I haven’t written on my blog for a really long time. A lot of personal stuff has been going on and I just haven’t been in the mood. I’m not sure I am still in the mood now. But I wrote about The Good Wife for the first couple years on my blog so I feel I need to say something.
Major character death’s happen all the time on TV. All the time. Just ask Shonda Rhimes. She’s notorious for it. Before last night’s episode there had already been two HUGE deaths on TV in the past seven days. Deaths that were advertised but still no one saw coming. And while I was utterly devastated by those deaths on Teen Wolf and Scandal neither of them compare to the devastation I am feeling now over Will Gardner’s death on The Good Wife.
That’s right. Will Gardner is dead. And I don’t know how to deal.
The CBS promo department told us we needed to prepare because no one would believe what would happen in this episode. But come on, what episode of The Good Wife doesn’t have something shocking on it? This wasn’t shocking, this was…something else entirely.
After we saw Will lying in Matthew Goode’s arms, with a bullet in his neck, I thought, OK this is the shocking moment. They’ll rush him into surgery, have Alicia come and declare her love for him, something like that anyways, but Will would make it through. What I didn’t expect was for them to just leave him dead. Without any sort of goodbye. That was harsh, Good Wife. HARSH.
As I said earlier, major deaths happen all the time. And I am usually left sad, and cry for a bit and then move on. The last death to stay with me for a while was Lexie Grey on Grey’s Anatomy. I was not at all prepared for that and I was left sad for awhile after the episode ended. But Will’s death has left me utterly paralyzed. I am in a serious state of mourning right now. And if I feel this way…just imagine how Alicia, Kalinda, and Diane must be feeling.
Deep down I knew Alicia and Will were never going to get a happy ending. As much as I wanted it, I knew. Especially after she left the firm and started her own with Cary. They were over and they would never make it back to a place where they could be together and be happy with each other. It just wasn’t going to happen. So I had accepted that. This season, while it focused on the rivalry between Alicia and Will also spent A LOT of time showing how deep the bond is between Will and Kalinda and Will and Diane. And that’s what hurts. Diane lost her partner. Kalinda lost one of her only friends -and she doesn’t that many. That hurts. It hurts a lot.
I really want to write more about how Will and Diane’s partnership was one of my favorite parts of the show. And how I was LOVING the scenes with Will and Kalinda last night before he was murdered. But I can’t because I am still such a mess and don’t think I could form coherent words to describe how sad it is that they lost him or how much their friendships meant to me. Because when I think about Will and Diane, I think about them dancing in his office. And then I start crying. I am crying now.
It’s going to be very interesting to see how the next 7 episodes play out. I am not done with the show. I understand why they felt they needed to kill off his character and it is most defiantly going to make for some interesting final episodes. Till then, I leave you with this: