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‘The Good Wife’ spoilers: Phone taps, secrets and Michael J. Fox guest stars

Julianna Margulies
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Fans of “The Good Wife” might think they are watching the news on Sunday night as the plot of the story will be similar to what have been seen in the media. If viewers recognize the name Edward Snowden, then the NSA references will bring a whole new side to this fictional story. According to US News and World Report on Friday, the issues covered on the show are intentionally written in and the legal aspects are things that people talk about, see or battled in court about. Yes, the show is a reflection of the real world.

On Sunday night the episode “All Tapped Out” offers up a case of an NSA whistleblower looking for justice. Shockingly, there is a big twist as the lawyers learn that the agency has been monitoring the firm as well as Alicia’s personal life. Over the past few episodes, there have been clues of the monitoring, but now that there is confirmation, it seems Alicia Florrick (played by Julianna Margulies) is determined to get it to stop.

Meanwhile, Diane faces the difficult task of working alongside Louis Canning when he joins the law firm of Lockhart and Gardner. Diane was hoping to merge with Alicia Florrick’s firm, but that plan was blocked thanks to David Lee who still is hurt over Alicia’s departure.

Also, Alicia goes after the State’s Attorney when he attempts to make Finn Polmar a scapegoat in the Jeffrey Grant case. As many viewers watched last week, Finn was warned his boss might be looking to hurt him. Brushing it off as speculation, it appears that the State Attorney is more worried about politics than his friendship with a colleague.

This week the crafty lawyer Louis Canning is returning to the serious. As fans know that means that Michael J. Fox is back on set.

“The Good Wife” is on CBS with “All Tapped Out” airing at 9 p.m. ET.

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