Season 4 | Original Post Date: January 1, 2013
With 2013 upon us, it's time to look forward to the next 365 days and what might be in store for the year ahead. Last year I wished for a Florrick family Thanksgiving (and it came true!). With that good fortune fresh in my mind, this year, I'm throwing caution to the wind and laying everything on the line, because if there's one thing I've learned over the past year on The Good Wife, it is to expect the unexpected. Here's to 2013: A new year, with new hopes and new reasons to love The Good Wife.
Six Things We'd Love to See in 2013
More Cary Agos – It’s what everyone’s talking about: Needing more Cary Agos. This season has been a bit of a roller coaster for this fourth year associate – from juggling the leather-clad nightmare, otherwise known as Nick, to seeing the true colors behind his father, Cary has been put through the ringer, but in a most ‘supporting actor’ kind of way. Of course, Cary is the apple of Clarke Hayden’s eye, but that’s only good for getting an office upgrade, not for getting a date, or a storyline. Here’s to a new year and a new beginning for Cary Agos.
Season Five – This almost goes without saying, but a fifth season of The Good Wife is mandatory for making 2013 pure magic. Typically, CBS announces show renewals in March, and with great ratings abounding, all signs point to fans having reason to break out the celebratory Scotch. I’m not just saying this because I’d be crushed without the promise of another season, but, let’s face it, I would be. Season five? We've got this.
Cary and Alicia Save the Firm – Lockhart Gardner is in trouble. Like global warming, it’s not news anymore, but rather, something everyone has come to live with while figuring out a solution. Years of poor management have led the firm down the rabbit hole of debt, and as it turns out, a $60 million deficit just doesn't disappear. While we don’t know how things are going to unravel, we do know Wendy Scott-Carr is going to be lurking in wings while Clarke Hayden threatens to pull the plug on our beloved named partners: Will and Diane. 2013 is going to be turbulent which is not made better by Julius gallivanting around Chicago, David being a loose cannon and Howard Lyman searching for early bird breakfast specials. However, with Alicia and Cary working so closely (from enemies to frenemies to friends), it’s not much of a long shot to wonder if Florrick and Agos have the potential to save Lockhart Gardner from total ruin. Here’s hoping!
A Team Gardner Reunion – Okay, I don’t think it will happen in season four, but half of 2013 will (yes WILL) boast season five, so I’m pulling out all the stops with this wish list. The thought of a Team Gardner reunion is impossible to resist. Also, it has been over a year since these two shared anything more than a ‘thank you’ ear whisper. We've had a few great moments of friendship – and for those I’m grateful – but as a diehard fan of Will and Alicia, I can’t help but long for a glimmer of hope for these soul mates. I’m tired of bad timing… let’s get these two together already!
The Return of Julius Cane – As perhaps the most level-headed Equity Partner at Lockhart Gardner, Julius Cane (Michael Boatman) is quickly going the way of Justice, Diane’s beloved four-legged friend: Extinct. We haven’t heard a word from Julius yet in season four and with the firm in dire financial straits, it doesn't make any sense. Sure, I've imagined a variety of situations where his disappearance would be acceptable (my favourite options being a) Julius sneaking out under the cover of darkness to join Louis Canning or b) Julius taking a sabbatical in the Cayman Islands and writing a personal manifesto focused exclusively on undermining David Lee), but at the end of the day, we've been left to believe he’s working quietly in the background. With Michael Boatman now staring on Anger Management, the most we can hope for are some strategic guest spots in 2013.
Diane Lockhart Playing the Field – Whether she’s sharing wine with Jack the Process Server or agreeing to disagree with Kurt the wilderness-loving Ballistics Expert, there’s no denying Diane is a hot commodity when it comes to after-hours get togethers. Two words for 2013: More dates.
Of course, my list of hopes could go on and on (Peter's election going sideways, the return of Elsbeth Tascioni, Justin from legal aid making three a crowd in Alicia's office...), but I'll save sharing more of my wishes for the upcoming year. Now I turn it over to you. What are you most looking forward to for The Good Wife in 2013? Can't wait Wendy Scott-Carr to show up or for Eli's past to surface? Me either! Sound off in the comments below.