"Painkillers" is the twelfth episode of the first season of The Good Wife and the twelfth episode overall. It was written by Corinne Brinkerhoff and directed by Nelson McCormick.

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When a star high school quarterback dies from an overdose of painkillers, Alicia represents the doctor who prescribed the medication. After the doctor ends up being dumped by the hospital under suspicious circumstances Alicia must represent the doctor on her own. Through investigation one misworded question results in the hospital retracting their usage of Alicia's firm as representation. Childs confronts Kalinda, attempting to blackmail her into collecting information about Peter and his family. Kalinda then goes to Peter and talks to him about working for both Child and Peter, implying that she will betray Childs. On the personal front, Jackie suffers a stroke, and Molly arrives to assist the family. Alicia tells Peter that Childs tapped their home phones. ­

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Background InformationEdit



  • This episode first aired in on January 12, 2010.
  • On its first airing this episode attracted 13.87 million viewers.

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