In a sudden, shocking (and heaven be praised, unspoiled) twist, this tremendous fifth season of CBS's The Good Wife has shifted from the dueling-firms spectacle of Alicia-vs-Will to the gut-wrenching reality of Alicia — and everyone else in her universe — grieving Will. Her former lover and boss-turned-rival (a succulent role for Josh Charles, who will be terribly missed) was the victim of a courtroom shooting, which in a savage irony was perpetrated by the vulnerable young client (Hunter Parrish) Will was busily defending. Will died doing what he loved best, you might say with his boots on — although one of his shoes was blown off in the violent melee — and now it's time to mourn.
The Good Wife's Alicia Florrick has been through quite a lot.
The close gubernatorial election. Her ugly exit from Lockhart/Gardner. But just when it seemed the worst was behind Alicia (Julianna Margulies), an incriminating video surfaced suggesting that Peter (Chris Noth) had rigged the election.
"We wanted to be true to the idea of the relationship and what started at the beginning of the series, which was this incredible betrayal," executive producer and co-creator Michelle King tells TVGuide.com. "Then, yes, they came together, but even when there's a ...
The Botwins — if we can still call them that — said farewell Sunday, with a Weeds series finale that a stoner might describe as... a total bummer, man.
For those who have stayed with Weeds over its eight ever-morphing seasons, it was a nice nugget of nostalgia to hear the original version of "Little Boxes" before the final hour. From there, we flashed eight-odd years into the future, as noted by Stevie's impending Bar Mitzvah. The finale featured several fun, but too-brief cameos from former cast members who breezed in and out as we stumbled toward the main question we hoped this finale might answer: Has Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) learned from her mistakes? And if so, where does she go from here?
Read on to find out where Nancy — and everyone else — ended up:
For a half-hour comedy, the mood on the final panel for Weeds at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews Monday was surprisingly somber as creator Jenji Kohan and the cast, particularly star Mary-Louise Parker, reflected on the last eight seasons. "I'm just proud of [Kohan] and everybody, and sad," said Parker, who said she didn't want to come to the panel. "All things have to end. I'm just proud of all of us. I think [Kohan] just made something amazing...
Say goodbye to the Botwins. Showtime has confirmed that Weeds upcoming eighth season will be its last.
The dramedy, which premiered in 2005, not only boosted the careers of stars Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish and Alexander Gould, but was crucial to Showtime's growth as a premium cable network.