All good things must come to an end, including CBS’ “The Good Wife.” After seven seasons — 156 episodes — cast members from throughout the years celebrated the series with a last hoorah Thursday night at the Museum of Modem Art in New York.
“I said to Christine [Baranski] when we shot the last scene, ‘Wow. The fans are either ‘gonna love this or hate this, but there’s not going to be a ‘meh.’ There’s no tied up bows. And I hope that the fans can understand the trajectory it puts Alicia on,” said Julianna Margulies regarding the show’s upcoming finale.
“The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King said fans should expect fireworks.
“I think [fans can expect] some surprises. We didn’t want to be that show that kind of took a breath and kind of sat back like, ‘Ok, let’s all say goodbye,’” Robert King said. “We wanted it to feel like a continuation of the story.”
The Kings will be sticking with CBS after the series finale with their new political project, “BrainDead,” which is slated for a June premiere date.
“We just finished writing the seventh script out of 13, and we’re filming the fifth,” Michelle King said.
“I mean it’s a very weird world to be writing in because the world is getting weirder — the political world is kind of outpacing us,” Robert explained. “So you kind of have to try to keep up because it wants to be current.”
As for Margulies, her life after “The Good Wife” will be about embracing the moment. The actress said she is looking forward to having a break and relaxing with family on Mother’s Day — which just so happens to be the same night that the finale airs.
“A card would be nice. Maybe breakfast in bed. I’ve been teaching my child how to make coffee since he was three years old,” Margulies said. “I’d sit him on the counter and show him how to grind the beans because one day I want him to bring me coffee in bed.”
The final episode of CBS’ “The Good Wife” airs 9 p.m. on May 8.