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The Good Wife: 11 Dropped Arcs We Wish the Finale Had Tackled

Diane Lockhart’s open palm against Alicia Florrick’s cheek may have been the most stinging image of The Good Wife‘s series finale on Sunday, but it was a handful of moments we didn’t see that have us sore a few days later.

Oh, sure, we understand not every storyline in the show’s history could (or even should) have been resolved — especially since showrunners Robert and Michelle King never shied away from the messy or the morally ambiguous.

Still, some serious whoppers — Peter’s role in the voting-machine scandal! Howard’s hidden account! That baffling, final-episode guest star! — got dropped with all the care of a toddler hurling a spoonful of broccoli into the hotzone beneath the high chair.

To that end, we’ve compiled a list of 11 mismanaged arcs and burning questions that will haunt us forever until the inevitable Netflix reboot in 2026.

Check out the gallery below — or click here for direct access — to see why we’re still scratching our heads, then hit the comments and share what dropped Good Wife you wish had been resolved.