It’s 2015. Alicia is running for office, Cary is headed to prison, Peter is canoodling with his personal attorney and Diane is wondering what happened to her life over the last 12 months.
Quite frankly, I am, too.
Over the past year, virtually everything on The Good Wife has changed. This time last year we were all happily going about our days saying, ‘Will Gardner this’ and ‘Will Gardner that.’ Now there is no Lockhart Gardner (at least not really), there is no Will – only Will’s office, now known as Alicia’s office (otherwise known as a strange twist of fate), there is no trendy brick-lined loft space, no time when I can remember Cary’s life didn’t suck and no possibility of me ever not being disappointed in Zach Florrick.
So, a lot has changed. But that’s not a bad thing. It goes back to the old adage – when one door closes, another one opens. Let’s be honest: Who thought I’dever get over the loss of Will Gardner? Over here, I still use my Team Gardner mug and I’ve yet to turn my Team Gardner t-shirt into a polishing rag. Things are different now, but I’m strangely okay with that fact. Lemond Bishop is getting a lot more screen time (aka, never a bad thing), Cary is finally securing a terrific and dramatic storyline and Eli is making his political puppetry look easy. And then there’s the addition of Matthew Goode as Finn Polmar – the unexpectedly witty hero-lawyer who tried to save Will but couldn’t, despite best efforts. I didn’t think I could love again – but he’s proving me wrong.
|Matthew Goode | Image via theguardian.com|
With that, it’s time to look at the top 10 things we’re excited to see on The Good Wife in 2015:
1) Cary Agos – Prisoner: Cary is going to jail. JAIL! What?!?! Wasn’t it just yesterday he was competing with Alicia for a job at Lockhart Gardner? Now he’s being locked up for four years. I know there must be a way for him to get out of this mess… but how? Could his freedom come down to Kalinda’s last grand plot? Or what about Elsbeth? Why hasn’t anyone hired her?
2) More Late-Night Brunch: Finn and Alicia in a diner, late at night, with flickering lights and plates full of pancakes? Seriously. What could be better? Pass me a hot latte – I could watch this for H-O-U-R-S.
|Julianna Margulies & Matthew Goode | Image via Bustle.com|
3) Peter’s Demise: I don’t mean his death. That would be sad, even for me and my extreme distain for him. That said, I’d like to watch his political implosion at the hands of this latest gigantic indiscretion, otherwise known as “Ramona Lytton.” Could this man BE a bigger liar? I think not. Let’s all watch his life go south. Please!
4) Kalinda’s Final Surprise: By now, we’ve all heard Kalinda will be leaving The Good Wife. Of course I’m sad, but in a way, also exhilarated. We don’t know how, or when, or why it’s going to happen, so each episode is like digging into a box of unmarked chocolates: You don’t know what you’re going to get – but you hope it’s the orange cream. Let’s hope she leaves in a delightfully sinful blaze of glory, but let’s also hope she doesn’t die. There’s something comforting in the vague chance of her resurfacing…
5) Alicia’s Race: Will Alicia win the race for State’s Attorney? Do we even want her in office? Of course, she would be amazing, because that’s who she is. She’s fair, level-headed and less morally corrupt than a good number of people on this show. Still, if she wins, everything is going to change and, quite obviously, become more complicated. Lemond Bishop is fueling her campaign through her PAC and there’s little she can do about it. Her friends and colleagues won’t really be able to associate with her, so what will she have left? Bible study with Grace? Tequila shots with… Eli?
6) Room for Marissa: Over the course of The Good Wife’s seasons, a number of great characters have come and gone, but few as thoroughly enjoyable as Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold. Sharp, dry, clever and the one I’m voting most likely to save Alicia from personal disaster at any point. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for Marissa in 2015, but let’s hope her roll continues to increase.
|Sarah Steele | Image via cbs.com|
7) The Evolution of Lemond Bishop: He’s secretly supporting Alicia, he’s tracking Kalinda’s every move and he’s having people “removed” from his inner circle faster than a camel drinks at a desert oasis. Will he continue to evade the law, Capone-style, or will his undoing come sooner than we could imagine? If he does end up in jail, one thing is for sure: I’m going to miss his suit/tie/pocket squares. He may be a bad guy, but his fashion is impeccable.
8) A Few Good Actors: Three characters I can’t wait to see more of this season? Elsbeth Tascioni, Josh Perotti (preferably going head-to-head and then for dinner) and, of course, the eerily creepy yet somehow enthralling, Colin Sweeney.
9) Eli Gold, Puppet Master: Does this man ever sleep? Probably not. How could he? He has tied himself to the Florrick family and, quite frankly, they are a bloody disaster. Alicia is threatening teachers, Peter can’t help but have affairs and Eli is dancing around trying to keep the yodeling goat from falling off stage. Eli is a true miracle worker, but in 2015, I think he has his work cut out for him, more than ever before.
10) New Digs: Where have David Lee and Louis Canning landed? Like cats, together these dastardly snake oil salesmen have 18 lives, so we’re sure it’s somewhere not entirely unappealing. Still, I hope they are fighting vermin-infested walls between client meetings. Where are they now? Let’s hope we find out more in 2015!
What are you most looking forward to in 2015? Sound off in the comments below!