Good Wife Exclusive First Look: John Noble's Mysterious Character Is to Die For

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john noble the good wife season 4Who shot Walter Bishop?

That’s the big question hanging over The Good Wife‘s flashback-heavy March 24 episode, which finds Alicia (Julianna Margulies) trying to figure out who murdered her former client, played by Fringe‘s John Noble.

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A few things to know about Noble’s character: His name isn’t Walter Bishop (it’s Matthew, and he’s pictured above); he’s both litigious and loathed (hence the bullet to the head); and he has what appears to be a special relationship with Alicia — one that may or may not extend to her mother (played by Stockard Channing, who returns in the episode).

In a recent conference call with reporters, exec producer Robert King would only divulge that Matthew is someone who “sues everyone,” adding, “What do you do with a murder where almost everybody might want to murder him?”

Scroll down for another exclusive shot from the episode (this one of Matthew and Alicia), then hit the comments with your thoughts/theories about Noble’s first post-Fringe gig!

The Good Wife Season 4 John Noble

Comments (19)

  • John Noble is always welcome on my screen. Too bad he isn’t playing daddy Cavanugh. That would’ve been sweet.

    Comment by nikki – March 14, 2013 10:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would of made for a very interesting episode.

      Comment by Steph – March 21, 2013 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is it March 24th yet???

    Comment by kiki – March 14, 2013 10:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Look forward to seeing “Walter” in another role!!

    Comment by Fred – March 14, 2013 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • great to hear john noble is back on tv he was F-in awesome as walter on fringe and the girl who played astrid is also making an apperence on another show. so good news for the former fringe team!

      Comment by A – March 14, 2013 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’ve been a fan of Julianna Margulies since ER. Also noticed her in a Steven Seagal movie. My daughter brought to my attention that my cousin was on ER. I used to baby sit her and her 2 older sisters when they lived in Manhattan. Her mother is my cousin (Franchesca/Janice).
        I also was a big fan of Fringe good to know I can see him again.

        Comment by Gail Rodman – March 17, 2013 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t he playing Alicia’s father?? I wanted so much to see Alicia interacting with him in a father/daughter relationship.

    Comment by rty123 – March 14, 2013 11:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really hope John Noble gets Emmy nominated for FRINGE’s final season in a matter of months.

    Comment by Tran – March 14, 2013 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • for me, this looks like an alternative universe.

    Comment by stevie – March 14, 2013 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The only bad thing about this is that he’s playing someone who’s already dead.

    Comment by Emily – March 14, 2013 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Noble should play Moriarity on Elementary

    Comment by Rob Stefan – March 14, 2013 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Noble is, in my opinion, a great actor who surprises me in every new role he takes. Glad to see him following up Fringe with something quickly – the Walter Bishop character was certainly an acting tour de force.

    Comment by Rhodes Chroma – March 14, 2013 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Last time march 24th was this exciting was when Fringe got renewed for Season 4.
    Can’t wait to see John play a baddy!

    Comment by Emy – March 14, 2013 07:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where’s Olivia and Peter????

    I miss Fringe

    Comment by Sandy – March 14, 2013 09:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Television is always better when John Noble is involved.

    Comment by Zoe – March 14, 2013 09:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A fine actor and a fine man. :)

    Comment by coil – March 15, 2013 01:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Noble was amazing and a very bad guy on Lord Of The Rings. I barely recognized him.

    Comment by Linda Lou – March 15, 2013 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • One of our great living actors, Noble has been undervalued in his delightfully varied role in Fringe, perhaps because the style of that program was melodramatic. It would be criminal
    if he is not recognized by the upcoming Emmys. In a sense, he is rewarded with this invitation to join the wonderful production The Good Wife.

    Comment by Paul Thomas – March 17, 2013 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Walter Bishop….He deserved more than a episode

    Comment by 90vinitablog – March 26, 2013 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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