'The Good Wife': Matthew Perry Returns, Wreaks Havoc for Alicia (Exclusive Video)

Philiana Ng
'The Good Wife': Matthew Perry Returns, Wreaks Havoc for Alicia (Exclusive Video)

Mike Kresteva is back!

Friends alum and current Go On star Matthew Perry makes his return to CBS' The Good Wife  Sunday as the Republican rival to Democratic gubernatorial candidate -- and Alicia's (Julianna Margulies) husband -- Peter Florrick (Chris Noth).

The Hollywood Reporter debuts an exclusive scene from the "Death of a Client," also starring Fringe favorite John Noble, wherein Kresteva and Alicia bump into each other at a fancy Chicago gala. To say their encounter by the bar -- where else? -- is forced and full of tension is an understatement.

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After some required niceties, if you can even call them that, Kresteva gets right to it: "What's your husband's strategy to beating me?" No filter, eh? Alicia does one better, after declaring that life is frankly too short not to speak the truth: "Using me."

But why not dig a little deeper? When Kresteva asks for her take on who he is, well, she doesn't hold anything back -- and says this all with a big smile: "Your psychopathic ability to lie and pretend it's the truth?" The exchange doesn't end there: There's references to Hitler, "good people" and "choking on your own blood." Seriously.

Now, it's been a waiting game for Good Wife fans. CBS announced Perry's return to the one-hour drama back in early November, but the actor filmed his spot in early February during a hiatus for NBC comedy Go On.

If the preview released following last Sunday's episode is any indication, the coming hour will feature fisticuffs (Kresteva vs. Florrick, who wins?), verbal snark and untimely jabs. Will you be tuning in? Sure seems like a doozy.

The Good Wife airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on CBS.

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