The Good Wife

Episode 1.17 : Heart

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

March 16, 2010





Show Period

2009 - now

Production Company

CBS Paramount Network Television, Scott Free Prod

Cast and Crew


Felix Alcala


Corinne Brinkerhoff

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Joe Morton
  • Alan Cumming as Eli Gold
  • Francie Swift
  • Martha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm
  • Gbenga Akinnagbe
  • Brooke Bloom
  • Santino Fontana
  • David Fonteno
  • Asa Somers
  • Maryann Plunkett
  • Nicole Shalhoub
  • Frankie Faison
  • David Hess
  • Sonequa Martin


­An emergency courtroom is set up in a hospital conference room. Will represents Kate Willoughby, whose unborn child requires an in-utero surgical intervention on its heart. Lifestate, Kate's insurance provider, has put a stop to the surgery two days before it's scheduled because they don't cover experimental procedures. SLG is also in charge of a class action lawsuit against Lifestate and the case with the Willoughbys would set the precedent for the 68 other cases where Lifestate denied coverage. Lifestate's lawyer offers Will a deal, drop the class action suit and they'll find the money to save her baby, but Will says no. When it looks like the outcome will be in favor of Kate, Lifestate's defense claims that Kate's husband inaccurately filled out their application for coverage and thus voids their contract for insurance. With Kalinda's help, Will gets leverage on Lifestate's unethical practices and rather than the information becoming public, a settlement is reached and the baby's surgery is a success. On the personal front, Peter continues to repair his reputation through religion while at the office, Alicia and Will share a kiss which leads to Alicia sleeping with Peter.

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