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Video: Good Wife EPs Say Goodbye to Will Gardner, Not Josh Charles

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Parting ways is hard to do, but luckily for The Good Wife, killing off Will Gardner did not mean bidding adieu to his portrayer.

In the following exclusive clip from the CBS drama’s Season 5 DVD release (in stores Tuesday), co-creator Michelle King reveals that the actor —  who directed an episode of the show after his departure (and is set to helm another installment in Season 6) — will remain a part of their world.

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“The good news is we don’t have to lose Josh Charles, personally,” she says. “Will Gardner leaves, but Josh Charles does not.”

Co-creator Robert King echoes the sentiment in the “Requiem for a Friend” special feature, joking that the husband and wife duo are “going to adopt him. He’s going to become our second child.”

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As for Charles, “what I’ll take most from this experience are the relationships,” he shares, praising the “family-like quality” of television production.

Press PLAY to watch the video, then pick up the DVD because it also includes the three-part documentary “Civil War: Inside Episode 515,” about that other shocking hour.