Mar 5 2010 03:55 PM ET

'The Good Wife' spoiler: Josh Charles dresses casually, Martha Plimpton returns -- which is more exciting?

Categories: Television
good-wife-plimpton-charlesImage Credit: John Paul Filo/CBSOkay, I intended to write an item about the lingering effects that scene from this week’s episode of The Good Wife in which Alicia (Julianna Margulies) confronted Will (Josh Charles) about why he took her off a big murder case is having on my breathing. I can’t stop replaying it, and each time I watch it, I forget to inhale after Will delivers that line “I want you to be here” and just stares at her. ”Then… I’m here,” she says. And more staring. Honestly, it’s one of the sexiest scenes between two non-touching people wearing suits ever. But since CBS doesn’t have that clip embeddable — watch it at 21:50 in the full episode here — I went on the press site looking for a still photo from it. Still no luck. However, there is a silver lining: I stumbled upon this shot from the upcoming March 16 episode, “Heart.” In it, we see Will dressing down, which I’ve been a big fan of since the Feb. 9 episode in which he and his leather jacket had to interrupt their weekend to work a murder case. Also exciting: guest star Martha Plimpton returns. As the caption for the photo says: “In an emergency courtroom set up in a hospital, Alicia and Will battle Patti Nyholm [Plimpton] and an insurance company that refuses to pay for life-saving in-utero surgery.” So this must be another unexpected after-hours case, which would explain Will’s casual attire and the other shot of Patti, pregnant the last time we saw her arguing against the widows of overworked train employees, lugging her baby into the hospital. Patti is smart, loud, and really annoying to Will — welcome back!

P.S. Gary Cole, who guest-starred as a ballistics expert with an equal appreciation for Sarah Palin and Christine Baranski’s Diane, returns in the April 6 episode. Can’t wait. Alan Cumming is back next week as Eli Gold, the sharp-tongued, sharply-dressed new addition to Peter’s political team. (Do we think him dropping his pants was in the script, or improvised on set?) As we see in the promo embedded after the jump, he discovers that someone is tweeting that Alicia is sleeping with Will to get ahead at the law firm. I always get a little nervous when shows work Facebook or Twitter into storylines, but I have faith in The Good Wife. It’s not gracing this week’s cover of EW — as No. 1 on our list of the 10 Best TV Shows Right Now! — for nothin’…

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  • Tom in STL

    I love Martha Plimpton! Please keep bringing her back.

  • jill

    Love this show, and everyone on it. acting is great.

  • Jack

    For the love of God, why doesn’t Martha Plimpton have her own show?

    • alia

      Argh, she so should!

      Also, Josh Charles is delicious.

      • Elizabeth

        You are so right on both counts!

      • bbwsocialnetwork

        i love this show

  • Liz

    Now wouldn’t that be a great way to go! Josh Charles staring into your eyes until you forget one breaths too many! LOL.
    Josh Charles = SWOON!

  • joyce

    Oh how I love this show. Best thing on TV right now. Kalinda kicks butt with her Boots of Justice. Chris Noth………mmmmmmmmmmm.

  • jaj

    i felt the same way, i stopped breathing watching that scene. it is hard to see which guy she will go for in the end, she has major chemistry with both Will and her husband. I have always loved Josh Charles since Sports night anyway

  • Alisa

    I thought this show was going to be another CBS snoozefest but I have been happily proved wrong.

    I love Josh Charles.

    And that scene with Will and Alicia? … *sigh*

  • madge

    i love alan cumming too. This is my favorite show.

  • Allan

    For me, it’s almost a toss-up between The Good Wife and this season of Damages. Both have good casts and great production values. I guess TGW is more exciting at this point because I’m discovering the quirks of the characters while there’s not much new to discover about Patti Hewes.

  • Valley Girl

    I had to replay that scene with Will and Alicia, too, just to make sure I heard it correctly the first time! Love this show…

  • Barry

    I’m glad to see that Mr. Cumming has a recurring role on the show since he is currently still waiting for production to begin on the Broadway musical of Spiderman in which he plays The Green Goblin & which has been postponed once again due to a lack of funds.

  • jfms777

    I wonder if this is becoming the show
    that big-name, big-talent actors will want to guest-star on. (Meryl Streep would be so great on this.)

  • cj

    OMG I loved Martha on Good Wife. Her character was such a shark. It definitley was a good role for her. As far as Josh..I kinda like him more in the suit.

  • Big Dave

    Could we please have Josh Charles dressed extremely casually? As in, shirtless?

    Thank you.

  • Kate

    i LOVE having Josh Charles and Peter Krause back on tv! I really think they are hotter now than they were back on Sports Night!

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