The Good Wife, Too Pretty Co-Workers, & Bullying

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Melissa George as “Marilyn Garbanza”

What’s newly elected Governor Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) to do? During Season 4 he managed to move past high profile sex scandals, a stint in prison for political corruption, and even – as last season ended – some questionable vote counts. Did we mention a wandering wife who’s in love with someone else? While nestling into his new gubernatorial office digs, Florrick’s Campaign Manager, Eli Gold, realizes that a much needed Ethics advisor, Marilyn Garbanza, who they inherited from the last administration is just too pretty to have around someone with Peter’s very loose interpretation of all things ethical. For writers and viewers it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Fully aware of Title Vii, Eli comes up with a scheme to quasi-promote the savvy Marilyn up the ladder to an unappealing job. She let Gold know this won’t be the last they’ll hear about her displeasure. Where have we heard this story before? The same place Eli Gold probably did and why he felt on solid, although unethical, ground: Continue reading