Four-time Emmy champ Michael J. Fox soared in a showy role on last Tuesday’s edition of “The Good Wife.” As Louis Canning, a take-no-prisoners litigator, Fox faces off against Julianna Margulies‘ character, Alicia Florrick, in an epic legal battle.
The actor is certainly well-showcased in this episode entitled “Poison Pill.” As Canning, Fox uses his physical challenges to great advantage in the courtroom. He struts awkwardly about and eventually wins over the jury with that likeability familiar to generations of TV viewers. Whether Fox can do the same with Emmy voters remains to be seen.
Entertainment Weekly‘s Ken Tucker praised the performance, calling Fox’s use of his own physical limitations “artfully witty” while Tom Mustard of the Dallas Morning News said Fox was “stellar” and cited the show as, “an example of the power of entertainment to provoke and inspire that will have you laughing and shaking your head.”
The last TV appearance for Fox was a five-episode arc on “Rescue Me” last year. He won the Guest Drama Actor Emmy for that work and is likely to contend again in the same category at the next Emmy Awards.
Photo: Julianna Margulies and Michael J. Fox in “The Good Wife” (CBS)