“The Good Wife” (2011)

Creators: Michelle Kring, Robert Kring

Cast: Julianna Margulies (Alicia Florrick), Josh Charles (Will Gardner), Archie Panjabi (Kalinda Sharma), Christina Baranski (Diane Lockhart), Matt Czuchry (Cary Agos), Alan Cumming (Eli Gold), Graham Phillips (Zach Florrick), Makenzie Vega (Grace Florrick), Aaron Tveit (Spencer Zschau)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Aired: September 22, 2009 – May 8, 2016
Running time: 43 minutes

Only the episode starring Aaron is featured.

The series focuses on Alicia Florrick, whose husband Peter Florrick, a former Cook County state’s attorney, has been jailed following a very public sex and corruption scandal. Alicia returns to her old job as a litigator (after taking years out to be a mother) to provide for her two children. The series was partly inspired by the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal, as well as by other prominent American political sex scandals, particularly those of John Edwards and Bill Clinton.



3.07 — “Executive Order 13224”
Director: Brooke Kennedy
Writer: Leonard Dick
Original air date: November 6, 2011

Alicia worries that she will break confidentiality when the Treasury Department forces her to report on her latest client, while Peter reluctantly digs into Will’s past transgressions.


• As of October 2011, “The Good Wife” has been nominated for an Emmy Award for both seasons it has been on the air. It’s also been nominated for a Golden Globe.

• The show has been referenced on other television programs, such as “The Big Bang Theory” and “Happy Endings.”

• Because the show is shot in New York, many Broadway actors lend their talents as guest actors. In episode “Executive Order 13224,” that Broadway star happened to be Aaron himself.

• “The Good Fight” – another show that Aaron guest starred in – is a spin-off of this show. He reprised his character, Spencer.


3.07 — “Executive Order 13224”
Will: You’re pitiful. Get a pair of balls and throw a punch.

Childs: On what grounds?
Judge: On the grounds of how else will I spend my Thursday afternoon if the three of you aren’t here.

Cary: I don’t even think you have a new job. You’re just like one of those mom’s who lies about being pregnant.
Dana: That happens a lot in your experience?

Will: You poked the bear. I asked you not to poke the bear.
Diane: Would you stop with the bear talk.

Judge: I thought you Feds were on some sort of a budget crunch. I get two of you?


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