The excellent writing, acting and editing is what truly made last night’s emotional wreck of “The Good Wife” an epic journey through the pangs of grief and loss.
In “The Last Call,” we find the ensemble cast dealing with Will’s death in their own remarkable ways. Between Alicia on cold and closed autopilot trying to make sense of Will’s final moments to Kalinda teasing the gunman with an out via suicide, the writers of this acclaimed show brought fans to their knees.
Even better, towards the end of the episode, the writers live tweeted their summary of what the episode aimed to do.
Not since Dr. Greene’s death on ER have I felt such a emotional anguish over a fictional, television character’s death.
I will say, however, I did have a LOL moment when Alicia, standing near the automatic doors of the downtown, Chicago ER said, via phone, that she was at “Chicago General Hospital.” All I could think about was her (Juliana Marguiles) as Nurse Hathaway standing in the downtown Chicago ER known as “County General.”
It’s going to be hard to follow such a top-notch set of episodes but can’t wait to watch the rest of the season staring in two weeks! I only hope that the Television Academy will finally recognize this creative force’s excellent storytelling chops. Everyone deserves an Emmy!