The Good Fight Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate – This week’s episode goes a bit meta, inspired by a real-life Law and Order: SVU episode being delayed that was reportedly inspired by Trump.
Review and recap The Good Fight Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate
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An author writes a TV episode with a fictional version of Trump as a Chicago politician who is accused of molesting a teenager. When the show’s network stalled on airing it, the writer released it online.
Adrian wants to take the case in order to get the firm on the map with entertainment law. He takes it to court and argues fair use saying that it was released for the sake of criticism. They lose the fair use case, but can still fight to lower the damages. They argue that there are no damages as the network never intended to air the episode.
While they make a good showing in court, and it is a lot of fun to see Adrian take the lead in a case, Adrian thinks they will have to settle and do it soon so as not to anger the very people in entertainment that he hopes will hire them in the future. But when a very wealthy client tells Diane that he’s interested in using the firm because he’s impressed by them taking on the TV networks, settling becomes out of the question. And when the president actually tweets about the case, Adrian uses it to argue that it’s a first amendment matter. This causes the network to back down and stop asking for damages.
The Good Fight has multiple times touched on the current political climate, much more than most shows. It fits though with the show given the nature of the characters, the law firm, and the cases they take. Though I do wonder if eventually it will make the show dated.
Diane still needs her capital contribution to be made a partner. If she doesn’t get it in a week, she will be made a counsel instead. She considers moving in order to raise the money but can bring herself to do so. Instead, when the wealthy client is impressed by the win against the network, she threatens to warn him off the firm if her capital contribution isn’t taken from the money brought into the firm by the new client and if she’s not made a name partner. Adrian agrees, and happily. The friendship between him and Diane is a lot of fun.
Meanwhile, Kresteva questions Maia about the fake news articles from last episode, and also brings up Maia’s unaccompanied visits to her father. He even goes to Mr. Rindell to ask questions and gets him out on bail. The question is…what did Henry give him in return? If he tells Kresteva about the names Maia stole from Jax’s computer, Maia (and the firm) could both be in a lot of trouble. Can Maia trust her father not to sell her out?
The firm decides to hire a lawyer to represent them. When one of the lawyers they are considering starts quoting rap lyrics during the meeting, it’s pretty hilarious. I actually laughed out loud. And Lucca suggests an alternative. She suggests Elsbeth Tascioni. Elsbeth is unconventional and eccentric and a lot of fun!
Elsbeth overhears Kresteva talking on the phone about getting Rindell released. Angry at being followed, Kresteva threatens Elsbeth, but she shows herself more than a match for him by arranging to run into his wife and get invited over to his house. When he threatens to get her disbarred for it, she reveals she recorded his earlier threats. It’s clearly going to be fun to see these two spar.
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Characters and cast of The Good Fight Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate 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)
Colin Morello – Justin Bartha (The Hangover, National Treasure, Gigli, Failure to Launch)
Marissa Gold – Sarah Steele (Spanglish, The To Do List, The Good Wife, Margaret, Please Give)
Kurt McVeigh – Gary Cole (Pineapple Express, Office Space, Mercy Street, Suits, Veep, The Good Wife)
Yesha Mancini – Chalia La Tour
Mike Kresteva – Matthew Perry (Friends, The Whole Nine Yards, 17 Again, The Odd Couple, Web Therapy, The Good Wife)
Amber Wood-Lutz – Greta Lee (Sisters, St. Vincent, Money Monster, Wayward Pines, Girls)
Harry Rindell – Paul Guilfoyle (CSI: Crime Scene Investigator, L.A. Confidential, Spotlight, Air Force One, Colony, Primary Colors)
Neil Gross – John Benjamin Hickey (Flags of Our Fathers, The Good Wife, Truth, Manhattan)
Julius Cain – Michael Boatman (Spin City, The Good Wife, Anger Management, Gossip Girl, Instant Mom)
Elsbeth Tascioni – Carrie Preston (True Blood, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, Grace and Frankie)
Lenore Rindell – Bernadette Peters (Anastasia, The Jerk, Annie, Mozart in the Jungle)