Inauguration

Series 1 - Episode 1 Inauguration

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Review

The opening shot of The Good Wife spin-off focuses on lawyer Diane Lockhart as she watches television, aghast, as Donald Trump is sworn in as US president.

It’s a great start to what looks like it will be a thunderingly good series with two of its parent’s best characters – Diane and the doughty Lucca Quinn (Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo).

But as we return to Chicago’s top legal circles Diane is preparing to retire. She’s earmarked a very expensive and rather lovely house in France, and hands in her notice at the firm. But not before she welcomes her goddaughter, fresh-faced young intern Maia (Game of Thrones’s Rose Leslie).

And then everything goes pear-shaped when Diane loses all her retirement money in a financial scandal that torpedoes her reputation and leaves her with nothing. So she must find another job, fast.

Summary

Picking up one year after the events of the final episode of The Good Wife, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart's savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago's preeminent law firms. Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo and Rose Leslie star.

Cast & Crew

Diane Lockhart Christine Baranski
Lucca Quinn Cush Jumbo
Maia Rindell Rose Leslie
Adrian Boseman Delroy Lindo
Kurt McVeigh Gary Cole
Barbard Kolstad Erica Tazel
Henry Rindell Paul Guilfoyle
Howard Lyman Jerry Adler
Amy Breslin Helene Yorke
Director Brooke Kennedy
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