The Good Wife: Season 2 (2010 - 2011)

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Season 2
The Good Wife

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The Good Wife's sophomore season explores exciting new layers of the show's meticulous mythology.

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Critic Ratings: 26

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User Ratings: 148
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 28, 2010
2
Air date: Oct 5, 2010
3
Air date: Oct 12, 2010
4
Air date: Oct 19, 2010
5
Air date: Oct 26, 2010
6
Air date: Nov 9, 2010
7
Air date: Nov 16, 2010
8
Air date: Nov 23, 2010
9
Air date: Dec 14, 2010
10
Air date: Jan 11, 2011
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Tv Season Info

The second series of Emmy-nominated "The Good Wife" follows as the Florrick family adjusts to Peter's (Chris Noth) release from prison and subsequent decision to return to politics with another run for the state's attorney office. Alicia's (Julianna Margulies) friendship with office investigator Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) continues to grow, while she fights her attraction for boss Will Gardner (Josh Charles). Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry) finds a new position that often leads to butting heads with his former co-workers at Lockhart/Gardner.

Cast

Julianna Margulies
as Alicia Florrick
Chris Noth
as Peter Florrick
Christine Baranski
as Diane Lockhart
Josh Charles
as Will Gardner
Matt Czuchry
as Cary Agos
Archie Panjabi
as Kalinda Sharma
Graham Phillips
as Zach Florrick
Makenzie Vega
as Grace Florrick
Mary Beth Peil
as Jackie Florrick
Scott Porter
as Blake Calamar
Titus Welliver
as Glenn Childs
Michael Ealy
as Derrick Bond
Anika Noni Rose
as Wendy Scott-Carr
Zach Grenier
as David Lee
Michael Boatman
as Julius Cain
Dallas Roberts
as Owen Cavanaugh
Mike Pniewski
as Frank Landau
Chris Butler
as Matan Brody
Tim Guinee
as Andrew Wiley
America Ferrera
as Natalie Flores
Michael J. Fox
as Louis Canning
Jeremy Strong
as Matt Becker
Mike Colter
as Lemond Bishop
Ana Gasteyer
as Judge Patrice Lessner
Jane Alexander
as Judge Suzanne Morris
Kate Burton
as Judge Victoria Adler
Sonequa Martin-Green
as Courtney Wells
Rebecca Brooksher
as Lana Timmerman
Denis O'Hare
as Judge Abernathy
Mamie Gummer
as Nancy Crozier
Frederick Weller
as Wilk Hobson
Sarah Steele
as Marissa Gold
Kelli Giddish
as Sophia Russo
Rita Wilson
as Viola Walsh
David Wolos Fonteno
as Judge Robert Parks
Paulina Gerzon
as Shannon Vargas
Pedro Pascal
as Nathan Landry
Felix Solis
as Det. Rodriguez
Leslie Lyles
as Judge Jane Moretti
Ryan McGinnis
as Glenn Childs Jr.
Ryan McGinnis
as Glenn Childs Jr.
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as Pastor Isaiah Easton
Remy Auberjonois
as Martin Parillo
Jack Carpenter
as Patric Edelstein
Seth Fisher
as Jon-Erik Shapiro
Martha Plimpton
as Patti Nyholm
Jennifer Lim
as Diane's Assistant
Christian Pedersen
as Scott Bauer
Sarah Silverman
as Stephanie Engler
Miranda Cosgrove
as Sloan Burchfield
Gary Cole
as Kurt McVeigh
Rachel Brosnahan
as Caitlin Fenton
Emily Kinney
as Milla Burchfield
Kevin Conway
as Jonas Stern
Marin Ireland
as Marjorie Garnett
Corbin Bleu
as Javier Berlin
John Pankow
as Judge Cyril Handley
Jerry Stiller
as Judge Felix Afterman
Lili Taylor
as Donna Seabrook
Jacob Pitts
as Vance Salle
Lou Dobbs
as Himself
Nick Wyman
as Andre Baylon
Laila Robins
as Paige Burchfield
Leelee Sobieski
as Alexis Symanski
Matt Letscher
as Adam Boras
Erica Leerhsen
as Dana Brigilo
Aaron Staton
as Todd Roda
Oliver Smith
as Jonathan Murphy
John Glover
as Jared Andrews
Griffin Dunne
as Judge Jared Quinn
Chris Sarandon
as Judge Howard Matchick
Method Man
as Young Boxer
F. Murray Abraham
as Burl Preston
Bobby Steggert
as Wyatt Stevens Jr.
David Paymer
as Judge Richard Cuesta
Chad L. Coleman
as Carter Wright
David Oyelowo
as Judge Edward Weldon
Edward Herrmann
as Lionel Deerfield
Alexandra Metz
as Ruby Wright
Christopher Shyer
as Dr. Dominic Lawton
Seth Gilliam
as Jacob Rickter
Brian Tyree Henry
as Randall A. Simmons
David Pittu
