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'The Good Wife' recap: white lies and a red herring

'The Good Wife' recap: white lies and a red herring

I confess I have trouble following the complicated themes of "The Good Wife" sometimes, and Sunday night’s episode, “Lies,” is one of the more difficult ones I’ve seen. There are lots of story lines to follow, some drudging up old history, and nearly everyone is guilty of committing the eponymous sin.

The lawsuit du jour centers around a tech employee, Kristen, who’s fired for lying on a polygraph test. But it turns out to be a red herring; a stepping stone for a multi-episode plot arc. Kristen’s company gave her the test while searching for a breach in security, and she lied on the test, but not about stealing from the company. But...