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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Good Wife Goodbye

In the midst of reflecting on this year's A to Z Blog Challenge, the series finale of The Good Wife occurred. Since I was captivated by this program for all of its seven seasons, I had to watch the last episode immediately. I had to put aside all my reflecting about painting little hearts the entire month of April. I had to think about how Alicia in this final TV series event must have had an exploding heart that went far beyond my shattered heart from "So Many Hearts Dancing in the Air".

As a romance author, I expected a "happily ever after" ending to the series. After all, Alicia had been through so much for Peter. She had truly been the good wife to him. But that was not to be.

I suppose the return of Will in the final episode should have been a foreboding of how it all would end. After all, Will was the love of Alicia's life, and when he died that event dealt a crushing blow to the series.

Another revealing point was when Alicia touched Peter's hand (as her lawyers instructed her to do) and Jason saw it. That was yet another indication of how it all would end. How could the Good Wife be anything but the good wife in the end? Jason saw that and knew he would always be second for Alicia.

Then there was the slap that Diane administered to Alicia. That slap had great meaning. It slapped Alicia back into her place. In the end, while standing by Peter, Alicia had betrayed everyone, including Diane who had always stood beside her through her many trials and tribulations.

This was not the way I expected the series to end. But upon reflection, it was the only way. The show had to live up to its name, The Good Wife.

Perhaps there will be a spinoff series in the future. I hope so. I would like for Alicia to discover true love and happiness. I would like for her to desert Peter forever.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

I never watched it. Sometimes we hope for the happy ending but life doesn't always work out that way.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've only seen it in passing. Sorry it didn't end happy. It's like the end to Breaking Bad - there was just no other way it could end.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

You are right, Diane. Sad but true. The romance writer in me expects happy.

Alex, I've never seen Breaking Bad. Sometimes, I suppose, whatever will be will be.

Birgit said...

I have never watched this show even though I heard nothing but praise. I saw the slap on an entertainment show but didn't know why it is so significant. I thought the good wife ended up with someone she loved though. Oh well....maybe she is meant to grow without a man beside her.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

She was left with the philandering husband, Birgit. I was so disappointed!