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Old 05-11-2015, 10:41 AM   #1
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The Good Wife 5/10/2015 Wanna Partner? (Season 6 finale)

Wow, what an awesome season finale!

Kalinda was back to wrap up her storyline in a much better way. So glad to see a final scene between her and Alicia.

Peter is going to run for Pres to try to get the VP spot. That won't go well I'm sure, but could be fun to watch. And Eli should get more screen time. I love Eli. And maybe they'll bring his daughter back to work with Alicia!

I guess Canning didn't die! I love MJF and the Canning character. I haven't heard if the show is coming back next season. I hope so. Will be great fun to see Florrick Canning take on Lockhart, Agos, & Lee!

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Old 05-11-2015, 02:08 PM   #2
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You're assuming that Alicia would partner up with Canning.
I don't know that she would actually agree to that.

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I didn't think it was all that great.
Alicia and Kalinda barely looked at each other when they were together. That scene felt totally awkward.

I thought Peter wasn't going to run, since Alicia put her veto on it? Yes, that doesn't mean anything, but he said he wouldn't.

I like Alicia in the court room, hopefully next year it will go back to that.

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I thought Alicia was going to get Canning's wife as her paralegal. But he said "wanna partner?" so maybe him? Them both?

Peter said he wouldn't run without everyone's buy-in. But will he keep his word?

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Old 05-11-2015, 02:32 PM   #5
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I didn't think it was all that great.
Alicia and Kalinda barely looked at each other when they were together. That scene felt totally awkward.
I think it was meant to be awkward. There's a reason they stopped being friends (Alicia found out that Kalinda slept with Peter.) They were just saying goodbye. Neither is a very emotional person so I think hugging and/or tears would have been totally out of character.

I've seen lots of talk on the internet about the scene
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Folks think it CGI'ed and that the actresses weren't together for filming. Speculation at this point, but that certainly could be why it looked so awkward. I think it was fine the way it was played, but others disagree. YMMV.

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Old 05-11-2015, 02:34 PM   #6
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I thought Alicia was going to get Canning's wife as her paralegal. But he said "wanna partner?" so maybe him? Them both?

Peter said he wouldn't run without everyone's buy-in. But will he keep his word?
Peter not keep his word? That would be so unlike him! I think he's going to run. They've got to do something to keep his political career part of the story.

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Old 05-11-2015, 02:34 PM   #7
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I'm seriously conflicted about whether to click on that spoiler.

Hint? What makes it a spoiler?

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I'm seriously conflicted about whether to click on that spoiler.

Hint? What makes it a spoiler?
It's info from outside of the episode. I don't think it's storyline spoilery, but just following forum rules since I believe they apply to me.

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I clicked.

I agree with your assessment that it doesn't spoil anything. I don't think it needs tags because it's just "some dude on the internet thinks" and not coming from any official source.

But I support your "better safe" stance!

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Old 05-11-2015, 03:25 PM   #10
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The Kalinda scenes FELT like - "the actress is leaving the show how do we write her out" instead of feeling like it had anything to do with The Good Wife.

This is the second time they have done a season finale with a quick thing happens and cut to black. Maybe they even did it more - I am remembering the Eli spitting out his drink moment (now that I think about it maybe that wasn't a season finale...) I like it. Gives you a little chuckle and leaves you wondering what will happen next.

Personally, I still don't understand why Alicia isn't with the firm. Seems silly.

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Old 05-11-2015, 03:32 PM   #11
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LAL didn't want Alicia back because their largest client told them he would leave if she came back. Seems like a pretty simple choice on their part. They kept their biggest cash cow.

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Old 05-11-2015, 08:01 PM   #12
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BTW, the show has been renewed for another season.
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=528464

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Old 05-11-2015, 08:06 PM   #13
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Let's hope Michael J. Fox's health holds up so that we can watch Canning Florrick in action.

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I thought it was a great season finale. I knew Finn would ultimately not become partners with Alicia. There was simply too much romantic tension between them. But it would have been a nice partnership.

I never liked the Alicia-for-SA plotline and while they ended it rather abruptly at least they did end it.

Still one of the best dramas on TV!!

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Old 05-12-2015, 12:29 PM   #15
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Given what they've said in the show, I wouldn't think Alicia would partner with Canning. The characters all speak very negatively about him. I've never really understood why. He seems less devious and evil than David Lee and also a better lawyer. But this could be one of those situations that happens in shows where the creative team don't realize how the audience feels about a character.

But, I'd really like to see them partner up because he's a fun character and it seems like a good fit to me.

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Alicia likes him despite it all. She's the most likely of anyone to partner with him.

