Well that fizzled out quickly.
I don’t understand how after so much, Panjabi and Margulies can still refuse to film ONE scene together. It’s downright insulting to the audience; we all have to put up with people we’re not fond of at work (and unlike The Good Wife stars, we don’t make millions of dollars in the process). It’s exceptionally bizarre, and it robbed Kalinda’s departure of any emotional impact. While it was great to have the duo enjoy tequila together again, I was far too distracted by the green screen work and the fact that the shoddily put-together scene couldn’t even bring the two characters to make eye-contact. Ultimately, Kalinda’s ending was a mess, and perhaps that was only fitting since her character hadn’t been treated well since season two. Lord.
I also fail to see why the writers committed so much time to crafting the Alicia and Finn dynamic (which was stunning in many instances) only to have Finn simply reject Alicia (and her awesome partner offer) without even bringing the duo together once. It feels like the writers denying the fans everything they’ve been craving, and it’s the same issue that plagued the campaign arc; we watched Alicia endure trial after trial, only for her to lose. Why? And since we’re on the subject, the Elfman thing never materialized either. Why are Robert and Michelle King such teases? I’m at a complete loss, and I’m suddenly worried about my favorite show and its end prospects.
There was a point in time where I would have loved to see Alicia end The Good Wife as First Lady, the most high-profile female on the planet. But over the course of the past few seasons, I became far more enamoured by Alicia actually reaching the top thanks to her own skills. Moreover, I seriously doubt Peter can even win the VP spot with his tumultuous history.
Finally, are Canning and Alicia going to partner up now? The episode’s cliffhanger echoed Alicia and Carey’s pairing in the season four finale, but the difference is that bombshell was earned and exciting. NowI know the writers think this is a fresh dynamic, but we’ve already spent far too many episodes with Alicia and Canning bickering. I now find myself hoping season seven is the show’ last, and that’s not something I would have said only a few episodes go.
Cases & Bits
– Alicia’s lying about the panic button was genius. Her using Find my iPhone? Even better.
– The sight of Alicia in the middle of nowhere was pretty horror-movie-esque.
– Alicia’s camera snaps transitioning into the credits with the sound effects was terrific.
– Grace asking her dad if he and Alicia will continue to “pretend” to be married was delightfully on-point.
– Loved Alicia and Finn pulling off the epileptic trick and getting the cop to call Finn (who pretended to be a doctor). I guess I should mention the case of the week, but it didn’t feel explosive enough for a season finale.
– I felt nothing when Kalinda apologized to Alicia. Maybe it’s because the actresses didn’t either?
– Canning s newly-acquired rage against Lockhart should prove useful I suppose.
– Epic moment: Alicia casually burning Kalinda’s note in front of Lester.
– I kind of wish Alicia partnered with Simone, Canning’s wife. I like her.
Judge: Can this be argued in less than five minutes?
Alicia: Yes, Your Honor.
Patton: No, Your Honor.
Judge: Well, let’s live dangerously and try.
Lester: You know, it seems that every time I come up here, this place – has a new name.
Judge: Rickter, finally! There was a Godot-like quality to our experiences.
Alicia: A great thing happened when I lost the election. I gave up. Anger, jealousy, what people thought – I just threw them overboard. It’s nice not to care.
Canning: You know, I’ve never, in all our years of struggle, I have never gone after any of your family members.
David: We have no family members!
A strong season is let down by a disappointing and unsatisfying season finale