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The Good Wife: A Defense of Marriage

Alicia and Diane agree to let a famous liberal lawyer aid them on their latest case, but they soon realize he may not have their client’s best interests in mind. Meanwhile, Alicia’s mother arrives for Thanksgiving seeking moral and legal support from Alicia and her brother Owen.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x9
Airdate: Sunday November 25th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Nov 28, 2012
UK (MORE4) Mar 21, 2013
NZ (TV3) Jun 10, 2014


Guest Stars
Bebe NeuwirthBebe Neuwirth
As Judge Friend
Brian DennehyBrian Dennehy
As Bucky
Chris NothChris Noth
As Peter Florrick
Dallas RobertsDallas Roberts
As Owen
Marc Warren (2)Marc Warren (2)
As Nick
Mary Beth PeilMary Beth Peil
As Jackie Florrick
P.J. BrownP.J. Brown
As Bill
Stockard ChanningStockard Channing
As Veronica Loy
Yul VazquezYul Vazquez
As Cristian
Zach GrenierZach Grenier
As David Lee
Bruce McGillBruce McGill
As Jeremy Breslow
Jack KoenigJack Koenig
As Arnold
Main Cast
Julianna MarguliesJulianna Margulies
As Alicia Florrick
Matt CzuchryMatt Czuchry
As Cary Agos
Christine BaranskiChristine Baranski
As Diane Lockhart
Josh CharlesJosh Charles
As Will Gardner
Archie PanjabiArchie Panjabi
As Kalinda Sharma


The episode begins with Cary being beaten up in the parking lot. It looks like it is one of Nick’s guys. Next, we see that the CEO of, Vance Foster, is on the stand and Bucky is cross examining him. Bucky is representing the State. This company allows tax payers to file their taxes online. Bucky then states that the company began to file fraudulent returns from criminals using stolen social security numbers. There were 86 tax refunds sent to the same address and the CEO says that he did not have time to check every envelop and that he trusted his employees to do that work for him; like Dale. Alicia and Diane are defending Dale. ..

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