“False Feed” – When Frank Prady decides to go after Governor Florrick as a campaign tactic, Alicia is faced with the decision of whether or not to attack Peter’s record as well. Also, when Florrick/Agos/Lockhart take on the case of a man paralyzed by a malfunctioning gun created on a 3D printer, they call on Kurt McVeigh to testify as an expert witness, which leads to a rift between Diane and her husband, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, March 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Gary Cole reprises his role of Kurt McVeigh, ballistics expert and Diane’s husband; David Hyde Pierce returns as Frank Prady; Michael J. Fox returns as Louis Canning; and Denis O’Hare appears as Judge Charles Abernathy.
The Good Wife showrunners Robert and Michelle King will be the first to admit Season 6 has been “narratively chaotic” — but it’s all been by design.
Ever since the death of Josh Charles’ Will Gardner last spring, “you have everybody going in every direction at one time and things are coming unglued,” says Robert King. And there could be even more upheaval as the show returns this Sunday (9/8c on CBS) for the first of the season’s final 10 episodes.
TVLine caught up with the Kings to dish their exit plan for fan favorite Kalinda (in the wake of Archie Panjabi’s decision to exit the series), preview the ethical quandaries Alicia faces as she completes her campaign for State’s Attorney and check the romantic forecast for our titular protagonist.
TVLINE | Season 6 has been almost unsettlingly hectic — Alicia campaigning, the firm in flux, Cary in jail, Kalinda getting herself in danger on multiple levels. Has it been stressful as writers trying to juggle all those balls at the same time?
Robert King: It is very hard. TV shows, especially where you’re doing [22 episodes] a year, rely on status-quo. You have a certain structure that you can take off the shelf and go, “This is the structure we use week-to-week.” So, it’s been difficult knowing that each episode this season brings its own structure and its own struggles to find what the episode is about. It’s been fun, but I’ve got to tell you, it’s also a little like tightroping with out the net.
Michelle King: We never want characters to have forgotten what happened to them the episode before or three episodes before — they’re carrying the emotional reality as well as what’s happening with the plot. So, oftentimes we’re making lists in the writers’ room of things we don’t want to forget to answer, and then putting the lists up on the board.
“Mind’s Eye” – Alicia prepares for a key interview which could impact the outcome of the race for State’s Attorney. Also, Louis Canning pressures Florrick/Agos/Lockhart to agree on a settlement in his wrongful eviction case against the firm, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, March 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Michael J. Fox reprises his role of Louis Canning. David Hyde Pierce returns as Frank Prady. Episode written by Executive Producers Robert King and Michelle King, and directed by Robert King.
Added HQ episode stills from March 1st episode.
“Dark Money” – When Colin Sweeney accuses a television producer of basing an unflattering character and show on his life, Diane and Cary must prove that they are capable of handling his case as Alicia focuses on the race for State’s Attorney. Also, Alicia competes against Frank Prady for a major campaign donation, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, March 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Ed Asner guest stars as a major donor to the Democratic Party, Guy Redmayne. Dylan Baker and Laura Benanti reprise their roles of husband and wife, Colin Sweeney and Renata Ellard-Sweeney. David Hyde Pierce returns as Frank Prady.