The continuity errors of the recurring/supporting characters bothered me throughout TGW’s run, and resurfaced last night following TGF’s latest episode, where we found out that Liz Reddick, whom we learned was Alicia’s classmate at Georgetown on TGW, was also Adrian Boseman’s favorite student at University of Chicago Law School.
TGW had a glaring number of inconsistencies throughout its run, and I always wondered why no one ever discussed them. Here I’m going to list the ones that bothered me the most over the years, and please feel free to discuss any other ones you noticed.
1) How many junior associates did LG hire in Season 1, exactly? Throughout the season, we were led to believe that Alicia and Cary were the only junior associates, competing for the sole slot to enter into the second year. Then we found out, in Season 4, that there were at least five fourth-year associates.
2) What was the deal with Kate Burton’s character? She went from the Chief Justice of Illinois in Season 1, to a “presiding judge” possibly running to be State’s Attorney in Season 2, to representing Morena Baccarin in a civil suit in Season 3.
3) Which leads us to Bebe Neuwirth, who presided over Morena Baccarin’s case in a district court in Season 3, and suddenly reappeared as a federal judge in Season 4. What?
4) What was Eli’s job, exactly? When he first appeared in Season 1, we were told he was the most sought after crisis manager in DC. Then in Season 2, he apparently ditched his crisis management business in DC and became a fulltime campaign manager for the State’s Attorney election. Then in Season 3, he brought his crisis management business to LG, and we found out he was apparently a lobbyist too. Then for the rest of the seasons, he kept shifting between three completely different roles, whenever convenient.
And the list goes on and on.