The Alicia-Kalinda reunion that Good Wife fans have been clamoring for may be nigh.
Reminded of the fact that Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi haven’t shared a scene together in more than two seasons, series cocreator Robert King told TVLine Saturday at PaleyFest that the decision to keep the two characters apart “is very much intentional to raise expectations,” adding that viewers should, “stay tuned.”
But with Panjabi set to exit at season’s end, time is running out. For his part, King agreed that the former besties’ relationship — which was irreparably damaged when Alicia learned that Kalinda bedded hubby Peter — needs closure.
“Some of our favorite moments in the first two years were their drinking scenes together and the friendship that was there,” he shared. “[But] we always bumped up against the reality of what would really happen if one of your friends slept with your spouse.”
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That’s not the only loose end that could use some tying up before Panjabi punches out this spring. Kalinda’s star-crossed romance with co-worker Cary also remains unresolved. The latter’s portrayer, Matt Czuchry, confessed that even he doesn’t know how their love story will conclude.
“I just read Episode 20, and then we [still] have 21 and 22, so I don’t know yet,” he said. “Most importantly, I’m just hopeful that it’s a great sendoff for Archie.” (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)