'The Good Wife' recap: The Cunning Use of Flags
How they get there is very twisty: There's a book coming out that alleges these things, and within the first minute of the episode, Alicia gets a libel suit thrown out. But then -- thanks to Eddie Izzard's quick use of Amazon to buy copies of the book for British use -- the whole case comes back up in UK court. Much like the NCIS episode last year, it involves a shy lawyer with experience of the realm of British law that Alicia eventually comes to respect, etc., but mostly it's just a great way to get Eddie back on our TVs again.
Meanwhile, Eli gets a possible new client that he's not allowed to know about, managing a crisis that he's not allowed to know about, for a political candidate whose aspirations he's not allowed to know about. Enter Kalinda, who works a brilliant case and fascinates Eli exactly as much as you would've hoped. They solve the wrong case, but in getting the wrong answer they find the right one: The operative who approached Eli is actually hopping to a GOP candidate and didn't have the money to vet him himself, so he set up the investigation as a way of testing Eli's skillz. Or, in our version of reality, as a way of introducing Eli and Kalinda to each other so that the foundations of the world might tremble.