This is Alicia. Alicia Florrick.
Alicia, at least up until NOW... has been The Good Wife.
Her character... Alicia has been played by Julianna Margulies (of ER fame) in the CBS Series... The Good Wife.
Alicia started out her series by standing at the podium... as we have seen so many wives of so many politicians do... over the last few years.
Alicia's husband, Peter Florrick... played by Chris Noth of Law and Order fame... is a former Chicago state's attorney. Peter has been jailed following a very public sex and corruption scandal. During the trial... it was revealed that Peter had numerous extramarital affairs with several prostitutes.
The inspiration for the series, obviously enough, has been the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal, and the political sex scandals of John Edwards, Bill Clinton, all the way back to Gary Hart of Colorado during his ill-fated run for the presidency more than twenty years ago.
Alicia, after Peter's being sentenced to a jail term... has gone back to work as an attorney. After being a stay-at-home Mom with her two children... Zack and Grace for the last twelve and a half years... going back to work was just about the only choice she had.
Also... providing the typical love-twist in the series... is the character of Will Gardner... played by Josh Charles.
Will... is an old friend of Alicia's... from back in his and Alicia's Georgetown Law School days. Will... is also a partner at the law firm where Alicia has taken a job.
With her faith in her husband Peter's love for her being shattered during her horrible public nightmare... and her having to live with the public humiliation of Peter's affairs with prostitutes... and suffering through his being imprisoned... Alicia and Will... became friends again... and then gradually more.
Alicia has undergone an inner battle with both her conscience and her heart... juggling the constant hurt from the bruises left from Peter's affair... and Peter's promises that he will change his behavior, and then his insistence that those "changes" actually ARE being made.
The Good Wife Series has the luxury of having many very strong characters in the cast. In addition to those mentioned, there is also Christine Baranski... who plays Diane Lockhart... a senior partner at the law firm. Baranski does a fabulous job... showing both her hard-headed pragmatic side, and her softer "inner self" in both her dealings with Will... and with Alicia and Peter.
Another cast regular... that of the firm's in-house private investigator Kalinda Sharma... is played by Achie Panjabi. She has done an excellent job in her role... and, besides Alicia's character... Ms Panjabi has been a strong favorite of mine. Also... as a result of her strong performance, Archie Panjabi won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress at the recently held Emmy Awards.
Tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 28th... is the Season Premier of Season Two. Ten o'clock Eastern, Nine o'clock Central.
As the season ended last year... Peter was at the podium. Having been released from prison pending a new trial... he was announcing his decision to both fight for his innocence during his upcoming re-trial... and for his re-election as States Attorney General. Unsaid, but surely four-square in the middle of his mind... was the fight to keep his family... his kids and his wife Alicia.
While Peter was at the podium... the very much conflicted Alicia was in the wings... watching Peter. Her inner conflict... was very much in the forefront of her mind. She still obviously has feelings for Peter. How could she NOT ? And... maintaining her family... her two children and Peter. What to do... oh, what to do ?
As she stands there... watching Peter at the podium... her cell phone rings. She pulls her eyes away from Peter... and glances down at her phone. It's Will. Does she answer it ? A new life, and the lure of a "new romance" with Will... along with the conflicted feelings it brings... or her continued family life... her daughter Grace, her son Zack... and Peter.
Who will she choose ? We find out tomorrow night !
You gotta pick one, here. This is an "audience participation" post, here. Who will she choose... and Why ? Also... who do YOU want her to pick... and Why ?