'The Good Wife' Season 5: Five Spoilers You Need To Know
September 9th, 2013 3:28pm EDT
It's been a long three months since "The Good Wife" season 4 finale in which Alicia decided to leave Lockhart/Gardner to join Cary's new firm.
Season five premieres Sunday, Sept. 29, on CBS, and we have some spoiler tidbits to keep you satisfied until then.
Spoiler #1: According to series creator Robert King, the new season will be all out "civil war." The Huffington Post reports that tensions will escalate as Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) and Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry) exit the firm.
"It's going to be a really tumultuous time, I think," Margulies said. "You're going to be on a whirlwind and then there's going to be an explosion. It's going to rock everyone's world on the show."
Margulies told TVGuide that Alicia and Cary may not get along well as co-partners. "I think the biggest thing [will be] watching [Alicia] realize that her and Cary are not Will and Diane," Margulies explained. "The uphill battle will constantly be, 'Did I make a mistake?'"
Alicia's actions will also cause issues with Will and Diane. "There's going to be a lot of tension and a lot of friction and a lot of heartbreak," Margulies noted. "Diane and Will will end up feeling, when they find out, like she stabbed them in the back. And she did."
What about Alicia's relationship with Will? "I think we all know Alicia's heart was with Will and she never acted on it," Margulies said.
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Spoiler #2: Season five could be the last for Will (Josh Charles). According to TVLine.com, last spring Charles signed a contract for one more year, leaving it open for the following year.
Series creator King explained: "It's what Josh is about. He's someone who wants to always explore different sides of himself. And how [season five] goes helps him decide what he wants to do.
"That sounds like there's some contentiousness in our relationship. There's not. Josh is one of the friendliest and nicest actors I've met. Anything that is contractual stays with the agents."
Spoiler #3: Deadline.com reports that Jason O'Mara will have a "potential high-profile recurring role" this season. He will play Colin, "a wild-eyed Irish attorney who has spent a decade successfully defending gang members and crime families. Now he’s looking for a home at a corporate law firm like Lockhart/Gardner where he clashes with the more conservative culture."
Another notable guest star this season: John Noble will return as Alicia's murdered client, Matthew Ashbaugh, who last season appeared in flashbacks.
Melissa George, Ben Rappaport, Jeffrey Tambor, Carrie Preston, America Ferrera and Gary Cole, Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane and Matthew Perry will also make appearances.
Spoiler #4: Alicia's husband Peter (Chris Noth) will be surrounded by beautiful women this season, which equals temptation, according to Latintimes.com. Alicia will also be adjusting to life as the Governor's life.
Margulies explained: "It really challenges her moral compass as someone who always wants to do good, but it is incredibly provocative to be in a powerful situation."
Spoiler #5: Last season, fans were disgruntled by Kalinda's (Archie Panjabi) messy storyline with her ex-husband Nick. The good news? Kalinda will have a new romantic interest in a character played by Juliet Rylance. In addition, Kalinda's professional life will certainly be affected by the firm's civil war, according to Latintimes.com.
"Kalinda feels a little betrayed that she didn't know Alicia was leaving. There's a real tension there about the fact that Kalinda feels a little bit abandoned," executive producer Robert King explained.
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