Allow me to answer answer a question you didn’t even know you had! (Plus, is she a ‘Delena’ shipper?)
I never thought I’d get to write Christine Baranski and The Vampire Diaries in the same sentence, and yet, here we are. On the March 31 episode of CBS’ The Good Wife, Christine’s character — sexy lawyer Diane Lockhart — was accused of writing Vampire Diaries fan fiction. And not just any old TVD fan fiction; I’m talking full-on Damon-Elena-pickup-truck-sex fan fiction.
Does Diane Lockhart Write ‘Vampire Diaries’ Fan Fiction?
“I’ve never even heard of the TV show Vampire Diaries,” Diane told Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) after the accusation was thrown. “And if I had, I wouldn’t feel compelled to write something like that. (Get it? Compelled?)
When Kalinda explained that Damon and Elena eventually get to have sex in the back of a vehicle, Diane said she’s “happy for them,” proving once and for all that Christine Baranski is a Delena shipper.
That being said, it turned out Diane was not the author in question. As much as I’d love to imagine her writing about Damon and Elena getting nasty, with one hand firmly clutching her pearls, Diane wasn’t the only person with access to her computer.
‘Vampire Diaries’ Also Referenced On ’30 Rock’
Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time a major network show has referenced the good people of Mystic Falls. A March 2011 episode of 30 Rock found Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) being pitched ideas to save her faltering comedy show.
“Maybe something with vampires?” she was asked. “Everything has vampires nowadays. Have you seen the Twilight movies, or Vampire Diaries?”
OK, so it wasn’t exactly fan fiction, but given this hiatus we’re trudging through — new episodes return April 18 — I’ll take all the TVD references I can get!
Watch: ‘The Good Wife’ Reads ‘Vampire Diaries’ Fan Fiction
— Andy Swift