Spoilers ahead for episode seven of The Good Fight, now streaming on CBS All Access. with experts’ latest predictions and breaking news. Of course, she remains loyal to her parents and to the life they’ve given her regardless of the evidence against them. You can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on July 13. Toward the end of The Good Wife’s run, creators Michelle and Robert King frequently complained about the demands of the 22-episode season, so maybe the shorter, less hectic time frame of ten episodes will lend itself to some additional nuance. FYC OSCARS...", Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ for Netflix, "photographista_ wrote: Make YOUR predictions at Gold Derby: Win prizes! Predict the Emmy nominees now; change them until July 13. Rather, it’s a white billionaire with a prickly reputation (to put it mildly), whom Diane has a history with: Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker). Diane admits that she likes the firm, and although her dream of disappearing in the French countryside has died, life has reminded her that she’s “not the retiring type.” When Diane asks Adrian the very same question, he admits he loves the job because his soldiering on provides for the livelihoods of his employees. It isn’t surprising, then, that despite Lucca’s advice, Maia ends the episode looking at the possibility of a prosecution. Blackpink Served a Performance From a ’50s Diner on. But Maia doesn’t have the strength not to fall victim to Madeline’s clever machinations. Here Are All the Movies Delayed Because of the Coronavirus. But there’s a scene between Lucca and Maia that feels like it could’ve been written as a scene for Alicia and Maia instead. She goes back to David Lee and the rest of the partners in an effort to un-retire, but David tells her she’s too tainted. Maia, though, is as flat as ever. The case ultimately hinges on drug possession, and its best scene centers on Adrian and Diane continually interrupting Thoreau’s testimony with increasingly loud slamming of their hands on their table in outrage. Race was an area in which The Good Wife sometimes faltered, so I’m a little nervous about the future of this story line. This should be a showcase for Maia as a character, but instead it’s Lucca who shines. Below, let’s take a look at the Top 5 moments from “The Good Fight” Season 1, Episode 9. Maia is so easily undone by Madeline it’s hard to imagine she could ever make a good lawyer. Weigh in now with your picks so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our Emmy odds. Be sure to make your Emmy predictions. Could Michael J. She’s a woman for whom dire consequences are unfamiliar. PREDICT NOW: Who Will ‘Dancing With the Stars’? remarkably prejudiced against actresses of her age. ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’: Mike Flanagan’s ‘Hill House’ follow up won’t be ghosted by Golden Globes. There’s always been something compelling about the way their desire to support each other has superseded their differences, even when those differences are massive. It’s why she has been able to ignore the obvious faults of her parents. Madeline gets at the heart of Maia’s naïveté by asking how Maia could have possibly had no idea about Lenore’s affair or her father’s Ponzi scheme. Her memories, which include a pivotal 18th birthday party, are deftly explored, giving a vantage point into her emotional state. we. But it becomes one for Maia on this week’s episode of “The Good Fight,” as she learns quite painfully that her unreliable memory and lack of self-preservation are damning qualities. Elsewhere, Maia is questioned by quirky F.B.I. 2020 Tony Awards crazy nominations and gutsy predictions: Who’s out front to win? Fox help 'The Good Fight' score a long-overdue Guest Acting nomination? Deadline Media, Golden Globes TV Predictions: Top 24 All Stars, SAG Awards TV Predictions: Top 24 All Star Users, Golden Globes TV predictions: Top 24 All Stars, ‘Big Brother’ Predictions: Live Episode 10, ‘Big Brother’ Predictions: Live Episode 9, ‘Big Brother’ Predictions: Triple Eviction. He refuses to have Richard Hess (Paul Niebanck) questioned because they were both heading to the same lurid party in Arlington Heights; doing so would ruin Sweeney’s chances of becoming an ambassador. She follows Maia into a bathroom stall and offers some advice she learned from “a friend who went through the same thing.” Lucca tells her not to let people see her cry, to harden herself, to keep