The Good Wife Recap: Questions Are for Dopes

November 3, 2014 1:47 PM

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The Good Wife Recap: Questions Are for Dopes

My threshold for secondhand awkwardness is very, very low (I have to watch inarguably mild scenes on The Office muted, with subtitles on, and can't watch shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm at all), so I found an episode of The Good Wife largely focused on Alicia's inability to ask and answer questions really difficult to watch. But my discomfort speaks to the quality of the episode — Julianna Margulies, David Hyde Pierce, and The Good Wife's writing team absolutely nailed the agony of awkward conversations.

Alicia's partner in awkwardness is Frank Prady (played by Pierce), a CBS journalist who is, unsurprisingly, a total delight, all Panama hats and cookie tins and professorial facial hair. When Eli intuits that he's going to jump into the State's Attorney race, he sends Alicia to his dressing room to ...

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