She’s cried, she’s seethed, she’s done the deed.
‘s Alicia Florrick has had an eventful seventh season, but Sunday night (9/8c on CBS) her story will go the way of Florrick-Agos investigator Robyn Burdine — living on only in our imaginations. Happy or sad, vague or definitive, satisfying or infuriating, the end is upon us.
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Series star Julianna Margulies told Variety last week that “The fans are either gonna love this or hate this, but there’s not going to be a ‘meh.’ There [are] no tied-up bows. And I hope that the fans can understand the trajectory it puts Alicia on.”
That’s not surprising, considering Alicia has more loose threads in her life than Dolly Parton’s coat of many colors. Still, as someone who’s faithfully taken the ride mapped out by showrunners Robert and Michelle King, I’d argue there are a few arcs where closure is non-negotiable.
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JASON, PETER OR NONE OF THE ABOVE | One of the most satisfying (and longest-overdue) moments of Season 7 found Alicia storming into Peter’s office and telling him she wanted a divorce. (I swear I heard Etta James’ “At Last” coming down from the heavens as the scene played out). Now, though, despite Alicia mulling a kinda-sorta offer from sexy beau Jason Crouse to run away together, she’s publicly standing by her Illinois governor hunny while he’s on trial for allegedly helping a wealthy donor’s son avoid murder charges. Whether Alicia chooses to proceed with ending her marriage (she should), continue exploring her feelings for Jason (debatable), here’s hoping our heroine isn’t left in her current limbo state as the final credits roll.
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musical chairs at the show’s central law firm has been pretty dizzying the last few years. It wouldn’t feel like a finale, though, without some one good Alicia-Cary conversation (even/especially if it’s testy), a few solid Lucca Quinn quips and a final power suit/chunky necklace combo from Diane Lockhart. Oh, did I mention my burning desire to see David Lee go down in spectacular flames? (Just because it’d be obvious doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be delectable.) In other words, here’s hoping the finale isn’t simply
AN EXPLORATION OF GUILT | I know we can’t have it all — see “There [are] no tied-up bows” quote above — but I’d be delighted if the Kings let us know definitively if Peter is, in fact, actually guilty of letting a murderer go free. And while we’re at it, could Alicia please please
find out about how the father of her children was behind the election-rigging mess that got her bumped from her State’s Attorney seat?
want the most. Then hit the comments and tell us why!
Kalinda. That’s what it should be, who she should be with. *Sigh*.
Exactly! Alicia should be with Kalinda and Castle should be with Beckett!
I agree about the second two but not the first two. Alicia doesn’t seem to lean that way.
I stopped watching when Josh Charles left but, christ on a cracker, are you telling me Alicia and Peter are STILL legally married??? Put the jerk on prison and have the not-so-good-more-like-ultimate-doormat-wife call it quits!
Alien invasion! Actually, never watched the show, but an alien invasion would definitely make it interesting, lol.
Yes… the trial is abandoned because the Justice department suddenly stops working, and they find out alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a bunch of Congressmen and Capitol Hill staff… And the King’s go “Ha, see… we told you there would be a spin off…”.
This is the 1st time I’ll be glad an old favorite of mine is over. It (Alicia) cannot be redeemed.
I’d like to see “Alicia” wake up, roll over and say to her bed partner, “Doug… I had the weirdest dream…”
Or she could roll over and say, “Will, I just had the strangest dream…”
KeithH was doing a riff on the famous last episode of Newhart where Bob woke up next to his wife of his last series.
Yes, I realize that. Then fine, Alicia can go in the bathroom and find Will in the shower (see, that’s a reference to Pam finding Bobby in the shower on Dallas.)
Missing the point. Her’s was a riff. Your initial post missed that, so your suggestion didn’t work. Thats all I was saying.
I think the series should end with Alicia been alone with no man and both her kids out of the house.She could still support Peter but as his friend and co-parent to their kids.However in the end she chooses herself and be on her own.
I agree, after all these years she needs to choose herself.
I would like to see Alicia divorce Peter & clearly move on but remain friendly, letting any bitterness that may be lingering, go. I would like her to move on from Diane as well, repair her relationship with Cary & the 2 of them become a firm with Canning. And I would like to see her continue to figure out where Jason may fit into her life as she moves forward.
They have such a history together and such good chemistry. I think they’d have a chance to do something really great policy-wise if they stayed together, and Peter kept it in his pants.
That’s the thing about Peter. No matter how much of a sleaze he can be, he’s so charming!
It should end with Peter acquitted, Alicia and Diane throwing David Lee out of the firm, and Alicia deciding dating is better than commitment for now.
The Kings love irony and based on the interviews I’ve read over the past week I think Alicia’s end is going to parallel Zach’s. I think she’s running off with Jason. I just hope it’s done in a way that doesn’t make it seem like a man saved her.
But it will be a man that saves her… just not quite like you might imagine… it will be Will somehow through flashbacks or a dream sequence that gets her head where in needs to be for her to accept she must just leave it all and go with him (“I can’t stay in one place too long”)… after staying with Peter and being the “Good Wife” to the very end and getting him off all charges, in return for the promised divorce.
I think the ending needs to involve Peter dying somehow, perhaps getting shot, so that Alicia is finally free to live her life.
I have thought that maybe Jason will shoot Peter, because he cannot stand the thought of Alicia staying with Peter and she faints when she finds out and that is when Will appears in her dream and tells her she is finally free to do as she pleases.
I want the very last scene to be Alicia jumping into Jason’s car and the last line to be, “Let’s go. I’m tired of playing the good wife.”
I found it hard to choose in that poll. I went with Alicia and Cary making up, but I also want Alicia to find out about the election scandal, David Lee to get thrown out and Alicia and Peter getting a divorce. I will be happy if any of those 4 things happen on Sunday
I want the divorce to go forward but I want David Lee to choke, fall into a well, get sucked into a black hole and/or go up in flames first.
Alicia needs the time to be Alicia without encumbement
Alicia needs the time to be Alicia without encumberment
This only makes me realize how many loose ends there are and how much time has been wasted with filler this season! I’m hoping Alicia finds true peace and happiness in her personal life and they show Cary becoming the most successful of them all. Diane will remain a bad ass but I’ve lost interest in who will end up as the name partners. I kinda hope Peter is innocent just cuz I’m so tired of dirty politicians. Maybe he can drop out of the public eye and do charity work – alone.
David Lee is left penniless after a scorned ex husband / hacker steals his identity
Jackie has a stroke at the wedding and Howard becomes her devoted nurse
Zach disappears after going to Europe but is eventually found by Robyn.
Lucca finds Taye Diggs trapped in a storage closet and they have beautiful babies together.
Kalinda becomes guardian of Lemond Bishop’s son after he dies in a tragic accident cleaning his gun.
Jason will run off with someone named “Lucille”
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