Spoiler alert! The jaw-dropping, emotionally wrenching fifth season of CBS's The Good Wife fittingly ended with two more delicious surprises. Who would have guessed that...
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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.
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.
[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.
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...