The Good Wife Election: Do We Have a Winner?
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Spoiler Alert: The following reveals major plot points from Tuesday's episode of The Good Wife.
After months of brutal debates, nasty campaign flyers and tireless campaigning, The Good Wife 's race for state's attorney may finally have a frontrunner in Peter Florrick (Chris Noth).
The three-way race suddenly became a two-person fight in Tuesday's episode after Glenn Childs (Titus Welliver) stepped down. With the current officeholder, and Peter's biggest rival, out of the running, does this mean Florrick is a lock to win?
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According to the series and its fictional political blog, Peter has been on the uptick with voters — especially young people — since he cursed during a political debate to protect Alicia's privacy (awww). Plus, last week's nannygate seems to have dented the once sterling armor of opponent Wendy Scott-Carr (Anika Noni Rose).
But what would Peter's win mean for the show? Alicia (Julianna Margulies) said she wants her husband to win -- she just doesn't "want to go back to the way things were." Translation: She wants to continue working, which would mean possible conflicts of interest ahead when she's fighting the state's attorney office in court. Peter's victory would also be another convenient way to keep Alicia and Will (Josh Charles) apart despite her feelings for him.
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And if Peter wins, what happens to Cary (Matt Czuchry)? After losing the junior associate "bake-off" to Alicia last year, Cary was recruited by Childs to take down the Florricks. With Childs definitely out and Peter possibly in, that assignment is probably going to change. Adding to the fire, Diane (Christine Baranski) recently told Will she wants to hire Cary back. Judging by that out-of-left-field kiss Cary shared with Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), Diane wouldn't be the only one welcoming him back to the firm with open arms. But Cary returning to Lockhart Gardner and Bond would be an obvious move, and The Good Wife always tends to steer clear of the predictable (see: Cary joining Childs, Eli saving Alicia's job, and pretty much everything uncovered about Kalinda).
One potential obstacle in Peter's final lap to the finish line is Becca. We have yet to uncover the true motivation for her devious ways. It's doubtful she did all that scheming just to get into Zach's good graces, right? Considering her connections to Glenn Childs, Jr. and her willingness to lie about being pregnant with Zach's child, there is no telling what line she won't cross.
Do you want Cary to return to Lockhart, Gardner? Do you think Peter will win the election? What is Becca really up to? And what did you think of Cary and Kalinda's surprise lip lock? Sound off in the comments below.