‘The Good Wife’ Creators on the Premiere’s Big Cary Twist, Will’s Death, and More

September 22, 2014 6:16 AM

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After creators Robert and Michelle King teased that there would be a surprise in the season premiere of The Good Wife, fans who were still shattered by the shocking death of Josh Charles’s Will Gardner midway through last year’s stellar season may have watched Sunday night’s premieres through their fingers, cowering should another devastating character death be thrust upon them. Thankfully, that’s not the case—Alicia (Julianna Margulies), Cary (Matt Czuchry), Diane (Christine Baranski) all survived the premiere. But the twist the Kings promised was still deliciously unexpected.

The cliffhanger fifth season finale ended with Eli (Alan Cumming) asking Alicia to run for state’s attorney, and cut to black before Alicia could answer. Sunday’s sixth season premiere picked up exactly where the conversation left off, and Alicia scoffing at the idea. But this is Eli, and naturally ...

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