‘The Good Wife’ season 7 spoilers: On Alicia Florrick’s political power struggle

Good Wife -The struggle at the center of “The Good Wife” has always been about just how Alicia Florrick wants to be. Is she the model wife for the sake of her husband, the powerful attorney who gets stuff done, or a little bit of both? Who does she want to be remembered as, and does she care?

We’re moving into the seventh season of this show, and if you look at any other series that is out there, this is the time where you start to think a thing or two about legacy, and how you would want to be remembered when your story is over. There’s a good chance that this show in particular only has one or two years left, so these decisions need to start getting made by Alicia. Let’s just say that the Presidential campaign by her husband Peter, which is really a Vice-Presidential campaign to get him chosen by someone like Hillary Clinton, is something that could be an accelerator for the decisions that she eventually wants to make.

Robert and Michelle King have long been the architects of this show, and he in particular had some fascinating things to say within a new interview with TV Guide about the upcoming seventh season premiering on Sunday:

“She’s savvy enough now to know that her public image isn’t her image. It isn’t who she is. She knows that it helps Peter’s campaign if she’s seen as the good wife who has cookie recipes … They referred to Hillary back in the ’92 campaign where she in a sense had to pretend to be the housewife and mother. Does Alicia Florrick have to do that because it helps Peter seem more like a family man? That’s what she struggles with.”

This is not a crisis point that will be resolved during the premiere episode, either. It is going to take her a little bit of time to start to figure out more and more of what it is that she wants from the world, and if there is any way for her to adequately get it.

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