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The Good Wife: The Penalty Box

Alicia defends a judge against misconduct charges stemming from his days as a prosecutor. Meanwhile, Cary makes a career decision and Kalinda deals with the repercussions of Agent Delaney's investigation.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x21
Airdate: Sunday April 22nd, 2012

Director: Michael Zinberg
Story: Julia Wolfe
Teleplay: Ted Humphrey

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) May 31, 2012
AU (ten) Jun 06, 2012


Guest Stars
Chris NothChris Noth
As Peter Florrick
David PaymerDavid Paymer
As Judge Cuesta
Jerry Adler (1)Jerry Adler (1)
As Howard Lyman
Jill FlintJill Flint
As Lana Delaney
Julianne NicholsonJulianne Nicholson
As Callie Simko
Mike ColterMike Colter
As Lemond Bishop
Stephen RootStephen Root
As Judge Murphy Wicks
Brian TarantinaBrian Tarantina
As Frankie
Michael ParkMichael Park
As Lloyd


The episode begins in the court room with a woman who is devastated as she has lost all her life savings because of the defendant. Just then the Judge Cuesta receives a letter and asks all the attorneys to meet him in his chambers. Cuesta tells the attorneys that he is declaring a mistrial as he is being put in the penalty box and that they would be assigned a new judge. He asks Diane to stay and asks the rest to leave. He tells her that he needs a lawyer. Twenty years ago, when he was a prosecutor, he had put a wife killer in prison and now a recent DNA test proves that he might not be guilty and hence he is being investigated by the State Attorney. The court feels that Cuesta had handle the prosecution shabbily and kept things from the defense and hence the penalty box. ..

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