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The Good Wife Preview: What You Need to Know About “Hitting the Fan” [VIDEO] 

Photo Credit: David M. Russell/CBS
Photo Credit: David M. Russell/CBS

[WARNING: Spoilers for The Good Wife “Hitting the Fan”]

“Hitting the Fan” is the perfect title to describe tonight’s episode of The Good Wife.

All season, we knew this moment was coming. And when Diane outed Alicia’s leaving Lockhart Gardner to Will, we expected the fallout to be spectacular.

And that’s exactly what it is.

Synopsis for “Hitting the Fan:” Alicia and Cary’s plans to depart Lockhart/Gardner are suddenly exposed and a desperate battle to retain clients ensues.

We don’t want to spoil things even a little bit but here’s what you need to know:

  • Josh Charles gives an amazing performance that’s raw and painful. He perfectly portrays Will’s feelings of betrayal over finding out Alicia is defecting.
  • Julianna Margulies is always good but we love when she plays an Alicia that has her back up against the wall. Margulies and Alicia are beyond fierce in “Hitting the Fan.”
  • The episode is like one big, 48-minute long tennis match. We compare it to a fifth set tie-break at the U.S. Open between Agassi and Sampras or Federer and Nadal. The back-and-forth maneuvering is unrelenting and magnificent.
  • It’s always been tough to decide on who we like Alicia with best: Peter or Will. But who knew Alicia vs. Will would be so thoroughly enjoyable?
  • There’s an excellent Diane/Cary scene and Kalinda and Peter get some really good moments as well.
  • This season has slowly been building up to this magical moment. And it doesn’t disappoint. Everything truly does change forever. And for a show in its fifth season — this will definitely catapult storyline for a long time to come.

We just want to keep raving about this episode but you guys need to see it to believe it. Every installment of The Good Wife is great. But this one is the best we’ve seen in a while. It’s amazing, unpredictable and a bit hurt-y. Yes, hurt-y. These people have been on the same side for years and for it to all implode like it has, it does hurt. But it’s also the most exciting thing to happen to a show in a long time. Please forgive us in advance if we’ve over-hyped it. Sorry. Not sorry.

The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9/8c on CBS.


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