TV Club: The Good Wife is losing sense of its characters

Never mind the fact that Lucca and Alicia were trying to steal candidates from Louis Canning last week. This week, they’re working with him. Specifically, they’re working with him to defend ChumHum in a racial profiling case against a small business owner represented by Cary and Diane over at Lockhart, Agos, & Lee. Alicia’s relationship with Canning has always been tumultuous, but the events that transpired last week are almost completely forgotten here. In fact, a lot of the existing repertoire between Canning and Alicia is dropped in “Discovery,” except for in a brief exchange where Canning admits he sometimes agrees with her. Otherwise, Canning’s presence is pretty arbitrary.

It’s the nature of network dramas to jump around a lot, to leave some strands hanging while picking up others. Not every storyline can get time in every episode, especially on a show like The Good …

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