“The Good Wife” is going strong in its fourth season on CBS, with executive producers Robert and Michelle King telling Zap2it they are having just as much fun with the show in its fourth season as they did in the first.
Moving toward the end of Season 4, viewers can look forward to a lot of great guest stars, plus the inevitable tension at Lockhart/Gardner, both personally and professionally.
“[Alicia] does see a changed Peter. It’s a difficult situation, because the sexuality with Will doesn’t go away … it puts Alicia in this very difficult position of an interesting love triangle — what happens when the drama doesn’t give the character an easy out? Alicia is struggling with her attraction to two men. We’re going to explore that all the way through the end of the year,” says Robert King.
“Before, she could tell herself it’s not adultery, but it’s getting a lot more difficult,” adds Michelle King.
Besides the continued tension between Alicia and her two men, viewers can look forward to a new face at the firm in the form of an apprentice to Kalinda.
“Robyn Burdine, played by a wonderful young actress named Jess Weixler,” says Robert. “What we were looking for was as opposite of a young woman as we could find for Kalinda … the firm is not only out of bankruptcy, but it’s getting richer. Part of getting richer is a civil war within the firm — bringing on new clients and making more money means bringing on a second investigator.”
Here are some other tidbits for the end of Season 4:
- The gubernatorial election is definitely happening this season — and if Peter wins, it’ll be interesting to explore next year what happens to the Florricks if he has to move to Springfield.
- Mamie Gummer is returning in episode 21.
- The Cary/Alicia friendship has “been ripped asunder” by Alicia being promoted to management, with Cary still down in labor. Can their friendship survive?
- Thematically, the writers are playing with a “be careful what you wish for” motif. “Suddenly [the firm] has all these means and yet relationships can become strained because of that,” says Michelle King.
We can’t wait to see how it all plays out. “The Good Wife” airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.