as Spencer Roth
Jennifer Mudge
as Rosanna Landsman
Tom Guinee
as Andrew Wiley
Sam Robards
as Jarvis Bowes
Emanuele Ancorini
as Spencer Carr
Sharrieff Pugh
as Ben Glavis
Vincent Laresca
as Det. Navarro
Gaby Hoffmann
as Rhonda Cerone
Caroline Goodall
as Kim Palmieri
Dennis Boutsikaris
as Tommy Segara
William Hill
as Baliff Pete Harbour
Francois Battiste
as Rodney Washo
Chad Kimball
as Vincent Kuney
Teyonah Parris
as Melinda Gossett
Priscilla Lopez
as Judge Christina de la Piedra
Aubrey Dollar
as Nurse Zoe Gilman
Desmin Borges
as Mark D'Amico
Leslie Hendrix
as Virginia Sun
Lisa Banes
as Georgia McGowen
Reiko Aylesworth
as Ausa Nora Vashey
Ismael Cruz
as Jimmy Patrick
Dagmara Dominczyk
as Isabel Sharp
Rebecca Luker
as Carleen Loren
Patrick Breen
as Terrence Hicks
Jessica D. Stone
as Meg Malden
Michael Pemberton
as Warden Robert Barkin
Vivienne Benesch
as Eliza Symanski
Susan Misner
as Simone Canning
Graham Rowatt
as Damian Hart
Jimmy Palumbo
as Sal Barberini
Jaime Tirelli
as Luis Flores
Heidi Schreck
as Elayna Joyce
Montego Glover
as Jeanine Derbeken
Christopher Sieber
as Neil Howard Sloan-Jacob
Casey Biggs
as Ryan Francis
Linda Emond
as Judge Leora Kuhn
Joanna Merlin
as Loni Goslin
Glenn Fleshler
as Carol Landers
Robert Petkoff
as Dr. Ben Truestall
Lily Rabe
as Petra Moritz
Jason Fuchs
as Paul Dylan
Sue Cremin
as Debi Knox
John Speredakos
as Death Row Guard
Jill Flint
as Lana Delaney
Andrew Pang
as Dr. Huang
Liza J. Bennett
as Melissa Ellerbee
Cristin Milioti
as Onya Eggertsson
Gavin Lee
as Jake Alister
Jon Prescott
as Andrew Felise
Kenneth Cavett
as Robert Clayton
Amy Hohn
as Helen Donato
Stephen Singer
as Dr. Nathan Elias
Jodie Markell
as Sandy Gephart
Bob Ari
as Solomon Harwell
Matt Malloy
as Kevin Haynes
Bradford Cover
as Alec Engler
Walter Belenky
as Corporal Barnard
Carolyn Mignini
as Judge Lyndsay Powers
Molly Camp
as Julie Bowden
Ken Leung
as Shen Yuan
Arianna Hoeppner
as Sabrina Porter
DeWanda Wise
as Jenni Salerno
Leslie Kalarchian
as Principal Athena Bruner
Stephanie Kurtzuba
as Defense Attorney
Anne L. Nathan
as Hannah Vetters
Deirdre Madigan
as Lacy Tullner
Victor Verhaeghe
as Det. Tommy Rezik
John Dossett
as Keith Murphy
Karl Kenzler
as Carl Hobart
Aaron Tveit
as Jimmy Patrick
Priscilla Shanks
as Auctioneer
Ramon Camin
as Reiley the Valet
Tom White
as Cowan
Sophina Brown
as Katrina Bishop
Trent Dawson
as Edward Yellins
Brandhyze Stanley
as Check-In Clerk
Peter Fernandez
as Patrick Sturges
Peter Jay Fernandez
as Patrick Sturges
Dennis Flanagan
as Officer Deitch
Kiana Howe
as Elisa Carr
Amelia Pedlow
as Daria Joyce
Donnie Kehr
as Real Estate Agent
Ash Christian
as David Howell
Jerry Adler
as Howard Lynn
Daniel Gerroll
as Dr. Theo Lawton
Tibor Feldman
as Judge Ilya Petrov
Stephen Kunken
as Rand Blaylock
Herman Chaves
as Carlos Santos
Roxanna Hope
as Babette Penn
Herman Chavez
as Carlos Santos
Erin Davie
as Annette
Pablo Schreiber
as Gregory Mars
Wendy Hoopes
as Karen Jennings
Greg Keller
as Dr. Randall Booth
Vicki Van Tassel
as Sports Mom
Socorro Santiago
as Warden's Secretary
Joe Trippi
as Himself
Keren Dukes
as Student #1
Fred Arsenault
as Simon Abaire
Sam Coppola
as Herrick
Bill Irwin
as Fred Medkiff
Jim DeMarse
as Judge Alan Breen
Brian Hutchison
as Congressman Timmerman
Dion Graham
as Joey Church
Mark Harelik
as Paul Houghton
Morgan Hallett
as Clara Winston
Jordan Gelber
as Freddy Wright
Morgan Hallet
as Clara Winston
Randall Newsome
as Warden Aidan Hiatt
Paul Urcioli
as Hemings
Roslyn Ruff
as Poetess
Frankie Faison
as Pastor Jeremiah Easton
Eric Ruffin
as Dylan Bishop
Barry Scheck
as Himself
Bill Tangradi
as Capt. Gerald Gauthier
Mary Bacon
as Leslie Holllis
Glory Crampton
as TV Psychologist
Sam Guncler
as Moderator
Kim Shaw
as Amber Madison
Geneva Carr
as Bethany Holland
Roger Rees
as Dr. Todd Grossman
Bobby Moreno
as Joe the Custodian
Ken Cheeseman
as Jury Foreman
Afton Williamson
as Yarissa Morgan
Michael Nostrand
as Raymond Bay
Lizan Mitchell
as Judith's Mother
Robert Kya-Hill
as Thomas Simmons
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News & Interviews for The Good Wife: Season 2

