Fans of The Good Wife will have to wait until March 1 for a new episode. But here’s a little casting scoop in the meantime: Oliver Platt, most recently seen as Stavros Milos on FX’s Golden Globe-winning miniseries Fargo, has been tapped for a guest arc on the CBS drama.
He’ll make his first appearance in an episode airing later in March. His character, R.D., is described as an intelligent, approachable, and politically conservative businessman who loves a civilized argument with a worthy opponent and has a passion for hunting.
Sounds like he’d probably get along well with Kurt McVeigh, Diane’s husband. Is it a coincidence that Gary Cole is set to return in a March episode as well? We’ll see.
Gary Cole is heading back to The Good Wife for a springtime story arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Cole last appeared on the acclaimed CBS drama in November 2013, shortly after his character, Kurt McVeigh, tied the knot with Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart.
How has that marriage withstood all the workplace drama Diane has weathered since? Find out when Cole puts in his first appearance in a March episode.
The Good Wife resumes Season 6 on Sunday, March 1.
Lovers of “The Good Wife” found the death last spring of Will Gardner, everyone’s favorite sexily arrogant lawyer, shocking and traumatic. But even as they adjusted to the cold new reality (Will was never coming back), they were struck by a frisson of something that felt, inappropriately, like delight.
It arrived in the form of Finn Polmar, a sweet and morally upright prosecutor whose entrance just as Will was exiting provided solace to both the audience and the grieving characters in the show. If this sudden attraction seemed disloyal — Will is dead; long live Someone Other Than Will — then so be it. As Alicia Rancilio of The Associated Press tweeted some months later: “I miss Will Gardner, but I do love Finn Polmar.”
What does Finn, a.k.a. the British actor Matthew Goode, make of all this?
“You can’t replace Will — you can’t replace a character who’s that influential and that loved,” Mr. Goode said recently. “But what they have tried to do with Finn was make him be one of the few people so far on the series who doesn’t have hidden agendas, who is sort of morally unambiguous.”