The season 6 premiere of The Good Wife is finally here and we’ve got all the spoilers we could gather for you below. Read on and see how the season is going to go this year …
– Robert King tells The Hollywood Reporter:
What’s fun for the first several episodes is seeing Alicia grappling with being a mom, being a lawyer and then finding there might be something in her where she wants to change the world — something she never realized before. Is that a thirst for power or an idealistic thirst?
King also reveals some romance going on:
We found this immense spark between Julianna [Margulies] and Matthew Goode, so we’re going to go there, but we will hopefully go there in ways that are unexpected.
And, as far as Cary and Kalinda:
Cary and Kalinda become a focus of the first eight episodes this year. There are events that throw their relationship into [a place] where they need each other — not only that they desire each other. The problem that Cary has is that he’s probably taking it a little more seriously than Kalinda is. Kalinda likes to play the field, so that creates an interesting dilemma, especially when Jill Flint’s Lana Delaney comes in for a three-episode arc.
– The synopsis of the premiere is:
Despite pressure from Eli, Alicia is determined not to run for State’s Attorney … Alicia is adamant in her refusal to run for State’s Attorney despite Eli’s attempts to persuade her to launch a campaign. Meanwhile, as Diane considers joining Florrick/Agos as partner, an internal crisis threatens to destroy the firm,” reads the upcoming episode’s synopsis.
The premiere episode is titled “The Line” and will pick up from where it left off with Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) offering Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) to run for State’s Attorney.
– Christine Baranski, who plays Diane Lockhar, reveals that there will be a big, unexpected U-Turn in the first episode.
– On YouTube it states that on the new season:
Alicia is adamant in her refusal to run for State’s Attorney despite Eli’s attempts to persuade her to launch a campaign. Meanwhile, as Diane considers joining Florrick/Agos as partner, an internal crisis threatens to destroy the firm.
– According to The Hollywood Reporter, returning guest stars include:
Returning to the fray will be memorable characters such as Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston), Josh Perotti (Kyle MacLachlan) and Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox), joined by David Hyde Pierce (returning to TV for the first time since the end of Frasier), Taye Diggs, Connie Nielsen, Steven Pasquale, Samantha Mathis and feminist/activist/author Gloria Steinem.
– Robert King talks Taye Diggs:
We have Taye Diggs as Diane’s confidant, so he’s playing a lot with Christine Baranski. He’s this very polished lawyer who expects everybody to prepare as much as he does for court, look as good as he does and keep their environment as clean as he does …The first episode he’s in, the second episode, he comes back from the New York offices finding that there are machinations already going on for Diane to leave, and he has to decide whether to leave with her for Florrick/Agos.
Taye’s character, Dean, was working as the Lockhart/Gardner New York office. So he’s been part of their world for a while, but we have not seen him in the Chicago offices until season six.
– Josh Charles returns to direct an episode.
– Will’s death will have “lingering effects” throughout the episode. Michelle King expands on this:
Our hope is to lead into the psychological truth so that the shadow it casts on the show is the same kind of shadow that sudden death would cast over an actual person’s life. Just because there’s been a change in seasons doesn’t mean Alicia is going to have completely forgotten it, but it also doesn’t mean she’s going to live mired in it either. People do move forward without losing their past, and our hope is that the show will be the same.
Robert King adds:
The first episode picks up right where last season left off — literally one second later — so the aftermath [of Will’s death] which were those [last] six, seven episodes now plays out in accumulation this year. I think you’re going to see just as much comedy as drama this year.
– When Michael J. Fox is concerned, Robert and Michelle King adore him, telling The Hollywood Reporter:
We hate saying this, but we’re happy his show [NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show] is over, because we can use him more. We actually wanted to use him in the fifth season more than we did, but we couldn’t get him until the end of the year because of his half-hour. So now, NBC’s loss is our gain. Our hope is to use him as much as he’s available. He has a speaking career and I think he’s developing other things, but he’s very much wanting to come play. Right now he’s in three episodes, but with a plan to probably double or triple that.