First Aired: November 10, 2010
Lockhardt/Gardner & Bond is in the middle of a class action suit against a huge pharmaceutical company regarding their billion dollar antidepressant. This antidepressant apparently had side effects which intensified depression and jealousy and in turn was to blame for numerous suicides and murder-suicide cases. Caitlin Fenton is the daughter of one of these murder-suicide cases. She is chosen to be the test case that could open the door to numerous other million dollar suits against this drug company.
The drug company goes with a big shot New York law firm. Just so happens, they choose a lawyer with a disability, Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox). He immediately uses his disability as a benefit, convincing the jury that medications have miraculous benefits, and the side effects are so minimal, they must be overlooked. Along with this bias, and painting a soap opera-esque drama of the family in question, Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and company get worried about their case.
Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) and Blake go on with their jealousy towards each other. Blake finds out about Kalinda’s sexuality and threatens to expose her. While the threats continue, Kalinda visits a former love, public defender Donna Seabrook, and asks her not to say anything. Donna makes this promise and Kalinda begins her investigation on Blake with the aid of Cary (Matt Czuchry). Cary notifies Kalinda that Blake has ties to a Baltimore meth gang. Later in the show, Blake attends a company party with Donna, who obviously wants revenge on Kalinda for hurting her.
Blake is called in by Will (Josh Charles) to find out anything he can on the defense’s witness, a psychiatrist. He manages to find the ‘smoking gun’, but before the psychiatrist can be called in for further testimony, it is made aware that he was severely injured in a “burglary” the night before. This worries Kalinda due to Blake’s mentioned ties with the Baltimore meth gang and violence.
In the end, LGB manages to win their case. While Alicia is busy gloating, Louis explains that he was merely called in to lessen the damages to the pharmaceutical company. They would have been happy to pay 50 million, but settled on 35 million. This is pennies compared to the billions they would have lost if the information about this medication had gotten out to the public. So who really won?
Peter Florrick campaign’s is still threatened by Wendy Scott-Carr. She seems to have a squeaky clean record; until word about her $19,000 breast implants gets to Eli (Alan Cumming). Eli tips off Glenn Child’s campaign, who ends up running a tasteless cartoon about the situation. Grace, Florrick’s daughter, is offended by the smear tactic and hopes that her father is not behind it. Scott-Carr comes forward and explains her surgery is a result of reconstructive surgery after a double mastectomy due to breast cancer. Child’s campaign manager is forced to resign and Grace happily places the blame on their campaign and not her fathers.