Favorite TV Moments of 2013
HitFix looks back on 'Breaking Bad,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Bob's Burgers' and more
'The Good Wife' (CBS)
The Moment: Will finds out Alicia's leaving (from "Hitting the Fan")
"The Good Wife" hit a series peak with the October episode "Hitting the Fan" and "Hitting the Fan" hit a series peak with a lengthy pre-credit sequence in which Diane walks into Will's office and announces "Alicia's leaving the firm with Cary and she's taking our top clients." From that moment through the title card, Will and Alicia and Cary engage in an aggressive game of cat-and-mouse twisting through the hallways of Lockhart/Gardner as the exiting attorneys try to accumulate as much client data as they can before they're all fired and forcibly asked to leave the offices. It's a breathless piece of writing from The Kings and directing courtesy of journeyman veteran James Whitmore, with editing you could set your clock by.
- Daniel Fienberg