The CBS drama is ending this year after seven seasons.
In the interview, Margulies says the finale will call back to the show’s first episode:
At the beginning of the series, there was Alicia, standing by the side of her man. For the finale, the Kings did something so brilliant with the way she reacts to how they’re standing at the podium once again. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, but you’ll see a very subtle thing at the end that she does physically with Peter that’s very different from when you first met the two of them. There’s definitely a callback to the first episode.”
She added that fans are either going to love the finale or hate it:
Christine [Baranski] and I were filming the scene late on Friday night, and I looked at her and I said, ‘The fans are either going to love this or they’re going to hate this, but there’s not going to be an in-between.’ Usually I write to the Kings right away after I read the script. I know how hard they worked on the last script, but I couldn’t write to them right away. I had to read it again. My husband said, ‘Well, how is it?’ And I said, ‘I need to read it again.’ Then I read it a third time and discussed it with my husband.”
However, the actress did say she thought the finale was “brilliant”:
I knew I loved it and I knew it was brilliant, but emotionally, I felt shaky after reading it. What’s great about sitting down with someone who’s not on the show was being able to hear his take on the ending and how these are all such complex characters. He said it all had to end in a complex way in order for it to stay true. He was right. And so I read it a fourth time with that in mind. The script for the last episode came with a bottle of wine from the Kings with the note: ‘It wouldn’t be right to not give Alicia a bottle of wine for when she reads this.’ I decided not to have the wine until I was ready to email them. After the fourth read, I opened the wine and wrote to them: ‘It’s nothing short of brilliant.’”
The series finale of The Good Wife airs on May 8th.
What do you think? Are a fan of The Good Wife? What do you hope happens in the series finale?