Good Wife Exclusive: Martha Plimpton Set for Season Finale (and She Won't Be Alone)

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Martha Plimpton The Good WifeLooks like The Good Wife‘s Alicia Florrick is going to have to prove she’s worth that salary hike she just scored.

TVLine has learned exclusively that a pair of wily Lockhart Gardner nemeses — Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) and Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) — are teaming up to take on the firm in a case that will be central to the show’s Season 3 finale.

What’s more, Plimpton’s character will be accompanied by her yet-to-be-cast manny, 25-year-old Michael, who’s being described as “a stunning, model-handsome African man” who keeps his eye on Patti’s kids in the office during working hours, and “has some ongoing concerns about diaper rash.”

Excited about a Patti-Louis power pairing? Any thoughts on who should portray the caregiver to Patti’s kids? Hit the comments!



Comments (33)

  • I love it when Martha and Juliana interact. It brings me back the good old ER days (Where Martha played a pregnant junkie Juliana tried to help get clean- and ended up geting her arrested to do so!)

    Comment by Tova Rich (@Neela149) – March 20, 2012 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This excites me GREATLY!

    Comment by Kendal – March 20, 2012 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously, has any other show in TV history ever had a better guest cast than Good Wife? You could fill the Best Guest Actors & Actresses Emmy categories with any 5 random episodes.

    Comment by Rock Golf – March 20, 2012 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I couldn’t agree more. And I luh-ove Martha Plimpton. This is her time!!!

      Comment by Melanie – March 20, 2012 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes. Among the many things this show does right is its awesome casting. Love TGW and Martha.

      Comment by A – March 20, 2012 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was wondering when Martha would be making another appearance.

    Comment by Ashton – March 20, 2012 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, this is going to be ROUGH! They are both such GREAT characters!

    Comment by EveatEden – March 20, 2012 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Welcome back Martha. But still waiting for a spoiler about Cary that could save me from the disperation that season inflicted me about that character’s storyline and screentime.

    Comment by Lucy – March 20, 2012 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The manny has got to be the Old Spice guy, right?

    Comment by ESLKid75 – March 20, 2012 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would be TOO perfect.

      Comment by smidnite – March 20, 2012 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought of Mr. Old Spice immediately!

      Comment by Diane – March 20, 2012 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The description was that of a 25 year old for the part of the manny. Mr. Old Spice is far from that age don’t you think?

      Comment by Tania – March 20, 2012 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i thought the same exact thing…so funny. The one thing I hate about The Good Wife this season is the Sunday time slot. The show never airs on time so it makes it impossible. I end up DVRing the entire CBS Lineup in hopes that somewhere in there I get the entire Good Wife episode. But for people watching live, it makes it hard for viewers to find the show – especially if they’re also watching other shows on other networks Sunday night. Id like to suggest that the Kings consider spinning Kalinda off onto her own show. I just think she’s a great actress and a character that could have so many other things to explore and could be t he center of a show revolving about her and her investigative skills and the interesting people from her past and present

      Comment by Matt – March 20, 2012 09:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s exactly what I was thinking!

      Comment by Cathy – March 25, 2012 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mehcad Brooks as the manny, obviously.

    Comment by Sam – March 20, 2012 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mehcad Brooks would be excellent! I can’t wait for Necessary Roughness to come back!

    Comment by tp – March 20, 2012 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And what’s up with the Gravatar, Facebook, Twitter log in? Had to use a different email just so my pic wouldn’t show up.

    Comment by tp – March 20, 2012 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They should just hire Michael J Fox. I think he loves playing his character because he doesn’t have to hide his movements. Love me some Martha can’t wait to watch her on Raising Hope tonight.

    Comment by Diva – March 20, 2012 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes. This please!

    Comment by Ainav – March 20, 2012 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It is quite exciting. Maybe Idris Elba could be the guy.

    Comment by Che – March 20, 2012 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can we have also Elsbeth Tascioni in the finale? Then, it would just be TV nirvana.

    Comment by Monica – March 20, 2012 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yes please! seconded! she is easily my favorite role on the show.

      Comment by Farrah – March 20, 2012 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is Parenthood’s Michael B. Jordan too young to play the manny?

    Comment by pandora – March 20, 2012 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news; love to hate Patty Nyholm!

    Comment by Saint Alicia – March 20, 2012 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT IT TODAY… “OMG, Martha should make another appearance in TGW!” Welcome back, Martha, welcome back!

    Comment by Tharcyla – March 20, 2012 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! She is like one of the best guest stars on this show. Love Martha Plimpton. Been waiting for her to return. So excited!!

    Comment by A – March 20, 2012 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As much as I love Raising Hope… if there were ever thoughts for a Good Wife spin-off, I suggest they make the Michael J. Fox and Martha Plimpton pairing permanent.

    Comment by Lina – March 20, 2012 09:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Damon Wayans Jr should play the manny! He is amazing.

    Comment by Ella – March 20, 2012 10:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh yes…Mehcad Brooks definitely

    Comment by Safia – March 21, 2012 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Such great news!! I’v been hoping to get this news! Martha is amazing!!!

    Comment by Hilla – March 21, 2012 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope team Gardner (Wil & Alicia ) wil be back for the last episode aigainst Canings & Pati.
    Wil and Pati are so funny. Alicia & Canings Also.

    Comment by Clothilde – March 24, 2012 09:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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