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Author: Nora Grenfell
The Good Wife Season 6, Episode 5 Recap: "Shiny Objects"
It's no secret that Alicia Florrick is one of the most complex, interesting female characters on television. Alicia isn't the token interesting female character on The Good Wife, she's one of many compelling female characters the show has to offer. Alicia isn't as excited to see Elsbeth as we are, recognizing her for the adept opponent she is. "Shiny Objects" gets its title from the the distractible nature of Elsbeth, who Alicia befuddles in court by placing a picture of penguins in her eyesight. Alicia even dons a pair of gaudy earrings after Elsbeth gets sidetracked by a client's brooch. Just as Elsbeth tames the distractions in her mind, The Good Wife also goes deeper than the "Shiny objects." Alicia may be standing triumphant on the world stage, but by running for office she's having to tread on morally grey ground. The simplest narrative is "Scandal to spotlight," but Alicia's journey, and the evolution of the show of which she is the star, contain far more complexities than that. "Shiny Objects" had many more wonderful things to discuss: Kyle MacLachlan is back! Finn and Alicia are definitely flirting- and she will maybe be his boss soon! Cary is jealous of Lana! Of course they pay the cyber-ransom in Bitcoin! What did you think? Let us know in the comments.

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