1. Will Is Murdered in the Courtroom, Season 5's "Dramatics, Your Honor"
Following Alicia's abrupt exit from the firm, it seemed that her relationship with Will would be stuck in a dark place of hatred and betrayal for the rest of the series' run. However, just when the former lovers seemed to be headed towards a truce, and only 10 episodes after the acclaimed drama's last big game-changer, The Good Wife made viewers' jaws drop and their hearts break simultaneously when Will was gunned down in the courtroom by an emotionally unstable client. Even more stunning than the must-watch moment itself was the fact that the death of the show's male lead character and former love interest of the title character was kept under wraps for months after star Josh Charles announced his intention to leave the series last spring when his contract expired. In an age where shows like Scandal and The Walking Dead regularly play up OMG moments and character deaths to get big ratings and high Twitter traffic, the out-of-nowhere murder shook fans to their core just like it did to the show's other main characters.
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