‘The Good Wife’ series finale: Show creators on that second slap, Alicia as ‘victimizer’

Logo -Should we have seen the ending to “The Good Wife” really coming? Maybe, since it was a chance for the entire series to go full-circle. It began with her slapping her husband Peter, but the final minutes of the final featured Diane slapping her following her betrayal.

In the video below, show creators Robert and Michelle King described some of the course of events leading up to slap, including Alicia going from being a victim to a sort of victimizer; she’s also become more like Peter than she would ever want to recognize. Something about her has changed to where she has become more proactive, but at the time also more willing to go to gray areas in order to get what she wants. There is an element of tragedy to this story, but at the same time Alicia is relatable and human. The Kings describe her move against Diane as “collateral damage” rather than something that she did deliberately to hurt her.

If you’re down to talk about romance, Robert and Michelle talk about that as well, including whether or not she really has chosen Jason Crouse over Peter in those final scenes, and also what it was like for them to get Josh Charles back as Will Gardner, the sort of fantasy figure that they could make whatever they want.

Sure, we could say that the finale should’ve done this or that, but we still loved it in how it summed up most of what we know about this show and what it is. We didn’t need answers to everything, mostly because you never have that in life.

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