"Hitting the Fan" is the fifth episode of the fifth season of the American legal drama television series The Good Wife. It aired on CBS in the United States on October 27, 2013; the episode deals with Alicia and Cary forming their own firm and the conflicts this causes. The episode was written by Robert King and Michelle King, directed by James Whitmore, Jr. In the prior episode, Diane uncovered Cary's plan to leave and start their own law firm. In the opening scene of Hitting the Fan, Diane reveals it to Will, he angrily confronts Alicia about the situation. Hence, Alicia is fired along with all fourth year associates and a frantic pursuit of clients begins. Lockhart/Gardner imposes a restraining order on the new firm, preventing them from lobbying their biggest client, Chum-Hum. Florrick/Agos responds in kind as the two firms battle each other in and out of court, while relationships crumble. Meanwhile, after hearing of his wife's firing, helps Alicia secure a client and rescinds Diane's Illinois Supreme Court Justice nomination.
Hitting the Fan received critical acclaim from critics, with some ranking it among their best episodes, but with a few noting it works best for those who had followed the show. Chris Harnick of The Huffington Post called it a "riveting hour of TV that I wished could have lasted forever." James Poniewozik of Time stated, "You title an episode “Hitting the Fan,” and you had best bring it. Last night’s The Good Wife–in which Lockhart Gardner discovered Alicia and Cary’s plans to bolt the firm–brought it." Alan Sepinwall on HitFix said that, "Earlier this week, I wrote about how terrific this season of "The Good Wife" has been, tonight's episode was a cut above what's come before. On The A. V. Club it won the Golden TV Dinner in their Tournament of Episodes by beating the "Cooperative Polygraphy" episode of Community. In the discussion Myles McNutt praised it for "pulling every piece of the show into the fray and never looking back" while Scott Von Doviak voted for "Cooperative Polygraphy" instead as he felt "Hitting the Fan" might be best for longtime viewers.
Zack Handlen indicated "Hitting the Fan" might be less rewarding to newcomers. The episode was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Episodic Drama, but lost to the Breaking Bad episode "Confessions". "Hitting the Fan" at CBS.com "Hitting the Fan" on IMDb "Hitting the Fan" at TV.com
Jami Gong is a Chinese American stand-up comedian. Jameson Gong was raised in New York City's Chinatown. Jami's first attempt at stand-up comedy came on a dare. After graduating from Syracuse with a geography degree, Jami moved back into his family's brownstone in Chinatown, he made a living selling sports souvenirs at Madison Square Garden, in years, working at a chain of men's clothing stores around New York City. At nights, Jami performed stand-up comedy, although he did not perform from 1993 to 1999 as a result of a poor autism-induced performance that affected his confidence, he returned to stand-up after vowing to his sick grandmother. In 1999, along with several friends, created www. ChinatownNYC.com, a website featuring information about Chinatown. Jami became a licensed tour guide and conducted acclaimed walking tours in Chinatown. Jami made stand-up comedy his full-time profession, he has appeared at comedy clubs all over the world, as well as on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. In 2005, Jami produced the first National Asian Comedy tour, took the tour overseas to Asia.
In February 2007, Jami founded The TakeOut Comedy Club Hong Kong, the first full-time comedy club in Asia. In 2009, the club expanded its operations to conduct shows in Macau and the Philippines. In 1995, Jami was knighted by the country of Malta. In 2004, Jami carried the Olympic flame through Lower Manhattan as an official torchbearer for the 2004 Summer Olympics. TakeOut Comedy's website HK International Comedy Festival's website