her head down and work, and to stay away from TV and the internet and read books instead. Early on, Sweeney’s sole purpose in the story seems to be to lighten up an episode that deals with Maia’s familial and legal problems. This second major story line of the season’s penultimate episode wisely fleshes out Maia, who in the past has felt like a cipher. Maia’s privilege at once blinded her from reality and coddled her from the downfall of her parents’ decisions. Her guarded expression when Madeline offers them chocolates and spins an anecdote about her husband reveals that Lucca is not easily won over by Madeline’s charms. It is very good advice for anyone in these troubled times. That is, until the opening scene of The Good Fight, as she reacts to the sucker punch of Donald Trump’s presidency. Truly, this is Baranski at her best. Diane is representing the city of Chicago in a police brutality case, and Lucca Quinn and her new boss, Adrian Boseman, are representing the victim of the beating. Watch our lively chats with 2020 Emmy winners Regina King (“Watchmen”) and Dan Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”) plus many more, including …, © Copyright 2020 Gold Derby, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Although his appearance is brief, it’s interesting to see him navigate the rarefied air of rich, privileged and dangerous white men who aren’t used to being held accountable for their misdeeds. Dolly Parton Made Stephen Colbert Cry With a Folk Song. Madeline’s office is crammed with knickknacks and paper work, suggesting that she may be a bit scatterbrained. Whether Madeline is right about Maia’s guilt or Lucca is right to suppose that Maia’s memories are being warped by present circumstances doesn’t matter. That’s fine for the confessional, but here it has real repercussions. But that proves difficult as her memories are warped by the guilt she has over her parents’ mistakes. Each lawyer’s energy plays well off the other’s, even as the case grows more complicated. Gold Derby contributors Sam Eckmann and David Buchanan sound off. How can you work so hard every day of your life and have nothing to show for it?” It’s gutting, and it’s also far more satisfying than I expected to hear Diane Lockhart say “fuck.” It just sounds right coming out of her mouth. Take a look at the Top 5 moments from 'The Good Fight' Season 1, Episode 9, titled 'Self Condemned.' *Sorry, there was a problem signing you up. Download at the Apple or Google Play Stores to compete for best accuracy scores against our Experts, Editors and Users while predicting the Oscars, ”, ‘Dancing with the Stars,” “Big Brother” and all Hollywood races! What Maia and Lucca wear to the last meeting with Madeline has a dour, funereal quality that telegraphs the outcome. Later in the episode, Kurt tells her to file for divorce if she wants to, but he won’t be the one to close the door on their relationship. Joyelle Nicole Johnson Is an Abortion Rights Stan. Be the first one to add a plot. All of Diane’s retirement money is gone, and the French chateau is off the table. Not only does the scene feature an introspective look at these characters’ professional lives, but it also sets the stage for a more personal relationship between the two in the future, with Adrian proposing to Diane that they “get dinner some time.”, Dish ‘The Good Fight’ with Hollywood insiders in our notorious forums. A lot of the costuming in this episode was wisely chosen. Tekashi 6ix9ine Sued by 13-Year-Old in Sex-Video Case. Get Gold Derby’s free, urgent newsletter full of latest Expert predictions (Oscars, Emmys + 31 more awards) and breaking news! He sits by her on the couch as she cries, tells him everything, and asks, “How is my life so fucking meaningless? Hollywood is remarkably prejudiced against actresses of her age, but her work in The Good Fight just proves how misguided those prejudices are. Even Paul McCartney Has Made a Quarantine Album, If You Can’t Write a Good Joke, Jay Jurden Isn’t Listening, An executive allegedly told her, “Don’t you have enough?”, Julien Baker Remains Devastating on New Song ‘Faith Healer’. And, of course, the most exciting thing is Christine Baranski’s performance. Grande teased the cover art on social media ahead of the October 23 release. It’s Sweeney’s privilege as a very wealthy white man that allows him to use the Black Lives Matter movement to his advantage and move through legal systems unscathed, despite his likely past as a murderer.