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TREACHERY? LET BATTLE COMMENCE!
on 29 May 2015
Will and Diane are incensed to discover Alicia and Cary's secret plans to quit Lockhart/Gardner - complete with various colleages and clients. They to set up their own firm? Friends are now foes. Knives are out.
Cue here for 22 more first-rate episodes, complete with a shock that had fans reeling.
Writers and cast are all on fine form - complete with guest stars it is good to see. As ever, the series includes interesting court cases, thought provoking ethical issues, a mixture of lighthearted moments and matters positively chilling (phone-tapping included). Duplicity is rife, people jostling for positions, ever seeking ways of bringing others down. As Illinois Governor, Peter is not the only one displaying ruthlessness (in some instances most pleasingly, as when the State Attorney pushes his luck). Never underestimate Diane (Christine Baranski brilliant). Actually I confess to being on her side, the actions by Alicia and Cary surely a betrayal. Of course I like those two also. With characters far from being one-dimensional, viewers will often have their loyalties tested. Only when disaster strikes are doubts thrust aside, the need urgent to have tissues handy.
Do not miss the fun bonus on Disc 3 (some of the antics in it may surprise). Especially interesting are the extra features on Disc 4 - including revelations of key scenes not as originally intended, impact greater in consequence.
As Alicia, struggling to combine career and home life, Julianna Margulies remains excellent - so much conveyed with barely a gesture. What a treat for viewers she is in such good company - in every direction so much to impress.
In short, the series continues to go from strength to strength, all involved seemingly in their element.
One of television's best.