Monday, May 27, 2024

SPOILER ALERT: “The Good Wife” Joins “Homeland,” “Game of Thrones” with Shocking Plot Twist– Plus Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner Liked It



Remember when you could count on most of the characters in a TV series making to at least the final season if not final episode? Well, those days are over. “Homeland” killed off Brody. “Game of Thrones” had the red wedding. “Man Men” hung Jared Harris on a coat hook. And now “The Good Wife” has shot Will Gardner in the back.

That’s right. Josh Charles is out after four seasons and 15 episodes. His character Will’s murderous client, played by Hunter Parrish, did the deed. So long, Will. Now he won’t be able to testify about the stuffed ballot box, and Chris Noth’s Governor Florrick is off his own hook.

No one knew. I started getting text messages during the premiere of “Les Miserables” that Will Gardner was dead. I didn’t even know who he was. Well, actually I did– Josh Charles’s character. Josh is such a good actor. But apparently he says he was ready to go. So the show’s creators, Robert and Michelle King, killed him.

I haven’t seen “The Good Wife” in a while, but I watched it when I got home. Wow, what a cast! Vince Curatola played a judge, Matthew Goode was the prosecutor. Alan Cumming is on there. And Christine Baranski, who’s amazing in whatever she does. Who knew? Of course, there’s also Julianna Margulies. She’s not exactly chopped liver.

The show will go on. Hopefully Josh Charles will get his own show. He should have one. And “The Good Wife”? You got our attention, that’s for sure.
Also Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner liked it

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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