Critic Reviews for The Good Wife Season 2

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (12)

The Season 2 premier is so fully packed, in any case, that we hardly get much time to catch up with Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), one of the best parts of the show. Let's assume that situation will be remedied in weeks to come.

Mar 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Verdict: guilty - of being a guilty pleasure.

Oct 4, 2017 | Full Review…

I love the show, and I think this season has been frequently brilliant, aside from the Kalinda/Blake storyline, which I largely found to be a drag.

Oct 30, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is a good, not brilliant, drama. The pilot episode has a too-neat conclusion. But its treatment of the stand-by-your-man politician's wife is vividly compelling. The interaction between wife and fallen husband is absolutely acid.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Wife has an obsessive attention to detail; it's a hurricane of detail, in the visual touches, legal patter and the actors' unspoken flourishes.

Aug 30, 2013 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Great performances, fine writing, ingenious plotting... there's not a lot wrong with this show.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

How on earth did it get there?

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

It was election day on The Good Wife and though the case may have surrounded "Foreign Affairs" the domestic ones were far more interesting.

Nov 8, 2017 | Rating: 4.6/5 | Full Review…

Although the writing and direction have failed a few characters and more emphasis should have been put on Alicia's psyche and personal life, the second season of this series is clever, entertaining, and certainly worth watching.

Nov 5, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The show deals smartly and candidly with issues of power, how business really gets done in our legal and political systems, and the trade-offs we all make just to get through the day.

Nov 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Sure, we got a taste for the [Alicia and Will] encounter in the promos, but seeing it play out in real time, in all its stilted yet rhythmic (and lushly scored) glory, was something else, if not something... exceptional.

Oct 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Everything that was happening with both Alicia and Kalinda had me saying "oh no, oh no" again and again during the show. Every action and reaction seemed to have such dire consequences.

Nov 14, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Good Wife: Season 2

  • Aug 22, 2016
    a bit of a step down from Season 1, a majority of the episodes have a lot of uninteresting things going on but maybe that's because of the law jargon I'm not used to that Season 2 is more about taking control this time; Alicia is taking hold legally at work and at home, things are not so black-and-white now Will left Alicia a voicemail last time on her phone but she's unaware of his true feelings for her plus that she still chooses to stick by Peter's side in spite of the scandal they've faced other things take place like Carrey leaving the firm, Peter runs in an election to make a name for himself again but at the expense of his family getting slandered by the public, Alicia's brother comes into the mix, a new mentor named Derrick Bond enters the firm along with Blake who shares an ongoing flirtation with Khalinda Mr. Gold also has a nice repertoire with a nanny that handles stock prices from time to time halfway through the season starts to gain my interest back with a startling revelation that could put Alicia in a rough patch again Alicia's daughter Grace also wants to contribute to politics whether it be religion or women's rights several cases involve an adult website promoting infidelity, an expert sniper, Pentagon murders, a Nobel Prize winner being accused of assault, a pill causing death, and a celebrity being targeted for murder there's plenty of cool cameos sprinkled throughout as well so it's not all bad this season teaches us that it's better not to have secrets so people cant find things out about us, it's better to judge than to forgive, and the world chews up idealistic people the finale is fine and does pose many questions for Season 3 maybe they can get the spark back too when I first started watching Julianna Marguieles still has the chops for the modern female lawyer
  • Nov 09, 2014
    Even better than Season 1, the show is at it's best when Alicia's strong and focused.
  • May 01, 2014
    Tops the first season in a lot of ways but mainly in upping the amount of overarching stories. This show is ridiculously addicting combining one of the best drama narratives on Network television with the continuous watchability of a Law & Order courtroom drama. I recommend checking this show out!

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