'The Good Wife' Recap: Of Pornography and Publicity

'The Good Wife' Recap: Of Pornography and Publicity

In this season's second episode, "The Good Wife" considers questions of art, pornography, and publicity while Alicia defends a grown-up innocent.

Alicia returns to bond court, and seems much more at home now—though working with a patient judge helps. When Lucca asks Alicia to take one of her cases, she defends Erik Zovatto (Johnny Simmons), who clearly wants Alicia, and the court, to know that he’s guilty of destroying a museum’s work of art—and why he did it.

The piece is a nude photograph of Eric as a child, one of many taken by his mother Phyllis (Amy Irving), a renowned photographer. Erik feels the images have ruined his life. When he and...