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Alicia likes him despite it all. She's the most likely of anyone to partner with him.
survival is good motivation and reason to partner, especially when you’ve given up anger and no longer care what others think about your decisions.

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Alicia likes him despite it all. She's the most likely of anyone to partner with him.
Yep. She was at his bedside in the hospital when it looked like he would die.

I love to hate Canning even more than I love to hate David Lee. They are both despicable yet very entertaining.

The only thing better than Canning and Alicia joining forces would be if they bring in Elsbeth for a few cases (not as a partner, Elsbeth in small doses only.)

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BTW, the show has been renewed for another season.
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=528464
Yay!

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Old 05-12-2015, 06:13 PM   #20
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LAL didn't want Alicia back because their largest client told them he would leave if she came back. Seems like a pretty simple choice on their part. They kept their biggest cash cow.
Yes, I know that is the narrative. I just don't buy it.
I don't believe it with all that Cary, Diane and Alicia have been through.
It's a plot device.

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Yes, I know that is the narrative. I just don't buy it.
I don't believe it with all that Cary, Diane and Alicia have been through.
It's a plot device.
With all they had been through, Diane and Cary had no qualms at all about shafting Alicia financially when she had to resign as partner to take office. It's a major theme of this show that money takes priority over friendship. It's why Alicia and Cary started their own firm in the first place. I find it very believable that they would choose the cash cow over their friend. Obviously, YMMV.

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Yep. She was at his bedside in the hospital when it looked like he would die.
My take on that was that Alicia was there more so because she's a good person and likes Canning's wife, not so much that she likes Canning.

She is fully cognizant of what a scumbag he is.
Admittedly, that doesn't mean that she might not consider that it's better to have said scumbag on her side.

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As soon as they fired Canning's wife I knew who the episode title was referring to.

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Yep. She was at his bedside in the hospital when it looked like he would die.

I love to hate Canning even more than I love to hate David Lee. They are both despicable yet very entertaining.

The only thing better than Canning and Alicia joining forces would be if they bring in Elsbeth for a few cases (not as a partner, Elsbeth in small doses only.)
Yes, I understand your point and would believe it if Alicia were to partner. But, I really hope she doesn't. She does know that he's a scumbag and has really screwed her and others. My fear is that it would change Alicia's character and, frankly, I like having 'a good wife' to cheer for and with Canning, that would be much more difficult, for me anyway.

Love this show. I think they do a great job of keeping it fresh, interesting, suspenseful, sexy, and relevant.

But, Kalinda....oh Kalinda....no one can replace Kalinda. Will miss her character and everything about it!

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BTW, the show has been renewed for another season.
I was happy to hear this also.
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I love to hate Canning even more than I love to hate David Lee. They are both despicable yet very entertaining.

The only thing better than Canning and Alicia joining forces would be if they bring in Elsbeth for a few cases (not as a partner, Elsbeth in small doses only.)
Both of these points.
I hated what they did with the Elsbeth character in 2 episodes for me to want small doses. She didn't need a romance to make her lose her ability to effectively litigate. I wanted her character to develop differently and become a spinoff -- Matlock-style.
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As soon as they fired Canning's wife I knew who the episode title was referring to.
I thought the wife would partner with Florrick so I got that wrong.

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Yep. She was at his bedside in the hospital when it looked like he would die.

I love to hate Canning even more than I love to hate David Lee. They are both despicable yet very entertaining.

The only thing better than Canning and Alicia joining forces would be if they bring in Elsbeth for a few cases (not as a partner, Elsbeth in small doses only.)
For a few seasons Canning has been trying to partner up with Alicia. I think he sees his legitimate chance this time around. She might give it a shot for awhile, since there's definitely chemistry between the two characters and it would be fun watching them against her old firm. And I'd imagine there will be LOTS of plots where ethics and scruples come into play. But, they played up unscrupulous Alicia in this past episode, with her lying to the cops to get to see her client, so maybe she's "learning" to be as unscrupulous as Canning.

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Yeah and i kind of hope they go back to case of the week formula and get rid of the political stuff. I think the case of the week is what made the show great.

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Yeah and i kind of hope they go back to case of the week formula and get rid of the political stuff. I think the case of the week is what made the show great.
I agree 100%. I really hated the SA election plot and although they ended it kind of abruptly I was glad she ultimately did not become the SA.

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I loved how Kalinda took Charles Lester's phone and popped out the SIM card. But then kept it.

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I loved how Kalinda took Charles Lester's phone and popped out the SIM card. But then kept it.
Was it the SIM card or the SD card?

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