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The Good Wife recap: Tracks

A grouchy neighbor forces Alicia and Lucca to consider a business offer

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The Good Wife

TV Show
run date:
43 minutes
Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth
Current Status:
Off Air

This week, The Good Wife is all about the power of neighbors, particularly the really angry ones. And for Alicia, we’re talking about the woman who lives in 603. After Alicia’s building reworks the elevator map, apparently it becomes very easy for people to think Alicia lives in apartment 603, as opposed to apartment 903. And that leads to a handful of clients being yelled at for their mistake and, as a result, contemplating returning to Lockhart, Agos & Lee. But that’s only one issue.

The other issue this week comes from Rowby, an old friend of Alicia. Rowby brings Cary and Alicia together to help him on a music case. It seems that Rowby has a very popular children’s song — it has more than 1 million hits on YouTube — that his former record label claims belongs to them. 

Once again going up against Andrea Stevens, Lucca, Alicia, and Cary reject the label’s cease and desist, but sadly for them, that only results in the record company suing Rowby for breach of contract, seeking $3.1 million in damages. So yes, Rowby might have found the next great love of his life in Lucca, but he has bigger issues to worry about at the moment.

Meanwhile, it’s Monica who’s currently first in the running for employee of the month at Lockart, Agos & Lee. Out to lunch with Bea Wilson — their former client who now belongs to Alicia — Monica senses Bea’s unhappiness with the fact that Alicia works out of her apartment (and has miserable neighbors). Seeing an opportunity, Diane and David invite Bea to come back to their firm. And Bea isn’t the only client they attempt to steal back.

Of course, Alicia’s unaware of all of this, because when she isn’t handling Rowby’s case, she’s busy avoiding Eli at all costs. Once again Peter’s Chief of Staff, Eli says his goodbyes to Ruth, who’s off to handle congressional races. But she does leave Eli with a warning: Returning to governor after running for president leaves a target on Peter’s back. Eli needs to be careful.

With that in mind, Eli attempts to talk to Alicia about “potential political problems,” but she simply shuts the door in his face. However, she won’t shut the door in Marissa’s face, and knowing that, Eli tells his daughter that she should ask Alicia for a job.

However, it takes one mention of Eli’s name for Alicia to essentially throw Marissa out of her apartment, sending Marissa right back to her father looking for answers. 

When Eli mentions that he erased a voicemail from a man who loved Alicia, Marissa immediately knows he’s talking about Will. How? “I have eyes,” she says. So Marissa’s not blind, but she’s also not one to stand by and watch her father in pain. More on that later.

NEXT: Cary has a proposition