“The Good Wife” Season 6 premiere episode will be shown Sunday, and fans will finally get to see Alicia’s (Julianna Margulies) answer to the big question from the end of the Season 5 finale: Will she run for state’s attorney? Eli (Alan Cumming) posed the query to her right before the credits rolled, and fans have been waiting for her reply all summer. While fans might remember the question, they may need a refresher on the action-packed Season 5 finale that led up to it.
The Season 5 finale began with Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner on a conference call about the Gopnik lawsuit (both firms were being sued for a failed adoption). After the call, the people at Lockhart/Gardner accidently left their phone on, giving Florrick/Agos ears inside their rival’s office. They overheard some vague plans to destroy Florrick/Agos, and Alicia realized things were about to go down.
Alicia had a deposition at the Lockhart/Gardner offices where she learned the firm was trying to steal one of her biggest clients. Worried about the future of both of their firms, Alicia and Diane (Christine Baranski) talked merger options. Diane was being forced out of Lockhart/Gardner by Canning (Michael J. Fox) and Lee (Zach Grenier), who were conspiring to make Canning the managing partner. However, if Alicia was going to make a merger happen, she was going to have a convince Cary (Matt Czuchry) -- which wasn’t going to be easy.
In fact, when Cary found out Alicia was seeking a merger, he was so opposed to it that he told Canning what Alicia and Diane were up to, hoping he could put a stop to it. When Alicia found out about the betrayal -- thanks to the phone conference-turned-spy apparatus -- the two partners went at it.
Back at Lockhart/Gardner, Canning tried to force Diane’s hand with an ultimatum. He gave Diane a notice of dissolution over Will’s (Josh Charles) expenditure mishaps, threatening to destroy the firm himself if she did not stop the merger and make him managing partner. Instead, Diane pulled a fast one on Lockhart/Gardner and went to Florrick/Agos, asking them to hire her and take on her $38 million worth of clients.
Riding high after seemingly saving the firm, Alicia meets with Eli, who had just lost Finn (Matthew Goode) as a candidate for state’s attorney (after he dropped out in the wake of a bribery scandal). Eli, in the last scene of the finale, asked Alicia to run, to her surprise.
Will Alicia run for state’s attorney? And has she finally beaten Lockhart/Gardner for good? Fans will find out when “The Good Wife” returns to CBS for its sixth season Sunday at 9:30 p.m. EDT.
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