On The Good Wife, Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) is running for president against Hillary Clinton. His new national strategist Ruth Eastman (Margo Martindale) is pulling out all the political tricks. She tells Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) to convince Peter’s “wife” Alicia (Julianna Margulies) to appear on a cooking show with her mother Veronica (Stockard Channing). The old “Hillary Clinton cookies” play doesn’t go as planned. To make Peter’s campaign more complicated, his mother Jackie reappears. And she meets with Lockhart, Agos and Lee partner Howard Lyman (Jerry Adler)!
Jackie Florrick is portrayed by Mary Beth Peil. The 75-year-old actress is also known for her role on Dawson’s Creek (Evelyn ‘Grams’ Ryan), and for her roles in the films The Stepford Wives (Helen Devlin in the 2004 version) and Flags of Our Fathers (Mrs. Bradley). Peil is currently working on the Untitled Ari Gold Project with Rory Culkin. The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9:30pm on CBS.