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Question: I'm sure you have tons of letters in your mailbag about the "twist" on The Good Wife. For once, this was not over-hyped at all. I've always stood by the idea that the creators of shows are artists who have the right to do whatever they want with their characters, and we should be more angry with gratuitous plot twists or inconsistent character development than things that just make us sad. It is a "melodrama," after all, and entertainment does not mean that you will be made happy all the time.
Julianna Margulies, Alan Cumming
[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Good Wife. Read at your own risk.]
It started with a voicemail and it ended with a voicemail.
OK, technically "Willicia" started when the former law school chums shared a passionate kiss in The Good Wife's 17th episode. However, it was only after Will (Josh Charles) left that voicemail declaring his love for Alicia (Julianna Margulies) in the Season 1 finale that the duo began their "conscious coupling" and eventual relationship in Season 3.
While most people were trimming their trees, wrapping presents or baking cookies, The Good Wife star Christine Baranski was doing something far less merry in the days leading up to Christmas last year: She was reading the death of...
Julianna Margulies, Alan Cumming
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.
Alan Cumming and Julianna Margulies
Where does The Good Wife go from here?
After the earth-shattering events of Sunday's episode, that seems to be the question on pretty much every fan's mind. Fortunately, a tantalizing new promo previewing the remaining seven episodes of the season tries to answer that and shows that there is a lot to look forward to...
Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles
In the wake of Sunday's jaw-dropping, heartbreaking and completely unforeseen death, The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies fielded fan questions on the show's official Facebook page Monday.
"I think this death brings out a very new and...
Josh Charles, Julianna Margulies
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Good Wife. Read at your own risk!]
"Willicia" is dead. No, really.
Sure, in one sense of the word, the will-they-or-won't-they dynamic between Julianna Margulies' and Josh Charles' characters on The Good Wife was laid to rest in October when Will discovered that his former lover and longtime colleague was leaving the firm to start her own. (You know, the episode where he called her "poison.") But their long-running and extremely complicated personal and professional relationship came to a sudden and stunning halt on Sunday's episode when Will's client (Hunter Parrish) went on a shooting rampage in the courtroom that left his lawyer dead.
In what initially comes off as a Habitat for Inhumanity — fueled by reality-competition juices that upstage the do-gooder impulse of neighborhood home renovation — NBC's derivative American Dream Builders takes its visual cues from Extreme Makeover Home Edition (airing in that show's old time period, Sundays at 8/7c), complete with an elaborate weekly reveal, although the only bus here is the one the contestants repeatedly throw each other under. Dream Builders' emotional dynamic is more attuned to Celebrity Apprentice in its nightmare blueprint of clashing egos getting in the way of a job well done.
Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry
Just about the best news I heard all week: CBS's renewal of the splendid The Good Wife for a sixth season, among a ton of other pick-ups. If the month or more of special-Sunday distractions (Super Bowl, Olympics, Oscars) caused you to drift away, now's a great time for "Opting Back In." Which happens to be the name of a keynote speech Alicia (Julianna Margulies) is nervously preparing for the annual American Bar Association powwow in New York City — an occasion allowing for a terrific running gag involving new Mayor Bill De Blasio (Sunday, 9/8c).
Rat out your ex-lover's cheating and lying husband or risk going to jail for him? Will Gardner's latest dilemma on The Good Wife (Sundays, 9/8c, CBS) may seem like a no-brainer, but, as is usually true on network's most complex legal drama, things are hardly what they appear.
"He truly is risking disbarment or jail, and he's risking it for people that he is not thrilled with anymore," executive producer Michelle King tells TVGuide.com. "It's the worst place in the world for him to be."
And sadly, a change of...