One thing that bothered me was that I felt the Kings had AP oversell Kalinda's "sweet voice" and grinning while on the phone with Alica. I would have enjoyed it if it was subtle.
I have a hard time imagining that he loves his child all that much, when he deliberately and permanently deprived his own little boy of his mother. That's beyond horrible. It's heinous, since one day the child will find out and be devastated all over again. Bishop needs to get his ass whacked in the slammer.
There is no doubt that Bishop's a monster and has done terrible things, one of them being depriving his son of his mother. But, I don't think that means he has not been a great father to his kid. Clearly, his son loves him which must mean he has been doing something right. Sometimes people are misguided and hurt the people they love, but that doesn't mean Bishop doesn't love his kid. Will the revelation of his mother being killed by his father hurt the boy, yes, but it seems as if Bishop did try to do right by his son. I'm not saying that this is all that matters or that it erases his sins, but I also don't think that because he does bad things that it automatically means he's a bad father.
Guess I am not paying close enough attention because I don't understand: why Alicia would consider Maddie a "friend," when all we have seen in their one to one exchanges is Maddie questioning her about Peter; why we are supposed to overlook that Bishop killed his wife (which is why he has to arrange with an estranged sister to be the guardian of his son) and empathize with his admirable attempts at fatherhood?; why we are supposed to accept that Eli's valued campaign experience has evaporated to the point he can't handle Jackie, he lets the campaign become dependent on one contributor and freaks out in dealing with the media --he's basically functioning on the level of an intern; and why is it believable that Kalinda would comport herself perfectly in the meeting with Carey, Nick and biz partner and 10 minutes later be having a pushing contest with Nick in a glass-walled office?
Well, Maddie only funded Peter because of Alicia. I can't recall what their first conversation was about when they were having drinks, but there second was not originally about Peter until Alicia brought him up. So, Maddie does not always bring him up in conversation. Maddie was/is trying to be her friend, but Peter's campaign and his scandal keeps coming up or interfering in some way.
We are not supposed to overlook Bishop's past or admire his attempts at fatherhood, but see his human side instead. It's rare for someone to be completely good or evil. We have real life examples of gangsters, mobsters, etc who are heartless, but when it comes to their family, they show humanistic characteristics. We can see that they care for something. So, even if we don't feel bad for him, we are shown that Bishop does care about someone besides himself and that is his son.
Eli's problem is that Peter wants Jackie to be involved in the way that she wants, but her being involved in such a way hurts the campaign. Jackie is overbearing and does what she wants. The reason Eli is freaking out is because of Peter's previous scandal, which means that the public is more likely to believe the false story about an affair. Peter won't let Eli do what he needs to do for damage control. He's freaking out about Maddie because she's the women's vote and very influential. If Maddie leaves, those who support her will leave as well.
Well, those are two different situations--in the office and outside of the office. In the office, it was mostly about business and Nick wouldn't out himself as being Kalinda's husband, but outside of the office, he was pushing her buttons.
Thanks to whoever mentioned where that black guy is from--Wee Bey (The Wire). I knew I recognized him, but I couldn't place his face.