'The Good Wife' actress Julianna Margulies
Actress Julianna Margulies receives a star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame" in Los Angeles May 1, 2015. Reuters/Phil McCarten

In Season 7 episode 9 of “The Good Wife,” Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) faces trouble in the courtroom after a strategy failed to work out well for her. The judge reprimands her in court. Meanwhile, she realises that Eli (Alan Cumming) has been trying to control her life the entire time and it's time for her to take charge and stand by her choices.

The case of the week featured Monica Timmons going back to Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and Agos (Matt Czuchry) to ask for help in battling Chum Hum regarding a map option that indicated problem sites, which seemed to involve black communities. Alicia made some racial discoveries and tried to hide one upon Louis Canning’s (Michael J. Fox) request. In the end, she was found in contempt of court and was fined $5,000. Although it appeared that Alicia was about to lose, it turned out that the restaurateur was already losing business even before the new mapping approach. Alicia had Chum Hum change policies, without the need to settle. Alicia got away at the last minute, but the success was not complete.

Ruth Eastman (Margo Martindale) observed that there was some chemistry going on between Jason (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Alicia. The campaign manager told Eli to stop the development. Eli first talked to Jason and then moved on to Alicia to remind her about her estranged husband’s presidential campaign.

“Yes, I’ve gotten over words,” Alicia told Eli. However, Jason overhead the conversation. Nora also arrived and interrupted the heated conversation. Since the potential problem was still brewing, Ruth decided to reveal Jason’s file, but this one was different. It turned out that Jason had a secret file on Alicia. When Eli told Alicia the news, she slammed the door in his face. The two might become enemies in the following episodes.

E Online also notes that Courtney Paige (Vanessa Williams) has started to notice that Eli might be in love with Alicia. Louis Canning also noticed that Alicia and Lucca (Cush Jumbo) have a partnership going on.

The next episode will air next on Dec 13 on CBS.

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