4 thoughts on “The Good Wife: A Fantasized Finale from SingleLand

  • May 10, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Bella, I liked your post thinking about The Good Wife in terms of singles. The last shot in the show is of Alicia standing tall by herself after Peter promises a divorce, Jason disappears and Diane slaps her. She certainly is a stronger woman than at the start of the show, and I see the possibility of her remaining a strong single woman. Before the last episode, I thought the writers would have her couple up with Jason, but this ambiguous ending, with the possibility of singleness is a much stronger image.

  • May 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your summary of The Good Wife, Bella. I have watched this show with a critical eye because of the whole ‘stay married to help one another’s career’ meme and the endless issues with that, yet I’ve been so pleasantly surprised by all you have addressed and what you liked: strong people failing and growing all the time; strong women who break the mold; friendships of all kinds and the complexity that is worth digging in to. I, too, wanted to see Alicia come home to no one and enjoy one glass of wine. Can’t believe that option wasn’t considered with the 3 men scenarios.

    Yes .. Diane’s true character would have never slapped Alicia and I did not like that they turned her into a love struck school girl who got married .. and a relationship with a man impacted sisterhood. So tired of that. If they would have done exactly what you suggested it would have been a perfect re-write to the ending of Thelma and Louise. And at it’s 25th anniversary to boot.

    Anyway .. thanks again. Have scoured comments about this show’s ending and yours is definitely the one I like the best!!

    • May 12, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks, Tricia! I’ve been looking at other commentaries/articles on the series finale, too, and I can’t find anyone else wishing for the ending I wanted, so it is esp good to hear this from you.


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