Another great character is Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry). He was Alicia's competition in season one, and now works for the State's Attorney's office, often squaring off against his former bosses and co-workers. He is bent on revenge this season, although he likes to claim a moral clarity. Cary had a touching moment with Kalinda (Archie Panjabi, who won an Emmy for this role) recently, where she admitted that she missed having him around. Although Cary was originally suspicious and competitive against Alicia, they seemed to form quite the friendship over last year. To see the anger radiating off of him whenever they now encounter each other (which is often, as he remains a main character) is a bit heart breaking. It's fully realistic, but I yearn for the day where he can go back to his old firm. If he'd even want to, as their relationship continues to be poisoned the longer he is away.
Alicia's bosses, Will and Diane (Christine Baranski), are also an interesting pair. So far Will's plot has mostly involved his feelings from Alicia, but his interactions with Diane are fascinating. There is some camaraderie between them, but it is often tossed out as they pursue their own interests. I'm not really sure how they ended up as partners. I know that's been covered in the show, but they are just so different, and they don't get along all that well. Things came to a head when Diane asked Will to vote with her against their new partner, Derrick Bond (Michael Ealy, Flash Forward), but Will was persuaded to side with Bond. It's hard to see how Bond will ultimately affect the leadership, but as he did bring Lou Dobbs (who guest starred as himself) along as a client, someone on the opposite end of the political spectrum as Diane, surely there will be change.
Diane has been fascinating all on her own. Besides adopting Dobbs as her own client... well, I assume, although the last we saw on screen, she said she'd think about it. The fact that she'd even consider it says something about her. Also, she dated a ballistics expert last year who was an avid Sarah Palin fan. Diane is an avowed liberal, but she is sanely open to the other side when the person representing it is reasonable. I'm not saying Lou Dobbs is reasonable, but his discussion with her about representing him surely was. I just can't predict what Diane will do, and that, along with a long-time adoration for Baranski the actress, keeps me fully engaged with the character.