The Good Wife Season 5 Preview: Sex! Threats! Angry Will! And Grace With a Gun?

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Robert and Michelle King promised “civil war” on Season 5 of The Good Wife, but the following Season 5 trailer might have you asking, “Who’s fighting whom?”

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In the video embedded below, not only are Diane (and especially Will) erupting in anger about Alicia and Cary’s mutiny from Lockhart-Gardner, but the titular partners are exchanging tense words of their own. (Hmmm…is Rita Wilson’s divinely cunning Viola Walsh implying Diane is on her way out the door to that much ballyhooed judgeship?)

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Plus, we’ve got Alicia engaging in what looks like corporate espionage, Will and a blond of unknown identity dancing in the sheets and Grace checking out a selection of handguns. Could that last shocker be a daydream — much like the Season 4 Will-Alicia fantasy that also sneaks its way into the preview?

Press play for the full enchilada, then hit the comments with your thoughts. Is Season 5 going to be The Good Wife‘s best yet? Sound off below!

Comments (16)

  • Oh, it’s on….

    Comment by sladewilson – September 30, 2013 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show is just so good! Brilliant interweaving of the topic of the death penalty with office politics (and gubernatorial politics). I must have blinked, because I missed the scene with Grace and the guns. Whatever happens, I think we’re in for a good ride.

    Comment by Jan – September 30, 2013 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • isn’t kalinda suppose to get a new girlfriend this season?

    Comment by linda – September 30, 2013 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • God. I’m so glad TGW is back. So ridiculously excited for Sunday nights.

    Comment by Leah – September 30, 2013 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh yes. Will is going to let Alicia have it and then escort her from the building. Civil war all around. I love this show.

    Comment by Deion – September 30, 2013 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yep it has everything–except Kalinda!
    So, TVLine people, if you could share how you arrived at your prediction that Kalinda will be written out by Feb sweeps it would be much appreciated.
    Sure there’s the reduced screen time, lack of promo pics, and non-existent spoilers about her, but if you could divulge something concrete that would solidify my resolve to quit this show. Thanks.

    Comment by Tav – September 30, 2013 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s not about Kalinda, it’s about The Good Wife.

      Comment by Anne – October 1, 2013 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Meh, I barely even care about Kalinda as a character anymore. It seems all her character development is tied up with either (1) her weird pining for Alicia, or (2) her magic ‘allure’ over men and women alike. And given that her friendship with Alicia has basically evaporated and that I’m tired of seeing Kalinda roll around in bed with random guest stars in a “sexy” manner, I’m fine with her being side-lined for a season if the writers can’t come up with a good plot for her.

      Although honestly, if they do want to focus on Kalinda, let’s show some focus on her growth as a character and her divided loyalties! Whose side is she on during the split? Who will she betray? How will her relationships with Will, Diane, Alicia, Cary, and so on end up looking like? What’s going on with her mentor relationship with Robyn? I’m tired of Kalinda the unstoppable sexy badass and would like to see her written as an actual person enmeshed in important *platonic* relationships!

      Comment by Maria – October 1, 2013 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Could you also find a way to predict Matt Czuchry’s exit? Since we all know that Florrick/Agos and Associate won’t last that season (because they need to be the new Will and Diane or they’ll suck….there are not other options for those writers); since, even now that he’s forming a new firm with Alicia, writers think that everyone needs to be more in the spotlight than Cary and Matt Czuchry; since Cary is also the only character who won’t get any love life that season ( I mean, a decent love life, no occasional off-screen sex with Kalinda); and since all we know “who” those writers have always rooted for (and it’s not Cary), there’s no way they’ll give the character that kick-ass storyline they promised us. Florrick/Agos is doomed to fail and Cary will probably spend the entire season trying to convince Alicia of the contrary. But he’ll miserably end up being on the wrong side of the barricade. End of the story.

    Comment by Lucy – September 30, 2013 10:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If they somehow write off or kill off Cary, I’m done with the show. I think he has dynamite platonic chemistry with Alicia and I find his mixture of high-minded idealism and down-and-dirty pragmatism incredibly intriguing to watch. Out of all the major characters on the show, he’s one of the least explored and one of the most potentially explosive, as it’s damnably hard to predict what move he’ll make next due to his mixture of ambition, cunning, hope, and entitlement.

      And Florrick, Agos and Associates is by far one of the best, most interesting plot-twists the show has had since at least second season. If the writers really revert everything back to status quo by the end of this season — welp, that just shows they don’t have the guts to ever develop the plot of this show in a real way. And I’m simply throwing the towel in at that.

      Comment by Maria – October 1, 2013 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • “If the writers really revert everything back to status quo by the end of this season — welp, that just shows they don’t have the guts to ever develop the plot of this show in a real way. And I’m simply throwing the towel in at that.”
        Well, if you consider that they think that, while Cary and Alicia are starting up a new firm, the main thing to focus on is once again Willicia’s present and past, it’s not so hard to predict that the new firm is just a joke which won’t last that season.
        So if you were hoping for a more constistent exploration of Cary and Alicia new partnership I think we can forget about it: it looks that every court case will be just another chance to show us Willicia love/hate round. Cary will probably spend all the court time silentely watching Alicia and Will doing their things. With nothing worthy to do on his own, as usual.
        Kings spent many words to explain how that storyline will impact Diane, Will, Alicia, Kalinda…but not a word about Cary. So I suppose he’ll spend the entire season plotting, buying space office, buying office furnitures and sharing screentime with the other Cary…mostly in the background and with not so much to say or to do. That’s likely the kick-ass storyline Robert King had in store for Matt Czuchry. It will surely give him plenty of material and scenes to show he’s not just a background actor and the show third wheel.
        And if you wonder who those writers want viewers root for here’s a clue: they pictured all those 4th years associates like a gang of idiots and Diane and Will like an unreachable role model. We got it.

        Comment by Lucy – October 4, 2013 11:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Such a great promo, for such a great show. And in its 5th season to have so many twists and turns is rare. Love this show!

    Comment by Lori – October 1, 2013 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • once again, not available in your country… great.

    Comment by sarah – October 1, 2013 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh my gosh!! There are NO words to describe my excitement about this new season. I can’t wait to see the fallout from Alicia’s betrayal of Lockhart/Gardner. The whole promo looks soooooo good!

    Comment by rachelle – October 1, 2013 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gods, more Viola Walsh.

    She’s so easy to hate, and portrayed so well. She’s like The Good Wife’s Kai Winn.

    Comment by Gabriel Garcia – October 2, 2013 12:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If the storyline is about Alicia and Cary moving forward, why is there flashbacks of her and Will. I like that Peter told Will he would handle his affair with his wife as a husband but I don’t want him to get into trouble; he has had his share of ridicule. Why not incorporate more of Alicia interacting with her family who has been left completely out of her soap opera behavior.?

    Comment by James Butler – October 2, 2013 06:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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