Like, you know, whatever.
"He wanted women to love him, all women, beginning with his mother and going on from there. Therefore, whenever any woman got mad at him, he felt maternal disapproval crashing down upon his shoulders, as if he’d been a naughty boy."
—Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot
"[W]hile her attraction to and brief romance with Will were captivating parts of her process of finding an identity outside of being a mother and wife of a disgraced political figure, Alicia proceeded to evolve into a confident and ambitious attorney—and her yearning for Will and strained reconciliation with Peter became the least interesting aspects of her. The past five seasons have seen her progress from a smart but insecure first-year associate to a partner at Lockhart Gardner to the head of her own fledgling law firm. She also has strong, multifaceted ties to many other characters on the show—such as her complex relationships with Diane and Kalinda, her professional partnership and friendship with Cary, and her fierce devotion to her children. Perhaps more than any other TV protagonist, Alicia’s world is populated with vibrant people—friends and antagonists alike—who offer tremendous story potential for seasons to come."
"Charles got to wrap up his stint on The Good Wife in an episode that showcased his character’s humor, ferocity and legal agility and allowed him to renew or strengthen his bonds with the three characters, all women, with whom his character interacted most.
A classy show gave Charles a classy exit.
What remains now is to see what the producers and writers do make of this huge plot twist Charles’ departure predicated. Know hope. In M*A*S*H’s case, what seemed at first to be a crippling loss turned out to be a boon – the first of many cast tweaks that kept the show fresh and added years to its run."
Good question! I’m wondering the same thing.
(I worry Eli will get arrested, since Alan Cumming’s contract hasn’t been renewed yet)
"Alicia’s search for her identity — how much she’s willing to define herself apart from the men in her life, how she seems to become more like Peter (and in some ways like Will) the less she depends on them, how she chooses to be “good,” and how slippery she lets her definition of that word become — is the engine that has long powered this excellent, chance-taking series."