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A Defense of Marriage 

An opportunistic lawyer hopes to turn Alicia's case into a test case to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, and Alicia's mom comes to town needing help to challenge her late husband's pre-nup.

Director:

Brooke Kennedy

Writers:

Robert King (created by), Michelle King (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julianna Margulies ... Alicia Florrick
Matt Czuchry ... Cary Agos
Archie Panjabi ... Kalinda Sharma
Graham Phillips ... Zach Florrick
Makenzie Vega ... Grace Florrick
Josh Charles ... Will Gardner
Christine Baranski ... Diane Lockhart
Chris Noth ... Peter Florrick
Stockard Channing ... Veronica Loy
Brian Dennehy ... Bucky Stabler
Zach Grenier ... David Lee
Bebe Neuwirth ... Judge Claudia Friend
Dallas Roberts ... Owen Cavanaugh
Marc Warren ... Nick Saverese
Yul Vazquez ... Cristián Romano
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Storyline

Diane and Alicia represent Dale Lamborn who is in Federal Court accused of embezzlement and filing fraudulent tax returns. A key piece of prosecution evidence is a taped conversation between Lamborn and his same-sex spouse. Diane and Alicia argue that it should be excluded as it is a confidential communication with a spouse. The prosecution, lawyer Bucky Stabler, argues that the Defense of Marriage Act does not recognize same sex spouses. Into the fray comes high-profile lawyer Jeremy Breslow, a strong advocate of same sex marriage. It's not clear to Diane and Alicia that he has Lamborn's best interest at heart. Meanwhile, Alicia's mother shows up once again widowed - he was her third husband - but in need of legal advice as she has been disinherited. Thanksgiving dinner proves to be just a bit too stressful. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Julianna Margulies (Alicia Florrick) & George McDaniel (Arthur Shipton) previously worked together on episode 5.21, ER: Responsible Parties (1999), of ER (1994) as Carol Hathaway & FBI Agent Todd Hoffman respectively. See more »

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Veronica Loy: I always liked Jewish men. I always thought a penis never looked quite right unless it was circumcised.
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The Good Wife Theme
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Written by David Buckley
Performed by David Buckley
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