the terrorist is an American. His parents live in Chicago and his mother is brought to court. She testifies that her son only went to Syria to convince his brother to come home and give up terrorism. But when it’s revealed he bought a plane ticket for his brother, it technically falls under the definition of giving support to a terrorist; it looks like they will lose the case. But back in Syria, the boy’s brother threatens to kill the medical staff if his brother dies. This even convinces the prosecuting attorney that the surgery should continue.
It seems like a wonderful victory for Diane and Lucca. But it turns out that the US military wanted to delay proceedings for this very reason. They wanted to draw the terrorist brother to the surgery so that they could bomb it and kill everyone inside. It’s a gloomy and tragic end to the case.
In a slightly lighter note: the law firm is in a tight spot as one of their biggest clients considers not renewing their contract. Barbara and Adrian try to figure out why. They discover that the company is considering switching to another firm, one that happened to support Trump in the election. In order to get back in the running, Adrian and Barbara look through the firm for someone who voted for Trump to be their spokesperson to the company. It’s actually pretty funny to watch the two hunt for someone and be appalled at not being able to find anyone. That is until a lawyer named Julius admits to it, though he’s worried about how his coworkers will react.
Julius is able to use his voting history, to convince the company to renew their contract. The lawyer who runs the firm that they beat out, Andrew Hart, shows up at his office and warns him, that from now on his will be ostracized by the firm. He offers Julius a job if ever he needs it. And it seems like his warning is true, Julius does start to see people act differently around him.
If you’ve never seen The Good Wife, there are some characters that feel less than ideally introduced. Julius for example gets practically no introduction at all, so it’s hard to feel much emotional investment when he sees his coworkers turning against him.
But the show did do something pretty tough this episode: it had three plot lines running and all of them were interesting. I was never disappointed when if left one story line to follow another, I wanted to see what happened in each, and each one had a strong finish.
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Characters and cast of The Good Fight First Week include:
Diane Lockhart – Christine Baranski (Cybill, The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory, Into the Woods, The Birdcage)
Maia Rindell – Rose Leslie (Honeymoon, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Morgan, Luther)
Barbara Kolstad – Erica Tazel (Justified, Firefly, Roots)
Lucca Quinn – Cush Jumbo (Vera, The Good Wife, Remainder, Getting On)
Adrian Boseman – Delroy Lindo (Up, The Cider House Rules, Blood & Oil, This Christmas, The Last Castle, Broken Arrow, Clockers)
Amy Breslin – Helene York (The Night Before, Masters of Sex, Graves, Quantico)
Colin Morello – Justin Bartha (The Hangover, National Treasure, Gigli, Failure to Launch)
Julius Cain – Michael Boatman (Spin City, Instant Mom, China Beach)
Henry Rindell – Paul Guilfoyle (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, L. A. Confidential, Colony, Spotlight)
Lenore Rindell – Bernadette Peters (Anastasia, The Jerk, Mozart in the Jungle, Pennies from Heaven)
Marissa Gold – Sarah Steele (Spanglish, The To Do List, The Good Wife, Margaret, Please Give)
Dr. Randolph Picot – Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings, The Hitcher, Parenthood)
Jay Dipersia – Nyambi Nyambi (Mike & Molly, Mercy Street, Saint Jane)
Jax Rindell – Tom McGowan (Ghost World, The Birdcage, Frasier, Everybody Love Raymond)
Andrew Hart – Ron Canada (Wedding Crashers, The Affair, The Strain, Boston Legal, The West Wing)
Ron – Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct, The Practice, Providence, Picket Fences)
Rupert Lennox – Scott Bryce (Lethal Weapon 3, Popular, Deception)
Zeinan Aboulafia – Anna Khala (Quantico, Silicon Valley, Conviction, Stitchers, True Blood)
Yesha Mancini – Chalia La Tour
Mala Kulkarni – Stephanie Roth Haberle (Philadelphia, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Melinda and Melinda)
Dr. Spencer Mara – Christian Campbell (Among Ravens, True Detective, Big Love, Mohawk Girls)
Judge Suzanne Morris – Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules, Kramer vs. Kramer, The Good Wife, The Black List)
Yusuf – Mohit Gautam
Fawaz Kassin – Ahmad Maksoud
Aimar Aboulafia – Damon Owlia