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Spoiler Alert: Good Wife's Newest Dynamic Duo

The Good Wife is giving Kalinda a new work spouse this season, and it’s a match made in acting heaven.

“There will be a bonding between Kalinda and Eli Gold,” executive producer Robert King tells TVLine of Archie Panjabi’s private eye and Alan Cumming’s campaign strategist. “Eli’s in-house now [at Lockhart Gardner] and he needs an investigator at times. So they form an interesting friendship.”

“We realized when we were [mapping out the season] that they never even had a scene together,” King adds of the pair, both of whom were nominated for Emmys this year (Panjabi’s gunning for her second consecutive gold statue). “What’s fun about the show is you get to mix different relationship cocktails. And there just seemed to be something right about Archie and Alan and the way that they would be drawn together.”

But make no mistake: This matchup is all business, no pleasure — at least for the time being. “Let’s not go there yet,” King says with a laugh. “We’re seeing how it all works.”



Comments (21)

  • Dynamic duo indeed!!! This is what we all suspected, and I think it will be perfect. Two of the best characters on the show working together… all I can say is, poor Alicia! This, combined with the inevitable Will-hotel-room tension, is going to be very difficult for her. She will need a friend at Lockhart/Gardner for sure. Diane?! Hmm.

    Comment by Ashley – August 11, 2011 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES! It will be all kinds of spectacular… the two fiercest characters on the show finally meet. Can’t wait!!

    Comment by Katharine – August 11, 2011 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very smart move. Can’t wait to see how their relationship develops.

    Comment by Lorie – August 11, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Kalinda and Cary? Need more Matt Czuchry…

    Comment by Rebecca – August 11, 2011 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The writers turned Carey into a complete douche last season, so who cares about him unless they fix his character.

      Comment by Lisa – August 11, 2011 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I completely disagree. I loved Carey last season! His character was so layered. He was bitter with Alicia but still helps out Kalinda knowing that she works for the “enemy”. Although, the vendetta against Alicia is getting old. Hope they scrap that from season 3.

        Comment by Jon – August 11, 2011 08:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When a HBIC and a BAMF team up, everyone wins. Can’t wait.

    Comment by Alicia – August 11, 2011 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They’re gonna rock it like a HBAMFIC!

      Comment by DL – August 11, 2011 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brilliant. Can. Not. Wait.

    Comment by Becky – August 11, 2011 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve been waiting for this day!! Match made in heaven! :D

    Comment by BabyGoz – August 11, 2011 11:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome! So excited for this season!

    Comment by DL – August 11, 2011 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fantastic news! They’re my favorite characters.

    Comment by FP – August 11, 2011 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank goodness! they’re going to be amazing together.

    Comment by xav – August 11, 2011 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What took so long. This will be really good.

    Comment by Brad – August 11, 2011 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The only actor I like on the show is Archie so more Archie please.

    Comment by BamBam – August 11, 2011 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loooooooooove it!

    Comment by DotDotDot – August 11, 2011 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This will be absolutely brilliant! I can’t wait to see their friendship develop.

    Comment by Amy – August 11, 2011 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As long as nothing sexual happens between these two I’m down with Eli and Kalinda.

    Comment by Monique – August 11, 2011 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And the two Brits in the cast get to work together too!! I just love Kalinda and Eli and they could be a lot of fun together, but as both are incredibly cagey, their jousting will be interesting!

    Comment by Cate – August 11, 2011 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can just see Eli raising his eyebrow and smiling that sly smile.

    Comment by WiWri – August 11, 2011 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome move – these are the best 2 characters on the show so wo0t!

    Comment by Ella – August 11, 2011 11:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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