The Good Wife 1.06 "Conjugal" Discussion


The Good Wife 1.06 “Conjugal”
Air Date: November 3, 2009

The Good WifeIn the latest episode of The Good Wife, entitled “Conjugal”, we have not one but TWO Gilmore Girls stars. Aside from series regular Matt Czuchry (Logan Huntzberger on Gilmore Girls), we have Emily Bergl (Francie Jarvis on Gilmore Girls) guest starring. Emily is the second guest star from Gilmore Girls to also appear in the series after Katie Walder (Janet Billings on Gilmore Girls), who appeared in the pilot episode .

This episode featured a LOT more of Cary (Matt Czuchry), so we can all cheer for that! He did an excellent job in this episode. Very spunky! I’m actually really beginning to like his character and how competitive he is – it’s a fun combination of disliking him undercutting Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and liking him for his outgoing and flirtatious nature. I loved the scenes between him and and Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) in this episode. The episode focused on the legal firm taking on a pro bono case to appeal the case of a man sent to jail for shooting a cop – though at first they were attempting to get him off on a technicality, Cary and Alicia later focus on getting him off because he’s innocent! Other thoughts:

– Cary isn’t just a mean guy. We see here that he was as easily swayed by the emotional plea of the mother / wife to help her husband.
– At first I thought Cary was undercutting Alicia by suggesting they take the case pro bono, but instead I found that this brought out his sympathetic nature
– Alicia showed a darker side here by asking her husband for help on the case then letting him take the fall when the DA’s office used him as a scapegoat for convicting an innocent man.
– Kalinda had her own ethical battle about helping on a case of a man she was sure was guilty. Seeing her realize her own bias was a great aspect to the episode.
– We are starting to see now how Will (Josh Charles) and Diane (Christine Baranski) are each setting up Alicia & Cary to be the “winner” for the Junior Associate position. I can see this will get heated.

In the episode, Emily Bergl guest starred as Bree, someone who was working with the law firm on the case. I’m not sure if perhaps she’s one of the other associates or has some other role in the film. According to imdb , she is also scheduled to guest star in the November 10th episode of the series.

What did you think of this episode? This was the first time my husband watched the series with me and he loved it! When I told him about it, he was skeptical. But just goes to show you that it’s a very appealing series!!

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6 thoughts on “The Good Wife 1.06 "Conjugal" Discussion

  • November 5, 2009 at 5:10 am

    IF I remember the casting call correctly Bree is supposed to be a junior associate but a year above Cary and Alicia and she definitely will be back for next weeks episode and there is a possibilit for to be back for more.

    Lots of GG reminders in that episode, especially when Cary checked if the email was there it reminded me a lot of the episode 6×13 in the YDN

  • November 5, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Loved it! This was a great episode and I’m finally starting to think this show is catching its stride. It was nice to see more of Matt … am I wrong or could that smile of his melt an iceberg! :-)

  • November 5, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    LOVE The Good Wife, and this episode did not disappoint! We saw a lot more of Matt (Cary), and I loved him. Now how is the series going to get out of firing him after 6 months (They couldn’t possibly fire the lead character, could they?) I can’t imagine they’ll get rid of Matt after investing so much time in him, so what’s going to happen? Maybe he’ll work for the competition.

    I also got GG flashback with the email! Love you Matt!!

  • November 5, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Wanted to add that I also loved Emily Bergl (Francie Jarvis) and hope they keep her around, too. This has to be the best cast ensemble that I’ve seen in a while!!

  • November 5, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    I had major Gilmore girls flashbacks. First there was Francie Jarvis and then there was the scene that almost exactly mirrored the one on with Logan helping Rory at the Yale daily news. I know both have been mentioned but I just had to mention the resemblance.

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