Typically most CBS shows tend to release their official synopses a couple of week before the episode airs, mostly because it gives both the fans and also the media a chance to fully prepare for whatever sort of story could lie ahead. The moment that “The Good Wife” didn’t do that for the 16th episode this season entitled “The Last Call,” you knew that something was up.
Now that we have seen the episode, we understand the decision that was made. It would have been virtually impossible to have this episode teased in advance without mentioning the exit of Josh Charles and the death of Will Gardner, since it literally drives everything in the story moving forward. The synopsis from CBS proves that:
” Alicia searches for answers as she tries to make sense of Will’s death in the aftermath of the courthouse shooting. Meanwhile, Diane delivers the somber news to the partners at Lockhart/Gardner who must decide how to move forward.”
Like any other scripted drama, we do image that there is going to be a point that comes up eventually where the characters are able to really move forward from what happened to Will, and there may not even be a time when it is barely mentioned. But that time is not now, and i probably not going to be at any point the rest of the season. Alicia and company have to grieve, and that is not something that can happen overnight when you are dealing with the immediacy of death.
“The Last Call” is expected to be the lat episode to feature Charles as an actor, as he appears in flashbacks. I it possible that he come return in the future for something? Sure, but for now, it is very much under lock and key. He will be back to direct a future installment.
In case you missed it earlier in the week, be sure to check out at the link here some of the first comments that Charles has made about losing Will on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Also, you can sign up now for our CarterMatt Newsletter if you want to grab other TV updates sent right to your email.